Come join us for our Maryland/District of Columbia APPA Chapter
Summer Educational Program!
296 Marsh Hill Rd
Registration Cost:$300/person. Until June 7th, the registration fee includes the cost of the hotel room for Thursday night. Individuals do not need to contact the hotel. MD/DC APPA will make the room arrangements. If you wish to stay additional nights there will be an option on the registration page to add these nights.
Registrations must be received by close of business, June 7th. Registrations completed after June 7th will remain at $300 but will not include the cost of the hotel room for Thursday night. Individuals who register after June 7th will need to make their own arrangements for lodging at the resort at an additional expense.
!!!! IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION !!!!
If you wish to pay for items using multiple credit cards (i.e. pay for the registration fee using one card and pay for golf with a different card) you will need to complete a separate registration form for each card used. Our current process does not support split payments. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Unconscious Bias Presenters: Aimee Hill, Principal, Hill Consulting, and Barry Coleman
This experiential, highly interactive workshop will provide participants with a chance for self-discovery and personal growth, while learning about “Unconscious Bias.”
Hidden or unconscious biasrefers to the positive or negative evaluations we make about people that are rooted in our unconscious beliefs, attitudes, and preferences. They operate automatically, beyond our awareness, and without conscious intent or control. We all have them, even though we sincerely believe we do not, and they lead us to prefer some people over others in our personal and professional lives.
This workshop will:
Raise awareness of the impact and implications of unconscious bias on personal and professional relationships.
Identify personal biases.
Provide tools for uncovering unconscious biases and recognizing how they influence behavior and are impacting workplace effectiveness.
Provide tools to increase leadership, communication, decision-making, teamwork, and social interaction skills.
Identify actions to apply workshop learning to build healthier, more productive relationships.
There will also be discussion of how the concepts and tools apply to building healthier relationships in groups and organizations, and provide participants with an opportunity to identify skills for positive change.
Using Technology to Better Manage Your Workforceand Facilities
Presenters: Jim Whittaker, President, Facilities Engineering Associates; Sheri Vucci, Director Office of Business Operations, Smithsonian Institution
Maximizing the value of facilities management using building technologies requires careful forethought and an honest understanding of the desired outcomes.This workshop will provide an understanding of why we blame technologies for failure; and how to use tools to support processes, collect data for decision-making, and help measure performance.
Used successfully, facilities management technologies can help increase operating efficiencies and maximize the effectiveness of the facilities management organization.Information required to make strategic business decisions about facilities is now readily available through the use of facilities management technology decision support systems.This has resulted in a reliance on information, creating a boom of new technology and software vendors.The future promises more and more complex technologies and the potential for even more overwhelming amounts of facilities data.Thus, it is necessary to be prepared to deal with these challenges to succeed as facility managers.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind thorough and practical workshop on the significant aspects of building and information technologies that impact facility managers – and have FUN learning more about these critical and complex issues.
1.Learn about the current types, capabilities and uses of facilities management technologies.
2.Understand how to use technologies to make credible data-driven decisions.
3.Learn how to maximize the value of our FM technologies.
4.Stay abreast of best practices, critical issues and future FM technology trends.
GOLF Friday Afternoon (Optional): Golfstyles Magazine named the Wisp Resort Golf Course one of the “100 Must-Play Courses of the Mid-Atlantic.” Designed around the natural contours at the base of Wisp ski slopes, with breathtaking views of the mountains, this 6,911 yard, par 72 championship course ebbs and flows along tree-lined fairways, and past strategically placed bunkers and water hazards. The multiple tees make it enjoyable and challenging for all players.
At the January 2013 APPA U, four MD/DC APPA Chapter members were recognized for their completion of APPA programs. We would like to recognize and congratulate them for achieving this professional development accomplishment. (Several of them took advantage of the ERAPPA and MD/DC APPA Scholarship Program - You can too!) [Pictured left to right]
Alice Maxwell, University of Maryland Baltimore - Leadership Academy
Dave Cosner, Sr., University of Maryland College Park - Institute for Facilities Management
Stephen Kolb, Towson University - Institute for Facilities Management
Robert Maddux, Salisbury University - Institute for Facilities Management
Fall Educational Program! Plans are underway for the MD/DC APPA Fall Program. We are fine-tuning arrangements for the Fall Program to be held on Friday, October 18, 2013, at Bowie State University. Check back for more information as we get closer to the date.