APPA’s Pathway to Professionalism (P2P) provides a convenient and cost-effective way to ensure your employees receive relevant training from experts in the facilities management field. With P2P, you have access to APPA’s Customized Interactive Learning (CIL) platform and resources coupled with on-site or online instructor-led training at your institution. Your team will be able to learn from their colleagues in real-world discussions that are directly related to their daily work.
Because we have paired our CIL online platform with our trainers, your employees can train when – and where – it’s convenient for them. There’s no need to worry about time away from home, lost productivity or travel expenses. P2P makes it easy for everyone while maximizing learning and minimizing costs. If you have at least 20 people to train, and a member of APPA, we’ll come to you for just $1,195/person, with no extra costs. Non-Member rate $1,395/person.
Bring a P2P session to your campus, and you’ll get:
• Four separate days of instructor-led training at your campus exposing participants to APPA’s core areas of the Body of Knowledge;
• PowerPoint and supplemental instruction materials;
• 90 days of 24/7 access to our CIL for all registered attendees providing online study tools such as practice tools, exams, recorded webinars, narrated modules of the Body of Knowledge, study manual and flashcards;
• The option for qualified attendees to take and pass the CEFP exam at no cost (plus one free retake!) within 30 days of the end of the session.
Organizational Development & Team Building
With APPA’s P2P program, you’ll be able to provide a richer professional development opportunity for your team.
• Employees learn about aspects of the industry that their current jobs and experience would otherwise not provide with a standardized offering;
• Employees view the program as a demonstration of your institution’s commitment to their ongoing development;
• By including technical service workers or outside facilities customers breaks down barriers between FM staff and other workers, creating a shared sense of respect of responsibilities as well as understanding;
• A broader understanding of concepts in the Body of Knowledge based on the reality of your team’s specific workplace leads to a better understanding of the organization as whole.
Institutions/Organizations and their Champions
The following Institutions and Organizations have hosted a P2P either virtually, in-person or hybrid. Contact the Champion to learn how easy it is to host a P2P.
|Organization||Champion||Type of Offering||Last Session Held|
|University of Illinois Chicago||Jeff Kulik||hybrid||October 27, 2020|
|University of Tennessee – Knoxville||Rebecca Alcorn||virtual||June 14, 2021|
|Auburn University||Dan Whatley||virtual||June 16, 2021|
|MiAPPA Region||Pete Strazdas||virtual||June 24, 2021|
|University of Maryland – College Park||Diane Cabrales||in-person||December 10, 2021|
|University of Southern California (Group 1)||Eric Johnson||virtual||February 1, 2022|
|University of Southern California (Group 2)||Eric Johnson||virtual||April 12, 2022|
|International Schools Systems||Becky Krisulevics||virtual||April 26, 2022|
Get Started Today!
We’re ready to help you succeed! Contact us today and let us tell you more about this pathway to professionalism. For additional information on how to bring this innovative program to your team, contact Kelly Ostergrant, Credentialing Coordinator, to discuss how to schedule your team for their next steps in professional development.