October 19-20, 2011
Rosen Centre Hotel
At the Southeastern Facility Masters Conference, you can select a personalized class schedule that meets your unique interests and career development requirements. Develop your customized curriculum from the Facility Masters Track educational sessions. If you register for the Southeastern Facility Masters Conference and FASBO Conference, you may also attend the FASBO educational sessions. Visit www.fasbo.org for more information.
Southeastern Facility Masters Conference Sessions:
Benchmarking and Key Performance Indicators (Roundtable)
Benchmarking is the key to providing the facts you need for data driven decision-making, while also helping you demonstrate a high level of accountability and justify needed funding and staffing. Learn how to identify ways to optimize your facility operations and find hidden savings opportunities is essential to your success.
Community Use of Your Campus: Managing Risk, Recovering Costs
Although school facilities have been historically underutilized, usage is now on the rise for both school-related functions and after-hours community events. This recent increase reflects growing sentiment that school facilities should be used more frequently because taxpayers and other stakeholders have invested billions in these assets. According to a nationwide educational facility scheduling survey conducted by SchoolDude.com, more than two thirds of facility managers strive to maximize utilization of facilities to better serve the community. However, those involved in facility usage scheduling face many challenges, such as cost recovery and the large number of people involved in the event scheduling process.
Getting Your Board “On Board”
A board member is expected to make decisions on a wide range of problems; some are routine, while others are more complex. What kind of information does your board need from you? If you have ever dreaded going before your board, you will not want to miss this session. You will learn what information board members need to make decisions on things such as policy changes, budget needs and personnel requests, and how long you have to share this information.
How Full Is Your Bucket?
Did the last person you encounter make you feel positive and upbeat, or did you walk away feeling down? So is someone “filling your bucket” or “dipping from your bucket”? Discover positive strategies to use at work and in your daily life based on the book “How Full Is Your Bucket?”.
HVAC Energy Savings and the Benefits for your Schools
As manufacturers are forced to increase the efficiency of packaged HVAC equipment by Federal Energy Codes, changes are being implemented that can adversely affect the operation of equipment on replacement applications. This presentation will explain what is being done to increase efficiency of equipment and how it affects new and replacement applications in the school market place.
Managing Service Demand – Balancing Stewardship and Service
Buildings have become more complex, consume more energy, and require a more specific skilled trades knowledge, but you don’t have more money to manage them. In fact, you probably have less. In this session, you will learn how to manage the tightrope walk between balancing annual Stewardship, asset reinvestment, operating effectiveness and service. You will learn how to pick projects before projects pick you.
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
This session will include an overview of SchoolDude’s White Paper: Examining the costs, risks and best practices for a preventive maintenance plan (or the absence of one) in your educational institution.
Schools nationwide have been facing fiscal crises year after year. With scant budgets comes the troubling and exacerbating problem of justifying needed staff and proper facility maintenance and preventive maintenance (PM) in order to provide the lowest overall cost of managing the significant investment in your school facilities. As a result, our buildings are old and failing. New buildings are not well maintained and community investment is compromised. Learn how to overcome these challenges.
This session will provide a review of the potential cost savings that can be achieved through outsourcing custodial services, along with the process to achieve a contract and the potential barriers to overcome.
This session will review the potential cost savings that can be achieved through outsourcing transportation services, along with the process to achieve a contract and the potential barriers to overcome.
Reducing Energy Cost with New Solar Technologies
The discussion will be around the current trends in educational facilities energy use and new technology in the HVAC marketplace. Review the latest technology in HVAC and Solar, plus discuss how these trends might impact your district’s green and energy saving goals. Also, learn how to go from an 18 SEER HVAC system to a 34 SEER system. You will learn: (1) Where we are today in Green programs. (2) 4 key elements between New vs. Traditional solar solutions. (3) Considerations on getting your schools and district involved. (4) Tools and Resources available to you.
Trim Your Utility and Telecommunications Budgets
The people responsible for paying for a facility’s utility and telecommunications services are often too busy with countless other tasks, so they may assume that the billing information received from a service provider is accurate when submitting their monthly payments. However, in nearly every case, the service provider believes it is the customer’s responsibility to verify the accuracy of these billings. This leaves an organization vulnerable to a great number of errors and over charges.
What are Your True Colors?
This personality analysis takes James Comer's idea of "No significant learning takes place without a significant relationship" to the next level. Participants will complete a self-analysis instrument rating themselves on certain personality traits. It is short and quick. Participants then learn their primary "color" of 4, and how the rest of them rank in regards to their personality. They will then learn how these colors relate to their everyday interactions with others professionally and personally. This personality instrument is very user-friendly and fun. It is great for those who work in education because it is easy to remember and process in a world in which there is way too much to remember and process.