2012 AAPPA Fall Professional Development Conference

/2012 AAPPA Fall Professional Development Conference

2012 AAPPA Fall Professional Development Conference

When

11/28/2012 - 11/30/2012    
All Day

Where

Delta Halifax Hotel
1990 Barrington St, Halifax

Event Type

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On behalf of the Executive Board of the Atlantic Chapter of APPA, I welcome you to the 2012 AAPPA Fall Professional Development Conference. This year’s conference promises to be motivational, educational, and a great networking opportunity.

Please reserve November 28-30, 2012, for this annual event in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Sincerely,

Christine Matheson
V.P. Professional Development

Conference Schedule

Locations are subject to change. Rooms will be confirmed during Registration.

Educational Session Schedule

Professional Development Program

This year’s professional development program also includes a selection of sessions in three tracks:

Track 1: Planning

Track 2: Operations/Security

Track 3: Administration

In addition to the Professional Development sessions, we are pleased to offer an exciting and intriguing keynote speaker — Kate Davis.

Program (pdf)

Thursday Keynote Speaker

Kate Davis

BALANCING LIFE WITH HUMOUR:

We Are All Jugglers and the First Ball to Drop is Usually Our Own

A speaker, writer, comedian and actress, Kate Davis has the unique ability to find humour in any situation and to offer creative solutions to defuse the frustrations in the home and workplace. Kate’s generous insight and outspoken character, provides a powerful combination to help organizations empower their staff with effective tools for managing stress and sustaining motivation.

Theatrically trained in England, Kate returned to Canada to a successful run on Canadian stage. From the theatrical stage Kate found her newest passion at an open mike one night at a local comedy club. Now, a five-time nominee at the Canadian Comedy Awards and star of her own hour-long comedy special on CTV and the Comedy Network, Kate has appeared on Breakfast Television, Star TV, Toronto 1, Prime, WTN, TVO, CBC Radio One The Debaters and The Mom Show. During the 2008 season of Last Comic Standing, Kate’s sense of humour endured and carried her into the finals.

Purpose met destiny when Kate created her successful parenting with humour workshops. These have now transformed to the full range of presentations, exploring the positive effects humour has on all aspects of life. From the corporate world to the bedtime story, Kate’s insight and vision reveals the healing thread of humour and how it can be utilized throughout our lives. An engaging speaker, Kate’s presentations focus on bringing a sense of humour into the home, the workplace and ultimately the balance of both.

For more information on Kate, please view the following website: www.speakers.ca/davis_kate.html

Professional Development Session Descriptions

Thursday, November 29, 2012

1:00 to 2:30 pm – Educational Session #1

  1. Building the Sustainable Campus

Presented by Diane Freeman, Conestoga Rovers and Associates

This presentation provides the foundation for high level consideration of the challenges associated with planning for future educators and students. It explores the changing needs of students and researchers and the expectations of Board of Governors. It talks about balancing the capital needs against the financial resources all under the banner of sustainability. It also discusses challenging constraints related to aging infrastructure.

  1. Assessment and the Outdoor Campus Environment: A Practical Approach to Self-Study (Part 1)

Presented by Erica Eckert, Kent State University

Although it is common knowledge that the outdoor physical campus environment impacts on students, campus assessment efforts have largely focused elsewhere. This program session on assessment of the outdoor campus environment will be presented in two parts. The first session will challenge participants to consider other ways to engage in assessment on their home campus. A framework for assessment will be provided, and a variety of methods will be introduced, suitable for both small and large initiatives. Participants will be asked to share methods that they have used in the past, with the hope that all participants will take away valuable practical advice for engaging in assessment. The second session will describe a survey created to assess student perceptions of the outdoor campus environment using campus ecology and planning literature (supported by APPA’s Center for Facilities Research (CFaR)). The survey was focused on providing practical, actionable intelligence on areas of distinction and improvement, along with measures of overall importance. Results of the survey (in the aggregate) will be shared and participants will be challenged to consider how assessment could be used at their own campuses.

  1. PMO Training – What Does it Mean to You?

Presented by Kevin Schwenker, Schwenker and Associates

What does your Project Management Office need to know? What about your planners, and project managers? Those might sound like obvious questions, but do you know in sufficient detail to recognize whether they need any training? And is so, what type? With institutional budgets getting tighter, and the resultant pressure for improved project planning and delivery, too often we don’t know the answer and training shortcomings remain. In this presentation, I will look at some of the things to consider and draw on the experience of the group to suggest ways to better define and address those needs.

