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 Program Rescheduled for April 3rd

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 Maryland/District of Columbia

 APPA Chapter Educational Program

 University of Maryland Baltimore County

April 3, 2015


Location:  Technology Center at UMBC


Program Schedule



Registration/Continental Breakfast


Welcome/Business Meeting  & Election of Officers


Networking Break


Educational Session I – Performance Management Conversations


Networking Break


Educational Session II - Bridging the Gap Between Design and Construction and Operations and Maintenance




Tour (Optional)

Directions AND Parking:

Technology Center @ UMBC

1450 South Rolling Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227

Parking:  Parking will be available in Satellite Lot 2.  Follow the signs!


 Registration Cost:  $40/person; free to APPA Emeritus Members

 Registration Process:  Payment by credit card preferred.  If you must use other payment methods, please call Doug Fairley at (202) 885-2335 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Registrations must be received by close of business,  April 1, 2015.


Educational Sessions

Session I (9:30 to 10:30am)

Performance Management Conversations – Celina Ryan, Facilities Training Coordinator, American University
Conversations around Performance Management between Facilities professionals are intended to be productive and stimulating. The goal is for staff and supervisors to get together and discuss departmental goals, employee strengths, and areas needed for continued support. This 60 minute interactive session will cover the good, the bad and the ugly of performance conversations and how to immediately apply your learning to enhance your working relationships.

·        Discuss the Supervisor/Staff Relationship

·        Learn tools and tips for having a productive conversation

·        Relate Performance Management in the context of Facilities Management and Operations

 Session II (10:45am to 12:30pm)

Bridging the Gap Between Design and Construction and Operations and Maintenance

Have you ever walked through a new building or renovation site and have a myriad of questions? Who was the one that designed this? What were they thinking? Where will we keep our Housekeeping supplies? How will we access and service this equipment? Why did they do that?  Well if these are some of the very questions and thoughts you have been asking yourself every time you takeover a new project or building, then you should join us at our spring meeting. We have assembled a panel of Design & Construction and Operations & Maintenance professionals who address these very questions.  Please join our panel moderator…


Dennis Bohlayer

 Director, Energy Engineering & Conservation

 Towson University

 And panelists:

Dan Branigan

Associate Vice President of Planning & Facilities

St. Mary’s College           

Kris Phillips

Director of Planning

Towson University

Douglas Fairley

Assistant Director for Capital Renewal and Deferred Maintenance

American University

Gary Viola

 Director of O&M

 University of Maryland, Baltimore


Scott Guckert

Director of Construction Services

Towson University

Jon Wells

Director of Facilities
Stevenson University

as we discuss the whole process of bringing a project from concept through design & construction to acceptance and turnover to O&M. I am sure we all have our war stories of what O&M has inherited from D&C but the time has come for all of us to recognize that each and every one of us involved has a vested interest in the long-term success of the project. The key is how do we go about bridging the Gap? Come, bring your war stories, your questions and let’s have an energized dialogue about this process and how we can improve project delivery, turnover and O&M acceptance that helps ensure the long term success in the eyes of our customers…



Following the educational program, an optional tour will be available of the Performing Arts Center located on the main UMBC Campus. 
The Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB) provides new, state-of-the-art facilities for arts and humanities departments and programs.

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