Author: Medlin, E. Lander
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: March/April 2007
Executive Summary column. Reviews APPA's mission, which has continued since its founding in 1914, of sharing industry information among educational professionals. Describes how changes in the world--from greater diversity in the profession to the demand for immediate resource/research information--create new challenges for APPA. In order to ensure APPA was effectively meeting its members' changing needs, the association conducted quantitative and qualitative member surveys. As a result, APPA developed 7 Key Strategies critical to its future as the association of choice for educational facilities professionals. Details APPA's overriding purpose of transforming its members into more highly effective facilities professionals and leaders utilizing its foundation of solid research, information, and knowledge and emphasizing the importance of standards and best practices for the industry. Sidebar lists APPA's 7 Key Strategies.
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