APPA's newly released 2016 Thought Leaders report, Remaking the Facilities Organization, makes the case for a customer-centric higher education facilities organization, and how that focus can be applied to the four major responsibilities of educational facilities organizations. Look for Part 1 of the report in the September/October issue of Facilities Manager, or click on the headline above to download the full report.
Mark your calendar for a regional meeting this fall! Regional conferences are a great way to meet other facilities professionals and learn new tips and ideas to bring back to your institution! Meet vendors, attend sessions, and enjoy the company of like-minded professionals wishing to improve their skills, and move their careers forward!
There are five (5) elected officer leadership positions on the APPA board, three of which will be on the 2017 ballot (President-Elect, Secretary Treasurer, and VP for Professional Affairs.) Consider nominating yourself or others for the one that best matches your passion and areas of expertise. All applications for election are due no later than December 9, 2016.
Mentoring is an essential leadership skill. In addition to managing and motivating people, it's also important that you can help others learn, grow and become more effective in their jobs. Visit us to see how APPA's mentoring partnership initiative is well underway, and how to contact your region or regional representative for more information on applying for this great opportunity!
The NFPA Work Group is looking for volunteers to review several upcoming NFPA standards for proposed changes. Additionally, the ASCC Terms and Definitions Work Group is looking for volunteers to review a list of facility management terms for inclusion in the APPA 1100 Facility Management Terms and Definitions Standard. For details please visit http://www.appa.org/standards.cfm or contact Billie Zidek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPAinfo is an e-mail discussion list for educational facilities professionals, where you can find the answers to many of your everyday problems simply by posting a question to your peers. The APPA discussion list seeks to broaden your resource base by making it easier to interact with and respond to the needs of facilities professionals, and focuses on all campus facilities issues, regardless of size or type of school or organization. For more information, contact Steve Glazner.
The 2015-2016 Facilities Performance Indicators (FPI) and APPA/NACUBO survey cycles are now open. Deadline for both surveys is December 12, 2016, but you can start inputting your data now. To get started, just click on the headline above, and choose to complete one -- or both -- surveys. Your participation is appreciated and critical for fulfilling the strategic vision of your institution.