Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 12

9:00am Fred Hack Memorial Golf Tournament Registration - Saratoga Lake Golf Course

10:30am Fred Hack Memorial Golf Tournament Tee-Off - Saratoga Lake Golf Course

Sunday, October 13

11:00am–12:00pm NYSSFA Executive Committee Meeting

12:00pm Registration and Information Desks Open

12:15–1:00pm NYSSFA & SFMI Combined Board of Directors Meeting

1:00–2:00pm Sponsor Recognition/New Member/1st-Time Attendee Social

2:30–6:00pm Expo Grand Opening

6:00pm Open Evening

Monday, October 14

7:15am–5:30pm Registration and Information Desk Open

7:00–8:00am Buffet Breakfast

8:00–9:30am Opening Session

Program:

  • Honor our Country with Pledge of Allegiance 
  • Invocation
  • President Welcome
  • Leadership Recognition
  • Third Vice Presidential Candidate Introductions and Presentations
  • Welcome from Day Automation Systems
  • Recognition of CDF, RDF, AADC and ADC

9:30–11:00am Morning Refreshment Break in Expo

11:00am–12:15pm Keynote Presentation: Unclogging the Leadership Pipeline

Speaker: Colonel Thomas Henry Magness, US Army, Retired, PE

Col. Magness' address will focus on overall theme of mentorship and coaching. Using stories, examples, and best practices from the military to identify ways to develop high potential team members from within the organization by clearly defining skills at each layer of leadership (from individual contributor to Senior Executive/Facilities Director), getting people in the flow, and identifying true motivating factors within each person. By emphasizing the role of the Leader-Coach, providing a few tools, and identifying critical success factors, participants will recognize their legacy is not in their accomplishments, but in the leaders they develop and the people they leave behind.

12:30–1:30pm NYSSFA Association Luncheon

Program

  • Welcome
  • Member Recognition (Pins)
  • Richard P. Mills Scholarship Recognition
  • Empire State College/MVCC Update
  • NYSERDA Update
  • Fred Hack Memorial Golf Tournament Results
  • Diamond Sponsor Presentation

1:30–3:00pm Expo Finale and Grand Prize Drawing

3:00–9:00pm Exhibitor Breakdown

3:15–4:30pm Concurrent Sessions (Sessions repeated at 4:30pm)

  • Strengthening Your School Buildings - Tom Czyz, CEO & Founder, Armoured One
  • Harness the Power Over Internet (POE) Technology - Cisco

People expect to have access to electricity, gas and plumbing, but now data has become just as important in improving the human condition. Through digitally connected buildings, we can reduce both capital and operational expenditures, providing safer environments and improving the quality of learning for students. The possibilities are endless with POE technology. Learn how to make buildings smarter, more secure and self-sustaining by utilizing data as the fourth utility.

  • What’s New Up Top: Roofing Technologies & Restoration Options - Dan Cannan, President, CAS/CARISLE/SOPREMA

Join experts from CAS for an industry update on new products and technologies in roofing, application techniques in roofing recovery and restoration options and liquid-applied systems.  This session will include specific examples of completed and ongoing projects as well as time for questions & answers and general discussion.

4:45–6:00pm Concurrent Sessions (Sessions repeated from 3:15pm)

  • Strengthening Your School Buildings - Tom Czyz, CEO & Founder, Armoured One
  • Harness the Power Over Internet (POE) Technology - Cisco

People expect to have access to electricity, gas and plumbing, but now data has become just as important in improving the human condition. Through digitally connected buildings, we can reduce both capital and operational expenditures, providing safer environments and improving the quality of learning for students. The possibilities are endless with POE technology. Learn how to make buildings smarter, more secure and self-sustaining by utilizing data as the fourth utility.

  • What’s New Up Top: Roofing Technologies & Restoration Options - Dan Cannan, President, CAS/CARISLE/SOPREMA

Join experts from CAS for an industry update on new products and technologies in roofing, application techniques in roofing recovery and restoration options and liquid-applied systems.  This session will include specific examples of completed and ongoing projects as well as time for questions & answers and general discussion.

6:00pm Opening Evening

Tuesday, October 5

7:00am–5:00pm Registration and Information Desk Open

7:15–8:30am Breakfast Buffet

8:00–8:30am Legislative Update with Jim Carr, Hinman Straub PC

8:30–10:00am Concurrent Sessions (Sessions repeat at 10:30am)

  • Actice Shooter Training: Ride, Hide, Fight - NYS Troopers
  • Responding to Personnel Matters: Best Practices to Use in Dealing with Performance and Conduct Issues - Jay Girvin, Esq., Partner, Girvin & Ferlazzo

This session will discuss best practices to use in dealing with employee performance and conduct issues. Attendees will learn:
• What's important to include in the district's policies & procedures manual
• Essential topics for employee training
• The role of a supervisor/department head
• Rules for preventing employee grievances
• How to gather evidence for discipline matters
• How to document disciplinary meetings
• What types of conduct require legal investigation
• Effective performance and evaluation systems
• How to help get employees back on track

Jay will leave ample time for questions and answers.

