HousingX Workshop: Flawless Virtual Collaboration

At this year’s “un-conference,” we’re featuring three interactive workshops to help you bring about the future of the housing industry. These, in addition to our Experience Lab, will form the interactive backbone of the HousingX program.

Carlos Valdes-Dapena thinks we’re doing teamwork wrong.

Known for challenging the conventional wisdom of corporate team-building, Carlos Valdes-Dapena empowers teams to drive higher value to their organizations through High Performance Collaboration. Throughout his 17 year tenure at Mars, Inc., he developed his expertise in collaboration and the keys to group effectiveness through extensive research working directly with brands like M&M’s, Snickers, Ben’s Original Rice, and Wrigley’s Gum.

Understanding the vital role collaboration plays in today’s remote and fast-moving workforce, Carlos focuses on providing a framework for organizations to develop authentic collaboration. Where traditional team building offers a quick fix, or distraction, from a team’s issues, Carlos helps teams using techniques that were developed for businesses and are proven to translate to the corporate environment.

Designing and Facilitating Flawless Virtual Collaboration

This workshop is based on decades of experience designing and facilitating remote collaboration as well as extensive research into how thought leaders and organizations today are addressing the challenges of massive remote and hybrid working. Join us to learn a set of guiding principles and specific steps for designing, creating, and running successful virtual (or hybrid) collaborative work sessions.

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Across the nation, innovative designers, thoughtful developers, and tireless advocates are transforming the way we do housing. HousingX is bringing you an experience that you don’t want to miss. From 3D printing, to transit-oriented communities, to planning regulations, we’re bringing you the nation’s most innovative housing experts to Newport News!

Co-Hosts and In-kind Sponsors

Virginia Center for Housing Research
AIA Virginia
APA Virginia

Presenting Sponsor

Virginia Housing

Title Sponsor

Dominion Energy

Champion Sponsors

Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Foundation



Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health

Foundation Builders

Better Housing Coalition
Breeden Construction
Community Housing Partners
Home Builders Association of Virginia
LISC Virginia
LISC Hampton Roads
Newport News Economic Development Authority
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Virginia Governor's Housing Conference
Virginia Statewide Community Land Trust


Atlantic Union Bank
D3G: Dominion Due Diligence Group
Richmond Association of Realtors
Virginia Community Capital
Virginia Manufactured and Modular Housing Association

Community Partners

Arlington Partnership for Afforable Housing
Gray Ryan Companies
Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Saunders + Crouse Architects
Virginia Association of Housing and Community Development Officials

Virginia Housing Community Partners

Arlington Partnership for Afforable Housing
The Franklin Johnston Group
Harkins Builders
Habitat for Humanity Virginia
Klein Hornig LLP, Counselors at Law
The Lawson Companies
Mark-Dana Corporation
UrbanCore Construction


Wesley Housing

Reception Sponsor


Keynote Sponsor

Virginia Realtors

Experience Lab Sponsor

Ecovative Applied Building Science

Student Scholarship Sponsor

City of Richmond
Housing and Community Development

Become a HousingX Sponsor

Easily increase your visibility to 250 housing professionals, national speakers and industry stakeholders by sponsoring HousingX’s upcoming 2022 un-conference. Sponsorships start at just $250.

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