2:00 to 4:30 pm – Educational Session #2

  1. The Business Value of BIM for FM – Driving Adoption for Owners and Operators

Presented by David Males, IMAGINiT Technologies

The business value of BIM in private and public sector development is well documented and increasing as adoption accelerates across the broad ecosystem of architecture, engineering, and construction. The larger opportunity for realizing the benefits of BIM is in building operation and maintenance where the majority of costs associated with a building’s lifecycle are incurred. The experience level among public sector facility managers as it relates to BIM varies widely: this presentation will give attendees a common ground of understanding of the role of BIM in facility management, explain commonly accepted standards for the “Levels of Detail” within the BIM model, and discuss various levels of integration between the BIM model and computerized maintenance management systems. We will also examine one or two case studies of the successful application of BIM within a University setting. A goal of this presentation is to enable greater understanding of the business value of BIM for facility management enabling facility and capital planners to be better informed of what to ask for and what to expect when tendering for new construction and renovation where BIM is specified as a deliverable.

  1. APPA Sustainability Award Winner

Presented by Greg Clayton and Dave Taylor, University of Prince Edward Island

APPA’s 2012 Sustainability Award winner will discuss their accomplishments which led to their selection as this year’s award winners. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and explore how they can model the successes of this organization to improve sustainability on their campus.

Greener State of Mind on Campus

Presented by John Crace, WHW Architects and Dave Lopes, North 46 Architecture

John Crace, WHW Architects, will present an overview of the evolution of a greener state of mind and the challenges of a cultural shift towards sustainability, the importance of change agents and champions in transforming individuals, design teams, offices, organizations and institutions like universities.

David Lopes, North 46 Architecture, will follow with a case study of Holland College’s Centre for Applied Science & Technology that obtained 5 Green Globes (over 85%): (Designation reserved for select building designs, leaders in energy and environmental performance, introducing design practices others can adopt and implement.)

Includes:

  • grey water system/cisterns
  • hands-free fixtures with water reduction technologies
  • 24 geothermal wells
  • green roof
  • photo voltaic solar panels
  • lighting with daylight and motion sensors
  • solar wall
  • HVAC systems generate approximately 300 tons less CO2 than standard.
  1. Living an Enriched Life through non-traditional Careers

Presented by Diane Freeman, Conestoga Rovers and Associates

This motivational presentation seeks to encourage attendees to be a “difference maker”. It does so through a discussion of personal leadership examples. One in particular relates to the building a childcare centre with no expertise; no money and no staff. The presentation touches on everything from barriers to success; personal and professional challenges and rising from failure. In the past this presentation has been very well received and is a great “pick-me-up” for listeners.

Friday, November 30, 2012

9:00 to 10:00 am – Educational Session #3

  1. Parking Strategies Open Forum

Presented by Bruce MacNeil, Mount Saint Vincent University

Within the last couple of years some universities have moved away from jurisdictional ticketing to local enforcement. This open forum discussion will relate issues and concerns with local enforcement and strategies to successful management. The goal of the presentation is to share ideas and concerns and identify steps to success.

  1. Assessment and the Outdoor Campus Environment: A Practical Approach to Self-Study (Part 2)

Presented by Erica Eckert, Kent State University

Although it is common knowledge that the outdoor physical campus environment impacts on students, campus assessment efforts have largely focused elsewhere. This program session on assessment of the outdoor campus environment will be presented in two parts. The first session will challenge participants to consider other ways to engage in assessment on their home campus. A framework for assessment will be provided, and a variety of methods will be introduced, suitable for both small and large initiatives. Participants will be asked to share methods that they have used in the past, with the hope that all participants will take away valuable practical advice for engaging in assessment. The second session will describe a survey created to assess student perceptions of the outdoor campus environment using campus ecology and planning literature (supported by APPA’s Center for Facilities Research (CFaR)). The survey was focused on providing practical, actionable intelligence on areas of distinction and improvement, along with measures of overall importance. Results of the survey (in the aggregate) will be shared and participants will be challenged to consider how assessment could be used at their own campuses.

  1. Emergency Management on Campus – Are you Prepared? (Part 1)

Presented by Bob Caissie, Acadia University and Brian Barr, NS Emergency Management Office

How prepared are you for an emergency? Do you have an Emergency Management Program in place for your campus? What is an “emergency management program” and what do you need to do to develop your EM program? This session will provide you with an orientation to the Nova Scotia Emergency Management System including an overview of the Emergency Management Act of Nova Scotia and how it applies to universities, colleges and residential schools. The session will help you identify the components of a strong emergency management program and explore what resources are available to you through the Emergency Management Office of Nova Scotia.

