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In Memoriam: Doug Christensen  In Memoriam: Doug Christensen 

It is with great sadness that we share the news that past APPA President Doug Christensen passed away on August 20. For more than 30 years Doug has been a leader throughout APPA and had his lasting fingerprints on the development of the Leadership Academy, CFaR, total cost of ownership, and many other APPA initiatives. We’ll have a complete tribute in the Sep/Oct Facilities Manager.

Project Initiation Notification (PIN) Submittal Project Initiation Notification (PIN) Submittal

APPA has submitted a Project Initiation Notification (PIN) through ANSI’s Standard Action for a new American National Standards (ANS) for a sortable database of nationally recognized facilities terms and definitions, to be housed on the APPA International website. For information on this initiative, please contact Billie Zidek

Your Invitation to The Inaugural Graduate Programming Offering  Your Invitation to The Inaugural Graduate Programming Offering 

As a graduate of the Institute for Facilities Management or the Leadership Academy, we welcome you to participate in the next level of professional development with APPA. The APPA Graduate Program, titled Navigating the Facilities Portfolio, makes its inaugural debut this September 11-15, 2016 as part of the offerings at APPA U in Orlando, FL. Seats are limited, so register today!

Registration Open for APPA U in Orlando, Florida September 11-15, 2016 Registration Open for APPA U in Orlando, Florida September 11-15, 2016

APPA is now accepting registrations for APPA U this September 11-15 in Orlando, FL. Register for the Institute for Facilities Management , the Leadership Academy or the inaugural offering of Navigating the Facilities Portfolio (APPA’s Graduate Offerings). Seats are filling up fast – don’t delay and register today!

2015-2016 FPI and APPA/NACUBO SURVEYS ARE NOW OPEN 2015-2016 FPI and APPA/NACUBO SURVEYS ARE NOW OPEN

The 2015-2016 Facilities Performance Indicators (FPI) and APPA/NACUBO survey cycles are now open. Deadline for both surveys is December 12, 2016, but you can start inputting your data now. To get started, just click on the headline above, and choose to complete one -- or both -- surveys. Your participation is appreciated and critical for fulfilling the strategic vision of your institution.

Discounts Offered by Your APPA Region  Discounts Offered by Your APPA Region 

The CEFP is the only facilities credential that focuses on your professional development, and now, all APPA regions are offering discounted pricing for their members to become certified. To find out more, contact Kelly Ostergrant or click on the headline above.

APPA Mentoring Program APPA Mentoring Program

In addition to managing and motivating people, it's also important that you can help others learn, grow and become more effective in their jobs. Visit us to see how APPA's mentoring partnership initiative is well underway, and how to contact your region or regional representative for more information on applying for this great opportunity!

An Invitation for APPA’s Business Partner Members: Publish Your Company’s Whitepaper in Inside APPA An Invitation for APPA’s Business Partner Members: Publish Your Company’s Whitepaper in Inside APPA

Contribute a case study, technical paper, or research report to be published in a future issue of Inside APPA, our biweekly newsletter, distributed to more than 19,000 educational facilities professionals. Note that there is no charge for you to participate, and this opportunity is offered only to APPA’s business partner members!