Problem Solve With Your Peers in an Intimate Setting
Higher Ed is in the midst of a major transformation. The HEFF MasterMind sessions connect facilities leaders to help them make faster, better-informed strategic decisions.
To navigate this new era, you need a space to rethink everything you do. Take part in the candid conversations that will help you move key projects forward, validate concepts, and explore new ideas and technologies, all from the comfort of your desk.
Problem solve with your peers in a collaborative setting
Higher education is in the midst of a major transformation. Our MasterMind sessions connect facilities leaders to help them make faster, better-informed strategic decisions.
To navigate this new higher ed era, you need a space to rethink everything you do. Take part in the candid conversations that will help you move key projects forward, validate concepts, and explore new ideas and technologies, all from the comfort of your desk.
Attendance is limited to one roundtable per month
Fri, March 12 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Developing a Comprehensive Resilience Strategy
Buildings are enormous investments meant to last for decades, but the world changes a whole lot faster than that. Whether it’s future-proofing against another pandemic or the unique challenges caused by climate change, what are some strategies around creating resilient buildings, both in future design as well as in our existing facilities? Join us for a deep dive into resilience.
Fri, March 19 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Rethinking your IAQ Strategy for the Pandemic and Beyond
Indoor air quality quickbecame a primary concern last year as we learned more about viral transmission, but limited resources and aging infrastructure hampered many facilities leaders’ efforts to make significant investments into their HVAC systems. But indoor air quality isn’t just a COVID concern – during this session, we’ll discuss post-pandemic IAQ strategies, from short-term retrofits to long-term capital upgrades, new design parameters, fault detection and diagnostics, and more.
Fri, March 26 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Strategic Cost Cutting to Increase Efficiencies
The pandemic has forced many institutions to completely reimagine their staffing and services in order to meet increasing budget constraints, but cutting costs shouldn’t just be a matter of slicing and dicing. Here we’ll talk about more strategic approaches to cost cutting, focusing on streamlining services and increasing efficiencies.
Fri, April 2 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Reassessing Space in the Era of Remote Work
Last year brought big decisions regarding remote workforces, consolidation of offices, leased space, and more. Now what? As once-temporary solutions have proven permanent, we’ll discuss what facilities leaders are doing to (re)allocate space, support a more permanent remote workforce, and maximize efficiency in their real estate portfolio.
Evaluating Outsourcing Options
As the pandemic has posed a whole new set of challenges around services and staffing, there is increased interest in outsourcing among higher ed institutions. During this session, facilities leaders will discuss their experiences with outsourcing and receive useful insights from their peers to help them determine if, when, what, and why to outsource.
Flexible Capital Planning Strategies for an Uncertain Future
Higher ed institutions are going to struggle with capital projects for years to come. But if we’re being honest, the challenges from shrinking budgets and ballooning deferred maintenance have been growing for years. During this session, we will discuss methods to become more nimble in your capital planning so that short-term projects serve long-term plans that address a number of unknown future scenarios.