POSTPONED: 2020 Midwest Facility Masters Conference

POSTPONED: 2020 Midwest Facility Masters Conference
In light of Wisconsin Governor Evers' new order regarding indoor public gatherings, WASBO has decided to postpone the 2020 Midwest Facility Masters Conference. Stay tuned to new conference dates!
 

2020 Midwest Facility Masters Conference to be Rescheduled

In light of Wisconsin Governor Evers’ new order regarding indoor public gatherings, WASBO has decided to reschedule the 2020 Midwest Facility Masters Conference.

Given the importance of this conference to officials throughout the Midwest, we are working to reschedule this conference to 2021. The new conference dates are still being determined, but the goal is to move the conference to early summer at the Kalahari Convention Center. More details will be announced as we confirm.

 Once the new dates have been set, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees can choose whether or not to roll over their registrations to the rescheduled conference or request a refund. We will work with attendees and exhibitors to get information about hotel reservations when we have more information.

The Midwest Facility Masters Conference provides Career Development, Continuing Education and Networking for School Facility, School Operations and School Business Professionals from throughout the Midwest.

 

Joined as One, We Get the Job Done! There is a critical need to provide facility leaders with timely and useful professional development as you work with various teams in your district to serve your students during a pandemic. This conference addresses that need with sessions related to the Coronavirus as well as ongoing operational requirements. Virtual and in person registration is available. Make a point to get the information you need as you lead during this public health emergency.


Along with new trends and innovations in safety, security, facilities management and operations this year’s conference features sessions to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, you will 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!

 

District professionals can choose to attend this conference either in-person or virtually. All sessions will be recorded and provided to attendees after the conference. Due to public health and safety concerns, WASBO will be limiting the number of in-person conference attendees. Those who choose to attend this conference in person must agree to follow WASBO's COVID-19 Required Safeguards.


Learn from industry experts in over 30 live sessions, with tracks on:

  • View the Schedule at a Glance

  • Leadership, Team Building, Supervision & Evaluation

  • Healthy Schools & Learning Environments

  • Operations & Maintenance

  • Safety, Security & Risk Management

  • Auxiliary Services

  • WASBO Facilities Manager Certification Sessions - Module 4 Maintenance & Operations and Module 5 Facility Life Cycle & Budgeting (Not offered live, available on demand)

           

Certification credits are available from the following:

  • The Facilities Designation Program for Illinois

  • Wisconsin ASBO Facilities Manager Certification Program - Module 4 Maintenance & Operations and Module 5 Facility Life Cycle & Budgeting (Not offered live, available on demand)

  • CEUs for Certified Plant Engineer (CPE)

  • CEUs for Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM)

  • CEUs for Certified Plant Supervisor (CPS

Register today for this valuable learning opportunity – only $255 per person when you register by October 19 ($270 after)! Register multiple attendees from your school district or company and save even more! Register early to save!

CONFERENCE ATTENDEE NOTICE 
COVID-19 REQUIRED SAFEGUARDS

As we prepare for in-person conferences, providing attendees and exhibitors with a safe and healthy learning environment is our top priority.  To do this well, all participants must follow the safeguards necessary for minimizing transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The safeguards include the following:

Before the Event:

Prepare to attend by monitoring your fever and symptoms before the conference.

Stay home if you have a fever or other symptoms.

Stay home if you have a family member with COVID-19 and follow CDC recommended precautions.

During the Event: 

Have your temperature checked upon arrival to the conference.

Wear a mask during the conference. A mask is required and will be provided if you do not have one.

Practice physical distancing as required.

Follow the CDC’s handwashing guidance.

Follow the CDC’s sneezing and coughing guidance.

After the Event:

Monitor your temperature and symptoms to keep yourself and others safe.

If you are uncomfortable with these safeguards, you might want to consider attending this conference virtually.

To learn more about how the Kalahari is making changes to keep their guests safe, please visit:  https://www.kalaharimeetings.com/our-covid-19-response/

The Midwest Facility Masters Conference will provide school leaders and exhibitors with critical information and networking during the learning sessions.  At this time, we are confident that participants can safely conduct an in-person conference with comprehensive COVID-19 safeguards in place and practiced by all who attend. We will continue to closely monitor the situation. 

 

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. Individuals from vendor organizations not sponsoring or exhibiting at the Midwest Facility Masters Conference may register as attendees to attend sessions to network; however, distribution of literature is not permitted. Contact WASBO at (608) 249.8588 or wasbo@wasbo.com for sponsorship information, or sign up to sponsor at this link.

EXHIBITORS - please register each of your two included representatives per company below; you will each have to login or create an account to do so. You are limited to no more than two in person representatives per organization. If you register more than two, WASBO will contact you to change those registrations. If you wish to register more than two representatives for the virtual conference option, you are welcome to do so.

