2022 Midwest Facility Masters Conference

Join us for the 15th Annual Midwest Facilities Conference providing Career Development, Continuing Education and Networking for School Facility, School Operations and School Business Professionals from throughout the Midwest.

 

Shift Happens! Using Your Tools to Build Teams for Successful Outcomes

 

Who Should Attend?

  • Facility Managers
  • Buildings & Grounds Supervisors
  • School Business Managers
  • District Administrators
  • Service Affiliates/Vendors

What You Receive

This one-of-a-kind event offers new trends and innovations in safety, security, facilities management and operations this year’s conference features sessions and keynotes on enhancing your leadership skills. An experience with an eye towards networking, mentoring, finding solutions and leveraging change.

The exhibit hall is sold out. View the list of exhibitors available to build relationships and help you with innovative solutions!

A chance to receive an attendee scholarship for first-time attendees.

The opportunity to give back to the Kids in Need Foundation - bring new school supplies or a monetary donation!

Be sure you hear from these experts:


October 31, 2022

Change Happens: Leading Yourself and Others Through Change
Mack & Ria Story

 As a leader of change, you are faced with the need to not only manage the change itself, but also the resistance, reactions, fears, and emotions of your team members throughout the change. Fear of change will create roadblocks when it comes to implementing new initiatives. The result: wasted time, increased cost, and decreased productivity. When we leverage something, we take advantage of the lever to multiply the results of our efforts. Leveraging something can be a powerful way to gain momentum and accelerate progress. But, we seldom think of change as something we can, or should, leverage.

   
           

November 1, 2022
Purpose and Compassion at Work
John McHugh


Regardless of your role, what are people, customers and business partners looking for in you? What is the workplace culture you have created for your team that leads to success? Creating a mission driven culture with compassion and trust turns satisfied customers into loyal customers. In addition, if the work we do is tied into a purpose beyond profits our job satisfaction increases substantially and employee turnover is reduced. Join John McHugh as he explores the role you play in your organization's success and how you can find the key people to help you achieve that greatness. His examples and stories are ones that you won't forget.


Register today for this valuable learning opportunity – only $275 per person when you register by October 17 ($290 after)! Bring multiple attendees from your school district and save even more! Bring two or more from your school district, and all of your attendees save 10% on registration, making it only $255 per person ($260 after October 17). Register early to save!

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When
10/31/2022 8:00 AM - 11/1/2022 3:00 PM
Central Daylight Time
Where
Kalahari Convention Center 1305 Kalahari Drive Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Program

