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NorCal Facilities Workshop

  • 21 Jun 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • National Center for International Schools, 65 Lily Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102


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NorCal Facilities Workshop

Join your colleagues for a 3-hour in-person workshop completely dedicated to the ins and outs of Facilities at independent schools in California. This interactive program is designed for both new and seasoned Facilities professionals, as well as business officers who also wear the Facilities hat. The program will include opportunities for networking and sessions on a variety of Facilities topics encompassing both transactional and strategic Facilities functions.

National Center for International Schools
FAIS Arts Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Room: 206 - Black Box Theater
Enter from the back side at 65 Lily Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102

Two paid lots close by:
1. Star Park Corporation at 98 Franklin Street, 94102, just half a block from the venue.
2. The Performing Arts Garage at 360 Grove Street, 94102.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
9:30am Registration & Home Depot Desk Opens
10:00am - 12:15pm Interactive Sessions and Professional Development

12:30pm - 1:30pm Final Session and Lunch 
1:30pm School Tour (optional)
*Bonus: Be sure to visit the Home Depot Desk during the event to register your school and receive a rebate. Bring your p-cards too. Learn more here.

Breakout sessions:

School Adversary Workshop
Presenter: Peter Crabbe, Chameleon Associates
10:00 am - 10:50 am

In this unique workshop led by Chameleon Associates, an international security consulting firm that specializes in school security, you and others in your group will plan an attack against a school. The goal of this workshop is for you to begin thinking like the enemy so that you can assess your school through the eyes of the adversary. Adversarial based security is the best way to secure your school, but it requires you to learn how to think like the enemy. Once you think that way, you will be able to imagine the different kinds of attacks that could happen against your school, recognize them early, and set your security team to defend against them. The goal: mitigate the attack before it ever takes place.

The Nuts and Bolts of Organics Recycling for Independent Schools
Presenter: Michelle Cevallos, CalRecycle
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about the requirements of California’s Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy (SB 1383) regulation and hear about best management practices to be in compliance. Topics will include organic waste recycling, edible food recovery requirements, hauler relationships and tips to building a successful organic diversion program.

Retention, Engagement, and Productivity in FM
Presenter: Tray Hines, HBM
11:45 am - 12:20 pm

More than ever, school Facilities Management departments are facing critical retention and promotion issues. High turnover, lack of structure, and a void of FM training for school buildings leave a persistent challenge for administrators to retain and promote effective employees. Through development, continued engagement, and structure, FM teams can retain talent and effective staff members. 

The Facility Audit: Effective Operations
Presenters: The Building Solutions Team
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you considering performing a Campus Facility Audit? Wondering what are the benefits and what’s involved? This session will introduce the facility audit process and present recent experience with peer schools. Hear what prompted them to seek a facility audit, the challenges and lessons learned resulting from the audit process, and how they have elevated their facility management practices as a result of the process and its findings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the reasons why and the value of a facility audit
  • Understand how a facility audit is initiated and completed
  • Hear about challenges and lessons learned that may be applied in one’s own campus setting

Cal-ISBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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