FPC Sessions

7:30am - 8:00am 

Registration &  Refreshments

8:00am - 8:20am 

Welcome & Announcements

8:30am - 9:30am | Breakout Sessions

Hands-On Track: How to Lead Your Boss

Wondering how to make sure your boss is successful? Attend this dynamic session to learn how to support and manage your boss for success.

Speakers:  
David Bein, SFO 
Asst. Supt./Business, CSBO, Barrington CUSD 220
Bradley Shortridge, Ed.D. 
Asst. Supt./Finance & Operations, CSBO, Genoa-Kingston CUSD 424

Construction Track: Overview of the IDOT Permitting Process

Curious about how IDOT permitting works? Learn about general access guidelines, the process for IDOT access permit, the realistic timeline and how to determine if a project will need off-site roadway improvements.

Speakers: 
Dan Brinkman Civil Engineer, Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc.
Leo Morand Civil Engineer, Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc.

Management Track: The Business of Facility Management

Learn how to properly facilitate coordination, communication, budgeting and allocation of manpower and resources. Effective management will ensure top functioning facilities today and for years to come.

Speakers: 
Dan Brandolino Vice President, Public Sector, Midwest Mechanical
Ric King, CPA 
Asst. Supt./Business Services, Schaumburg CCSD 54
Steve Miller Senior Product Manager, Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.
Mike Mostacci Dir./Operations & Maintenance, Schaumburg CCSD 54
Todd Schmauderer Asst. Dir./Facilities, Schaumburg CCSD 54


9:30am - 10:00am 

Exhibiting Time & Human Library Appointments 

10:00am - 11:00am | Breakout Sessions

Hands-On Track: School Grounds Maintenance 101

When it comes to school maintenance, the most overlooked area is the grounds. Get a basic overview of grounds care and athletic field maintenance.

Speakers:  
Scott Gaunky, CPMM Dir./Facilities, Lincolnshire Prairieview SD 103

Construction Track: Combating Short Construction Schedules: Strategies for Success

Construction schedules are getting shorter and shorter. Discover strategies such as phasing, pre-order, early bidding, working during the school year, etc. to help you be successful.

Speaker: 
Terry Fielden Dir./K-12 Education, International Contractors, Inc.
Dan Mortensen, CPMM Dir./Facilities & Operations, Aptakisic-Tripp SD 102
Ed Wright Architect, DLA Architects, Ltd.

Management Track: The Art of Communicating Capital Improvements

Leverage best practices before, after and without a referendum.

Speakers: 
Adam Parisi Asst. Supt./Finance & Operations/CSBO, Mt. Prospect SD 57
Brad Paulsen, AIA 
Sr. V.P./PK-12 Ed. Practice Leader, Wight & Company
Jillian Scholl 
Dir./Business Development, ARCON Associates, Inc.
Chris Wildman, CPA CGMA 
Chief Financial Officer, CSBO, North Shore SD 112


11:00am - 11:30am 

Exhibiting Time & Human Library Appointments 

11:30am - 12:30pm | Breakout Sessions

Hands-On Track: Water Damage: The Ripple Effect

Understand the flow of a water damage restoration situation. Develop your strategy from the first call to the final drying.

Speakers: 
Rob Rottersman, MS, CIH Principal, Ramboll
Fred Schroeder
 Commercial Client Advocate, J.C. Restoration, Inc.

Construction Track: Building Security & Technology

Discuss integrating badge security with technology, video surveillance, door access control, intercom, telephone and overall district experiences.Part 2

Speakers: 
R.J. Gravel, Ed.D. 
Asst. Supt./Business Services, Glenbrook HSD 225
Craig Williams 
Dir./Infrastructure Consulting Svs., ClientFirst Consulting Group

Management Track: School Construction Projects: Best Practices for Purchasing & Contracts

School purchasing and construction can be challenging. A panel of experienced school purchasing and construction professionals, including a director of facilities, chief school business official (CSBO), former school board member and construction manager, school architect and school attorney will discuss the common problems and provide practical solutions.

Speakers: 
Terry Fielden Dir./K-12 Education, International Contractors, Inc.
Ken Florey Partner, Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd. 
Jennifer Hermes Chief Operating Officer, CSBO, Lake Forest SD 67 & 115
Carrie Matlock President, DLA Architects, Ltd.
Nichole Satera Dir./Facilities, Barrington CUSD 220


12:30pm - 1:40pm

Lunch & Exhibiting Time


1:40pm - 2:40pm | Breakout Sessions

Hands-On Track: Field Applied Glazing Laminates

Get a refresher on the various types of laminate options and the solutions they promise.

Speaker: 
Daniel Klemann Client Development, Midwest Glass Tinters, Inc.

Construction Track: The Ins & Outs of Final Construction Closeouts

Hear from a panel of seasoned construction professionals as they walk through the closeout process and provide information on possible pitfalls as you closeout your project.

Speakers: 
Terry Fielden Dir./K-12 Education, International Contractors, Inc. 
Ken Florey Partner, Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd. 
Stephen Johns, Ed.D. Business Manager, Millburn SD 24
Tim McGrath, AIA, REFP Design Director, GreenAssociates, Inc.

Management Track: Property Disasters: What to Know Before, During & After

Learn how to smoothly manage property emergencies like fires and floods.

Speaker: 
Mike Collins Commercial Client Advocate, J.C. Restoration, Inc.


2:50pm - 3:50pm | Breakout Sessions

Construction Track: Managing Warranties After Construction

The new equipment you just installed will require maintenance and repair. Explore the pitfalls and benefits associated with equipment warranties. A panel will discuss appropriate warranty periods and methods to hold installing entities accountable.

Speakers: 
Steve Baumann Vice President, Russell Construction Company
Terry Fielden Dir./K-12 Education, International Contractors, Inc. 
Gary Stanley, RSBS K-12 Specialist, DLA Architects, Ltd.

Management Track: Facilities Microcredential Session

Be one of the first to learn about cutting edge professional development through micro-credentials and digital badges. This self-guided PD puts you in control of your learning, anytime, anywhere. Micro-credentials allow you to demonstrate competency in school finance and facility management by earning digital badges. Once earned, include your digital badge on your resume, email signature and LinkedIn profile to demonstrate your mastery to your professional network. We are currently in the process of drafting badges for construction management and the annual life safety inspection that your ROE does annually. Learn about this exciting career advancement opportunity for facilities professionals!

Speaker: 
Barry Bolek Retired CSBO, Illinois ASBO

Bonus Sustainability Session: What's On Your Radar?

Monitoring progress isn't just for the classroom. Join district and industry professionals in a collaborative discussion about how to decide what should be on your dashboard and how to use the information you collect.

Speakers: 
Ruairi Barnwell Principal DLR Group
Wes Karsten
5Sight Team Lead, Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.
Steve Kowalski Business Development Manager, Performance Services, Inc.
Aaron Raferty Account Manager, Trane
Becky Thompson Strategic Energy Advisor, Nania Energy Inc.
Diana Vargas Senior Account Executive, Ameresco, Inc.