Allsteel | Gunlocke Launch Fall Programming for Virtual Series of CEU’s & Discussions

Allsteel Inc. and The Gunlocke Company LLC, leading office furniture manufacturers and sister brands under HNI Corporation, announce Fall 2020 programming for Learning Labs, a virtual series of CEU’s and industry discussions. Running Tuesday, September 29 through Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Allsteel | Gunlocke will offer digital webinars to connect the design community and drive compelling conversations about the most pertinent topics in the industry. The series provides insights into areas such as workplace analytics, social distancing, wellness, sustainability, remote working, and other topical themes. Credits for CEU’s are available for architects and interior designers. To explore all of the talks and register, please visit

September 29, 11-12pm CDT
Workplace Analytics & Social Distancing
The return to work has been gradual with some degree of social distancing in effect. Hear how analytics and insights from real-time data can help us plan, design, and implement people-centered workplaces. Allsteel | Gunlocke partnered with global consulting firm Buro Happold who has more than a decade of experience researching the behavior of people within the workplace, how they use spaces, and what makes them productive. Together, we are learning ways to use this data to empower organizations so they can better utilize their workplaces, increase collaboration, and improve productivity and well-being. Lisa Miller, Director, Product Applications & Insights, HNI & Allsteel | Gunlocke and James Amos, Product Development Lead, Buro Happold share their learnings and the potential impacts to future planning.

October 6, 11-12pm CDT
Psychological Safety: Considering the User Experience in Uncertain Times
As we navigate the evolving realities of the work environment and develop strategies to support both safety and worker effectiveness, focusing on user experience is vital.  In this course, Jan Johnson, VP of Design and Workplace Resources, Allsteel | Gunlocke and Lauren Gant, PhD, CPE, WELL AP, Fitwel, Human Factors & Ergonomics Manager, HNI & Allsteel | Gunlocke will discuss psychological safety and what is necessary to holistically and inclusively support employees. We will share what we have learned about social cohesion, wellness, and perceived risk and examine how these concepts may ease some difficulties introduced by our current climate. By cultivating an atmosphere of safety and a sense of belonging, we have an opportunity to refocus on what matters, to reassess and improve.

October 13, 11-12pm CDT
Distributed Work
Remote work became the new reality for millions of office workers earlier this year. Many organizations realized that the sky did NOT fall, and that a large percentage of their workers want to be able to work remotely at least part time even after COVID is no longer forcing the issue. Jan Johnson, VP of Design and Workplace Resources, Allsteel | Gunlocke and Eric Johnson, Senior Workplace Advisory Manager, Allsteel | Gunlocke share how organizations might approach what we and others are calling Distributed Work – what has worked for them during the last 4 – 6 months, how to determine who participates and why, how it’s structured, and how to capitalize on what other organizations have learned as they’ve supported remote work for many years.

October 27, 11-12pm CDT
Sustainability and Wellness in the Built Environment: Continuing the Allsteel | Gunlocke Wellness Series
Our panelists will discuss the intersection of sustainability and wellness in building design and construction. We’ll explore the reasons why organizations would pursue certifications like LEED, WELL, and Fitwel, and discuss their experiences working with clients who have pursued these certifications. Our panelists will share the challenges they’ve faced and their best practices for how we can all implement wellness considerations and healthy materials in our buildings. Panelists:
-Dave Hubka, Director of Program Development, Rivion Consulting
-Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, Director of Workplace, Gensler
-Melissa Gutierrez-Sullivan, VP, Sustainability and Wellness Services, Cushman & Wakefield
-Courtney Moline, Sustainability Manager, HNI & Allsteel | Gunlocke

November 17, 11-12pm CDT
The Science Behind Wellness: Continuing the Allsteel | Gunlocke Wellness Series
Wellness is not just about adding bananas in the breakroom, handing out fitness trackers, and calling it a day. Behind every aspect of wellness is a vast array of research, data, and metrics to help companies and people be more aware of their overall wellness. Our panel of experts will discuss the most important data and metrics available today and how we all can continue to use this information to support wellness in the built environment. Panelists:
-Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, WELL Faculty, WELL AP, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, International WELL Building Institute
-Dr. Beth Livingston, PHD, Faculty Director, Kathleen Dore – Henry B. Tippie Women’s Leadership Program, Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa
-Molly Dunlap, Project Architect & Sustainability Specialist, Eppstein Uhen Architects

About Allsteel

Since 1912, Allsteel Inc. has offered a world-class, comprehensive range of workplace products and solutions. We simplify the office planning process by helping our customers align their workplace strategy with their business strategy. The result is fit-to-business solutions that deliver meaningful change in a way that works for them today, as well as tomorrow. Headquartered in Muscatine, IA, the company has Resource Centers in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. For additional information, visit or follow Allsteel on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

About Gunlocke

Since 1902, Gunlocke has led the industry in the design and production of solution-centric, collaborative, contract furniture for high-performance and aesthetically discriminating office environments. Specializing in casegoods, seating, and tables, the company carries forward a tradition of quality craftsmanship and technical expertise. In addition, it features the Gunlocke Advantage – legendary support for dealers, architects, designers and customers, all backed by the industry’s strongest warranty. The Gunlocke name stands for lasting design integrity, uncompromising manufacturing excellence, and enduring substance. U.S. Presidents, leading business decision makers, and discerning professionals choose Gunlocke. Partners and customers are invited to visit a Gunlocke showroom, conveniently located in Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, New York City, and Washington, D.C., or at their headquarters in Wayland, New York.