2018 Facilities Management Conference ATTENDEE

2018 Facilities Management Conference ATTENDEE
24 sessions covering maintenance, operations and safety best practices for school facilities and business professionals.
 

Join your peers from across Wisconsin to learn about trends and innovations in school operations at this event designed specifically for school facility, school operations and maintenance and school business professionals! This one-and-one-half-day educational conference features 24 sessions, including both core and continuing education options for the WASBO Facilities Certification Program. Also take advantage of the time to meet with 100+ vendors in the Exhibit Hall to get the information you need to make informed decisions.

Breakout sessions include:

Module 6 for Core Certification
Building Automation - Why Do You Need an "Open" System?
Challenging Children in Your Schools
Selling Yourself Before & During the Interview
Stop Wasting Energy and Start Saving Money Now
Condensing Boilers - Optimal Operations and Features for Maximum Efficiency
The Realities of Referendum Projects
What to Know When Considering a Lighting Upgrade
Facilities Directors Filling the Gap for Kids
Controlling Insurance Costs
Legal Issues Involving Access and Use of School District Property
Natural Gas - From Start to Finish

Visit the Conference at a Glance link for a complete schedule or click on the sessions below for descriptions.

Thanks to the generous support of Focus on Energy and McKinstry, 11 Facilities Management Conference Attendee Scholarships will be awarded to attend the Facilities Management Conference. These scholarships will enable facility professionals who would not otherwise be able to participate to attend this conference.  Be sure to apply before the January 22nd deadline.

Viterbo Credit is available for attendance at both days of the conference, as part of the course it is required that participants read three chapters from the Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities and summarize how you will be able to utilize the information in your district.

Additional Materials and Information

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If the multi-attendee pricing option is selected erroneously (i.e. you are the only registrant from your organization), you agree to be billed for the difference in registration fees. Each individual from your organization will need to register separately. All rates are per person. Individuals from vendor organizations not sponsoring or exhibiting at the WASBO Facilities Management Conference may register as attendees to participate in networking events and attend sessions; however, distribution of literature is not permitted. Contact Clare May at 608.729.6632 or clare.may@wasbo.com for sponsorship information.  

When
2/27/2018 11:00 AM - 2/28/2018 5:00 PM
Where
Kalahari Resort And Conference Center 1305 Kalahari Drive Wisconsin Dells, WI

Program

   

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

 
Start the conference by networking with exhibitors.
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

This lunch is included in your registration for the WASBO Facilities Management Conference. If you are attending only the WSSCA Conference, please visit https://www.wasbo.com/WASBO/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=2018WSSCA to purchase a lunch ticket.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

From a societal development perspective, education is fundamental to its progress.  The education we provide our children is arguably one of the most important things we can do as a community today. As children spend a large majority of their time in K-12 schools, it is crucial that the facilities in which they learn are healthy, sustainable, durable, and safe. Drawing on technical examples, lessons learned, and best practices from recent K-12 projects, the presentation will comprehensively explore and explain the challenges and key components necessary to execute successful retro-commissioning (RCx) projects in this sector. Executing projects within this domain is particularly significant, as they ultimately will impact student health as well as their ability to learn. For example, studies have shown increased indoor air quality has been attributed to a decreased amount of sick days among students and staff. Through this process of RCx, it is ensured that building systems are designed, installed, functionally tested, and capable of being operated and maintained in conformance with the current facility requirements. That is, the building will function per the occupants/owner’s expectations. Regardless of the cause of degraded performance, RCx ensures that anemic areas of system performance are identified and quantified such that corrective actions to bring the system back to its most optimal state are identified.  This is done through a prudent engineering process whereby existing systems are assessed and tested to determine the level of conformance with the current facility requirement. Retro-Commissioning main goals and objectives are to:   - Bring equipment to its optimal operating efficiency   - Reduce energy demands and cost   - Reduce complaints   - Increase occupants’ satisfaction and comfort   - Increase equipment life   - Improve indoor environmental quality   - Reduce staff time spent on emergency call   - Improve facility operation   - Decrease your monthly fixed costs   - Improve yearly equipment budget forecasting   - Keep project cost effectiveness to less than 3 years simple payback     This track will help you understand the Retro-Commissioning Process in its totality, financial & operational benefits, learn the benefits of Utilizing Incentive Funding from Focus on Energy, and help determine the expected results of implementing the RCx for K-12 facilities.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

