APPA training opportunities for facilities staff at all levels coming up in 2024

At FP&M, our work enables the campus to safely deliver on its mission. To do that, each of us has to stay current with trends in our profession, learn how to work efficiently, and build our interpersonal skills to work effectively with others. APPA, the leading educational facilities professional organization, believes professional excellence and personal growth are critical to institutional success and offers professional development programs that provide real-world skills uniquely designed for careers within educational facilities management.

Learn about upcoming programs for FP&M staff below!


Invest in Success

FP&M employees at the Invest in Success program
FP&M employees, Patrick Grubb, Martin Flanagan, Kristi Meier, Dawn Schroeder, Janson Larrabee and Lorraine Schwager, collaborate during the January program.

This program trains frontline staff how to be effective and productive individuals and contributors to the team and institution. Apply for one of the upcoming programs listed below.

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May 2024 (apply by May 1, 2024)

Apply: May 16-17

September 2024 (apply by Aug. 26, 2024)

Apply: September 11-12

You must use your “NetID” + “WISC.EDU” to log in and register. Contact Kayla Ruplinger-McConville for any questions.

Need help? See the help document for filling out the form.


Group photo of the Supervisor Toolkit program
Group photo of the November 2023 Supervisor Toolkit program.

Supervisor Toolkit

This program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the facilities management supervisor, offering practical, relevant skills to realize both personal and professional growth.

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July 17-19 2024 

Sign up for July 17-19

You must use your “NetID” + “WISC.EDU” to log in and register.

If you have questions please contact Kayla Ruplinger-McConville at Kayla.ruplinger@wisc.edu.


FP&M employees at the Invest in Success program
Timothy McNeil, Kong Thao, Heather Wipperfurth, Charles Ponti and Jennifer Finn at the Invest in Success January program.

Monthly Webinars and Town Halls

APPA’s complimentary webinar series keeps staff in the industry informed and connected in the world of facilities.

See Upcoming Webinars