10:30 to112:30 am – Educational Session #4

  1. Maximizing Space Utilization and Efficiency With Minimal Changes to Existing Buildings

Presented by Michelle Lavigne, Dalhousie University

Universities and colleges have a building inventory that increasingly includes century-old facilities, and these aging facilities often provide rooms designed with space allocation and design standards from another era. Significant interior renovations in order to increase space utilization and efficiency in older facilities can present challenges related to unknown building issues hidden beneath walls and floors, the presence of hazardous materials, building code grand-fathering, inflexibility of load bearing structure, and historical value of buildings or spaces. For these reasons, and others, costs associated with these initiatives can be prohibitive.

With these difficulties at hand, more can often be accomplished to increase space utilization and efficiency through an approach that focuses on achieving more impact with less significant construction. This session will demonstrate that much can still be achieved with minimal changes to the building, through focussing on maximized flexibility as well as thoughtful design features.

  1. Emergency Management on Campus – Are you Prepared? (Part 2)

Presented by Bob Caissie, Acadia University and Brian Barr, NS Emergency Management Office

How prepared are you for an emergency? Do you have an Emergency Management Program in place for your campus? What is an “emergency management program” and what do you need to do to develop your EM program? This session will provide you with an orientation to the Nova Scotia Emergency Management System including an overview of the Emergency Management Act of Nova Scotia and how it applies to universities, colleges and residential schools. The session will help you identify the components of a strong emergency management program and explore what resources are available to you through the Emergency Management Office of Nova Scotia.

  1. Recruitment: Finding the Perfect Fit, the First Time!

Presented by Marina Theriault and Brenda MacPhee, Dalhousie University

High performing staffs are essential if an organization is to deliver outstanding services to their customer. There seems to be more organizations reporting having difficulties in recruiting and retaining great employees. Recruiting the right people is a key managerial role, yet one that organizations often do not devote enough time. Many organizations do not invest enough time in thinking about the skills, attributes and behaviors they need in their staff. A goal of this presentation is to help break down the recruitment process and give tips on how to find the perfect fit, the first time.

Professional Development Session Presenters

Bob Caissie , Acadia University

Bob has been involved in emergency management since 2004. He is currently one of 2 emergency management coordinators for Acadia University and was part of a 4 person team who built the initial Emergency Management Program at Acadia and continues to develop the program today. He acts as the university’s liaison with municipal, regional and provincial emergency management organizations. He is the university representative on the Town of Wolfville and Kings County (Regional) Emergency Management teams. Bob continues to contribute to the area of emergency management through his connection with the provincial Emergency Management Office, delivering components of the Basic Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centre courses, building and facilitating emergency plan exercises and is currently working with the Province on the development of specialized training for universities, colleges and residential schools.

Bruce MacNeil, Mount Saint Vincent University

Bruce MacNeil is the Director of Facilities Management at Mount Saint Vincent University with responsibility for Security and Parking.

Brenda MacPhee, Dalhousie University

A communications and marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience, Brenda has been with Dalhousie University for more than 6 years. Initially with Dalhousie’s Ancillary Services department, Brenda managed communications and marketing strategies for business units including residence, bookstores, conference services and off campus housing. In her current role, Brenda’s provides strategic direction and manages communications for one of Dalhousie’s largest and most complex departments – Facilities Management.

Brenda’s previous employment experience spanned the country and several business sectors, including sport/event management with Basketball Canada and the Victoria Commonwealth Games, hospitality and tourism with Ontario’s Deerhurst Resort and the Muskoka Regional Tourism Association. Brenda has a degree in Public Relations and is a current Masters of Communications student (part time).

Brian Barr, NS Emergency Management Office

Brian has been the Training and Education Coordinator for the Emergency Management Office of Nova Scotia for 9 years. Brian is responsible for the development, coordination and delivery of emergency training for the province of Nova Scotia. He has been involved in the development and delivery of training for the past 29 years (20 years with the Department of Justice and 9 years with the Emergency Management Office of Nova Scotia).

Dave Lopes, North 46 Architecture

David Lopes has over 20 years of combined Architecture, Engineering and Leadership experience including a wide variety of projects including design, renovation/additions to schools, gymnasiums and post-secondary education facilities. After receiving his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada 1988, David earned his Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1997. Following several years of experience abroad and locally, David founded the firm of North 46 Architecture Inc.