  • Start Early! Maximizing Aid & Sustainability Opportunities on Your District Five-Year Plan & Building Condition Surveys - Nicolette Harvish, RA, AIA, Architect and Michael Picciano, PE, Senior Electrical Engineer, Beardsley Architects + Engineers

With the 2020 Building Condition Survey cycle right around the corner, Districts are beginning to think about how they will meet the NYSED requirements and gather the information they need for planning their upcoming Capital Projects over the next five years. Please join us to learn from presenters well-versed in the process about your options and opportunities for looking at your facilities holistically to maximize state aid and sustainability on your campus

Attendees new to the Building Condition Survey & Five-Year Planning Process will gain an understanding of the basics they need to know to meet the NYS Education Department’s requirements for the 2020 cycle, an expanded knowledge of sustainable design strategies available on their upcoming existing building renovation or new construction project,  become more aware of incentive programs available within New York State that they can apply to their projectt and learn about integrated design approaches to sustainable design and project planning that can help them achieve increased performance metrics within their facilities.

10:00–10:30am Association Elections

10:00–10:30am Coffee Break

10:30am–12:00pm Concurrent Sessions (Sessions repeated from 8:30am)

  • Actice Shooter Training: Ride, Hide, Fight - NYS Troopers
  • Responding to Personnel Matters: Best Practices to Use in Dealing with Performance and Conduct Issues - Jay Girvin, Esq., Girvin & Ferlazzo

This session will discuss best practices to use in dealing with employee performance and conduct issues. Attendees will learn:
• What's important to include in the district's policies & procedures manual
• Essential topics for employee training
• The role of a supervisor/department head
• Rules for preventing employee grievances
• How to gather evidence for discipline matters
• How to document disciplinary meetings
• What types of conduct require legal investigation
• Effective performance and evaluation systems
• How to help get employees back on track

Jay will leave ample time for questions and answers.

  • Start Early! Maximizing Aid & Sustainability Opportunities on Your District Five-Year Plan & Building Condition Surveys - Nicolette Harvish, RA, AIA, Architect and Michael Picciano, PE, Senior Electrical Engineer, Beardsley Architects + Engineers

With the 2020 Building Condition Survey cycle right around the corner, Districts are beginning to think about how they will meet the NYSED requirements and gather the information they need for planning their upcoming Capital Projects over the next five years. Please join us to learn from presenters well-versed in the process about your options and opportunities for looking at your facilities holistically to maximize state aid and sustainability on your campus

Attendees new to the Building Condition Survey & Five-Year Planning Process will gain an understanding of the basics they need to know to meet the NYS Education Department’s requirements for the 2020 cycle, an expanded knowledge of sustainable design strategies available on their upcoming existing building renovation or new construction project,  become more aware of incentive programs available within New York State that they can apply to their projectt and learn about integrated design approaches to sustainable design and project planning that can help them achieve increased performance metrics within their facilities.

12:15pm–1:30pm Association Luncheon

Program

  • Moving Vision to Action - Bill Daggett, Ed.D, Founder and Chairman, International Center for Leadership in Education
  • Election Results
  • Conference and Chapter Sponsorship Recognition

1:40–3:00pm General Session: SED Update & Regulatory Compliance Hot Topics
Hear timely updates on policy, procedural and regulatory matters from Rosanne Groff and the Office of Facilities Planning team and applaud this year’s NYSIR Scholarship honorees and NYSIR will recognize the five scholarship recipients.

5:00–6:00pm President’s Reception (By Invitation only)

6:00–6:45pm Inaugural Reception

6:45–8:45pm Association Banquet

Join President Paul Rooney and his officers for this evening of celebration and reflection. Paul will recap his presidential year and pass the gavel to incoming President Kim Parahus, Drector of Facilities and Operations of Hewlett-Woodmere UFSD; present industry awards and accreditation certificates to CDF, RDF, ADC and AADC recipients; present the Commissioner Richard Mills Scholarship and much more! Oh, and don’t forget the raffle prizes — you could bring home some amazing gifts!

Wednesday, October 6

7:00–8:15am Breakfast Buffet

7:15–8:15am BOCES Breakfast

8:15–9:30am Concurrent Sessions

  • Retirement Planning - NYS Retirement System

Retirement is close for some and years away for others. No matter where you are in your career, planning for retirement is time well spent. Learn the critical elements involved in the calculation of your pension benefit, what your can do to maximize these benefits, and obtain information on how and when to contact NYSLRS to obtain your specific information. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions related to pension benefits during and after the presentation. In addition to a verbal and PowerPoint presentation, you will also receive a guide that covers pension information in more detail.

  • Facilities Management Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Discussion: Civil Service/Personnel Issues 

A closed door, peer-to-peer discussion on core issues affecting your schools and profession.

9:45–11:30am NYSSFA Board of Directors Meeting