2018 Midwest Facility Masters Conference - ATTENDEE

2018 Midwest Facility Masters Conference - ATTENDEE
Career Development, Continuing Education, and Networking for School Facility, School Operations and School Business Professionals from throughout the Midwest. Join us for the 11th Annual Conference; this year's theme is "Champions of Change: Motivated and Energized for Our Students."
 
 Join your peers from across the region to network and learn about trends and innovations in school operations! At this one-and-one-half-day conference, acquire knowledge on technology, procedures, processes, and impacts of the facility and staffing decisions for which you're responsible. You'll also want to visit the exhibit hall to learn about innovative new products and services available to improve efficiency, save your district money, and improve the learning environment for kids!



Learn from industry experts in over 60 sessions, with tracks on:
  • Maintenance & Operations
  • Learning Environment
  • Safety, Security & Risk Management
  • Leadership & Management
  • Technology, Social Media, & Communications
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Clean Energy & Energy Efficiency
  • WASBO Facilities Manager Certification Sessions (Modules 4 & 5)
  • Dude Solutions User Training & Lab
 
           
Certification credits are available from the following:
  • The Facilities Designation Program for Illinois
  • Wisconsin ASBO Facilities Manager Certification Program - Modules 4 & 5
  • CEUs for Certified Plant Engineer (CPE)
  • CEUs for Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM)
  • CEUs for Certified Plant Supervisor (CPS)
  • Graduate credit through Viterbo University
Register today for this valuable learning opportunity – only $245 per person when you register by October 22 ($260 after)! Bring multiple attendees from your school district or company and save even more! Bring two or more from your organization, and all of your attendees receive a 10% discount making registration only $225 per person ($240 after October 22). Register early to save!

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When
11/5/2018 - 11/6/2018
Where
Kalahari Resort & Conference Center 1305 Kalahari Drive Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Program

   

Sunday, 04 November 2018

 
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM

Time
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM

Monday, 05 November 2018

 
Time
7:00 AM - 8:50 AM
7:00 AM

Time
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM

Join Mark Mayfield for a humorous approach to a serious subject: managing change. Learn change theory and how the power of creativity is the key component to managing change.
Time
7:50 AM - 8:50 AM
7:50 AM

Time
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM

After 17 years in the education operations industry, one thing is clear: it’s always changing, and 2017 was no different here at Dude Solutions. We grew alongside our 7,000 education clients, took a hard look at the data we’ve accumulated over the years and listened to what you, the education operations experts, had to say. Come hear about how all the enhancements made, resources created and facility data gathered by SchoolDude this past year can help your team work smarter, not harder in the year to come.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Track
Leadership/Management
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Your presenter will discuss 25 lessons learned from 25 years of experience in the lighting energy efficiency and renewable energy business. These lessons learned will be of great value to the school personnel responsible for their buildings and energy budgets.
Track
Clean Energy/Energy Efficiency
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

In DeKalb, there was an incident a couple of years ago and the district found that their response and reunification were very flawed. After that incident, the district put together a new plan for response and reunification. The team has drilled it for all schools (11 buildings) at least 1-2 times and also had an actual Bomb Threat during which the district enacted the plan successfully. Planning and use of staff from other buildings and central administration is key to the district's successful execution. The Director of Facility Operations as well as two School Resource Officers will share the lessons learned and what the response and reunification looks like in the DeKalb School District.
Track
Safety
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Traffic at our facilities has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. With an ever increasing need to safely accommodate more cars, trucks, buses, emergency response vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, etc., and the people they transport (including the disabled), today’s parking lots, drives, and overall sites have been, in many cases, maxed out. From the day-to-day normal activities to the numerous varied special events, today’s traffic demands have called our attention to look outside the box to find ways to make things work. We will present some recent experience & discuss vehicular and pedestrian traffic (and accidents) during drop off/ pick up times and special events, reconfiguring parking lots and drives and future impacts.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

