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Summer Series in FM

Designed for the facilities professional on the go! APPA is proud to announce the latest offering in professional development- Summer Series in FM.  Cultivating content from our vast body of knowledge, these critically designed sessions are an investment in yourself, as well as your team, and are not to be missed!   Topical matter will address technical aspects of operations, the culture of the team, and much more.  Our current slate of offerings below will be updated as additional programming is scheduled.

Crucial Conversations                    
Shawna Code, Weber State
While it may seem like an uncomfortable thing to do, crucial conversations can create truly defining moments in our life.  At a time, unlike any other in our world, and especially in higher education, changing our trajectory will require very ‘crucial conversations’.  Join us for this informative session as we explore the importance of the process and benefits of each of the 7 steps to these conversations.  Learn how these skills will not only impact you professionally, but personally along your path of growth.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 2:15pm – 3:30pm EDT 
Member Reg Fee: $79 NonMember Reg Fee: $110   
CEUs: .15 / PDHs: 1.5 / LUs: 1.5 / AIA: 1.25 / APPA CERT CEUs: 1.25


Creating a Learning Environment in Facilities
Michelle Frederick, American University
With budgets being cut and employees being expected to do more with less, organizations are having to find effective and inexpensive ways to develop employees and prepare them for new roles. This session will explore a variety of creative and cost-effective programs to create a learning environment where staff are expected to learn and grow.  This session will explore all the ways to develop staff and share the success stories of the program in preparing the organization for the future.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 2:30pm – 3:45pm EDT     
Member Reg Fee: $79 NonMember Reg Fee: $110  
CEUs: .15 / PDHs: 1.5 / LUs: 1.5 / AIA: 1.25 / APPA CERT CEUs: 1.25


Electrical Production & Distribution
Lindsay Wagner, Adams FM2
Electrical production and distribution equipment and systems are characterized by highly sophisticated technologies that continue to develop rapidly.  College and university electrical distribution systems generally consist of a switching station for receiving the electricity into the university system, switching substations (which include transformers), medium-voltage conductor circuits, electric power generation, and system protection.  This class will explore electrical systems typical of university-owned facilities where electricity, whether generated on campus, purchased, or both is received and further distributed to points on campus.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 1:00pm – 2:15pm EDT
Member Reg Fee: $79 NonMember Reg Fee: $110  
CEUs: .15 / PDHs: 1.5 / LUs: 1.5 / AIA: 1.25/ APPA CERT CEUs: 1.25


Metrics, Informatics & Performance
Chris Smeds, University of Virginia
Modern facilities organizations are awash in a sea of data – from financial to work management, geospatial to building controls, organizations are collecting vast amounts of data. Too often, however, organizations simply use that data as a record of past outcomes rather than as a tool that supports forward-looking organizational decision making. This session will discuss how organizations can address this issue and begin to effectively use their data. Topics will include data, metrics, KPIs, benchmarking (including APPA’s Facilities Performance Indicators) and APPA’s newly launched initiative on Facilities Informatics.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 2:15pm – 3:30pm EDT
Member Reg Fee: $79 NonMember Reg Fee: $110
CEUs: .15 / PDHs: 1.5 / LUs: 1.5 / AIA: 1.25 / APPA CERT CEUs: 1.25 


Management Mess
Scott Miller, Author
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 1:00pm – 2:15pm EDT
Member Reg Fee: $0 NonMember Reg Fee: $295


Mechanical Systems
Gary Reynolds, Colorado College, Retired
This course will provide a technical discussion of various types of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems found in higher education facilities. The focus will be on system components, automated control systems, maintenance practices, and codes and standards. Discussions will include designing for maintainability, systems commissioning, and contract alternatives.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 |2:15pm – 3:30pm
Member Reg Fee: $79 NonMember Reg Fee: $110 
CEUs: .15 / PDHs: 1.5 / LUs: 1.5 / AIA: 1.25 /APPA CERT CEUs: 1.25


Energy & Utilities Master Planning
Lindsay Wagner, Adams FM2
While departments plan their work regularly and execute them on the planned timelines on a daily basis, due to the scope and costs of utility operations, the leadership needs to engage in a master planning exercise every 5-10 years. This allows the department an opportunity to take a holistic view of all production, distribution, capacity, system improvements etc. During this exercise an attempt is made to align the utility master plan with the campus master plan with new building construction or demolition plans. This course will discuss the aspects of the operations that are explored during the utility master planning process.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 2:15pm – 3:30pm EDT
Member Reg Fee: $79 NonMember Reg Fee: $110 
CEUs: .15 / PDHs: 1.5 / LUs: 1.5 / AIA: 1.25 / APPA CERT CEUs: 1.25


Creating a Culture of Respect and Dignity
Jamie Gayer, University of Indiana
Interactive train-the-trainer program that teaches facilities leaders how to identify areas of opportunity, have the hard conversations with staff, and create a culture that understands the importance of respect and valuing differences.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 |1:00pm – 2:15pm
Member Reg Fee: $79 NonMember Reg Fee: $110  
CEUs: .15 / PDHs: 1.5 / LUs: 1.5 / AIA: 1.25 /APPA CERT CEUs: 1.25


FPI 2.0 – A New Spin on Your Data
Ted Weidner, Purdue University & Christina Hills, APPA
APPA’s Facilities Performance Indicators Survey and Report (FPI) has been available for years to provide metrics about facilities and operations of the campus. The data is not changing but the ways to enter and display the data are changing to utilize modern tools. The presentation will demonstrate the latest survey and reporting tools as well as help participants identify ways to measure the changing status of their facilities.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 2:15pm – 3:30pm EDT
Member Reg Fee: $79 NonMember Reg Fee: $110   
CEUs: .15 / PDHs: 1.5 / LUs: 1.5 / AIA: 1.25 /APPA CERT CEUs: 1.25


APPA is pleased to announce group discounting for universities that will be registering more than 15 employees. For assistance with this registration and discount pricing, contact education@appa.org for personalized assistance.

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