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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!