This session will provide you a glimpse of how we train school staff to handle challenging behaviors/children. There are several factors as to why students currently enrolled in our schools act very different than what we’ve experienced in the past. Techniques/approaches discussed will include: Verbal De-escalation, Conscious Discipline, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS), and from a Trauma Informed Care lens. Come learn how to build positive relationships and interact with “spirited” students in your schools.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

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

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.
Time
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
2:20 PM

There are always facility needs and operational challenges which require funds that are above and beyond what was anticipated. The Somerset School District has been facing mounting facility needs that have become overwhelming. After examining their buildings and operations, the district’s administrative team started an improvement process addressing staff training, energy performance, and a reprioritization of deferred maintenance projects focusing on operational costs. These efforts are providing operational savings and are being leveraged to quickly address building needs.
Time
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
2:20 PM

Time
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
3:20 PM

Mentorship is a powerful way to give back to the profession, with gains for both the mentor and protege. Attend this session to learn the qualities of a good mentor, how to make the mentoring relationship work, and what you can do to help school facilities professionals be successful for the long-term. If you wish to find out on being a Mentor, attend this session.
Time
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM
3:40 PM

Lighting is changing quickly; it is not “just light” anymore. What color should I install? What controls should I add? What about Li-Fi? What do I do for future options? How do I make any decisions with everything changing so fast? We will answer these and more questions in this session. When it comes to lighting upgrades, this will be the most enlightening session you will attend this year.
Time
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM
3:40 PM

Time
4:40 PM - 5:30 PM
4:40 PM

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

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

 
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM

Can you confidently predict the maintenance and capital needs of your facility for  the next 5 years? How about 3 years? 1 Year? If you are like most K-12 facility managers, you dread sifting through  spreadsheets, folders and project data to create your budget. And after all is said and done, it is hard to have confidence that the financial plan you create is  accurate. Wouldn’t it be great if this information was easy to collect and feed an  accurate capital plan? In this presentation we will share a simple 5 step process for collecting facility  asset data for maintenance and planning. Topics covered will include:     - Collecting accurate data without taking your team away from maintenance   - Creating actionable reports with collected data   - Using data to implement a preventive maintenance plan
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 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.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM

This session is designed to outline specific resume formats and assist in identifying important information to share on your resume. Learn how to effectively answer interview questions and how to prepare for the interview.  Communicating effectively during the interview is a key to success. Learn some tips about communicating verbally and non-verbally.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM

Time
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:00 AM

The Superior Area School District had considerable need for facility improvements. After years of discussions, there was finally the motivation to develop a long-term facility vision which allowed for the continued evolution of teaching and learning. The result of the process was the passage of a $92 million-dollar referendum which included replacing Cooper Elementary School, major additions and renovations to Superior High School, and other district deferred maintenance projects. How did the district establish facility solution priorities and what process determined the greatest needs of the district? The presentation will provide the strategies that lead to the Superior Area School District’s short and long-term facility and teaching vision.
Time
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
9:15 AM

Lead in water from an elementary school’s kitchen sink, 1.5 liters of mercury in a science classroom closet, visual residual mold growth and spores on roof decking, these are all environmental hazards CESA 10’s Facilities Management Department have found and safely removed in Wisconsin schools in the past six months. When is the last time you had someone evaluate your space for environmental concerns? If it has been more than a year, you’ll want to attend this presentation. Lance Gregorich, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, and Luke Krumenauer, Environmental Health and Safety Lead Consultant, will walk attendees through common areas where hazardous materials may be lurking, the benefits of conducting a chemical inventory, cost-effective methods to deal problem areas, and the best way to communicate solutions to the community.
Time
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
9:15 AM

You’ve started a new position as a Facilities Manager, now what? This session will give an overview of your new role and the responsibilities that come with it, as well as the skills that will be essential to your success. The presenters will review the WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification program and how it will benefit you in your new position as a Facilities Leader in your district.
Time
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
9:15 AM

Time
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:15 AM

Districts face many issues during an employee’s “life cycle” during the employee’s employment with a district. This session will cover the hiring of employees, transfers and changes of assignment, leave provisions and retirement issues.
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM

Wisconsin school facilities, with thousands of buildings in various locations, are one of the largest energy consumers in the state. Nationally, school facilities spend millions of dollars annually on electric and gas expenses. Creating awareness and implementing changes in the way these facilities operate, school districts can better use taxpayer dollars and resources, conserve energy, improve efficiency, and increase occupant comfort.    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 system performance of their existing buildings. Make 2018 a year of savings! Learn what technical support and financial assistance Focus on Energy is providing to assist all Wisconsin school districts in becoming more energy efficient.
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM

How can we, as custodians, positively impact children and be good role models? We will examine stories of custodians who make a difference every day in the lives of the children in our schools.
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM

Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM

Take this opportunity to learn what PBIS and SST are and how you as a Facility Manager / Support Staff can become an integrated part in this process. With more in-depth knowledge of different programs that are implemented by your administrative and teaching staff, our hope is that you will be able to find an opportunity to participate in these programs. Our intention is to provide everyone with a way to make a positive impact to assist students.
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM

This facilities manager certification session will feature effective communications and interaction with the public. We will review the elements of effective communication and personal contacts, identify the key components to gaining trust and respect from others, and getting your message out and understood. We will also discuss ways to counteract misinformation and correct false rumors before they become widespread, as well as how to react to complaints about you and/or your staff.
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM

Within just a few minutes, an elementary school’s approaching school year was put in jeopardy as a fire ravaged the building. This presentation explores the experiences of a Wisconsin School District that had a significant fire occur within one of their buildings in July 2017. Perspectives from both the district administrator as well as the project manager will be shared. Among the points covered will be:   - District background   - How to plan for a fire   - District contingencies   - Mitigation scope development   - The road map for a school fire   - Formulating a communication plan   - The Human side of a disaster    - Time lines    - Insurance involvement   - School staff participation   - Managing the media     - Consultant involvement   - Art and science   A brief case study of this particular school fire project will be included within the presentation as well.
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM

Time
1:30 PM - 1:40 PM
1:30 PM

This session will cover the myths of condensing boilers along with proper installation and operations to gain maximum efficiency. Analyzing warranty and operational coverage of condensing boilers will also be presented.
Time
1:40 PM - 2:40 PM
1:40 PM

Facility Managers are being called on more than ever to present data related to facilities. From energy savings to customer satisfaction- this session will explore data that can be tracked and celebrated, as well as shared with your leadership team or school board. If it is worth doing....then it is worth measuring!
Time
1:40 PM - 2:40 PM
1:40 PM

This session will cover the following:     - How the Natural Gas Market Works   - From Wellhead to Burner Tip   - Supply and Demand Factors   - Market Analytics   - Case Studies
Time
1:40 PM - 2:40 PM
1:40 PM

Time
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM
2:40 PM

Session will explain: - Open Control Systems - What to watch out for - Integrations - Communications Protocols
Time
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
2:50 PM

Leadership is critical to the success of any organization. In this interactive session we will explore the philosophies and qualities of outstanding leaders. We will also examine ways to implement those strategies to become more effective leaders ourselves.
Time
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
2:50 PM

Many different constituencies utilize school district property, including students, employees, parents, and other individuals. With so many different individuals accessing district property, there are many different issues that are presented, including rights to access property, risk of injury, and safety concerns. In this respect, school officials must consider the legal issues posed by these issues. This presentation will provide guidance on many of the legal issues involved with these considerations, including access to property, negligence, surveillance, weapons, and other issues.
Time
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
2:50 PM

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