Welcome to The Workplace Network
The Workplace Network is an exclusive, global community of senior executives in public-sector real estate. Our members are leaders and decision makers from public-sector real estate organizations worldwide: from corporations, institutions and government agencies spanning 17 different countries.
Together, we develop partnerships and exchange ideas, strategies and solutions on everything from public policy and strategic recruitment to sustainability and innovative workplaces. By putting our international knowledge and expertise together, we create innovative solutions and opportunities in public-sector real estate for all our members.
We get together once a year to discuss current issues and future trends in the market and to share ideas, strategies and solutions with each other. This unique, global community of international expertise provides an opportunity for networking and professional growth; as well as the annual conference we publish a member survey, host a learning and development network (W4) and support international exchange.
TWN Guidance Committee
Alan Daniel Cruz Porchini
Luis del Moral González
Bridget Workman (Hardy)
Full Name: The Workplace Network (TWN)
Description of the Organisation:
The TWN is a membership organisation intended to promote peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and networking between member organisations. Its activities include an annual conference hosted by one of the member organisations, a regular survey of member organisations, newsletters, website and supporting a learning and development network for emerging leaders – the Worldwide Workplace Web (W4). Member subscriptions and conference attendance fees fund the Network.
Membership is open to public sector real estate organisations. These are the state owned or controlled departments, agencies or companies that own and/or manage and/or advise and/or set policy and strategy for the property estate ‘workplaces’ occupied and used by central or provincial Governments. The TWN Guidance Committee must approve membership applications.
Member organisations are represented by a nominated senior official who is usually referred to as ‘The Member’ however, membership is not personal to that individual. The Member is the primary contact point between TWN and the member organisation. Other officials who work for the member organisation can participate in TWN conferences, working groups, survey and the W4 network, and by doing so they become designated as Associate Members of TWN.
The TWN is governed by an elected Guidance Committee comprising President, Treasurer, Secretary and Members Representatives. The total number is usually six. Elections are held at the annual conference. Official positions on the Guidance Committee are held for up to two years before standing for re-election. There is no restriction on the number of times that a member can be re-elected
The TWN is funded by membership subscriptions and conference attendance fees. Members joining mid-year are charged less pro-rata. The membership subscription pays for the costs associated with hosting the annual conference such as catering, venues, speaker fees and expenses, transport for delegates between venues, conference materials etc. The subscription covers the costs of one person attending the annual conference. Other attendees from members’ organisations pay a conference attendance fee.
TWN is administered by an Admin Team comprising the Coordinator and the Secretary. The Admin Team maintains membership records including the contact details of Members and Associate Members for the purposes of communicating and invoicing. The membership subscription covers Admin Team costs and fees including TWN bank account, technical maintenance of the website, domain names and software licenses.
Members and Associate Members automatically receive the TWN Newsletter as a membership benefit. Members and Associate Members can also gain access to restricted member-only content on the TWN Website by registering.