110 — Facilities Pre-Conference
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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Room: Atrium

8:30 – 9:00 am

110a – Integrated Pest Management

Are you prepared for an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) inspection by the state of Michigan? IPM remains a required program for schools to have in place. Having a strong program contributes to the safety of your staff and students. Inspectors are conducting inspections across the state. Learn how to ensure your program and practices comply with the rules.

Presenter(s): Andrew Stoddard, EnviroSafe, Inc.

9:00 – 9:30 am

110b – Navigating Building Automation System Options

Implementing building automation systems can make your buildings much more efficient. Considering which system might be best for your schools can be full of frustrations, which include too many systems, unintuitive interfaces, inability to integrate with scheduling or work order systems, and no affordable training options. Learn from a veteran school building automation expert how to navigate the complex options, systems, vendors and contractors, so that you can find the system that’s right for you.

Presenter(s): Fred Hayward, BAS Coaching and Design


9:30 – 10:00 am

110c – Reorganizing Your Department

Learn from a director who reorganized his maintenance department to be more efficient and effective. He did this with significant input from those affected, but also clearly communicated the goal, so everyone had the opportunity to contribute. Understand the process utilized so you can glean the pieces that may work in your operation.

Presenter(s): Pete Muscio, Rochester Community Schools


10:00 – 10:15 am



10:15 – 11:00 am

110d – Dude, (Seriously) Where’s My Staff?

Last year was one of the toughest years on record for anyone trying to hire and retain staff.  2022 isn’t starting out any different.  We will look at updated market trends and how they impact operations overall, as well as trends with turnover and “The Great Resignation.”  Meanwhile, the workplace has been actively engaged in innovations and strategies to counter all of these challenges. Learn what has worked and what has not – and where we see this all headed (robots taking over?? Actually…maybe…)

Presenter(s): Jason Doncis, GRBS, Inc.


11:00 – 11:45 am

110e – Cybersecurity Concerns for Facilities

Facilities management has become increasingly reliant on technology. This happened gradually over time and now it’s time to review practices to keep facilities secure. Consider building management systems, access control, security systems, cameras – just to name a few areas that access the network. Learn what could happen if someone intentionally accessed these systems to do harm. Learn strategies to strengthen your cybersecurity protocols to keep your buildings safe.

Presenter(s): David Larson, Livingston ESA and Matthew McMahon, Gratiot-Isabella RESD


11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Break/Passing Time


12:00 – 1:00 pm



1:00 – 1:15 pm

Break/Passing Time


1:15 – 2:15 pm

110f – Making Performance Evaluations Meaningful

Most of us have experienced the torturous annual performance evaluation process. The time spent is often wasted on trying to remember what happened during the year and if any of it mattered. Too often this process is not helpful for anybody’s development or for making the school district better. Learn about an alternative approach that synchronizes employee growth and organizational improvement in a much more useful and productive process. This is a combined session with the technology directors.

Presenter(s): Tim Ammon, Center for Effective School Operations (CESO)


2:15 – 2:30 pm



2:30 – 4:30 pm

110g – Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Technology and Security

The lines between technology and facilities have blurred considerably as we recognize how more and more building systems, from climate control to access control, are all running over a network. Schools are not unique in this scenario. Hotels, for example, interact with multitudes of different customers every day, and much of that interaction is done digitally. They also have hundreds of spaces requiring climate control and security. How do they integrate their technology efforts with their facilities? Hear from the experts at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel on how they approach these issues to ensure everything interfaces seamlessly. We’ll also take a tour and see where many of these operations take place. This is a combined session with the technology directors.

Presenter(s): Patrick Boyd, Michael Mosele, and Josh Serba, Amway Hotel Corporation

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