Professional Development

By on January 18, 2016

MAPPA Annual Educational Conference

Each year the members of MAPPA gather for an annual conference to renew our commitment to our profession, our motivations, and to each other as peers. The 2016 MAPPA Conference will be hosted by Iowa State University in Des Moines, IA. The 2016 Conference Website will be updated as information is available. Please check for updated information for the latest on program offerings, sponsoring opportunities and much more!

Drive-In Workshops From APPA

APPA Drive-In Workshops provide a localized and convenient learning and training experience. These half-day workshops are hosted by APPA member institutions, with sponsorship support from APPA Business Partners. APPA member colleges, universities, and K-12 school systems and academies are encouraged to host a Facilities Drive-In Workshop. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for facilities professionals in your local area to learn the latest trends and to network with area professionals and peers. APPA facilities professionals and APPA Business Partners with an interest in holding or sponsoring an APPA Drive-In Workshop should contact Corey Newman at APPA.

Supervisor’s Toolkit Sessions

Supervisor’s Toolkit has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the facilities management professional.  It is a structured, open-ended, and pragmatic approach to developing supervisors.  It is not so much a teach program as a development process, designed to help supervisors realize both personal and professional growth.

APPA Credentialing

Together, the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) and the Educational Facilities Professional (EFP) designations provide a professional credentialing continuum for the educational facilities professional.

The CEFP is the credential for both aspiring and existing senior-level educational facilities professionals with five (5) or more years of professional experience. In addition to knowledge based questions, the CEFP examination is designed to test and validate both professional experience and the sound application of knowledge.

The EFP is designed for the entry level professional with up to four (4) years’ management experience. The EFP credentialing examination consists of questions that are designed to validate one’s professional knowledge.