This learning session will advise how interiors drive behavior and achievement in K-12 schools from an evidence-based design perspective. The information presented will address learning outcomes and teacher effectiveness. Find out how indoor air quality (IAQ), sustainability, comfort and acoustics lead to higher achievement in the classroom. Other topics covered include: Trends/best practices in K-12 flooring options and facilities, based on the principles of evidence-based design; Drivers for K-12 design research; Acoustics for classrooms; Indoor air quality: creating healthy learning environments; Comfort: thermal, energy and design; Proper floor maintenance for K-12 interiors; Environmental/sustainable design: issues driving demand for sustainable design, introduction to LEED for schools and CHPS, and review of latest standards (ANSI/LEED/CHPS) Trends/best practices in K-12 flooring options and facilities, based on the principles of evidence-based design Drivers for K-12 design research Acoustics for classrooms Indoor air quality: creating healthy learning environments Comfort: thermal, energy and design Proper floor maintenance for K-12 interiors Environmental/sustainable design: issues driving demand for sustainable design, introduction to LEED for schools and CHPS, and review of latest standards (ANSI/LEED/CHPS)
Track
Learning Environment
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

The first half of this presentation will provide an understanding of considerations when designing and constructing an athletic field for natural grass. For the second half, you will learn what maintenance cultural programs will keep it in top shape once your project is completed.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Focus on school building exterior envelope design and maintenance.  The speaker will provide examples of problems caretakers may face related to the building envelop and how these problems can be dealt with.  Construction specifications and design criteria to ensure quality construction will also be covered.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certificaiton - Module 4
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Time
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM
9:50 AM

At Dude Solutions, we believe the more you know about where your team currently stands, the better off you’ll be able to strategize for a successful future. But, with most maintenance and operations teams currently operating on a “run to failure” mantra, how do you go against the grain? Come join the conversation as we discuss the vital importance of having the full picture of your facilities and the data story they tell.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

Through the use of Bluetooth communication via connections with WIFI or Cellular,  realize real-time visibility into the location of an organization’s people, assets and item management to improve operational efficiency across different functions – ability to track assets including historical path location within 2-meter accuracy. Industrial or healthcare organizations need to find tools in a factory, hangar or expansive work areas throughout the building or across multi-building facilities. From ladders, carts, to emergency hospital equipment, implementing RTLS can save valuable time to locate required items and the right tools to be productive.  Safety and security measures are important elements on the operation’s floor. The platform provides real-time visibility on open meeting rooms to improve workplace efficiency.
Track
Technology/Social Media/Communications
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

With the right control strategies, your comfort and building’s energy use don’t have to be mutually exclusive!   Learn the basics behind Building Automation Systems (BAS) and how HVAC systems work together for your facility. We will discuss basic system components, benefits of scheduling for occupancy and alarm notifications. We will also demonstrate the result of adding a few additional components or changing programming processes to see energy savings in a building.  In the end, we want listeners to understand a few strategies to keep energy in check while maintaining occupant comfort.
Track
Clean Energy/Energy Efficiency
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

Gender-inclusive facilities can help create safer, equitable schools. We will examine key issues surrounding implementing these spaces, and discuss how districts can embrace forward-thinking ideas to create safe, inclusive learning environments for all students. We will look particularly at facilities challenges that districts must acknowledge, and examine cases that have successfully addressed these issues.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
10:00 AM

Students and staff with mobility impairments can be found in nearly every building.  But what options are available to these individuals to safety evacuate in case of an emergency?  This course will provide attendees with information about how to evacuate or relocate mobility impaired individuals in school buildings.  Topics to be discussed include: Safe rooms and applicable requirements; the use of evacuation chairs; and how to safely use the elevator for evacuation.
Track
Safety
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

Safety and security needs sometime conflict with a need for innovative and flexible learning environments. River Trails District 26 needs additional classroom space to support a projected increase in enrollment. Learn how District 26 integrated safety and security measures with a desire for innovative educational spaces. Also, learn more about the CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) evaluation process from Ray Lee, a CPTED Certified Practitioner. Learning Objectives: • Understand the CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) evaluation process • Learn how District 26 applied this process to their long range planning process. • Learn more about the stakeholders (community, first-responders, etc.) in this process • Learn how the District combined a need for innovative learning environments with safety and security design.
Track
Safety
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

This presentation will provide an understanding of how to get critical infrastructure projects done using EPC (Energy Performance Contracting). It will separate fact from fiction and show you how you can use EPC to get your critical summer projects completed on schedule, with no change orders, and with less stress.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

