November 10-11, 2011
Kalahari Resort and Conference Center
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Conference Schedule

Thursday, November 10



7:00am – 5:00pm

Conference Registration

8:15am - 9:15am

Conference Welcome & Keynote – No One Warned Me About This: Lessons and Laughs from  Life in School Leadership

9:30am - 10:20am

Educational Sessions

  • Building Energy Consumption
  • Central Plant Optimization – Rethink the Central Plant
  • Elements of Storm Water Management and Improving Water Quality
  • Greening an Existing Building
  • How to Lessen the Burden of Your Many Responsibilities – A Building Information Book Can Help
  • Safety Room 1
  • Understanding Your Utility Bills – Part 1
  • Charting a Course for Your District’s Future – Renovate or Building New?

10:30am - 11:20am

Educational Sessions

  • Action Benchmarking Opportunities
  • Creating a Culture of Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Use While Improving Student Environment
  • How to Improve Your School Cleaning Program
  • Safety Room 2
  • To Restore the Room or To Not – That is the Question
  • Understanding Your Utility Bills – Part 2
  • Leadership Under Fire

11:30am - 12:30pm

Dedicated Exhibit Time

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch with Exhibitors

1:30pm - 4:20pm

Exhibits Open

1:30pm - 2:20pm

Educational Sessions

  • Controlling Electrical Demand Charges
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Proactive School Security and Emergency Planning
  • Through the Eyes of Safety
  • Tips for Communicating Facility Needs in the Face of Major Budget Cuts
  • Training Facilities Department Staff to Understand their Job as a Customer Service Position
  • Understanding HVAC – Part 1
  • Zone Cleaning vs. Team Cleaning

2:30pm - 3:20pm

Educational Sessions

  • Energy Savings With What You Already Have
  • Enough to Stop the Vikings – The Importance of Roof Maintenance
  • Environmental Health and Safety – 101
  • How Much Staff Do You Really Have?
  • Playground Safety
  • Proposals and Interview Practices
  • Understanding HVAC – Part 2
  • Tips and Tricks – PMDirect (SchoolDude preventive maintenance system)

3:30pm - 4:20pm

Educational Sessions

  • Basic Leadership Skills for Facility Managers
  • Electrical Systems Part 1 – Lighting and Lighting Control
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About an Effective Energy Management Program
  • Green Design, Sustainability and Operations Costs
  • Modern Cavity Walls: The Importance of Through-Wall Flashing
  • School Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
  • So They Want to Reduce Your Housekeeping Budget
  • What is Needed to Analyze Your Workforce

4:20pm - 5:30pm

Networking Social

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Friends of the Dude Event (Networking)


Friday, November 11



7:30am – 12:00pm

Conference Registration

8:00am - 9:15am

Full Breakfast with Idea Exchange – “A Common Sense Approach to Facilities”

9:25am - 10:15am

Educational Sessions

  • Accurately Project Facility Capital Needs with Long-Term Planning
  • Basic Safety
  • Commissioning and Recommissioning
  • Electrical Systems Part 2 – Electronic Systems
  • Radon and Mercury in Schools
  • What Works – Case Studies in Energy Efficiency in IL K-12 Schools that Save Energy, Money and More
  • Winter Operations – What, Why and When of Snow and Ice Control
  • Tips and Tricks – MaintenanceDirect (SchoolDude work order system)

10:25am - 11:15am

Educational Sessions

  • Accident Investigation
  • Are You Utilizing the Full Potential of Your Building Automation?
  • Community Use of Schools – Managing the Risks
  • Construction from Alpha to Omega
  • Modern Technology and Its Custodial Applications
  • New International Energy Conservation Code Requirements
  • Playground Safety
  • Situational Leadership – Assessing Employee Readiness and Leader Response

11:25am - 12:15pm

Educational Sessions

  • High Productivity Cleaning for Health
  • HVAC – Understanding Safety
  • To Lease or Not to Lease
  • Long Range Facilities Planning
  • Promote Yourself – Tools to Utilize in Facility Management Marketing
  • Recovering from Any Disasters: Marinette and Storm Stories
  • What You Should Expect from Your Facilities Director
  • Increase Operations Efficiency and Achieve Savings While Improving the Learning Environment
Midwest Facility Masters Conference 2011
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