 

 

 

When
11/2/2020 - 11/3/2020
Where
Kalahari Convention Center 1305 Kalahari Drive Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Program

   

Sunday, 01 November 2020

Description
Time
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM

Monday, 02 November 2020

Description
Time
7:00 AM - 8:50 AM
7:00 AM
Time
7:50 AM - 8:50 AM
7:50 AM
Time
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
8:50 AM
With five generations in the workplace learn from one of your peers how they are working with their staff to accommodate unique schedules. This approach has also allowed the district to accomplish their daily work.
Track
Leadership
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM
Review technologies available to school districts and procedures that can be used to mitigate illnesses like the coronavirus, while also working to mitigate mold, bacteria, allergens and odors. Learn how to put  "Building Wellness" into facility design and everyday operations.
Track
Healthy Schools and Learning Environment
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM
Track
Safety Security and Risk Management
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM
School Construction Projects: Best Practices for Purchasing & Contracts A panel of experienced school purchasing and construction professionals, including a director of facilities, school business official (CSBO), former school board member and construction manager, school architect and school attorney will discuss the common purchase and construction problems and provide practical solutions.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM
IN PERSON ONLY - Have you ever attended a conference and wished you could get a deeper look at the technical aspect of some products? Well we have delivered this year! Be sure to visit Africa 10-20 from 9-10:50am. Experts will be available to demonstrate and provide information to learn more about boilers & hydronic pump systems, door hardware, LED Lighting, water filtration and new technology in camera systems.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM
Time
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM
9:50 AM
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.
Track
Leadership
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a tool that benefits school districts in understanding design and construction projects. Digitally walk through spaces, save money and time during construction through improved coordination. Learn how this 3D model can be transferred to school districts to assist in maintaining your facilities.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM
This presentation will discuss the important role that flooring plays in preparation for returning to school after the recent closures prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is organized around five key topics, in which flooring plays an important part, including: managing thresholds, managing routes, managing social distancing, managing cleaning and managing airborne transmission of pathogens.
Track
Healthy Schools and Learning Environment
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM
IN PERSON ONLY - Have you ever attended a conference and wished you could get a deeper look at the technical aspect of some products? Well we have delivered this year! Be sure to visit Africa 10-20 from 9-10:50am. Experts will be available to demonstrate and provide information to learn more about boilers & hydronic pump systems, door hardware, LED Lighting, water filtration and new technology in camera systems.
Track
Auxiliary Services
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
If you are a Facilities Director you serve many roles in the district and community. Your presenters will identify and explain the importance of your communication with the board, superintendent, administrator, teachers, students and your staff. Join the session to learn how these long time facilities directors work to speak the languages of their customers!
Track
Leadership
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Keep Your Playground Compliant and Fun! Nearly 200,000 injuries that require emergency room treatment occur annually on public playgrounds. These injuries can be prevented with proper playground design and standardized inspection and maintenance program. This session will highlight the primary causes of playground injuries and discuss the responsibilities owners as well as manufacturers have for providing and maintaining safe playgrounds.
Track
Safety Security and Risk Management
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Track
Healthy Schools and Learning Environment
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Although it’s cold now, summer will be here before we know it! Join a panel of districts to learn about how they approach school being out for a couple of months. Discussion points will include their best practices in the following areas: Employing students in the summer and recruiting summer help, efficient summer cleaning, working with short-term staff and more! Bring your questions about planning for the summer months.
Track
Operations and Maintenance
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Time
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
2:00 PM
Everyone wants to do the right thing and act ethically. Is it really that simple? Join your presenters to discuss, “What would you do?” when applying ethics using real life experiences in the operations of your department and school district.
Track
Leadership
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM
So much is unknown about COVID-19. There are actions we can take to mitigate the risks for our school districts. Hear from two experts who will get us thinking of how to lessen the exposure to these risks.
Track
Healthy Schools and Learning Environment
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM
Track
Healthy Schools and Learning Environment
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM
For the first time in history, five generations comprise today’s workforce. And many of our most experienced workers are retiring. By 2030, 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 years or older, and we’re expecting 50% of facility managers to retire in the next decade. Blue-collar positions are notoriously harder to fill than professional positions, leaving operations executives thinking less about their daily operations and more about how to take their facilities departments into the future. We’ll take an in-depth look at the state of today’s workforce with tips to working cross-generationally, and how to utilize technology like computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) or other automated software to unlock potential.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM
Time
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
3:10 PM
Sources of dangerous chemicals in schools are not always obvious. Schools can range from maintenance supplies and equipment (drain cleaners, floor stripping products, paints, oils, boiler cleaners, fuels, mercury switches and gauges, laboratory chemicals (acids, bases, solvents, metals, salts), industrial shop classes (inks, degreasers), art supplies (paints, photographic chemicals), pesticides, fertilizers, and deicers to mention a few. This presentation will go through 9 of the most common areas that target frequent use of chemicals from building maintenance to  curriculum and understanding the chemical categories along with where to locate.
Track
Safety Security and Risk Management
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM
Addressing Misinformation about the appropriate products to use to clean in light of COVID-19
Track
Healthy Schools and Learning Environment
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM
Too much work and never enough time? A panel will conduct an interactive discussion for planning and successfully completing summer work. Forget the budget…get me to the finish line! Hear lessons from epic fails.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM
Understand the flow of a water damage restoration situation. Develop your strategy from the first call to the final drying.
Track
Operations and Maintenance
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM
Time
4:20 PM - 6:00 PM
4:20 PM

Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Description
Time
7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
7:15 AM
We are Flying the Airplane at the same time we are building it: What have we learned from COVID-19.
Track
Keynote
Time
7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
7:45 AM
Time
9:15 AM - 9:25 AM
9:15 AM
Track
Leadership
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM
The importance of project specific communication within the district is key to the successful completion of any project. There will always be challenging team members and stakeholders, but the key is to make the extra effort to identify a communication strategy that can be implemented throughout the entire project. Your presenters will discuss strategies and methods they’ve used on multiple projects ranging in size and project complexity.
Track
Leadership
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM
This course will look at the current regulatory requirements for testing drinking water, and how they relate to the proposed legislation. A summary of likely requirements for sampling all K-12 schools drinking water will be offered. In addition, a representative from a school district who has conducted water sampling district-wide will share their experience with the testing procedures, lab results and the response to elevated levels that were taken, as well as the best way to communicate the sampling and results. If you are considering pro-active sampling, this course will prepare you.
Track
Safety Security and Risk Management
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM
Track
Healthy Schools and Learning Environment
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM
Time
10:15 AM - 10:25 AM
10:15 AM
Everyone knows by now that converting your dim, outdated, failing lighting with new, bright, LED lighting is the only way to go. We also know that there is significant energy savings and utility rebates to do this type of upgrade, and that a new lighting project will reduce the need for constant maintenance. In this presentation, we will not discuss any of this!  A lighting upgrade offers many more benefits to an educational facility than just energy-savings and reduced maintenance including safety, student performance, and teacher retention, to name a few. Let’s talk about that and how it could help you get projects approved.
Track
Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy & LED Lighting
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM
Have you filed your form SBD-10710A “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illness?” If not, you should expect a visit from your friendly DSPS enforcement inspector! Under SPS 332.205, each employer shall report work-related injuries and illnesses to the department for the previous year by March 1 of each year. The report shall be made on Form SBD-10710 or the equivalent OSHA Form 300A. This course will inform you of how DSPS prioritizes districts to inspect and how to properly prepare for a DSPS compliance inspection. You will learn of the documentation required for the audit. A school professional that has participated in a recent audit will share the actual steps taken to prepare for the documentation audit, as well as the facility walk-through. In addition, the course will walk you through the actual procedures for the audit and inform you how to respond initially and following the audit.
Track
Safety Security and Risk Management
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM
This presentation will first present the importance of establishing a culture of high expectations to set the stage.  Next, creating a strategic facilities plan with data, data, data along with the funding needed to be successful. Understanding  where the funding comes from is necessary to develop a plan of action. We will discuss how to tell your story, to who, and the importance of politics, both internal and state involvement.
Track
Leadership
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM
Track
Operations and Maintenance
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM
Time
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM
11:15 AM
We will focus on how to connect and communicate with your district’s administrative leadership. Many Facilities Managers (especially in smaller and middle size districts) may not be part of the administrative team. We will discuss the need for Facilities Managers to be included, tips for getting there and practical applications for how to exist in that space once they do. Topics include communicating with administrators, gaining respect as a leader and preparing for meetings.
Track
Leadership
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM
What are you doing to keep your safety training relevant? Are you taking steps to prevent injuries on your campuses? Has your district gone through a recent DSPS audit? Join presenters from both urban and rural school districts to discuss the best practices for keeping your staff and students safe in your district.
Track
Safety Security and Risk Management
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM
Robotic Cleaning Trends - Autonomous Floor Cleaning for School Buildings.  We will share the new technology available that is in use in some of schools in Minnesota.  Why it might be a good investment to help reduce the custodian labor shortage issues in many schools.  Highly educational material and we will have some time for Q/A at the end of the session.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM
Are you looking to advance in your career or receive recognition for the level of expertise you have achieved in your role? Hear how Illinois ASBO has partnered with AFE to bring facilities professionals internationally recognized certification programs that allow you to demonstrate your proficiency in the field of facilities and earn a certification to bring back to your district and put on your resume.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM
Time
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
12:15 PM

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