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APPA 2014: Annual Conference and Exhibition

Celebrating Our Next 100 Years

Over 500 facilities officers, directors and managers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the world will convene this July at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, where they will identify and discuss the most current and pressing challenges facing educational facilities, and determine the common path forward.

APPA 2014 is the platform for discussion, information-share, networking, and much more. Join us for this premier, international event where we discover best practices used around the world from over 100 presenters, to include the profession’s most recognized and talented educational facilities leaders.

To view the outstanding general sessions that we offered at APPA 2014. For your viewing pleasure, please click below:

How the History of Higher Education in the United States Can Help Us think About the Future

The Place of Place in Higher Education's Next 100 Years
SPECIAL ADD: Click here to view Richard Kat's BONUS VIdeo Edifice Rex - The "Place of Place".

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Our Profession... Our Purpose... Our Future!

General Information

APPA Bookstore

At APPA 2014, you will have the opportunity to purchase the latest APPA publications as well as other books that enhance your knowledge and professional development. Special discounts are available for conference attendees, with an extra 10% to all first-time attendees.

Appropriate Dress

Casual business attire is suitable for all meetings, sessions, and the opening reception. Business attire is recommended for the awards reception and awards banquet. Please remember to bring a sweater or jacket, as room temperatures may vary.

Accessibility

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina provides service ramps to entrances and elevated areas, an array of passenger elevators, restroom facilities for the disabled and Braille instructions/directions at strategic locations throughout the building. Wheelchairs are also available upon request.

Ambassador Scholarship

The APPA Ambassador Scholarship program awards scholarships to facilities professionals based on demonstrated financial need and an expressed interest in pursuing professional development. The scholarship criteria is as follows: The facilities professionals eligible for assistance must be employed at an APPA institution, have been in the field of educational facilities for a minimum of 5 years, in a supervisor level or higher with decision making authority, and have never attended APPA’s annual conference . Applicants must submit a scholarship application on the form provided by APPA. Applicants must receive an approval signature from their supervisor prior to submitting final paperwork to APPA. Each scholarship awarded will be made in the amount of $1,295. NOTE: Your registration fees will be automatically deducted and the balance awarded to you/your institution to offset travel expenses.

The submission period is now open with a deadline of May 1, 2014 for completed applications. To access the 2014 application, please click here. If you have questions about the submission process, please contact us at education@appa.org.

CEU Credits

APPA 2014 gives you the opportunity to earn continuing education units (CEUs). Transcripts will be available approximately four weeks after the conclusion of the meeting. APPA will also be working with AIA on credits for specific programs and will release updates on this ability in the coming months.

Cancellation Policy

APPA will refund the full cost of your registration if you cancel by June 2, 2014. Your request for cancellation must be made in writing to us at education@appa.org. Should you cancel your registration from June 3rd to June 17th, APPA will refund your registration fees minus 25% of the amount previously paid. Should you cancel your registration from June 18th to June 30th, APPA will refund your registration fees minus 50% of the amount previously paid.  Any request for cancellation received after July 1st will result in a complete forfeiture of fees previously paid. NOTE: APPA is not responsible for any travel or lodging charges incurred.

Weather

As we gather this July for APPA 2014 in the San Diego, CA - we can expect wonderful weather. Summer temperatures average mid 80s degrees in the day.

Conference Sessions

OUR BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Meet educational facilities professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and from around the world. APPA 2014 conference sessions will offer diverse perspectives from today’s leading facilities officers, campus administrators, college presidents, students, and education experts who are shaping and influencing the direction of education and the campus facilities environment.

For a listing of programs, abstracts, speakers and learning outcomes, please click here.
For a listing of when sessions will be offered, please click here.


APPA 2014 General Sessions

How the History of Higher Education in the United States Can Help Us Think About the Future
Higher education has a long and diverse history in the United States. Many scholars observe that we have had the messiest but also the most transformative system in the world, so much so that numerous foreign societies model their systems on parts of on our own. This lecture will describe the most pioneering and enduring elements of the American higher education system, and what we can learn from them for the uncertain reforms of our present era. The lecture will interrogate continuing dilemmas, and it will offer some historically-informed paths for thinking about access, distance learning, diversity, and finance.

Speaker:

Jeremi Suri
holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University's Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author of five books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. In September 2011 he published a new book on the past and future of nation-building: Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama. Professor Suri's research and teaching have received numerous prizes. In 2007 Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the Arts and Sciences. His writings appear widely in blogs and print media. Professor Suri is also a frequent public lecturer and guest on radio and television programs. Professor Suri's professional webpage is: http://jeremisuri.net.

Top That!: The Place of Place in Higher Education’s Next 100 Years

The college and university campus may have been the most important invention of the Late Middle Ages. For generations, skilled and dedicated stewards breathed magic into campus buildings and grounds effectively setting the stage for magical, purposeful and enduring relationships between teachers and learners. While the modern campus has survived and prospered through wars, social unrest, hurricanes, floods, and wild economic gyrations, some think that the Digital Revolution may pose the greatest threat to these sacred spaces. This panel celebrates 100 years of APPA support for the stewards of our campuses and looks forward to the changing landscape of higher education and how these changes will affect and be affected by the campus.

Panelists:

Richard N. Katz
is founding President of Katz & Associates, a firm dedicated to supporting higher education. He is also Chairman of Edudata, a startup designed to provide high-quality and timely information to higher education decision makers. Richard served as Vice President of EDUCAUSE for 14 years and was a longtime executive of the University of California. He has authored or edited seven books and nearly 100 articles on technological change and how colleges and universities adapt to changing conditions. His book Dancing with Devil was recognized as one of the 10 most influential higher education books of 1999.


Mohammad Qayoumi
is the 28th president and a professor of electrical engineering at San José State University. He holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the American University of Beirut and four degrees from the University of Cincinnati: a master’s in nuclear engineering, a master’s in electrical and computer engineering, an MBA and a doctorate in electrical engineering. He has over 32 years of engineering and administrative experience in several universities. He has also published eight books and more than 100 articles and chapters in books. He is a licensed professional engineer and a certified management accountant.


Vince Canino
is Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Renewable Energy for Trane Climate Solutions which is a recently acquired subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand. Mr. Canino has enjoyed 24 years working within the energy industry. He held various engineering, marketing, business development and sales leadership roles during 13 years with the General Electric Company. While there he held key leadership roles in the Gas Turbine business, O&M, Long Term Services Agreements and Energy Rentals. Prior to his current employment at Trane, Mr. Canino was a principle at DG Energy Solutions where he focused on development and construction of “inside the fence” cogeneration projects and district cooling companies. Mr. Canino graduated Magna Cum Laude from State University of NY at Binghamton with a Bachelors of Mechanical Technology degree in 1986. In 1989, he received his Masters of Science in Engineering Mechanics from Penn State University, Cum Laude. He currently resides in Southern California.


Registration Fees

  Early Bird (May 26, 2014) Advance (After May 26, 2014)

APPA Member Full Registration Fee *

$995 $1,095    

Non Member Fee Full Registration Fee *

$1,895 $1,995    
Senior Facilities Officer Summit Registration Fee ** $1,295 $1,395    
Emerging Professional Summit Registration Fee ** $695 $795    
Speaker Registration Fee * $595 $595    
Ambassador Scholarship Registration Fee * $995 $995    
Spouse/Guest/Partner Registration Fee *** $175 $175    
Emeritus Registration Fee * $175 $175    
Student Registration Fee * $325 $325    
Spouse/Guest/Partner Registration Fee - No Banquet $100 $100    
Spouse/Guest/Partner Registration Fee - Banquet Only $75 $75    
One Day Registration Fee $625 $725    
One Day Hall of Resources Only Registration Fee $225 $375    


Full Registration fee includes (*):
Educational Session
Hall of Resources
(3) Breakfasts, (2) Lunches, Refreshment Breaks
Welcome Party
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet

Senior Facilities Officer Summit Registration fee includes (**):
Senior Facilities Officer Summit
APPA 2014 Educational Session
Hall of Resources
(4) Breakfasts, (3) Lunches, Refreshment Breaks
Welcome Party
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet


Emerging Professional Summit Registration fee includes (**):
Emerging Professional Summit Session
APPA 2014 Educational Session
Hall of Resources
(4) Breakfasts, (3) Lunches, Refreshment Breaks
Welcome Party
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet

Spouse/Guest/Partner Registration fee includes (***):
Hall of Resources
(3) Breakfasts, (2) Lunches
Welcome Party
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet


Cancellation Policy

APPA will refund the full cost of your registration if you cancel by June 2, 2014. Your request for cancellation must be made in writing to us at education@appa.org. Should you cancel your registration from June 3rd to June 17th, APPA will refund your registration fees minus 25% of the amount previously paid. Should you cancel your registration from June 18th to June 30th, APPA will refund your registration fees minus 50% of the amount previously paid.  Any request for cancellation received after July 1st will result in a complete forfeiture of fees previously paid. NOTE: APPA is not responsible for any travel or lodging charges incurred.

 

Hotel & Travel

This city of San Diego will play host to APPA 2014. To find out what the community has to offer while we make San Diego our home this July, visit the
San Diego Convention & Visitors Home Page and understand why Happiness Is Calling!

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

All APPA 2014 events and all lodging will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, which is SOLD OUT!

Alternate Hotels:

Hilton San Diego Airport - Harbor Island
1960 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 291-6700

Courtyard San Diego Airport - Liberty Station

2592 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 221-1900

Homewood Suites San Diego Airport - Liberty Station
2576 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 222-0500

APPA will be providing shuttle service to and from the alternate hotels. The alternate hotels are not offering a special rate to APPA attendees and rooms will be given on a first come, first served basis.


ALERT: For those attendees who may wish to extend their stay, we would like to alert you to a city wide conference that will begin in San Diego on the last day of APPA 2014. We have been informed that post reservations after APPA's Annual event may be difficult and room rates, as well as inventory, will be at the discretion of the hotel.

AIR TRAVEL

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is your final flight destination. For more information, please visit their homepage at http://www.san.org/.


GROUND TRANSPORTATION

San Diego International Airport is located less than 10 minutes from Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.  Taxi services is available as well as complimentary hotel shuttle service.  For a full listing of available ground transportation options, visit them today at http://www.san.org/sdia/transportation/cabs.aspx.


Schedule at a Glance


TIME


DATE


LOCATION

Saturday, July 19
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Board of Directors Breakfast

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

8:00AM - 9:00AM
By-Laws Meetings

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

9:00AM - 9:45AM
Nominations Meeting

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

10:00AM - 5:00PM
APPA Board of Directors Meeting

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

7:00PM - 9:00PM
APPA Board of Directors Dinner - INVITATION ONLY
TBD
Sunday, July 20
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Committee Breakfast & Presidential Plenary

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

7:00AM - 8:00AM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit & Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Registration

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

7:15AM - 8:00AM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit Breakfast

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

7:15AM - 8:00AM
Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Breakfast

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

8:00AM - 12NOON
Committee Meetings

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

8:00 AM - 5:00PM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

8:00 AM - 5:00PM
Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

12NOON - 1:00PM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit Lunch

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

12NOON - 1:00PM
Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Lunch

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

1:00PM - 5:00PM
Member & Exhibit Registration

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Party for APPA 2014 Conference

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Monday, July 21
APPA 2014 Conference (Officially Begins)
7:00AM - 4:00PM
Member & Exhibit Registration

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

7:15AM - 8:30AM
APPA’s Welcome Breakfast

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

8:30AM - 10:00AM
Opening General Session

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

10:00AM - 2:00PM
Hall of Resources Opens & Lunch

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

2:00PM - 3:00PM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

3:00PM - 3:15PM
Networking Break

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

3:15PM - 4:15PM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

4:30PM - 5:30PM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

5:45PM - 7:00PM
APPA Awards Reception

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Dinner on your own - free time!
Tuesday, July 22
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Member & Exhibit Registration

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

7:15AM - 8:30AM
APPA's Breakfast and Governance Meeting

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

8:30AM - 10:00AM
General Session Programming

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

10:00AM - 2:00PM
Hall of Resources Opens & Lunch

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

2:00PM - 3:00PM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

3:00PM - 3:15PM
Networking Break

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

3:15PM - 4:15PM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

4:30PM - 5:15PM
Regional Business Meetings

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

5:45PM - 6:30PM
APPA's Banquet Reception

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

6:30PM - 9:00PM
APPA’s Banquet and Awards

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Wednesday, July 23
6:00AM - 7:30AM
APPA Fun Run
TBD
7:00AM - 11:00AM
Member Registration

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Community College Breakfast Gathering - INVITATION REQUIRED
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
8:00AM - 9:00AM
APPA Breakfast

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

9:15AM - 10:15AM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

10:15AM - 10:30AM
Networking Break

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

10:30AM - 12NOON
General Session Programming

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

12NOON
APPA 2014 Concludes

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

12:15PM - 4:30PM
APPA Board of Directors Meeting

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Thursday, July 24
8:00AM - 2:45PM
EFP Prep Course

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

8:00AM - 4:30PM
CEFP Prep Course

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

4:30pm - 8:30pm
EFP & CEFP Exams

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

 
Friday, July 25
 
9:00am - 12noon
EFP & CEFP Exams

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina


NOTE: Schedule is subject to change. Please return for frequent updates.

For more information about APPA 2014, please contact us at APPA20XX@appa.org.

Exhibitor/Sponsorship

APPA 2014 Hall of Resources is the place you want to be as a firm that supports the facilities profession. Network with professionals from around the globe and share with them your expertise. We recognize the unique value you provide to our annual conference and our exposition is where we help you shine!
Back by popular demand is the APPA Hall of Resources Bundle. This concept allows you to gain additional exposure with minimal effort. Opportunities to support range from our traditional partnering as an exhibitors to exhibiting along with levels of sponsorship support.


Ambassador Program - Your Chance to Give Back

Back for APPA 2014 is our Ambassador Program. Designed in partnership with the Strategic Business Partner community, your support will be directly provided to individuals who have requested funding assistance to attend based on an award type criteria. This program has been designed to assist the many institutional members who have been greatly impacted by the recent economic downturn and your support will help stimulate their ability to attend the one program this year they do not want to miss. Make your mark and support this effort!

Exhibit Space & Sponsorship Packaging
Choose your preferred level of involvement from the options below:

2'-6’ x 8’ Friend of APPA – NOTE: These are Table Displays
Member: $2,500.00                                                                         Non-Member: $4,000.00
Package Contents —Table Only & 2 Fully Registered Personnel

10' x 10' Bronze Booth - SOLD OUT
Member: $4,000.00                                                                         Non-Member: $5,500.00
Package Contents —Booth Only & 3 Fully Registered Booth Personnel 

10' x 10' Silver Booth - SOLD OUT
Member: $4,500.00                                                                         Non-Member: $6,000.00
Package—Booth, Ambassador Scholarship Support & 3 Fully Registered Booth Personnel

10' x 10' Gold Booth - SOLD OUT
Member: $9,500.00                                                                         Non-Member: $11,000.00
Package— Booth, Ambassador Scholarship Support, 3 Fully Registered Booth Personnel & Sponsorship Recognition of ONE the following items:
APPA Board of Directors Breakfast                                          APPA Board of Directors Lunch
Executive Committee Reception                                              Banquet Wine
Coffee/Refreshment Break                                                      Committee Breakfast                                    
Daily AV Supporter                                                                  Educational Sessions (Maximum of Three (3))
Executive Committee Dinner                                                    Governance Breakfast
International/VIP Reception

10' x 20' Platinum Booth - SOLD OUT
Member: $16,000                                                                            Non-Member: $17,500
Package— Booth, Ambassador Scholarship Support, 6 Fully Registered Booth Personnel & Sponsorship Recognition of ONE the following items:
APPA Bookstore                                                                          Awards Breakfast
Board of Directors Reception                                                      Conference Badge Holders
Conference Thumb Drives                                                           Conference WIFI
Exhibit Hall Lunch                                                                         Invited Speakers
Opening Breakfast                                                                       Portfolios w/ Pens
SFO Summit

10' x 20' Diamond Booth- SOLD OUT
Member: $20,000                                                                            Non-Member: $21,500
Package— Booth, Ambassador Scholarship Support, 6 Fully Registered Booth Personnel & Sponsorship Recognition of ONE the following items:
Awards Banquet Dinner                                                                Awards Reception
Banquet Reception                                                                       Fun Run
Guidebook

 

Exhibitor Booth Reservations

Click here to see who has already made a reservation to join us this July!

Before you make your selection, a few key items to keep in mind this year for APPA 2014:

APPA's Hall of Resources is carpeted - big cost savings;
APPA's Booth packaging provides you 3 fully paid personnel per 10x10 space;
APPA is here to assist you get the most out of your exhibiting experience!

Place your reservation today!
NOTE: Our floor plan is color coded to let you know where on the floor each of the above booth packages can be located. For questions during the reservation process please contact APPA's Educational Department.

Exhibitor Services Kit Information

APPA 2014's decorator servicing firm is Hargrove, Inc. The Exhibitor Services Kit Information will be available by April 12, 2014..

Sponsorship Information

Interested in sponsoring? Our sponsorship offerings are bundled within our booth pacakage pricing. However if you are looking to sponsor to support APPA 2014 without the purchase of a booth package, please contact Suzanne Healy, Director of Professional Development at suzanne@appa.org or 703-542-3833, for personal assistance in creating a special package.

Exhibitor Schedule - For Set Up, Show, Tear Down

TIME DATE LOCATION
Sunday, July 20th
8:00AM - 8:00PM Exhibit Move In & Set Up Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Monday, July 21st
7:00AM - 9:30 AM Exhibit Move In & Set Up Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
10:00 AM Ribbon Cutting for Hall of Resources Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
10:00AM - 2:00PM Hall of Resources Opens & Lunch

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Tuesday, July 22nd
10:00AM - 2:00PM Hall of Resources Open & Lunch Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
2:00PM - 8:00PM Exhibit Hall Tear Down & Move Out Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

For a complete listing of the general event schedule please click here.

Senior Facilities Officer Summit

APPA's Senior Facilities Officers Summit
July 20, 2014
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
San Diego, CA

APPA's 2014 Senior Facilities Officer Summit will take place July 20 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA, as a companion program to its APPA 2014 Conference and Exhibition to be held July 21-23. This highly rated and thoughtfully constructed program is designed with input from leading facilities officers from learning institutions within APPA’s own membership.

The 2014 program will provide a unique opportunity to engage with leaders in the higher education facility field, where you will share information and develop critical strategies that will serve your institution for years to come. For a current list of program topics and to learn about our special invited guest speakers, please access the links below for additional information.


TIME


DATE


LOCATION

Saturday, July 19
3:00PM - 5:00PM Senior Facilities Officers (SFO) Summit Registration

Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina

Sunday, July 20
7:00AM - 7:45 Celebration of Health Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
7:00AM - 8:00AM Senior Facilities Officers (SFO) Summit Registration Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
8:00AM - 8:45AM Senior Facilities Officers (SFO) Summit Breakfast
Eating for Retirement - Latest Dietary News for Gray Hairs
Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
8:45AM - 9:00AM Networking Break

Sheraton San Deigo
Hotel & Marina

9:00AM - 12:00NOON

Programning Block 1:
Leadership and Self-Deception

Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
12:00NOON - 1:00PM Senior Facilities Officers (SFO) Summit Lunch Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
1:00PM - 1:15PM Programming Block 2:
APPA Thought Leaders Executive Update
Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
1:15PM - 1:30PM

Networking Break

Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
1:30PM - 2:45PM Programming Block 3:
Are You Preparing for Your Retirement?
Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
2:45PM - 3:00PM Programming Block 4:
Brief Out of Institute for Facilities Management Review
Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
3:00PM - 3:15PM Networking Break Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
3:15PM - 4:30PM

Program Block 5:
Internal Customer Service

Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
4:30PM - 5:00PM Debrief & Closing Comments Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
6:00PM - 8:00PM Welcome Party for APPA 2014 Conference

Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina

To view the remainder of the APPA 2014 programming & schedule of activites, please click here.

Programming Block 1:
Leadership and Self Deception - The Surprising Key to Radical Accountability and True Collaboration
Join us for our presentation as wel expose participants to the surprising truth about organizational problems that they face and how they can effectively solve them. As a result of this understanding, the presentation will help participants significantly improve their work performance and satisfaction; work more collaboratively with their colleagues and iImprove their focus on the needs of those they serve.
SPEAKER: Michael Lazen, Arbinger Institute

Programming Block 2:
APPA Thought Leaders Executive Update
Program Abstract Pending Release.
SPEAKER: Jack Colby, North Carolina State University

Programming Block 3:
Are You Preparing for Your Retirement?
Every time you turn on the TV or open a magazine you are met with ads from financial companies extolling the need to be “Financially Prepared” for retirement.  But the research shows that being financially prepared for retirement is not as important as being emotionally prepared.  Preparing for your retirement will require you to take time from your relentless schedule to do some personal strategic planning.  Is your organization prepared for your retirement?  Do you have a succession plan?  What are you going to do with your free time; day one after retirement, year five?  We all dream of retirement, but dreams are not good enough.  We have to plan and prepare to ensure our golden years are truly golden.
SPEAKER: Mike O'Connor, Appalachian State University

Program Block 4:
Brief Out of Institute for Facilities Management Review
Program Abstract Pending Release.
SPEAKER:Steve Kraal, University of Texas/Austin

Program Block 5:
Internal Customer Service
Although most organizations will tell you that customer service is important, many of them are overlooking the one asset that truly makes the difference—their people. Successful organizations realize that they need to get it right internally first before they can do an excellent job at delivering great service to the external customer. Kathy will share with us ways that we can show others within our own organizations that we CARE about them and how to serve each other as customers, so that we can deliver the best product and services to our external customers. It is all about making that great first impression with our external customers, that first starts internally on our campuses.
SPEAKER: Kathy Ruff, The Blanchard Group

Jack Colby, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Operations , North Carolina State University
Jack holds degrees in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Fuqua School at Duke University. He is a Professional Engineer in North Carolina and a graduate of the APPA Institute for Facilities Management and Leadership Academy. He is a past chair of the APPA Professional Certification Board and the current chair for the Thought Leaders Series. At North Carolina State, Jack is responsible for the operation of five central utility plants, distribution systems for three campuses, energy management, and campus sustainability programs. He is the sustainability officer for the campus and co-chairs the campus-wide committee for Sustainability, Energy, and Carbon Reduction.



Steve Kraal, University of Texas/Austin

Steve Kraal has responsibility for utility operations, campus construction, building and grounds maintenance, custodial operations, campus planning and information technology.  The operating units in his portfolio have a combined annual budget of $140 million. Major recent accomplishments include the implementation of facility management software, establishment of campus-wide condition assessment effort and the completion of a $45M utility infrastructure upgrade.  Steve is an active member of both APPA and IDEA and served on the APPA Center for Facilities Research committee that developed Buildings…The Gifts that Keep on Taking.  He teaches at the APPA Institute for Facilities Management, is an adjunct faculty member in the UT Austin Higher Education Administration program, and serves on the Austin Independent School District Bond Oversight Committee.

Mike Lazan, Arbinger Institute
Michael A. Lazan is Senior Vice President of Organization Services with The Arbinger Institute, and leads the design and delivery of Arbinger’s work with organizations globally. Possessing more than 20 years of management experience, Michael brings tremendous practical experience to Arbinger’s work with organizational clients. Prior to joining Arbinger, Michael served in the White House under President Reagan, and subsequently held a number of key management positions in the United States and internationally with Procter and Gamble, Pillsbury, and Reckitt-Benckiser. Michael earned a B.A. from Columbia University, an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and an MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.

Mike O'Connor, Physical Plant Director, Appalachian State University
Mike O'Connor is the Physical Plant Director for Appalachian State University located in Boone, North Carolina. He joined the Appalachian Family in 2006 after serving for 24 years with the United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps. As the Senior Facilities Officer at the university, he oversees facilities planning, design and construction, maintenance, operations, utilities, landscaping, housekeeping, motor pool and the New River Power and Light Electric Company. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Penn State, his Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Maryland and he attended the Duke Fuqua School of Business Advanced Management Program. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of California and North Carolina.

Kathy Ruff, The Blanchard Group
Kathy Cuff, a Senior Consulting Partner for The Ken Blanchard Companies®, creates an effective and positive learning environment and motivates people to take action to improve the quality of their personal and professional lives. She brings humor, enthusiasm, and product knowledge to every presentation. Kathy successfully works with people at all levels of an organization, from entry-level employees through C-level executives. She has trained in a wide array
of industries, including retail, pharmaceutical, medical, financial, technology, healthcare, and government. Kathy is the co-author, with Ken Blanchard, of the book Legendary Service and of Blanchard’s customer service program, Legendary Service.

Kim Schuette, Biodynamic Wellness
Kim has been in private practice in the field of nutrition since 1999. She earned her certification as a Certified Nutritionist in 2002 from the National Institute of Nutrition Education and in that same year established Biodynamic Wellness, now located in Solana Beach, California, which staffs four additional nutritionists whom she has mentored. Her love for organic gardening, gourmet cooking and healing through foods and real food-based nutritional therapies led her into a practice where she offers private consultations specializing in nutritional and biotherapeutic drainage therapy to address gut/bowel and digestive disorders, male and female hormonal imbalances, cancer support, ADD/ADHD challenges and a myriad of other health concerns. Kim introduced the GAPS Diet to clients in 2006 and in 2011 became a Certified GAPS™ Practitioner under the guidance of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.

Emerging Professionals Summit

APPA's Emerging Professionals Summit
July 20, 2014
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
San Diego, CA

Today across our campuses we are facing unprecedented challenges and uncertainties that require us to remain flexible and adapt rapidly.  Traditional methodologies and ways of thinking are proving to be sluggish and woefully inadequate in dealing with this radical pace of change.  Like no time before we must find, embrace, and nourish new sources of energy and ideas.  In other words, we must find, embrace, and listen to our Emerging Professionals.

Who are our Emerging Professionals?  They are those who have recently entered the educational facilities career field.  Some are fresh out of college or trade school.  Some may be making a mid-life career shift.  Some may be discovering a new vision for their life.  They come unencumbered by a “this is the way we’ve always done it” mentality.  Instead, they challenge the status quo by asking “what if…”  Quite simply, they are our future.

Recognizing the importance of expanding our Emerging Professional ranks and allowing their ideas to flourish, APPA is thrilled to announce its the second offering of the Emerging Professionals Summit, to take place July 20th at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in Sand Deigo, CA.  This Summit will run as a companion program to APPA’s 2014 Conference and Exhibition, to be held July 21-23.

If you consider yourself to be one of our emerging professionals, this is an event you simply don’t want to miss.  If you are one of our “more seasoned” educational facilities professionals, you can’t afford not to send your emerging professionals to this summit.  Our future rests on their shoulders and the opportunities we afford them today!


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LOCATION

Saturday, July 19
3:00PM - 5:00PM Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Registration

Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina

Sunday, July 20
7:00AM - 8:00AM Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Registration Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
7:15AM - 8:00AM Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Breakfast Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
8:00AM - 8:45AM

Programning Block 1
Maintaining Sanity

Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
8:45AM - 9:00AM Networking Break Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
9:00AM - 12NOON

Programming Block 2:
Leadership & Self-Deception

Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
12:00NOON - 1:00PM Emerging Professionals Summit (EP) Summit Lunch Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
1:00PM - 3:00PM Programming Block 3:
Emerging Professional Sub-Committee Engagement
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Hotel & Marina
3:00PM - 3:15PM Networking Break Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
3:15PM - 4:30PM

Program Block 4:
Internal Customer Service

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Hotel & Marina
4:30PM - 5:00PM Debrief & Closing Comments Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
6:00PM - 8:00PM Welcome Party for APPA 2014 Conference

Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina

To view the remainder of the APPA 2014 programming & schedule of activites, please click here.

