2014 ACT-IAC Management of Change Conference May 18-20th


Come join The Building People at this year’s ACT-IAC Management of Change Conference: Redefining the 21st Century Government BrandMay 18th-20th at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, 100 Heron Blvd, Cambridge, MD (more details here.) The Building People CEO, Lawrence Melton, will be paneling the first session titled “Work, It’s What You Do – Not Where You Do It,” more details on the session below.

Session 1: Work, It’s What You Do – Not Where You Do It

We will look at “what is an open and flexible work environment” and discuss the elements needed to build and support it through technology investment, policy implementation and infrastructure changes.   What are these barriers to an open and flexible work environment and how are agencies leveraging these building blocks to establish a productive, mobile and collaborative workplace?  Experts will bring their experience and share real life scenarios around what’s worked and what hasn’t.    Join us in a discussion as we examine how to setup, establish and maintain an open work environment.

Learning Objective:

  • Technology:  Examine the application, hardware and advances in technology to enable an mobile yet connected workforce.  How are agencies using technology to promote secure work environment and support continuous operations.
  • Workplace Design: Discover how agencies are adopting open work space concept to promote productivity and collaboration.  What are important considerations when converting from tradition offices to an open/flexible work environment?
  • Program and Policy:  Examine the various programs or policies that organizations are adopting to promulgate and support open and flexible work environments.


  • Adam Arthur – Virtual Platform Initiative Lead, Health Communications Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Kim Hancher – Chief Information Officer, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Sonny Hashmi – Acting Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration
  • Larry Melton – Chief Executive Officer, President, The Building People
  • Mika Cross – Work/Life and Wellness Program Manager, U.S. Department of Agriculture


Chris Dorbobek
– GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER