2021 Virtual Facilities Management Conference ATTENDEE

Join your colleagues from across Wisconsin to learn about trends and innovations in school operations designed specifically for school facility, operations and maintenance and school business professionals!

A committee of your colleagues developed a program to enhance your professional learning!  And it is not all about COVID-19!

New for 2021 hear keynote Thomas R. Williams, a former NFL player who will provide a positive message on culture and leadership.

This educational conference features over 25 sessions, including both core and continuing education courses for the WASBO Facilities Certification Program. All sessions will be presented live, and recorded for future learning on your WASBO profile. In addition, mini-learning sessions will be offered and recorded. Take advantage of the time to network with our virtual Resource Area participants and sponsors to get the information you need to make informed decisions on the goods and services required for your school district. 

View the entire conference offerings or click on the sessions in the conference registration to learn how you can enhance your professional development. See the schedule at a Glance here.

Breakout sessions include:

Core Certification Module 3: Environmental Health & Safety Solar & LED Lighting
Engagement & Well-being: A Critical Investment in Yourself & Others! Navigating Stakeholder Demands for School Safety Information
Speak Up, Speak Out Ionization/Equipment for Air Handling Units to Clean the Air
360 Virtual Photo Management System Stress Management
Accident Reporting for Workers Comp Best Practices Lessons Learned: Roundtable on COVID



Thanks to the generous support of Focus on Energy, 8 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 February 7th deadline!

 

WASBO Go

If you have not already done so, you will want to download the WASBO Go App from either the App store or Google Play. WASBO Go will enhance your conference experience. You will be able to evaluate sessions, access the conference schedule and presentation handouts; following the conference, session recordings will be available here as well. Sign in to the app using your WASBO credentials to make the most of WASBO Go. Download the App by scanning this QR code with your phone:

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Ryan Silvola at 608.729.6632 or ryan.silvola@wasbo.com for sponsorship information.  

When
3/3/2021 - 3/4/2021
Where
Virtual

Program

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

Description
Thomas’ passion is coaching athletes on the inevitable transition to life beyond the scoreboard. His mantra, “Athletes are great people first, who just so happen to be great athletes. Greatness may have started with sports but it doesn’t end when you retire. GREATNESS is a lifestyle.” Thomas serves by teaching athletes about character and leadership. His nonprofit, “Pursuits of Greatness,” helps athletes prepare for life after their playing career, by providing custom suits. This symbol of professionalism represents a new uniform that an athlete has retired, and is transitioning to their life of GREATNESS. In 2008 Thomas graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in Sociology. Nicknamed The Hitman, Thomas was a captain on USC’s football team where he and his teammates won 2 National Championships and 3 Rose Bowls. Selected 155th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft Thomas played 5 years in the NFL, where he was not just focused on winning and competing, but TEAMWORK, MENTAL TOUGHNESS and LEADERSHIP. After a career ending neck injury, Thomas transitioned from a game changer to a life changer. He will join us to help tackle obstacles and find our winning solutions.
Track
General Session
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
Track
Resource Area
Time
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
11:00 AM
Track
Resource Area
Time
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
11:30 AM
Time
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM
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.
Track
Facilities Certification - Core Intro
Time
12:30 PM - 1:25 PM
12:30 PM
This year has been like no other...or has it? School business and operations is a life of putting out fires and creating solutions, all while leading others to do the same. While COVID has likely exasperated the stress levels for many of us, the show will go on with new sets of problems to solve in the future. If you are not taking care of yourself or others, it will catch up with you! This session will explore practical ways to focus on taking care of yourself, and engaging others to do the same. You will leave with intentional steps to wellness & engagement to embed into your daily work!
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
12:30 PM - 1:25 PM
12:30 PM
Many facility managers are challenged with implementing the best technologies to improve Indoor Air Quality during a pandemic and beyond.  This course will offer some basic background information on the Pandemic and how the aerosolized risk can impact indoor air quality.  Some of the basic control measures used to manage the spread of Covid will be discussed.  We will also take an in-depth look at two major technologies being used on HVAC equipment; UV Lighting and Ionization.  We will offer the pros and cons of each technology and close with a simple budget analysis comparing these two technologies.
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
12:30 PM - 1:25 PM
12:30 PM
Track
Resource Area
Time
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
1:30 PM
The legal requirements of application, posting, and record keeping for pesticide use in schools will be a discussion priority. Learn how to implement a successful Integrated Pest Management Program in your district. Hear from colleagues how IPM has worked in their districts and how to control common interior pests using IPM.
Track
Facilities Certification - Core Module 3
Time
2:00 PM - 2:55 PM
2:00 PM
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
2:00 PM - 2:55 PM
2:00 PM
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
2:00 PM - 2:55 PM
2:00 PM
Track
Resource Area
Time
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
3:00 PM
This session will be an introduction to IEQ geared towards both the beginner and experienced facilities manager. It will include the components of a good IEQ program with examples from one school district.
Track
Facilities Certification - Core Module 3
Time
3:30 PM - 4:25 PM
3:30 PM
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
3:30 PM - 4:25 PM
3:30 PM
The presentation will focus on cost effective procurement and management of elevators and will discuss the following topics: New equipment Maintenance Modernization and upgrades
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
3:30 PM - 4:25 PM
3:30 PM
Time
4:25 PM - 4:30 PM
4:25 PM