Programming Block 1:
Maintaining Sanity
Facilities management can be a demanding industry, creating an overwhelming strain on both mental and physical health. Learn basic nutrition principles and office workouts that can help keep stress levels low.  Come prepared to move!
SPEAKER: Lindsay Wagner, APPA At Large Board Member

Programming Block 2:
Leadership and Self Deception - The Surprising Key to Radical Accountability and True Collaboration
Join us for our presentation as wel expose participants to the surprising truth about organizational problems that they face and how they can effectively solve them. As a result of this understanding, the presentation will help participants significantly improve their work performance and satisfaction; work more collaboratively with their colleagues and iImprove their focus on the needs of those they serve.
SPEAKER: Michael Lazen, Arbinger Institute

Program Block 3:
Emerging Professional Sub Committee Engagement
Mary Vosevich, APPA's Immediate Past President, will kick off the presentations with a brief discussion regarding the important role that the Emerging Professionals play in the future of APPA. The committee chairs will roll out the exciting new mentoring program, and APPA social media enhancements providing all Emerging Professionals with the opportunity to be a part of the future of APPA.
SPEAKER: Mary Vosevich, University of New Mexico

Program Block 4:
Internal Customer Service
Although most organizations will tell you that customer service is important, many of them are overlooking the one asset that truly makes the difference—their people. Successful organizations realize that they need to get it right internally first before they can do an excellent job at delivering great service to the external customer. Kathy will share with us ways that we can show others within our own organizations that we CARE about them and how to serve each other as customers, so that we can deliver the best product and services to our external customers. It is all about making that great first impression with our external customers, that first starts internally on our campuses.
SPEAKER: Kathy Ruff, The Blanchard Group


Mike Lazan, Arbinger Institute
Michael A. Lazan is Senior Vice President of Organization Services with The Arbinger Institute, and leads the design and delivery of Arbinger’s work with organizations globally. Possessing more than 20 years of management experience, Michael brings tremendous practical experience to Arbinger’s work with organizational clients. Prior to joining Arbinger, Michael served in the White House under President Reagan, and subsequently held a number of key management positions in the United States and internationally with Procter and Gamble, Pillsbury, and Reckitt-Benckiser. Michael earned a B.A. from Columbia University, an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and an MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.

Kathy Ruff, The Blanchard Group
Kathy Cuff, a Senior Consulting Partner for The Ken Blanchard Companies®, creates an effective and positive learning environment and motivates people to take action to improve the quality of their personal and professional lives. She brings humor, enthusiasm, and product knowledge to every presentation. Kathy successfully works with people at all levels of an organization, from entry-level employees through C-level executives. She has trained in a wide array of industries, including retail, pharmaceutical, medical, financial, technology, healthcare, and government. Kathy is the co-author, with Ken Blanchard, of the book Legendary Service and of Blanchard’s customer service program, Legendary Service.

Mary Vosevich
, University of New Mexico
Mary Vosevich has worked in higher education facilities management for 28 years; the past thirteen years as the Director of the Physical Plant Department at the University of New Mexico, a Carnegie Research Institution. Vosevich is also Vice President of Lobo Energy, Inc. a corporation of the University which oversees all master planning for utilities at the University. In her capacity as director, Vosevich is responsible for the operations of the 500 member department that maintains all aspects of ten million square feet of the University. She is also the chair person of the University’s sustainability council and is directly responsible for the sustainability initiatives of the University.

Lindsay Wagner, APPA At Large Board Member
Lindsay Wagner spent 15 years working at Northern Arizona University in a variety of positions ranging from General Maintenance Mechanic to Director of Utilities and Sustainability. She recently resigned from her position as the Director of Facility Operations to pursue a doctoral degree in leadership from Colorado State University. She is currently designing online facilities management courses for Wentworth Institute of Technology, as well as managing CrossFit Flagstaff. 



 

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