Professional Development

Professional development is one of the primary focuses of TNAPPA, SRAPPA, and APPA International.

The Supervisor’s Toolkit is a week of training specifically designed for facilities management professionals. It is structured to help supervisors grow both personally and professionally. It is a fantastic program for rising professionals.

UPCOMING EVENTS!!

If you are interested in hosting any APPA training workshops, please contact Gerald Grimes at gerald.grimes@mtsu.edu.


Is your Institution an APPA and SRAPPA member?  If so, you are eligible to a significant discount towards your CEFP or EFP Credential!  Visit the Credentialing website for more details!

The mission of APPA’s Credential and Certification program is dedicated to strengthening and sustaining the profession by increasing professional competency and supporting the educational mission through establishing and validating standards for professional practice.

CEFP is the only facilities credential that focuses on your professional development, while encompassing the full, multi-disciplinary range of educational facilities management principles and practices – from planning, design and construction to daily operations and general management.

Obtain the CEFP Today!

The Next Generation in Professional Development

Each year, APPA offers programing for facilities professionals seeking development and training in technical areas such as operations and maintenance, energy and utilities, general administration and planning, design, and construction. This is known as APPA U. Historically, each January and September, participants in the Institute for Facilities Management and the Leadership Academy gather at a location to learn better management skills and take the next steps to becoming the leader they can be.

Past Events:

Supervisor’s Toolkit at The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
January, 2016

Supervisor’s Toolkit at The University of Tennessee, Martin
July 20-24, 2015

Martin, TN 2015

Supervisor’s Toolkit at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
November 3-7, 2014

Knoxville, TN

Supervisor’s Toolkit at Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TN
February 3-7, 2014

Clarksville, TN

The Supervisor’s Toolkit at Austin Peay started out with a bang, but it didn’t start on Monday as planned! Ice and snow forced the campus to close canceling all classes being held on Feb. 3rd. So after the unexpected “snow day”, the attendees hit the books hard on Tuesday, Feb. 4th plowing through all of the material, shortening some breaks, and graduated on time Friday, Feb. 7th. With participants from as far away as Memphis, and Knoxville everyone enjoyed their time on the beautiful Austin Peay campus and learned a lot! To learn more about how to host a Supervisor’s Toolkit at your school or university, click here.

“Thanks to everyone responsible for the successful APPA Toolkit that just concluded at Austin Peay. The 9 attendees from UTK came back raving about the program and what they learned. We are working to make sure they can share those lessons with others on our team to maximize the impact.

“This successful experience has reinforced our intent and commitment to host a Supervisor’s Toolkit here in Eastern TN.”

Dave Irvin
Associate Vice Chancellor
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Supervisor’s Toolkit Training – Middle Tennessee State University
October, 2010

TNAPPA sponsored a Supervisor’s Toolkit Training Program at Middle Tennessee State University in October, 2010. This four and a half day program was conducted by two qualified trainers provided by APPA and was designed and developed by APPA for the purpose of training and developing supervisors and managers in the facilities environment. Participants came from all areas of Tennessee and enjoyed networking and learning together. To learn more about how to host a Supervisor’s Toolkit at your school or university, click here.


APPA Facilities Drive-In Workshop – University of Tennessee at Martin
February 12, 2013

The University of Tennessee at Martin hosted an APPA Facilities Drive-In Workshop in February, 2013. Program presenters included Mike Davis, Mid Atlantic Sales Region’s Technical Training Manager/Technical Analyst, Spirax Sarco, Inc; Glen Hahn, National Government Account Manager, Spirax Sarco, Inc; and Bob Kluck, Vice President, PDIR.

Spirax Sarco, Inc. sponsored this event providing a continental breakfast and lunch. Thank you Spirax Sarco!!

Topics discussed ranged from University Utility Measurements – Best Practices, Condensate Recovery, Inside the Boiler Video and a Case Study Review of a Steam System Optimization Program.

It was a wonderful event full of great, useful information!

This event is at no cost to the attendees or the host school. APPA business partners are ready to sponsor your workshop! To learn how you can host an APPA Facilities Drive-In Workshop at your school or university, click here.

APPA Facilities Drive-In Workshop –
Middle Tennessee State University
October, 2011

MTSU hosted an APPA Facilities Drive-In Workshop in October, 2011 at Middle Tennessee State University. This half-day event from 10:00 am until 2:30 p.m. consisted of programs on energy savings with hot/chilled water systems, air filtration technologies and applications, water treatment solutions and addressing environmental health & safety issues. Representatives from Spirotherm, Inc, Nashville Chemical, Freudenberg Filters and MTSU’s Environmental Health & Safety department were available for questions and answers.

APPA Business Partner, Spirotherm, Inc sponsored the event providing lunch and snacks during the breaks. Facilities professionals from Tennessee and Alabama community colleges, technical schools and universities as well as K-12 schools and area colleges and universities. Everyone took back a great deal of information to share with their colleagues.

This event is at no cost to the attendees or the host school. APPA business partners are ready to sponsor your workshop! To learn how you can host an APPA Facilities Drive-In Workshop at your school or university, click here.

TNAPPA MEMBERS ATTENDING VARIOUS CONFERENCES

TNAPPA members attended APPA U at the Vancouver Marriott in Vancouver, BC Canada September 2012.

Julie Im, MTSU, Gerald Grimes, MTSU, Terri Carlton, MTSU

TNAPPA representatives attended APPA U at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa January, 2012.

(L to R) Cameron Balaban, Cleveland State; Gerald Grimes, MTSU; Kim Parker, Cleveland State; Amy Buckner, Cleveland State; Marlah Green, TSU; Albert Hill, TSU; Steve Gillette, TSU; and Jeff McConnell, MTSU.