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      Come join us for our Maryland/District of Columbia

 APPA Chapter Educational Program

 University of Maryland Baltimore County

March 6, 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,  March 4th, 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.



Save the Dates

Save the Dates - Upcoming Chapter Programs!


Our MD/DC APPA Annual Summer Educational Program will be June 18-19, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center & Marina.

Our Fall MD/DC APPA Educational Program will be October 16, 2015 at the National Zoo.


Follow this link for APPA, ERAPPA and MDDCAPPA sponsored events coming up in 2015:   2015 Calendar of Upcoming Events

APPA Drive-In Workshop - March 12

Don't miss out on an opportunity to network and gain valuable knowledge at an APPA Facilities Drive-In Workshop - FREE - on March 12, 2015, at American University in Washington, DC.  Click here for more information and to register:  APPA Drive In - March 12  .  Topics inlcude:  Pump Optimization, Maximizing Energy Efficiency, Giving Your Machines a Voice.





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Become an Associate Member of APPA – Today – For Free!

If you are an employee of an APPA member educational institution, you are eligible to receive an APPA Associate membership at no cost. Creating an APPA account gives you exclusive access to member benefits, such as the membership directory, the APPA Body of Knowledge, online services, membership discounts on publications, and much more! To get started, follow this link and select your institution from the list:

Share this information with others in your organization who are ready to enjoy the benefits of being an APPP Associate Member:  APPA Associate Membership - Flyer



Follow the link to register:

The National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT)is coming to the Baltimore Convention Center March 10-12.  For those unfamiliar with this event, it is a FREE opportunity to attend multiple educational sessions (choose from 120)  and to browse through a huge expo/exhibit hall of vendors (approx.. 500). It is a great opportunity to network, review new products, and to obtain industry information that may be of benefit to you and your organization.  The main program runs from March 10-12.  You can register for one day or multiple days; the general sessions and expo are FREE.  And while you are there...stop by the MD/DC APPA Booth, #2654.