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Sessions



  • Advanced Building Ventilation for Better Health and Productivity at Less Cost
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    Bob Thompson
    Associate Director of Science at US EPA

    Session Description

    Significant reductions in building energy costs have been available through advances in areas like lighting and the building shell. The next area for reducing energy costs is building ventilation, which is currently based on approaches that are 150 years old. This session will outline the costs and benefits of advanced ventilation technologies for bringing our offices, schools, homes, and other buildings into the 21st century.




  • Digging Out of Deferred Maintenance with a Capital Reinvestment Plan
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    John Rimer
    President at FM360

    Session Description

    Excitedly, the facility industry continues to mature, advancing our stature within our respective organizations. However, one key anchor impeding that progress is aging infrastructure and the reactive maintenance it creates. This reactive firefighting is a drain of valuable personnel and financial resources, and it negatively impacts the triple bottom line and our image within the organization. Deferred maintenance has been generated through many years of insufficient capital reinvestment into facility infrastructure. Thus, now is the time to assemble and sell a plan to management that digs us out of this deferred maintenance backlog and sheds this anchor that is holding us back from success. In this session, we will discuss the importance of a capital reinvestment plan and provide easy, practical steps to implement one.




  • Assessing Opportunities With Dude Intelligence
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    Pat Buchanan
    Dude Solutions

    Session Description

    What key performance indicators (KPIs) do the best-in-class organizations track? In this session, we’ll explore what reports, graphs and charts top performers use on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to make sure their teams are achieving their goals. We’ll even explore new Dashboarding/Reporting tools that are now available.




  • GIS for Portfolio + Asset Management, Facilities Planning + Operations, and Workplace Services
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    Patrick Wallis
    Facilities and 3D Practice Lead & Senior Consultant at ESRI

    Session Description

    In the last few years, new technologies such as Indoor Location Based Services (ILBS) and Internet of Things (IoT) have disrupted the Facilities Management (FM) IT status quo. Combined with the capabilities of Esri’s location platform, these new technologies are removing the barriers separating people, the places they work, the data they use, and the things and devices used to conduct their business. We consider this the Smart Workplace. An interesting development is that regardless of the scale at which organizations start managing their facilities information, whether points on a map representing a global portfolio, or detailed floorplan information at the scale of the workplace at an individual site, these data are being quickly leveraged by Esri’s location platform to provide a System of Insight and Engagement for our clients. This session will help you learn about the tools you need to reduce operational expenditures on utilities, maintenance, workplace services, as well as to direct activities to improve the workplace and visitor experience.




  • New Performance Measurement Frameworks: From Strategy to Operations
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    Jim Whittaker
    President/CEO of Facility Engineering Associates (FEA)
    Dude Solutions

    Session Description

    For decades, facilities professionals have struggled with the challenge of effectively communicating facility needs, justifying resources, and messaging the importance of investing in maintenance and repair. Reported performance measures, and so-called "key performance indicators (KPIs)" have failed to sway decision makers. A focus has been placed on tactical and operational measures that are important, but often unreliable and do not convey the necessary FM story. This session will present new and transformational, but proven outcomes-based measurement frameworks that link operations to strategy, and help facilities professionals deliver the right message to achieve and verify success.




  • No More Firefighting – How to Transition Your Program from Reactive to Proactive
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    John Rimer
    President at FM360

    Session Description

    In daily reactive firefighting, it is easy to get lost in the smoke. We don’t realize how much time is spent spinning our wheels and the negative impact it has on staff, reputation, and the bottom line. It is imperative that we take a step back and pull ourselves out of the weeds long enough to put together a strategic plan for our facilities program, part of which is implementing a robust maintenance program. In this session, we will discuss how to move your facility program from reactive firefighting to proactive maintenance, as well as provide key steps to successfully transition you and your team.




  • Optimizing Maintenance with Streamlined RCM Programs
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    Jim Whittaker
    President/CEO of Facility Engineering Associates (FEA)

    Session Description

    If you think reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) programs that have proven to improve reliability of building systems are too complicated and expensive – think again. Streamlined RCM programs are easier to implement than you may think, and have shown they can reduce resource needs and optimize facility performance. Inexpensive predictive testing and analytical tools can be integrated into simple programs without the need for extensive training and certification. More importantly, renewed focus on a systems approach and consistent RCM processes will help inspire and incentivize staff and lead to improved O&M performance. This session will present case studies, tools and best practice standards to optimize O&M performance.




  • Selling the Value of Facilities from the Grounds Up
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    John Rimer
    President at FM360

    Session Description

    Getting facility management to the C-suite is necessary for our industry to realize success. However, all efforts expended earning our way to the executive level can be quickly dashed if facility staff and contractors are not on board with the initiative. Thus, it is equally imperative that we not only sell the value of facilities up the food chain and across the organization, but staff and contractors must buy into the vision and help with its execution. In this session, we will discuss the value that each team member delivers to the organization – from grounds to custodial, mechanic to electrician, and supervisor to director.