North 46 Architecture is a member of the Canada Green Building Council and David Lopes is a LEED accredited professional. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). And is a nationally accepted trademark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. North 46 Architecture has a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and familiarity with LEED requirements, resources and processes. North 46 Architecture is also the first to lead the implementation of the Green Globes certification process.

Dave Taylor, University of Prince Edward Island

Originally from Nova Scotia, David Taylor, P. Eng. is the Manager of Environmental Services at UPEI. His chief responsibilities include the creation of policy and strategic direction for the campus on sustainability and energy management. As well, he researches and suggests energy saving opportunities while also reporting on progress. He began his latest career move in August of 2007. In March 2011, custodial services were added to the environmental services portfolio.

Previous to that, the mechanical engineering graduate of the Technical University of Nova Scotia worked in various positions relating to energy efficiency at Nova Scotia Power, with the Federal Government’s EnerGuide Program and most recently, as an instructor at Nova Scotia Community College specializing in energy efficient and sustainable building practices.

David Males, IMAGINiT Technologies

David Males is a 25-year veteran of the software industry, most recently as manager of sales and marketing for the Atlantic Region of IMAGINiT Technologies, a software and professional services firm with over 250 employees. Over the last 7 years, David has worked closely with private sector business to help drive greater understanding of the role of BIM in AEC with emphasis on best practices for successful adoption and transition. More recently, David’s focus has been on working with public sector business to help educate and advise capital planners and project managers on the critical need for driving BIM adoption early in the planning process to ensure correct outcomes are realized and expectations are met for BIM deliverables.

Diane Freeman, Conestoga-Rovers and Associates

Diane Freeman is a Professional Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Canada.Diane works as an Associate with Conestoga-Rovers & Associates Limited.She has 20 years of environmental engineering experience with more than 15 years of experience specifically in the Air Quality.

In 2006 and again in 2010 Diane was elected as a Councillor for the City of Waterloo. As a part of her work as an Elected Official, Diane represents municipal issues at a Provincial level through serving as Board Member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

For the 2010-2011 Council term of Office, Diane served as the President of Professional Engineers Ontario.PEO is the Provincial licensing body for engineers with over 80,000 license holders.Diane is only the fifth woman President in the over 90 year history of the Association.

Mentoring a heart of volunteerism and serving the broader community are core values for Diane so in addition to her work already noted, Diane participates as a board member on a variety of not-for-profit Boards of Directors including the Grand River Hospital Corporation; the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Butterfly Learning Centre and the Ontario Section of the Air and Waste Management Association.

In 2009 Diane was awarded the KW Oktoberfest Rogers women of the year in the Professional Category recognizing her work as both a Professional Engineer and active volunteer.

Diane was also privileged to be one of only 230 Canadians chosen to attend the 2012 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.

Above all, Diane prioritizes time with her husband and two boys Scott and Adam at a home, at hockey areas or at soccer fields.

Erica Eckert, Kent State University

Dr. Erica Eckert is Coordinator of Assessment and Evaluation and an Assistant Professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University. She earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at Kent State University. Her experience is primarily in assessment, reporting, ERP systems, technology, survey development and data analysis, and admissions operations. She is interested in exploring job satisfaction of entry and mid-level student affairs professionals, technology in higher education, and the outdoor physical campus environment. Erica’s dissertation was peer-reviewed by APPA’s (The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers) Center for Facilities Research (CFaR) and was recognized at the 2012 APPA Annual Conference.

Greg Clayton, University of Prince Edward Island

Greg graduated from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1987 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Since then he has gained over 22 years’ experience in Facilities Management. He joined the University of Prince Edward Island in the year 2000 as the Director of Facilities Management after working 10 years with the Northern Regional Health Board in Truro, NS, overseeing facilities management for 9 health care facilities. Currently, at UPEI, he provides direction for Capital Planning and Projects, as well as Maintenance, Environmental and Security Services. He is currently President of the AAPPA chapter, on the APPA Membership committee, a 2nd Year Councilor with Engineers PEI, and on the executive for Rowing PEI.

