MAPPA/MiAPPA Conference Fall 2022
A delegation from MNAPPA travelled to Grand Rapids Michigan this past week to attend the MAPPA/MiAPPA regional conference.
The theme for this year’s regional conference was “Bridging the Gap”.
People: Bridging the gap post pandemic, with student, faculty and staff needs, staffing challenges (burnout & short staffing), remote working needs.
Technologies: Bridging the gap with the remote learning environment, the changing technology and technology infrastructure required to move forward.
Space: Bridging the gap with current space utilization, assigning space in the post-pandemic university, changing needs.
Budgeting: Bridging the gap between the new expectations and budget realities. Creative ways to address post-pandemic expectations, increased costs and shrinking budgets.
MNAPPA Annual Meeting October 2022
Every year MNAPPA holds an annual board meeting. This is a meeting to vote in new board positions, complete board issues and discuss any new issues. Also this year our hosts, St Olaf College gave us a tour of their new ice arena.
MNAPPA 1 day Conference July 2022
MNAPPA hosted a one day conference on the St Thomas University campus. The day consisted of presentations from BWBR on universal/inclusive design, Performa on facility assessment and maintenance planning as well as MMS on indoor air quality. Lunch, roundtable discussions, a tour of the almost completed School of Nursing building as well as a social hour to complete the day.
Drive In Workshop May 2022
Trane Mitsubishi hosted a Drive Workshop on May 26th. The topic presented was, Strategic Electrification and Heat Pump Applications for Minnesota Educators. It was a very informative presentation on how VRF systems can be a tool to help meet carbon goals through electrification as well as the types of systems out there that can be used in the various types and ages of buildings we have.
After the presentation and lunch, participates were able to go hands on in their lab and see some products.
Supervisor Toolkit March 2022
The Supervisor Toolkit class is designed to help supervisors realize both personal and professional growth, it spans 3 days and helps develop supervisors. MNAPPA works to offer this class throughout the year, if your institution would like to host a class or has individuals that would like to attend please reach out to MNAPPA. [email protected]