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Creating Great Hybrid Spaces To Inspire & Engage

The future is upon us, and it promises to be very different – full of new stressors, new demands and new opportunities. Join us to discuss trends and evidence about where things are going, as well as how to reimagine and recreate the most compelling work experiences for culture, engagement and wellbeing. We’ll talk about what people want, offices that inspire and places people want to be-and how to create work experiences which engage, motivate and compel people.

Tracey Hybrid Neighborhood Webinar

TDr. Tracy Brower is a PhD sociologist studying work-life fulfillment and happiness. She is the vice president of workplace insights for Steelcase. In addition, she is the author of The Secrets to Happiness at Work and Bring Work to Life as well as a contributor to and Fast Company. Her work has been translated into 17 languages, and you can find her at tracybrower.comLinkedIn, or any of the usual social channels.

Five Hybrid Mistakes

Five Hybrid Workplace Mistakes To Avoid

It takes more than salary and remote work to keep people happy.

In Fall 2021, Steelcase Workspace Futures researchers analyzed responses from nearly 5,000 office workers in 11 countries. The data uncovered five key mistakes leaders may be making about the connection between the workplace and what people actually want.

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Durability by Design | Inpro

Science teaches us that matter moves from order to disorder. Amazingly, the same thing can happen to buildings! What was once sparkling and new can eventually slide into disrepair. Building owners could simply surrender to it, or they can proactively take a stand and fight for their buildings. They can choose products that protect the interior from damage in the first place. Architects and interior designers can also slow the hands of time by thinking long term and specifying door and wall protection products…to not only preserve their design, but also as a service to building owners long after the ribbon is cut.

Recruit Webinar

Winning the Talent War

Few companies were prepared for the current fight for top quality talent. With job openings everywhere and a shortage of qualified individuals to fill positions, understanding how and where to find top-tier candidates is more important than ever. Why settle for unexperienced, temporary hires when you can compete to recruit the best for your company?

Join OEC’s HR Business Partner and Talent Acquisitionist, Eva Nicholes and Founder of Higher Resources, Jennifer Jones Hooft M.Ed. as they share strategies and success stories of how to recruit and retain quality talent in a highly competitive job market.

What you will learn:

  • Strategies that will help you find and attract top quality talent
  • Knowledge of how to keep employees invested once you have hired them
Jen Hooft

Jennifer Jones Hooft is Managing Principal for Higher Resources, LLC. She is an HR expert and executive coach with more than 25 years of experience spanning varied industries, including technology, financial services, higher education, manufacturing, and health care. In addition to speaking, coaching, training, and supporting clients with sound HR practices, she has taught as adjunct faculty for Boise State University for more than 20 years and is personally committed to lifelong learning and helping people and organizations flourish. Jennifer has a long history of volunteer leadership within her profession and her community. She is past president of HRATV and past state council director of SHRM Idaho. past president of the board for Family Advocates and Idaho Humane Society. Currently, Jennifer is a board member for the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights.

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Eva Nicholes is in charge of HR and talent acquisition at OEC. She helps solve business issues through the people side of the business. She has been highly successful in recruiting the right talent, enhancing staff performance, supporting employee development, enhancing recruiting efforts, and onboarding new hires.

Adaptable architecture

Adaptable Architecture Webinar

As organizations continue to transform and build the resiliency needed to navigate change, the importance of the architectural envelope is critical to the creation of a workplace that is flexible and responsive to the changing needs of businesses, teams, and individuals.

During this webinar you will learn:

  • Adaptable architecture solutions that inspire
  • Creating delineated spaces
  • Offering shelter and providing privacy
  • Providing flexibility for reconfiguration

As an Architectural Consultant, Stephanie understands the importance of providing constructible solutions with focus on design aesthetics, and the overall goals of each client. She will help fully incorporate and communicate solutions for interior architectural products that work with the overall design, budget and timeline.

She is also a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist and a Fitwel Ambassador focusing on healthy building benchmarking and certification standards.

She attended West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV and resides in Peoria, AZ with her husband, son and two dogs.

Reimagining Restrooms Webinar

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Learning Safely Webinar

In early 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act to stimulate the economy. Since then, new bills have created further funding opportunities in education. As school districts continue to adopt a mix of in-person, remote, and hybrid learning, Smith Systems is here to give you the resources you will need to meet new challenges.

Join OEC President, Scott Galloway, Smith System President, Jim Stelter, Field Marketing Specialist Josh Murphy, and Steelcase Education Designer, Kathy Waterman as they provide research, applications, and products to help you return to school safely.

During this webinar you will learn:

  • Research-based classroom safety design (for both higher ed and k-12)
  • Covid-relief funding: What sources are available and how to access them
  • Product examples and live demos
  • Activate all spaces to meet social distance requirements
  • Support concurrent teaching methods
  • Address learning loss and promote mental and emotional wellbeing
Seeking an ambitious and hard-working individual to join our service sales team. As a member of the sales team, you will reach out to decision makers at organizations in Idaho to sell our construction related offerings
  1. Become an expert in all product lines, furniture, DIV 10, and Audio Visual
  2. Prospect new organizations
  3. Present to prospects, decision makers, and industry influencers
  4. Close deals
  5. Develop ongoing relationships of trust with customers and prospects

Compensation: Salary + Commission, $50,000-$90,000


  1. Paid Time Off
  2. Health Insurance
  3. 401K
  4. Paid Training 


This is a full-time position. Working hours are 8am-5pm with a one-hour break for lunch. IN THE OFFICE, IN-PERSON: You will be working out of our downtown Boise Office

Send resume to

Learning Safely Smith Systems President Jim Stelter
Learning Safely Kathy Waterman
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Raised outside of Detroit, Jim Stelter has his degree in marketing from Michigan State University. Jim began his 26-year career at Steelcase in

Grand Rapids Michigan. Currently Jim is the President of Smith System, a Dallas based educational manufacturer and Leader of Steelcase Learning. Smith System is a leader in the educational industry focused on providing solutions for the emerging learning environments throughout the world. 

Kathy Waterman is an interior designer on the Steelcase Education Design team specializing in helping schools and universities create all types of meaningful learning environments. She strives to understand the needs and activities of students and instructors and translates them into insight-led spaces that enhance the teaching and learning experience. The Steelcase Education team takes great pride in working dynamically together to intentionally design solutions where people love to learn.

Josh Murphy, also known as “Cowboy” is the Field Marketing Specialist at Smith System.

Work Better Webinar

Work Better Webinar

It’s time for a work experience that’s fundamentally better

The last year has reshaped many aspects of our lives, including where and how people want to work. Join us as we unpack research from the latest Steelcase global workplace study which took place in 10 countries and involved over 32,000 surveys and conversations.

During this webinar you will learn:

  • 5 New Needs and Expectations People Have For A Better Work Experience
  • 4 Macro Shifts Organizations Need To Address
  • 4 New Set Of Design Principles To Consider

Join OEC President, Scott Galloway and workplace industry expert, Ryan Grote as he dives into the Work Better research to create a safer and more compelling workplace. 

Ryan Grote

Ryan Grote is currently the Business Manager for Steelcase, serving clients in the Arizona market. He is married with three children and resides in Chandler, AZ. 

Ryan has served in a variety of positions at Steelcase since 1993, working with  Steelcase dealers, regional, national and global accounts, and the architecture and design community. Ryan’s steeped background in construction project
delivery methodologies has provided great insight in serving clients and