Thursday, 04 March 2021

Description
Track
General Session
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM
We will examine the components of “Life Safety” and how it impacts daily operation of the school. Egress, occupancy, and fire resistance rated construction, all components of life safety, will be explored for practical use in schools. Learn some basic exit design concepts from dead ends to assembly aisle.
Track
Facilities Certification - Core Module 3
Time
10:40 AM - 11:35 AM
10:40 AM
Under-reporting work comp claims to insurance carriers is a significantly bigger problem than over-reporting.  Even minor claims can become major problems if not handled properly.  Understand why that is, and what best practices your district should follow to more effectively control your work comp insurance costs.
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
10:40 AM - 11:35 AM
10:40 AM
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
10:40 AM - 11:35 AM
10:40 AM
Asbestos will include the uses of asbestos, history of asbestos regulations, health effects of asbestos, and basic concepts of the AHERA regulation.
Track
Facilities Certification - Core Module 3
Time
11:50 AM - 12:45 PM
11:50 AM
The game has changed but the players are the same! With the on-going need to maintain compliance, we will share practical ways to ensure your safety procedures remain strong. We will dive into conducting drills (both in person and virtually), explore weather related best practices, active shooter protocols and all things safety. You will leave with tools to track drills and have a better understanding given the current state of school safety.
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
11:50 AM - 12:45 PM
11:50 AM
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
11:50 AM - 12:45 PM
11:50 AM
Time
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
12:45 PM
Learn essential information on each of the 20 components needed to have a successful safety program. Examples of actual practices used by Wisconsin school districts will be included.
Track
Facilities Certification - Core Module 3
Time
1:15 PM - 2:10 PM
1:15 PM
Prior to most school safety incidents, other people knew about the attackers idea and/or plan to attack and most attackers engaged in some behavior prior to the incident that caused others concern or indicated a need for help. https://www.secretservice.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/Protecting_Americas_Schools.pdf SUSO went live September 2020, during a pandemic and increased isolation.  This cannot be a better time to have a resource available in Wisconsin to confidentially report concerning behavior.  Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin School Safety Resource Center is a comprehensive, one-stop place to turn with important concerns, offering a Threat Reporting System, Threat Assessment Consultation, Critical Incident Response and General School Safety Guidance.  Students, parents, school staff, or any community members can submit a school safety concern or threat via a website, mobile phone application, or toll-free number. Resource center staff work around-the-clock to respond to tips and to deploy a response locally by communicating directly with school administrators, law enforcement, and counselors. Nationwide, more than half of public middle and high schools now operate a tip line. https://www.rti.org/news/survey-reveals-increasing-availability-and-utility-school-safety-tip-lines-us-public-schools. They are recommended for use by the United States Secret Service when developing comprehensive school violence prevention plans. https://www.secretservice.gov/data/protection/ntac/USSS_NTAC_Enhancing_School_Safety_Guide_7.11.18.pdf SUSO is available to identify not just threats to schools, but also other daily safety concerns students encounter, such as bullying, drug use, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and more.
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
1:15 PM - 2:10 PM
1:15 PM
With an increased interest in energy independence and reduced carbon emissions, the implementation of renewable energy systems is becoming more appealing. Of all the renewable energy systems, woody biomass energy systems tend to be overlooked despite their many potential benefits. The state of Wisconsin is comprised of 17 million acres of forest land. To promote a healthy forest system and support local wood industries, these forests are managed, leaving behind unmerchantable and unused woody debris. Therefore, there is potential for schools to use this excess woody debris from forest management as a source of fuel for a woody biomass heating system. This would help promote a healthy forest ecosystem, provide the school with local energy independence, and perhaps even reduce school heating costs. Hear more about the possibility of using woody biomass energy from Rice Lake Area School District’s energy guru and Director of Finance and Operations, where wood energy has successfully been used since the early 1980s to heat their school buildings and pool.
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
1:15 PM - 2:10 PM
1:15 PM
The ever increasing role of a facility manager has grown to encompass creating a safety program that works to prevent employee injuries. This session will outline ways in which programs can be implemented in a way that creates buy-in, with the intent of creating a safe work place for all school employees. The session is presented through the lenses of a facility manager, risk manager and environmental manager.
Track
Facilities Certification - Core Module 3
Time
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM
2:25 PM
It is like Google Street view for inside your buildings.  How many times have you or your maintenance guys had to make a site visit to observe the actual condition of space in your building? What type of floor? What kind of hardware? Where is the thermostat located? Where are the outlets/data installed? Where is the plumbing? What is the length? These are just some of the questions that may come up as you work through your daily list of problems to solve as a Facility Manager.   With Building 360° Photos, the answers can quickly be found without having to call your maintenance guys or leave your office.  Andy from Mukwonago Area School District will show how this tool has saved time and allowed him to solve problems better.  The power of Building 360° Photos is even more significant when used during a construction project.  Documenting in-wall conditions (blocking, studs, plumbing, electrical), above ceiling conditions, and progress during construction is a tremendous value to the facility's operation after construction.
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM
2:25 PM
When it comes to school safety, stakeholders demand timely and accurate information. We will discuss strategies to help you navigate the demands of your stakeholders and assist you in maintaining or reclaiming your school district's reputation. Everyone hits bumps along the way. An organization can actually improve its credibility and trust during difficult times depending on how information is communicated. Let us help you develop the tools to craft messages that will make a difference.
Track
Facilities Certification - CE
Time
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM
2:25 PM

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