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Thought Leaders Report 2019: Innovation in an Age of Disruption [PDF]
How do you think outside the box? In other words, how do you approach thinking differently about the world around you and your institutional and organizational challenges? More importantly, how do you go beyond just thinking differently to actually seeing things differently?
This question is what drove the entire 2019 APPA Thought Leaders symposium as they explored the mechanics of innovation. They drew on the experience of experts in innovation and entrepreneurship and discussed ways to protect experimentation and creativity from institutional forces dedicated to the status quo. They practiced developing innovative strategies for addressing the challenges facing higher education. And they learned that creativity must be fostered and encouraged within an institution, by modeling the entrepreneurial mindset to instill a curiosity to innovate.
Download this publication for the key takeaways from this thorough and engaging report.
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Grounds
Fully revised and updated. Includes 5 Levels of Service for 6 standard spaces; 9 chapters; 4 appendices, including an extensive grounds/landscape operations glossary.
Please see the APPA Guidelines/GroundsOpsStaff Package which includes a free copy of this publication!
Operational Guidelines Trilogy Package
This package includes all three softcover books in the popular APPA trilogy, Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities:
All have been fully revised and expanded and include numerous figures, graphics, glossaries, and additional resources.
The Trilogy Package is available in softcover format only.
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Custodial
Fully revised and updated. Recalculated times for 33 standard room categories; 21 chapters; 7 appendices, including an extensive glossary and room/time matrices. Recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council - 1 point toward LEED for Existing Buildings, Operations & Maintenance.
Please see the APPA Custodial Guidelines/CleanOpsStaff Package which includes a free copy of this publication!
Thought Leaders Report 2018: The Landscape, Framework, and Strategies for Managing & Mitigating Risk [PDF]
Building Commissioning Handbook, Third Edition
Communication is the Key.
A collection of 50 essays and articles written for Facilities Manager magazine and several regional and departmental newsletters. Author Val Peterson is a Past APPA President who worked as a facilities professional for more than 30 years. These short pieces each touch on an important aspect of communication for your personal and professional life. Major sections include Communication is the Key, The Key to Customer Service, Key Tips for Facilities Professionals, The Key to Leadership and Change, and The Key to Survival: Humor. Peterson's articles are interesting, funny, and most importantly, useful.
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