Discussion of the development of a comprehensive roof management program utilizing a combination of visual assessments and internet based technology to track costs, extend the service life of your roof and plan for replacement.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certificaiton - Module 4
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

Time
10:50 AM - 12:10 PM
10:50 AM

Time
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
12:10 PM

The average building wastes about a third of its energy. That's right - one third. Gone are the days when energy conservation's pure motivation was environmental friendliness. Today, it's a costly expense that can be managed, but how do you tall a captivating story to get organization buy-in? Come join our discussion as we outline the 12 steps toward an institution-wide energy management program and how to accomplish each simply.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

Construction projects face disputes every step along the way: change orders, contractor claims for delays, payments, or extras and the school district warranty, default, defencts or punchlist claims. Learn from a wise panel, including a School Borad Member/Construction Manager, Facilities Director, School Business Official and School Attorney, with years of construction expertise on how to achieve success with these claims.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

Managing a school facility is a crucial role that requires a great deal of responsibility for a wide variety of duties. A district’s operations and maintenance (O&M) department has a measurable impact not only on providing a safe and clean environment, but also creating a physical space that delivers appropriate learning conditions for students and staff. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, energy costs represent one-third of a school district’s O&M expenses and 2.2 percent of the overall budget. Employing successful energy best practice strategies will help school districts maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their buildings. With the recent release of Focus on Energy’s School and Government Facilities Energy Best Practices Guide, this presentation will focus on smart energy choices school districts can model to help build an energy-conscious culture and reduce energy expenditures for years to come. Attendees will hear real-life examples of schools utilizing energy-saving strategies and best practices to improve the safety and quality of their learning environment while maintaining cost-efficiency. Learn what technical support and financial assistance Focus on Energy is providing to assist all Wisconsin school districts in becoming more energy efficient.
Track
Clean Energy/Energy Efficiency
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

School Safety and Security is more important today than ever before. Regardless of a district's financial situation, everyone can afford school safety. This presentation will share several approaches to school security, from no cost to a moderate investment.
Track
Safety
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

This session will focus on how to win the funding and staffing war when school district funds are limited, presented by a Superintendent.  The three areas that must be addressed are:  Raising the respect level of the profession;  Knowing where you are and where you are going using data to emphasize the why and how you compare against best practices; and why playing politics is necessary, telling the story so everyone understands the what and why.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

Learn important and useful information about tennis courts and athletic tracks, including common problems and defects, recommendations for proper maintenance, and how they are designed and constructed. Find out what color schemes are best for tennis courts and what type of athletic track surfacing is recommended. Discover how to minimize cracking on your tennis courts and how to fix cracks, how to extend the life of your athletic track surface, and other important tips.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

Many school districts continue to defer maintenance requirements on their aging facilities, eventually leading to more expensive and numerous repairs. Learn how you can develop comprehensive assessment plans that ensure ongoing planning expenditures to financially prepare your district for the future.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

Learn how to develop and implement an effective Preventative Maintenance program, starting from scratch, to a finished, working program.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certificaiton - Module 4
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

Time
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
2:00 PM

Our new bi-annual Education Operations Health Index combines two decades of operations statistics from billions of client data points as they complete and track their daily operations using our solutions. With this education operations data, every education leader, from superintendents and business officers to CIOs and facility management leaders, will have a benchmark to pinpoint their department’s strengths and areas for improvement, as well as allow them to make more informed, actionable decisions.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

Every construction project has problems from the big to the small, from pre-construction to the punch list. A wise panel, including a School Board Member/Construction Manager, Facilities Director, School Business Official and School Attorney, with years of construction expertise will address common problems and practical solutions.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

This course beings with an analysis of past incidents of violence against students and staff in educational environments. The analysis focuses on the perpetrators of the attacks and the effectiveness of the security measures existing at that time. A review of FBI & CDC reports on school violence is used to demonstrate likely perpetrators of future attacks and the standard response by school personnel. OSHA considerations are reviewed for best practices for preventing workplace violence and the applicability of recommendations to the school setting. The course concludes with a discussion on the most effective approach to improving the security profile in our schools and classrooms.
Track
Safety
Time
2:20 PM - 3:15 PM
2:20 PM

