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Professional Development - Facilities Program

  • 26 Mar 2012
  • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • TIAA-CREF Financial Services 560 Mission Street Conference Room 20th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
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  • Invitees:  Business Officers and Facilities Managers
  • Cost:  Free for ISBOA members
  • Limited to 60 participants

Independent School Facilities Tour

Proudly Offered by:  CAL-ISBOA

Monday March 26, 2012

Sponsored by: NBOA, SchoolDude & Building Solutions





1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Taking Facilities From Good to Great:  A Culture of Excellence in Facilities Management

Most of us believe we have a good facilities operation. But how do we measure good…or great?  Have we looked at our processes and ensured they are as efficient as possible?  As budgets continue to tighten and we are expected to “do more with less” we must constantly assess how we operate and look to improve. This presentation will help you:

(1)     Identify and implement action items related to improving facility operations processes

(2)     Monitor your progress on those actions items over time to provide accountability

(3)     Create a culture of excellence in the Facilities and institute best practices to help you achieve your goals.


Nicholas Mirisis, Director of Business Development & Public Affairs


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Giving Facilities a Voice at Budgeting Time

Learn how using facility assessment tools and historical records you can demonstrate to those controlling financial decisions the real cost of deferred maintenance.  Build a persuasive case for allocation of resources to Facilities, and be a more effective “voice” of the facility at the boardroom table, using industry benchmarks and your own records.


Building Solutions

Bill Keslar, President, Building Solutions

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Independent School Facilities Management Toolkit & Ask the Experts:  A Beautiful Marriage

A brief introduction to NBOA’s “facilities toolkit,” including elements such as hiring a new director, staffing your department, understanding your physical plant building by building, life-safety issues, and outsourcing options.  Discover how to manage all of the critical functions of maintaining an optimal campus, while dealing with “distractions” such as transportation challenges, traffic duty, custodial requirements, fire drills, and more.

Followed by, a best practices panel from business officer and facilities officer perspectives, discussing:

(1)     Their respective roles and responsibilities

(2)     How to develop and build a mutually beneficial relationship

(3)     How these two individuals work as partners for the success of your school; and

(4)     How to achieve by-in and consensus from your Board on facilities and capital needs.

NBOA & local School Leaders

NBOA, Gretchen Reed, Senior Director, Professional Development


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