John Crace, WHW Architects

A director with WHW Architects since 1996 and Chairman from 2008 – 2011, when the company was acquired by GENIVAR, John is responsible for green building leadership, design and business development. He is involved in a wide variety of projects and has won several design awards for his work. A recognized green leader and advocate for green building design, John has been a LEED project assessor for buildings all over Canada and is currently involved in the delivery of several LEED registered projects at WHW including 3 at the LEED Gold level. He is a founding member and former chair of the Atlantic Chapter – Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and served on the board of the national CaGBC organization from 2008-2011. As a member of the Halifax Chamber’s Energy Advisory Committee he helped prepare guidelines for an Energy Chapter for the HRM Regional Plan 5 year review. He regularly writes and presents on issues related to sustainable development, renewable energy and green buildings. John has practiced architecture for over 30 years.

Kevin Schwenker, Schwenker and Associates

Kevin has over 25 years’ experience as a practicing management consultant delivering a wide variety of projects for clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors, nationally and internationally. He is an experienced facilitator and trainer and a sought after conference speaker for professional consulting and project management professional development events. As a national trainer for CMC-Canada he delivers customized training to both individual consultant and consulting firms in Canada and the US. Kevin is also an instructor of advanced, practical post graduate programs in management consulting, performance management and project management, for the Sobey School of Business in Halifax.

Kevin is a member of Project Management International and the Canadian Institute of Management Consultants. He became a Certified Management Consultant in 1991 and was awarded his FCMC (Fellow) in 1999. He has been consulting in strategy and human resources since 1986.

Marina Theriault, Dalhousie University

Marina Theriault has been with Dalhousie University, in the role of Human Resources Manager, with the Department of Facilities Management, for 16 months. Marina comes to Dalhousie Universities’ Facility Management department with over ten years of experience working in the Human Resources field. Over the past 16 months, Marina has worked closely with her recruitment team and managers to help define the best practices during the recruitment process, in order to seek the perfect fit for all vacant positions within the department.

Michelle Lavigne, Dalhousie University

Michelle Lavigne is the Senior Space Planning Auditor at Dalhousie University, overseeing space planning and space data management. Michelle joined Dalhousie after several years of involvement in the design and construction of K-12 schools through private architectural practice in Berlin, Toronto and Yellowknife. Her introduction to the client side of planning education facilities began with a role as Facility Planning Consultant for schools across Canada’s arctic with the Department of Education, Government of the Northwest Territories. Michelle has been with Dalhousie since 2011 (but really since 1988 – having earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture from Dalhousie).

Fee and Registration

Fee: The conference registration fee is $175.00 and includes admission to all sessions, course materials, refreshment breaks, breakfast, lunch and buffet dinner on Thursday and a continental breakfast on Friday. Please note that there is an additional $60.00 charge if you plan on bringing a guest to the dinner on Thursday.

Registrants are responsible for all other meals and accommodations.

How to register: You can register online or by mailing the printable registration form (with a cheque):

AAPPA Registration Form (pdf)

Deadline: All registrations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2010.

Hotel

The 2012 AAPPA Fall Professional Conference will take place at the Delta Halifax Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, the Delta Halifax is connected through an indoor walkway to the Delta Barrington, with easy access to Casino Nova Scotia and the World Trade and Convention Centre. Good times await you at the surrounding historic pubs filled with loud east coast music and fun-loving maritime atmosphere.

We are pleased to offer a conference rate of $119.00 per night at the Delta Halifax. All individuals are responsible for making their own reservations. There are 3 ways to make your reservation:

    • Online
    • Phone the reservation department at 1-888-423-3582 (Be sure to as for “Atlantic Chapter of APPA (AAPPA) orquote block code “HOAAPP” to receive the negotiated rate)
    • E-mail hal.reservations@deltahotels.com to make your reservation (Be sure to as for “Atlantic Chapter of APPA (AAPPA) or quote block code “HOAAPP” to receive the negotiated rate)

Please reserve your room by Tuesday, November 13, 2012 to ensure you receive the conference rate.

Sponsors

We wish to acknowledge the following conference sponsors for their generous support:

  1. ABI
  2. Advanced Energy
  3. Aecon Atlantic Group
  4. ALL-TECH Environmental Services Ltd.
  5. Atlantica Mechanical
  6. Capital Management
  7. CFMS Atlantic
  8. Chartwells / Hurley
  9. Conestoga-Rovers and Associates (CRA)
  10. DSRA Envision
  11. FirstonSite Resoration
  12. GE Water & Process
  13. InterfaceFlor
  14. North 46 Architecture
  15. Salto Systems
  16. SNC Lavalin O & M
  17. Soprema
  18. Stantec
  19. ThyssenKrupp Elevator
  20. Tremco
  21. Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd.
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