A panel discussion focused on the challenges and potential solutions available to K-12 market. The will include a wide range of topics including an analysis of Gov. Walkers K-12 security proposal, technology available, and best practices from WSSCA members. K-12 security needs and challenges are rapidly changing, becoming more complex and requiring greater collaboration across multiple agencies. Updating security measures can be overwhelming and confusing. Keeping school campuses safe requires adapting to evolving threats while maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning. In many school systems, growing populations mean security goes beyond a single building but must coordinate across multiple facilities. Whether it is a district covering elementary, middle and high schools to a single school campus - one specific challenge is bringing enterprise-level security to lots of facilities.
Track
Safety
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

Even if you’re not responsible for decisions relating to what property and liability insurance the district purchases, a facilities professional should know and understand the foundation for those decisions.  This presentation will provide perspectives and considerations relating to the types of insurance recommended for school districts.  Included will be discussion about appropriateness of insured property values, limits and deductibles.  Insurance carriers typically develop a standard package of policies and limits designed to address most of the risks inherent to the business of schools.  School facilities staff should be involved in determining - What is right for your district?
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

Driving effective efficiencies, staff training and development, equipment selection and maintenance, cleaning processes and procedures all lead to a positive and professional cleaning staff.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

There are many areas of functionality provided by the control system of a building. This session will cover building automation systems such and HVAC, Access Control & Security, CCTV, and Lighting Controls and will cover the Pros and Cons of systems integration and the increased efficiencies that can be achieved with integrated systems.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certificaiton - Module 4
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

Time
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
3:10 PM

With school buildings on average 42 years old and at a whopping D+ for infrastructure, according to America’s Infrastructure Report Card, deferred maintenance and dollars for capital renewals grow larger day-by-day. With the odds against maintenance leaders, do facilities matter for the greater good? Research shows a resounding yes. Come see how facility conditions directly impact students and teachers.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

Who is in charge anyway? The panel will review and offer guidance for the management of the contractor, CM, architect, and other consultants during construction.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

Lighting technology and codes are changing fast. This session will give you an overview of LED technology and go over what works and what doesn’t in lighting upgrades. Light flicker will specifically be addressed, because there are many low cost light bulbs on the market that have this problem. This can be a trigger for autistic, epileptic, and migraine sufferers. There will be a review of current state codes for controls, lighting power density, and illuminance on the desktop.  Get educated about lighting before you make an expensive mistake.
Track
Clean Energy/Energy Efficiency
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

Taxpayer support of Wisconsin school debt referenda dropped by nearly 20% over the last year; a major shift from prior years. Now more than ever before survey-precision is a critical, must-have feature when districts collect voter opinions. Not being able to accurately measure what the voting public will support means postponement of student initiatives and ultimately higher future costs for taxpayers to absorb. This presentation will help attendees understand voter demographics through post election analysis and scientific stratified random sample surveys.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

Today’s presenters will provide an understanding of polished concrete. The information will include different applications and installation methods, the benefits of polished concrete flooring, floor system options and specifications. Dmitry and a facility manager will share project coordination ideas and help identify qualified contractors.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

The session will talk about water treatment for main school facilities. This will look at treatment for boilers, water heaters and kitchen equipment. We will also touch on Point-of-Use treatment for drinking water in various areas of the school and the sites that need higher purity applications such as the lab/science rooms. Additionally, we will discuss the incoming water sources (city versus private well) and how that water quality is an important factor to understand with the maintenance and managing of your school.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

Your presenters will review the state accounting codes (WUFAR) as they apply to their school district, the processes they use to develop a facilities budget, and how they are attempting to work with declining budget amounts.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 5
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

Time
4:20 PM - 5:30 PM
4:20 PM

8:00 PM

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

 
It is natural for people to struggle with change; it can be hard as well as take us out of our comfort zone in a hurry.  There are some natural and learned skills and characteristics that can help us become change agents in our personal and professional lives.  Pat will use stories and examples to illustrate several of these characteristics showing that anyone can become a “Champion of Change” if they choose to.
Time
7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
7:30 AM

Time
9:15 AM - 9:25 AM
9:15 AM

Time
9:25 AM - 12:15 PM
9:25 AM

Come participate in an open discussion centered on transparency with your community, working with different types of outside organizations, enhancing your public, parents of students and much more. A Dude Solutions events expert will share insight from our exclusive national data and discuss how clients can fully leverage our Events solution and the data provided.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

This interactive presentation explores successful tips and techniques you may need when making a presentation to or having a crucial conversation with the board, school administration, staff, community and local government.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

From committee meetings to board rooms, we will discuss effective and efficient ways to not only run a meeting but to participate as well.  We will cover the basics in Roberts Rules of Order.  You will be shown ways to make a motion, second a motion, and debate a motion as well as to vote on the motion.  When we are done you should have a general working knowledge on how using Roberts Rules of Order can make a meeting run smoothly.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

Most people may know what sexual harassment is, in an HR/ EEOC kind of way, but work relationships can be complicated. This presentation attempts to explore the issues surrounding sexual harassment without being overly legalistic or judgemental. We cover definitions, history, types, frequency of occurance, the effects of sexual harassment on the individual and workplace, why people don't stop the behaviors, how to confront the behaviors, your responsibility as a leader, what to do if you are accused of sexual harassment, relationships in the workplace and emerging issues, such as gender identity.
Track
Safety
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

Using a comprehensive risk management approach for all lines of insurance. This program will help you understand how each aspect of insurance can help or hurt you. Understanding your risk and having a good comprehensive risk management plan can help you to save big dollars in both the short-term and the long-term. The partnership between School District of New Berlin and R&R for 4+ years led to continued improvement (reduction) of losses, improved experience mod, stable insurance program, and reduction in loss frequency. Today, the School District of New Berlin is considered to have best in class programs and approach.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

With state and local budgets growing increasingly limited, funding allocation for school construction and renovation work needs to be carefully weighed. It is important to ensure that investments contribute to healthier buildings and student learning environments. This session will share a 2017 global research report published by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as well as examples from Wisconsin school learning environments. Learn how facilities and the classroom environment impact student health and performance.
Track
Learning Environment
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

This session will discuss the various types of industrial coatings, sealers and stains that can be applied to indoor and outdoor concrete floors, walkways, hallways, classrooms, locker rooms, bus garages, and pool decks.  The presenter will explain fixing, filling and repairing concrete and protecting concrete floor for years to come, as well as the benefits of protective coatings for the concrete which include added slip resistance, ease of clean, improved light reflectivity, aesthetically enhancing the appearance of rooms, and many more. We will showcase new highly decorative flooring that is being used in stadiums including US Bank Stadium.  Finally, we will discuss the maintenance of floor coatings.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

Sport surfaces and fields are critical to the operation of successful athletic programs.  Learn how to manage different types of  sports surfaces through effective field maintenance, aerating,  seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, set-ups, and documentation.  Artificial turf maintenance & product selection will be discussed.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 5
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

Time
10:15 AM - 10:25 AM
10:15 AM

Part of the Dude Solutions mission is to help clients maximize the power of The Dude and achieve the highest possible return on investment. Learn how your school can benefit from a consultative account review with your client success representative (CSR). You’ll also learn how to analyze and leverage your new Dude Intelligence business analytic tools to operate more efficiently, justify staff and defend your budget.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

Finance and Business Officers almost always list facilities as one of their most important items to manage. But, where do you start? When tackling this, it's important to start by speaking the same language and asking critical questions. Come join our presentation as we discuss some of the most critical questions to know the answers to, including: How much capital is needed to maintain existing buildings in a satisfactory condition? What is the condition of my "priority" buildings? How should available capital be allocated to the ongoing projects?
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

Attention new Facility Managers: Do you think you have all the right tools for success in your first few years? How do you know what you may be missing? We'll walk you through the various steps to developing the right network, prioritizing your District's needs and building team collaboration internally. You will also walk away with a list of consultants and companies who can help in each area.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

This session will highlight the importance of collaboration between Buildings and Grounds and the CSBO.
Track
Safety
Time
11/6/2018 10:25 AM - 11/6/2019 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

Construction terms and the processes can sometimes be very confusing or intimidating. This is especially true when a school district has a potential project and needs to get up-to-speed quickly on a relationship best suit its needs. Our presentation will focus on a District’s relationship with both a construction manager or a general contractor. While many people believe the two partnerships are the same, the reality is, they are very different. Additionally, we will: Discuss key differences between the two. Review how either partnership impacts a project’s success. Assess realistic expectations for both partnerships. Discuss other typical construction terms and meanings… and more! Eppstein Uhen Architects will provide an architect’s perspective on working with both general contractors and construction managers. With this additional resource, attendees will gain a well-rounded understanding of choosing an appropriate construction partner.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

