New Tarkett online courses highlight design, work-life issues

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Solon, Ohio—Tarkett continues its online training program with new presentations designed to help design professionals stay abreast of high-interest topics such as the future of work-life, finding inspiration through the reclamation and repurposing of waste.

Following are descriptions of the new courses and presentations:

CEU: Future of Work/Life

Course description: The Future of Work/Life course reveals the ways innovative architects and designers are creating radically new workplaces that aim to not just extract value from human resources but create value for humans. Through case studies and stories, the course will explore how these spaces are increasingly designed to be convivial, fluid and nourishing to support the needs of an increasingly flexible, diverse and purpose-driven workforce.

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EDT
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Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
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CEU: Happy & Healthy—Designing High-Performing, Healthy Learning Environments

Course description: For designers working in the K-12 education segment, this course provides tools and strategies needed to design more inclusive, safe, productive and happy education facilities. The discussion will outline emerging concerns that designers must address when designing learning environments, such as school safety, indoor environmental quality and student and teacher performance and well-being.

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT
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Date: Friday, May 29, 2020
Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT
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Presentation: We Design: People. Practice. Progress.

Presentation description: We Design is an exhibition by Design Museum Everywhere, sponsored by Tarkett, that brings together creatives from different backgrounds to examine and celebrate the range of career paths, applications and impact in design. The exhibition features career stories showcasing how people have forged their unique paths into different creative professions – from graffiti artists and architects to civic designers and research scientists. We Design emphasizes the need for more diversity in the design and innovation fields, and highlights the importance of equity and inclusion in terms of generating ideas.

Date: Monday, May 18, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
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Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
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CEU: NEXT Generation Green Building—Connecting People & Place

Course description: For those who need to stay at the forefront of sustainable design, NEXT Generation Green Building will cover trends that are influencing the green building movement and what they will mean for the next generation of projects. Roxane Spears, vice president, sustainability, Tarkett North America, will review tools to help evaluate material health and the rating systems that are using them, as well as strategies to create actively beneficial spaces for learning, working, healing and living.

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
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Presentation/Talk: The Creative Impulse from a Vedic Perspective—How Vedic Meditation Works

Course description: Join artist and Tarkett Design Consultant Suzanne Tick for a 30-minute talk on creativity as she articulates her experience with Vedic meditation and balance in life and design. Tick is the founder of Suzanne Tick, Inc., specializing in materials brand strategy as a design consultant for brand strategy and product development. She also serves as creative director for LUUM and Design Partner for Skyline Design. Tick is known for her intelligent and enthusiastic approach to design in evolving markets, along with conviction to provide innovative solutions.

Date: Friday, May 22, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT
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CEU: Earth Matters

Course description: Philip Fimmano, partner at trend forecasting studio Edelkoort Inc., will lead a thought-provoking presentation on how the reclamation and repurposing of waste can not only reduce environmental impacts, but also spark innovation in textiles, fashion, building materials and design.

Date: Friday, May 28, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
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