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ERIC Number: EJ1017857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0882-7249
State of the State at APPA
Medlin, E. Lander
Facilities Manager, v29 n5 p35-40 Sep-Oct 2013
This article reports that since its founding in 1914, APPA has become a premier association serving its diverse membership of international educational institutions in all areas of facilities management. APPA's programs, products, and services are designed to equip facilities professionals with the technical knowledge and necessary administrative acumen to fulfill their vital role in managing educational facilities and pursuing proper organizational alignment with the institutional vision, mission, and strategy. 2013 has seen APPA actively focused on the accomplishment of numerous initiatives in support of their Strategic Plan and engaged in the launch of APPA's 100-year anniversary. The Strategic Plan is intended to strengthen the overall position of the organization, the profession, and the institutions APPA supports and represents. The plan contains "Objectives" that articulate the desired results, "Five Leading Strategies" that define actions, and "Five Foundational Elements" that buttress each strategy in the achievement of their stated objectives. By strategically targeting their actions and effectively utilizing and leveraging their resources, APPA is on track to achieve their stated Objectives: a fully engaged group of stakeholders, across an increasingly diverse membership body, where there is greater alignment and synergy amongst and between international APPA, its regions, chapters, and international alliances; thereby achieving measurable influence and credibility throughout the entire educational enterprise; and ultimately, Increasing its overall value to the members. APPA's programs, products, and services provide both a professional development career continuum and an institutional development pathway that is unparalleled in the industry. Their role is to elevate educational facilities professionals into influential leaders in education who, in turn, create inviting and supportive institutional learning environments, thus increasing the credibility and influence of the facilities profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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