NJAPPA 2018 Annual Spring Conference Agenda

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NJAPPA 2018 Conference Schedule at a Glance



12th Annual Spring Conference, Seaview, NJ

“Building Blocks for Success”

  April 18 20, 2018

April 18, 2018

4:00pm to 6:00pm Conference Registration
6:00pm to 8:00pm Opening Reception, Facilities Jeopardy and Networking

April 19, 2018

07:45am – 08:45am

08:45am – 09:00am

Registration and Breakfast

Open Ceremonies: Todd Miller, NJAPPA President

09:00am – 10:30am

Key Note Address: Making a Difference.”

Steve Gilliland, Professional Motivational Speaker

Making a Difference™ is an eye-opening and heartfelt keynote detailing how to positively influence people in every imaginable way, regardless of position or status. Each of us has the potential to transform the culture of an organization through our actions and attitude.

10:30am – 10:45am

10:45am – 12:00pm

12:00pm – 01:15pm

01:15pm – 02:45pm

02:45pm – 03:00pm

03:00pm – 04:30pm

05:30pm – 08:00pm

Break and Book Signing with Steve Gilliland

SESSION 1: Remove the Mold Taboo Before it Bites You: Building Public Trust with Your Institution’s IAQ Program, All Year Long.”

Christine Messina, All Risk Property Damage Experts

Utilizing case histories that range from minor incidents to mold losses that have totaled six and seven figures, this program will focus on the Do’s and Don’ts of managing mold procedures and communication on your campus, to avoid the hard costs of larger events, as well as the soft and highly unfavorable cost of broken trust.

Lunch and Networking

SESSION 2: Title TBA. Abstract to follow.”

Don Hudson and Charles (Skip) West, Stockton University


SESSION 3: Consensus and Compromise. Building a Winning Team!” Presenter TBA. Abstract to follow.

Dinner and Networking Reception


April 20, 2018

07:45am – 08:45am

08:45am – 09:00am


Opening Ceremonies: Todd Miller, NJAPPA President

09:00am – 10:15am

10:15am – 10:30am

10:30am – 12:00pm


SESSION 1: Our Toxic Workforce.”

Frank Pessolano, Destiny Training Partners and Dianne Gravatt, Former Assistant VP of Operations, Rutgers, The State University of NJ

This program will help identify those behaviors that will engage employees, make for a more productive work environment and give managers the tools to remove the toxicity that can sometimes hinder work performance.


SESSION 2: Renovate, Transform or Knockdown? Considerations for Addressing Aged Buildings and Facility Renewal.”

Daniel Toppings AIA, LEED AP BD C, NK Architects, David Pinto, PE, Vanderweil Engineers and Himanshu Parmar, VJ Associates

Professionals overseeing facility requirements at higher education institutions must evaluate numerous building and infrastructure needs each year. The decision to build new, transform or demolish campus building, and prioritizing which projects get done first, require extensive research, communication and close cooperation between all members of the project team. The presenters will offer insights and practical takeaways to inform your next renovation project.

Closing Ceremonies: Todd Miller, NJAPPA President


NJAPPA Scholarships to ERAPPA 2018

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To all New Jersey Universities and Colleges,

The New Jersey Chapter of APPA is providing scholarships to experience the professional development sessions available at the ERAPPA 2018 Annual Meeting being held in Manchester, New Hampshire, September 30 – October 3, 2018.

The Scholarship award should be sufficient to cover the conference registration fee, three nights lodging at the conference hotel and the Monday night networking event. It is available to those that have not received an NJAPPA Scholarship to any chapter event within the last two years. Our goal is to encourage those of you that have not been able to participate previously, but meet the scholarship criteria, to see firsthand the value of the professional development offerings. We understand these are challenging financial times, as we are all asked to do more with less, but keeping current is a key component to your institution’s success. These professional development sessions will help keep you up-to-date with the latest educational facilities management trends, issues, and solutions.

Please review the NJAPPA Scholarship Form to ERAPPA 2018 and the information about the ERAPPA Annual Meeting on the conference website. We look forward to receiving your application!

Todd Miller

Fall 2018 – ERAPPA Annual Meeting, Manchester NH

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2018 ERAPPA Conference Website
Click here for ERAPPA Scholarship information. 

Ninety Years of Contributions: Three Women Who Helped Shape Facilities Management

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Read the article written by NJAPPA’s own Membership Director, Patricia Smith, about the amazing contributions of three successful Facilities professionals. 

Ninety Years of Contributions: Three Women Who Helped Shape Facilities Management
(Used with permission from APPA, Alexandria, VA.)