  • Discover Help Desk
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    Dude Solutions

    Session Description

    Join us and learn about our next generation IT ticket system. Get a glimpse of what has been accomplished so far as well our roadmap (Apps + CSC class)





  • Education Industry Sessions


  • A Safer School is Closer Than You Might Think
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    Chris Joffe and David Marcus

    Session Description

    In this session we will work together through a visual of the pros and cons of both armed and unarmed security. In a debate-like setting, we’ll engage the audience with thought-provoking conversation about the benefits and setbacks of each side. We will also discuss positioning security and other benefits that come with having a guard.




  • Measuring School Facility Educational Adequacy
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    Jim Whittaker
    President/CEO of Facility Engineering Associates (FEA)

    Session Description

    Providing safe, secure, and healthy school environments to create the future leaders of America is the goal of educational institutions – but how do educational facility managers (FM) help institutional leaders truly achieve this mission? Inspired educational FM leaders understand the importance of the mission and focus not simply on maintaining buildings, but creating optimal learning environments. Assessing not only facility condition, but overall educational adequacy of facilities is vital to providing optimized and equitable public school facilities. This session will address best practices and standards in assessing and measuring school adequacy to help deliver the right PK-12 learning environments.




  • Strategic Planning Essentials in Higher Education
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    Allan Blattner
    President of ACUHO

    Session Description

    Interested in learning more about the process for effective strategic planning in a Higher Education context? This session will explore the creation, implementation and assessment steps using two recent planning efforts as interactive case studies.




  • The Impact of Renovations on Student Success
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    Lisa Brown, WCPSS Principal of Green Leadership and World Languages Magnet Elementary School
    Christina Lighthall
    WCPSS Senior Director of Long Range Planning for Facilities

    Session Description

    Green ES underwent a complete campus replacement while staff and students were accommodated elsewhere. Their principal, Lisa Brown, will share the challenges and achievements before, during, and after planning and construction. Christina Lighthall, REFP, will share the results of a research project that examined the impact of large-scale renovations on student success. This study involved 18 schools and investigated the impact of renovations on several student outcomes.




  • The Three Perspectives of Crisis: Students, Parents & You
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    Chris Joffe

    Session Description

    Through our presentation, we will identify the timeline of a disaster and bring out methods of preparation, response, and recovery that can be implemented with a clear timeline and intentional steps. Using our experience developing training calendars, individual campus strike teams, a peer-to-peer crisis counseling model, digital resources, and numerous other strategies, Joffe Emergency Services will present methods to have in-house training that can be done with the existing leadership while identifying those who might be of greater assistance (or risk) both on and off campus.

    The session will be highly interactive, having those in attendance work on a scenario themselves, and engaging with those around them to address a potential crisis. These “sandbox tabletop” sessions have proven to be beneficial in allowing attendees to gain “walking skills” that they can then carry back to their own campus communities.




  • Trends, Challenges & Enterprise Considerations in K-12 Over the Next 3-5 Years
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    Thomas Ryan, CEO of eLearn Institute (NM) and Chair, CoSN Board of Directors

    Session Description

    The shift to digital is having a profound impact on school districts across the country. Digital content, online assessments, system upgrades and interfaces, as well as exponential growth in networks and devices, are overwhelming district IT staff. Join us for a panel discussion as we take a look at trends, challenges and enterprise considerations in Rochester, NY and Shelby County, TN.




  • Government Industry Sessions


  • Transforming Government with WebGIS
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    Christian Carlson, Esri

    Session Description

    GIS has evolved rapidly over the past decade. One byproduct of these advances are solutions that are now accepted as "standard" or "initial operational capabilities" for all government GIS implementations. These IOCs can be thought of as a collection of end user experiences and capabilities that come standard with every government GIS. This session will provide an overview of this new approach to GIS and explain how public works organizations, along with many other government departments, can deploy these solutions today.




  • Trends in Local Government Technology: What Does It Take to Be a Smart City?
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    Cory Fleming
    Program Director at ICMA

    Session Description

    Join us for this keynote session on trends in local government technology. We will review lessons learned from a national survey undertaken by ICMA and the Smart Cities Council in 2016, and hear from communities currently engaged in implementing Smart Community projects.




  • Manufacturing Industry Sessions


  • Where Do We Go From Here?
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    Brad Crace
    Sanford Operations Manager at Caterpillar

    Session Description

    In 1996, Caterpillar purchased a brown field facility in the middle of Lee County, North Carolina. From Sanford’s humble beginnings to becoming a major player in the world of compact equipment, this plant is Caterpillar’s highest volume prime product producing plant in the world. This is Caterpillar’s worldwide single source for Compact Track Loaders (CTL) and Multi-Terrain Loaders (MTL). The Sanford facility recently celebrated the 250,000th machine produced in the facility in March of 2016. Brad Crace has played a critical role in the continued success of the Sanford facility, so now where do we go from here?




  • Membership Industry Sessions


  • Challenges to Being a Cool CEO at a Small YMCA
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    Cameron Corder
    CEO of Cleveland County Family YMCA

    Session Description

    Hear from a seasoned YMCA CEO about the challenges of managing facilities when you have a small budgeted operation. Take part in an interactive presentation and discuss: How my CEO can help me? And how I can help my CEO?




