Training for Regional School Facilities Directors
June 26, 2019 (9:00 - 3:00)
Assabet Regional Vocational High School, Marlboro, MA

Massachusetts Facilities Administrators Association (MFAA) Presents @ MAVA Connecting for Success Conference: 

MFAA is so happy to have partnered with the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) and have been asked to teach a separate track of classes that help support Leadership growth for both their members and ours.


Target Audience:  regional school facility managers, vocational school teachers and administrators.


9:00-9:50 a.m. Facilities Impact on Special Education.  


As school administrators, we often get caught up in the myriad of immediate tasks that need to be completed to keep our districts moving forward. This, compounded with working in our current do more with less industry, can make it easy to lose sight of how much of an impact our decisions may have on our special education population in our schools.

This presentation is designed to raise awareness of some of the physical and learning needs of children and staff with special needs. While it is impossible to cover every aspect of special education, we hope to provide an overview of some key areas and connect it to how you can help support success in your schools.

Our goal is for attendees to experience something powerful and leave with a better understanding on how to accomplish daily tasks with a focus on supporting these amazing children and colleagues.


Presenter:  Kenneth Wertz. MFAA Executive Director

10:00-10:50 a.m. Leaders vs. Managers; Which One Are You?


Leaders have followers, Managers have subordinates!                                                 

So, are you a Leader or a Manager? The answer isn’t as easy as one might think. Do you know which form is more effective and why? Who are you managing or leading?

Are they Millennials or Baby Boomers and why does that matter? This session will walk you through the nuances of great leaders vs. great managers and why each form has its merits. Our goal is for attendees to self-evaluate their own style and walk away with knowledge of how they can improve performance from their teams.


Presenter:  Kenneth Wertz. MFAA Executive Director

11:00-11:50 a.m. The Business of School Safety                                                      


School safety and security has unfortunately become the number one topic of conversation for schools across our nation. As school administrators, our jobs are to evaluate current practices, facility conditions, community vision/culture, and make impactful decisions based on the data collected. Easy right?!           This session will discuss current industry best practices, things you may not have considered during evaluations and assessments, today’s best gadgets to watch out for, along with the updates on discussions from local, state, and potential federal funding for school safety.


Presenter:  Kenneth Wertz. MFAA Executive Director


1:00-1:50 p.m. Facilities Management Best Practices Can Help Your Bottom Line.

Implementation of sound facilities best practices is a critical component of effective and fiscally responsible municipal management. Learn about facilities awareness training for business managers, administrators, and school superintendents with a focus on energy conservation, capital planning, and operational budgeting as the cornerstones of a highly effective program. Discover how sound facilities management practices can have a positive impact on your budget’s bottom line.


Presenter:  Kenneth Wertz. MFAA Executive Director

 2:00-2:50 p.m. Embracing Stress While Balancing Life

Stress isn’t always a bad thing. We need some stress in life to provide motivation for us to move forward. How we handle stress is key, however, to not allow it to become dangerous to our well- being. Learn techniques and strategies to approach stress in a healthy way that helps us do good work, but not be consumed by that work.


Presenter:  Kenneth Wertz. MFAA Executive Director