Sunday, 30 October 2022

Description
7:00 PM

Monday, 31 October 2022

Description
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM
Time
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM
Join Mack & Ria Story as they help you navigate change! As a leader of change, you are faced with the need to not only manage the change itself, but also the resistance, reactions, fears, and emotions of your team members throughout the change. Fear of change will create roadblocks when it comes to implementing new initiatives. The result: wasted time, increased cost, and decreased productivity. When we leverage something, we take advantage of the lever to multiply the results of our efforts. Leveraging something can be a powerful way to gain momentum and accelerate progress. But, we seldom think of change as something we can, or should, leverage.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM
Women are naturally high level leaders because they are relationship oriented. However, natural ability isn't enough to help you be successful as a leader. You must intentionally develop your skills so you can lead and influence others at home, at work, at church, or even as a volunteer. Join Ria as she un packs 30 precious gems of leadership wisdom on characteristics of very successful women - and insight on how you can develop them yourself.
Track
Workplace Culture & People Management
Time
9:15 AM - 10:05 AM
9:15 AM
Employee engagement starts with engaged leadership. Disengaged employees are a symptom of disengaged leaders at one or more levels in your organization. In fact, research studies show employees are 40% more productive if they want to follow their leader compared to those who feel they have to follow their leader. In other words, the level of engagement below is determined by the level of engagement above.
Track
Leadership Skills
Time
9:15 AM - 10:05 AM
9:15 AM
Track
Safety
Security & Risk Management
Time
9:15 AM - 10:05 AM
9:15 AM
Track
Community Partnerships
Time
9:15 AM - 10:05 AM
9:15 AM
Track
Infrastructure Management
Time
9:15 AM - 10:05 AM
9:15 AM
Districts are increasingly turning to innovative ways to fund capital projects. One of these innovative funding sources is energy performance contracting. Attendees will learn how an EPC can help their district accomplish needed building upgrades at no cost to the taxpayer.
Track
Sustainability
Time
9:15 AM - 10:05 AM
9:15 AM
The Sun Prairie community had the unique opportunity to open a second comprehensive high school following a successful April 2019 referendum. The success is the direct result of the work of over a dozen stakeholder committees of multi-faceted processes and workstreams. In this session, we will highlight the work of one of those committees, the High School Subcommittee. This group incorporated work from the pre-referendum Secondary Educational Visioning team to work with architects to design modern flexible learning spaces in the beautiful and functional 2,000-student facility that opened as Sun Prairie West High School in September 2022.
Track
Long Range Facility Planning
Time
9:15 AM - 10:05 AM
9:15 AM
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 Manager Core Certification Module 3
Time
9:15 AM - 10:05 AM
9:15 AM
Time
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM
10:05 AM
Track
Workplace Culture & People Management
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10:20 AM
Public speaking....one of our GREATEST fears! Up to 75% of the population experiences anxiety when it comes to speaking in front of an audience. In this session, we will learn effective tips and methods to improve our public speaking. Everything from making an introduction to structuring your talk. We will learn how to recover from a mistake, and techniques to ease your anxiety. Public Speaking is a critical component of our jobs and this practical session will empower you to sharpen your speaking skills.
Track
Leadership Skills
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10:20 AM
Track
Safety
Security & Risk Management
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10:20 AM
Track
Safety
Security & Risk Management
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10:20 AM
Track
Infrastructure Management
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10:20 AM
Track
Sustainability
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10:20 AM
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 Manager Core Certification Module 3
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10:20 AM
11:10 AM
Time
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
12:10 PM
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Track
Workplace Culture & People Management
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Public speaking....one of our GREATEST fears! Up to 75% of the population experiences anxiety when it comes to speaking in front of an audience. In this session, we will learn effective tips and methods to improve our public speaking. Everything from making an introduction to structuring your talk. We will learn how to recover from a mistake, and techniques to ease your anxiety. Public Speaking is a critical component of our jobs and this practical session will empower you to sharpen your speaking skills.
Track
Leadership Skills
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Track
Safety
Security & Risk Management
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Track
Infrastructure Management
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Track
Sustainability
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
COVID has exposed many weak links in the supply chain. When do you wait? When do you change material? Who will you blame? Listen to an experienced panel debate the best options under specific scenarios. The Panel will include a Director of Buildings & Grounds, Architect, Construction Manager and Attorney. Delays will surpass COVID times. Get your game ready.
Track
Long Range Facility Planning
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 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 Manager Core Certification Module 3
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
2:00 PM
Track
Workplace Culture & People Management
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM
Partnerships are an important part of your District’s role in the community.  However, opening up your facilities and grounds also opens you up to additional liabilities.  Topics include:  Practical tips for dealing with insurance requirements and other contractual risk transfer issues,  the effectiveness of liability waivers, preserving governmental immunities and incident investigations.
Track
Community Partnerships
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM
Track
Safety
Security & Risk Management
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM
Ray Daryabigi, Vice President of Experience for the Milwaukee Bucks will share best practices for creating, maintaining, and providing a championship experience within the sports and entertainment industry.
Track
Infrastructure Management
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM
This session will walk through the "how to's" for equipping your school with a sustainable energy supply to charge electric vehicles while increasing your energy resiliency with cost-saving technologies (solar plus battery storage).
Track
Sustainability
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM
Track
Long Range Facility Planning
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM
This course will offer background information, health effects and regulatory information on asbestos in Schools. In addition, we will inform attendees the roles and responsibilities of the Asbestos Designated Person that every School District is required to appoint per the EPA-Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response (AHERA) rules. We will also cover the requirements of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) rule that applies to Wisconsin School Districts. Including the requirements for using pesticides in schools under the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) as well as considerations for keeping students and staff safe when using pesticides.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 3
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM
Bring your raffle tickets to see if you won a prize!
Time
4:20 PM - 5:30 PM
4:20 PM
Stop by for sliders, a corn hole tournament with prizes, and great networking with your peers!
Time
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM

Tuesday, 01 November 2022

Description
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM
Track
General Session
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM
Time
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:00 AM
Track
Infrastructure Management
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
9:10 AM
Track
Leadership Skills
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
9:10 AM
The Department of Justice - Office of School Safety, will present an overview of school safety planning. Critical elements and considerations in the school safety planning process, including legislatively required components will be shared. A review of current initiatives supports, and resources available from OSS to school districts in Wisconsin will be included.
Track
Safety
Security & Risk Management
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
9:10 AM
Educating Before You Ask: Collecting the feedback you need before going to referendum. Do you have facility needs that may require a referendum? Are you contemplating an operational referendum due to a funding shortage? School Perceptions will walk you through all the critical information, considerations, and input you can receive by surveying your community before your district considers going to referendum.
Track
Community Partnerships
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
9:10 AM
The presentation will educate and inform school districts on some of the basic contract terms that will make a major difference on any construction project.
Track
Infrastructure Management
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
9:10 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
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 4
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
9:10 AM
Time
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:00 AM
Track
Leadership Skills
Time
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM
10:15 AM
Track
Safety
Security & Risk Management
Time
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM
10:15 AM
Check Yes or No: Why do voters vote the way they do on referendums? Voters approved $7.8 billion and 71% of building-related referendums in the past 10 years. Why? Why do people vote yes? Why do they vote no? And why might they change their minds … or not? Is it a football championship? High turnout? Political views? No. Learn what thoughts voters are taking with them into the voting booth on your election day.
Track
Long Range Facility Planning
Time
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM
10:15 AM
Learn how to develop and implement an effective Preventative Maintenance program, starting from scratch, to a finished, working program.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 4
Time
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM
10:15 AM
Time
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM
11:05 AM
Track
Workplace Culture & People Management
Time
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
12:05 PM
Track
Infrastructure Management
Time
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
12:05 PM
Track
Sustainability
Time
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
12:05 PM
A long term maintenance plan is needed in order to properly maintain a facility. This includes identifying, budgeting, and prioritizing facility needs that may not be part of a facility master plan.
Track
Long Range Facility Planning
Time
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
12:05 PM
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
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 4
Time
12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
12:05 PM
Time
12:55 PM - 1:10 PM
12:55 PM
Track
Long Range Facility Planning
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Track
Infrastructure Management
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM
Track
Sustainability
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 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
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 4
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

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