  • Getting an A-Grade at the C-Level: Developing & Selling the In-Your-Face Business Case
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    John Rimer
    President at FM360

    Session Description

    As facility professionals, we're good at reacting in emergencies, dealing with difficult people, doing more with less, and many other challenges that fly at us daily. However, a key area where programs struggle time and time again is obtaining the necessary resources and funding to successfully manage the facility program. In this session, we will discuss how to develop and sell your budget request up the food chain, using FM360’s In-Your-Face Business Case. We will translate the value facility programs deliver into terms that resonate with those who control the purse strings and direction of the overall organization.




  • Management vs. Leadership in Today’s Environment: How to Make Yourself Indispensable!
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    CW Cook
    General Manager/COO of North Hills Club

    Session Description

    In today’s work environment, what are you doing to stand out from the crowd? Discover the skills you need to adapt to, and even embrace, situational changes at work. You’ll learn how to thrive under pressure and expand your career opportunities by taking initiative, effectively resolving problems, sharing your knowledge and being an overall positive influence in the workplace.




  • Public/Private Partnerships: Building the Framework for "Doing More Good Together"
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    Jeff Andresen
    President/CEO of YMCA of Greater Williamson
    Jeanne Marie Ellis
    Principal of JME Group

    Session Description

    Today, over 60% of the YMCAs built in the country are accomplished through a partnership with a municipality, hospital, school district or developer. Frequently, multiple entities collaborate. In communities where leadership is committed to “doing more good together for less,” partnerships are created to maximize community impact while ensuring the best stewardship of taxpayer and donated resources. During this session, co-authors Jeff Andresen and Jeanne Marie Ellis will discuss highlights of a national study conducted for the Mid-Major Group of YMCAs, the framework for partnership development and a formula for demonstrating a value proposition to a prospective partner.




  • YMCA Best Practices for Purchasing & Procurement
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    Bryan Huffman
    CFO of YMCA of the Triangle Area
    Andrew Crawford
    Founder and Chief Savings Officer of Outgo360

    Session Description

    As a nonprofit, in order to deliver the highest possible return on our mission (transformational work), we are required to be as efficient as possible with our transactional work. One of the most beneficial ways for any YMCA to gain efficiency is with a systematic approach to purchasing. In this session, learn best practices for purchasing and procurement, including real world examples from YMCAs in Eastern North Carolina.




  • Healthcare Industry Sessions


    When You Come to a Fork in the Road…
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    Timothy Adams
    Director of Leadership Development at ICMA

    Session Description

    We are experiencing the most challenging times ever for those who create and manage the physical healthcare environment. With those challenges come opportunities for positive leadership in shaping the future of healthcare organizations. Those who create, manage and maintain the physical healthcare environment make decisions daily that have an impact on the healthcare organization, and, more importantly, have an impact on caring for patients, and those who seek health and healing. This session will examine the contribution of the physical healthcare environment to the patient care process and will consider how positive leadership brings strategic value to the organization as well as comfort, health and healing to patients.




  • Technology Sessions


    Improving Collaboration with the Academic Side of the House
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    Thomas Ryan
    EO of eLearn Institute (NM) and Chair, CoSN Board of Directors

    Session Description

    Too often demographics and facilities drive our academic decisions. How do we better partner with academics so that facilities and operations support the academic vision of the district? What steps should we take to better collaborate with instruction? How do we help co-develop strategic planning, roadmaps, timelines and cost justifications with our academic partners? Join us for this panel discussion led by facilities and operation leadership from Los Angles Unified and Albuquerque Pubic Schools — and be prepared to share your promising practices as well as questions, comments and insight!




  • No Need to Fly by the Seat of Your Pants: Using Key Performance Indicators to Drive Decisions
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    Thomas Ryan
    EO of eLearn Institute (NM) and Chair, CoSN Board of Directors

    Session Description

    We collect a lot of data and can often get overwhelmed. How can we turn metrics into tools to improve departmental and staff performance? Can we use data to help improve strategic planning and highlight success? How do we set strategic goals based on data? This session will look at data available for our help desks systems to drive improvement and build better relationships with the education community.




  • The 10-Year Journey: Transforming NC Public Education IT Infrastructure & Services
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    Phil Emer
    Director of Technology Planning and Policy at The Friday Institute

    Session Description

    In 2006, North Carolina Education, IT, and policy leaders launched the School Connectivity Initiative (SCI) with a primary goal of providing consistent, reliable, sustainable, high performance, broadband internet access to all NC public schools. With the SCI successfully in steady state, a similarly energetic and diverse group of stakeholders began work on the NCEdCloud program to provide procurement, middleware, and infrastructure services in order to accelerate bringing the benefits of the cloud to public schools. More recently, a statewide collaboration developed the NC Digital Learning Plan, which is focused on transitioning the public education enterprise to digital-age teaching and learning. This keynote session presents a candid view of the story behind a decade of NC Public Education IT Infrastructure and Services advances... It will change your life!