This session will discuss capitalizing on what it is to be a professional in our business. How to Walk the Walk, not just Talk the Talk. We will address appearance, verbal skills, ethics, respect, email/phone/voicemail etiquette, continuing education, and representation of your work place in public.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

In this session we will cover all aspects of capital planning from the development of a five or ten year plan for major maintenance, energy, security, etc. to planning of new schools or additions.   Your presenters will discuss how to prioritize projects as well as identifying funding sources, managing tax impact, and understanding debt retirement schedules.  They will also discuss formulating a communication plan to present your plan to the Superintendent, School Board and general public.  Finally, they will cover potential resources to help you in the overall capital planning process.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 5
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

Time
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM
11:15 AM

Unless this is your first day on the job, you have heard of (and are well acquainted with) preventive maintenance. Whether it keeps you up at night or allows you to rest assured, you know how important a solid, efficient PM program is. While preventive maintenance is a must for operational success, it might be a thing of the past soon. The future of maintenance? Working predictively. Come join our presentation as we discuss how predictive maintenance is alive and well in education operations.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

It's not shocking to hear that it's better to implement and maintain one facilities system versus multiple. It creates consistency, transparency and greater communication. But, why do we still see districts using three, or four, or 20 different facilities systems in one school (or across the district)? Schools that have one system for event scheduling, another for work & asset management, another for energy and more cause headaches that are easily avoidable. Come join our discussion to see why having one centralized solution can create opportunities for cost reduction, price transparency, and interdepartmental communication and integrations.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

This panel discussion/presentation will provide an overview of the model CESA 6 and one of our partner districts, the School District of Marshfield, use to include Non-Certified Support Staff in district-wide systemic approaches to evaluation and supervision. We’ll summarize and highlight grows and glows from our journeys thus far as well as respond to audience questions.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

Your presenters will cover a “Top 10” countdown of issues related to accessibility in the school setting. The issues include the most frequently occurring code violations and sections of the code often overlooked. The list includes many items that can be addressed in-house by district staff without the need for capital improvement projects. A “to do” list for when you return to the office and a list of resources will also be provided.
Track
Safety
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

Year after year; architects, engineers and building owners have struggled with the ever growing financial impact of changing building codes. However, with the most recent code changes and the availability of Long-Term Facility Maintenance (LTFM) funding, there are opportunities to modernize, simplify and save money! Over the last two years, IDS 622 and their design team have been revamping their Long-Term Facility Maintenance (LTFM) project list to incorporate the insight of a process called Building Reclassification and completion of Storm-water Management Plans completed for each regulatory/oversight agency. Mike and Troy will review two of the district’s buildings which have been reclassified under the most recent code and discuss the resulting construction and operational savings.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

Learn how one District is championing the work and efforts of the custodial and maintenance team by the use of data. Beyond the many intangibles the custodial and maintenance team can bring to a positive school environment, the St. Francis School District uses data metrics to validate the effectiveness of the team. Listen to the work the District has done to build buy-in with the custodial team and the impact of sharing data in a transparent manner to all staff.
Track
Technology/Social Media/Communications
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

The average facility team spends nearly an hour per day searching for information when they could be fulfilling work orders. Why? Because most of them rely on ill-suited methods—like a CMMS—to store and manage critical facilities information. The problem is costly. Reports show that facilities teams miss preventive maintenance at least six times per month, contributing to the ever-growing maintenance backlog. That’s despite the fact that the average team is working 50 hours of overtime each month. Attend this presentation to learn how to solve maintenance challenges by implementing effective strategies and technology.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

With the passage of many facility referenda, Wisconsin facility managers have been tasked with oversight of billions of dollars in construction projects over the last decade. A facility manager's role in each of these projects can differ, but trust that you will be expected to lead, and that large projects can consume a facility manager for years at a time. This course is designed to give a brief overview of the stages of a referendum, from planning, through execution. We will review some pitfalls to avoid as well as opportunities that will present themselves.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 5
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

Time
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
12:15 PM

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