December 2, 2020 – Online

2pm ET/ 11am PT.

Turn and Face the Strange

As we look to 2021, it’s time for facilities leaders to gather virtually once again to share lessons learned from the fall—what went right; what didn’t—and compare plans for what happens come January. 

We know that virtual learning is here to stay, and so is remote working. Even in the post-pandemic future, hybrid models of working and teaching will be the new standard, which will mean a reduced need for space for many. We know most institutions are dealing with declining revenue and have had to shelve projects and look for opportunities to cut costs, as well as creative ways to leverage assets to generate revenue. Staffing also remains an issue, with an aging workforce and lack of skilled technicians to replace them.   

HEFFv 2.0 is a virtual gathering for senior facilities leaders to discuss these challenges, share best practices, and get exposed to new ways of thinking. We’ll connect and learn from one another through interactive sessions, roundtables, and 1:1 video meetings.

Eventually, the campus experience will look something like the old normal again, but some of the changes happening now will have a permanent impact on what facilities look like and how they operate. 

But with any disruption comes opportunity. Join us as we identify the greatest opportunities amidst the challenges and shape the future of higher ed. Together.

Discussion Leaders

HEFFv 2.0 Developing Lineup:

Dr. Irma Becerra

President

Marymount University

Chris Kopach 

Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management

University of Arizona

Christopher M. Kopach, Assistant Vice President of the Facilities Management Department at The University of Arizona obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management while working full time.  He has 30+ years of facilities management experience from the University of Michigan, contract services and The University of Arizona.  Chris is currently the Past President of APPA and the focus during his Presidency was “Harnessing and Transferring Knowledge” within our facilities field to address the large turnover of staff due to retirements by mentoring the younger professionals through education, leadership development and succession planning. He provides a solid leadership background that focuses on developing one team of highly efficient and effective employees working to improve processes that generate operational and financial savings back to the University, all while providing outstanding customer service.

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Dr. Mohamed Attalla

Executive Director, Facilities and Services

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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John D’Angelo

Assistant Vice President, Facilities Services

University of Chicago
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Dave Irvin

AVC for Facilities 

Florida State University
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Pete Zuraw

VP, Market Strategy & Development

Gordian
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Paul Scialla

Founder/CEO

Delos

Karren Bee-Donohoe

Associate Vice Chancellor for Capital Facilities

SUNY System
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Brian Reyes

SVP, Higher Education

C&W Services

Jessica Brumley

Vice President for Facilities Operations and Planning

University of Miami
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Dr. Russell Garcia

Director, Higher Education

North America - Johnson Controls

Nicolle Taylor

VP and Chief Business Officer

Pepperdine University

What We’ll Explore

Long-Range Planning in a Time of Uncertainty

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Reassessing Space in the Age of Remote Work and Virtual Learning

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Determining When to Outsource

A New Framework for Resiliency in Facilities

How to Reduce Expenses While Generating Revenue

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Addressing Shortages in the Workforce

Agenda

ALL TIMES ARE ET

2:00 -2:05 pm

Welcome to HEFFv 2.0

Michael Owens – Executive Producer – HEFF
Nicole Rupersburg – Producer – HEFF

2:05 -3:00 pm

The State of Facilities / Where Do We Go From Here?

Pete Zuraw – VP, Market Strategy & Development – Gordian (moderator)
Chris Kopach – AVP, Facilities Management – University of Arizona
Karren Bee-Donohoe – Associate Vice Chancellor for Capital Facilities – SUNY System
Jessica Brumley – VP, Facilities Operations and Planning – University of Miami
Mohamed Attalla – Executive Director, Facilities and Services – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Sifting Through the Noise – Making the Right Investments in Health + Safety  

Paul Scialla – Founder/CEO – Delos

3:15 – 3:30 pm

OPEN NETWORKING

3:30 -4:10 pm

Evaluating Outsourcing Options

Brian Reyes – SVP, Higher Education – C&W Services
Dave Irvin – AVC for Facilities – Florida State University 
Nicolle Taylor – VP and Chief Business Officer – Pepperdine University

4:10 -4:45 pm

Creating a Framework for Resiliency

John D’Angelo – AVP, Facilities Services – University of Chicago
Dr. Russell Garcia – Director, Higher Education | North America – Johnson Controls

4:45 -4:55 pm

The Crucial Role of Facilities Leadership

Dr. Irma Becerra – President – Marymount University

4:55 -5:00 pm

Closing Remarks + Masterminds

Michael Owens – Executive Producer – HEFF
Nicole Rupersburg – Producer – HEFF

What to Expect

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Provocative Content

Get exposed to new ideas and the sharpest minds reshaping higher education…Learn how facilities leaders across the country safely welcomed students, faculty and staff back to campus.

 

Program will be announced soon!

Meaningful Connections

We will emerge from these disruptive times stronger if we band together. HEFFv is a chance to strengthen relationships with peers, discover new allies, and identify strategic partners to help realize your future initiatives and concepts.

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Navigate the disruption underway. Together.

Get Involved!

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