The Future Workplace: Post-pandemic Workforce and the Disruption in the Workplace; Remote, In-person, and Hybrid Models [HRA Members Meeting, Virtual, Spring 2021]

For many organizations, the 2020 COVID pandemic forced a shift in workplace operations from in-person, to fully remote, or to a hybrid model. Many offices will not be able to open and operate at full capacity for a long time. At the same time, some people don’t want to go back to the office, even when it’s safe to do so. Now is the time to set up your hybrid workforce to succeed – no matter where they work. In this session we will discuss how we can successfully navigate the new world of working as a hybrid team. Lisette Sutherland, our external speaker will share creative ideas for what it means to be “present” at work and how to create that sense of team even when you’re virtual. Following that presentation, a panel of HRA members will share their post-pandemic plans and ideas, spanning from returning to in-person workplace, hybrid models, and remaining remote.

Catrina Bryant
Manager, Program Administration | Beckman Foundation

Lisette Sutherland
Author | Work Together Anywhere, A Handbook on Working Remotely Successfully

Lisette Sutherland is a remote-working German-born American living in the Netherlands who is totally jazzed by the fact that it’s possible to work from anywhere. In fact, it’s not just possible; it’s completely, productively workable – if you do it right. Her company, Collaboration Superpowers, shares just how to do it right in a variety of formats:

Lisette has given presentations at a wide range of events, from conferences and Meetups all over the world to a TEDx talk on the theme Unbox the Future in Kaunas, Lithuania. Her workshop clients include Air France, ING, CrossKnowledge (Wiley), Rabobank, and Saint-Gobain.

In 2018, both the Collaboration Superpowers podcast and the 21st-Century Work Life podcast series were deemed among the Best Remote Work Podcasts by Workplaceless.

For 7 years (2013-2020), Lisette was also the remote office manager for the 100 percent remote company, Management 3.0, a global company focused on helping organisations create better leadership with fewer managers.

Member Speakers
Patricia Dudley
Chief Human Resources Officer | Foundation Fighting Blindness

Patricia Dudley joined The Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. (FFB) in 2006.   As CHRO, she assists in the development of the strategic plan/framework for the organization, including focusing on long term trends and outlooks. She is responsible for the strategic oversight of all HR activity including employee relations, labor law compliance, diversity, compensation, performance assessments, change management, and employee benefits. Ms. Dudley serves as a coach to managers in employee management, retention and other relevant HR practices.  Pat is also responsible for the development and communication of policies and procedures, recruitment and selection of highly qualified staff, and employee retention.  She directs the framework to support and enhance teambuilding efforts and promotes the organization’s culture of team spirit.

Prior to joining FFB, Ms. Dudley was with the American Urological Association (AUA) as Senior Director, Human Resources. She oversaw all aspects of Human Resources, including the recruitment of all staff levels in a rapidly growing environment, employee relations and benefit plan designs. 

Prior to AUA, Pat worked in senior/executive management positions at several major corporations, including T. Rowe Price (finance industry), Lockheed Martin and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  She was the first recipient of the Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA) James W. Rouse Diversity Award for her outstanding commitment and achievements in promoting diversity within her organization.

Ms. Dudley received her B.A. in Business Administration from the College of Notre Dame and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Catherine Olivieri
SVP, Human Resources | Susan G Komen