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Elevate. Professional Development Day

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hotelVetro

201 South Linn Street

Iowa City, IA 52240

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Let’s elevate ourselves; Our community; Our profession.

Join the IIDA Great Plains Chapter for a chapter-wide day of professional development on Friday, October 27th at hotelVetro in Iowa City. The inspiring and educational day will include CEU courses, Suzanne Tick as our keynote speaker and tours of recently completed buildings at The University of Iowa. A big thanks to our event sponsors Iowa Women in Architecture [iaWia] and International Facilites Management Association [IFMA] Eastern Iowa Chapter.

Schedule:

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:50 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. Session 1: But I'm Not in Sales - Carol Jones, FIDC, FIIDA, LEED AP and Richard Pollack, FAIA, FIIDA

11:00 a.m. Lunch / Keynote Speaker Suzanne Tick

12:30 p.m. Session 2: Standards, Engagement and Trends in Commercial Interiors, and Why Products Matter - Martin Flaherty, Pencilbox Inc.

1:30 p.m. Session 3: Demystifying Innovation and Showing How Co-Creation is the Way Forward - Chris Stulpin, Senior Vice President of Design at Tarkett

2:30 p.m. Tours - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Stead Family Children's Hospital and University of Iowa, Visual Arts Building

Course Description:

Session 1: But I'm Not in Sales - Carol Jones, FIDC, FIIDA, LEED AP and Richard Pollack, FAIA, FIIDA

[0.2 IDCEC] A course in marketing professional services by two expert business developers - why do it, when to do it, how to do it. Topics include:

  • Strategies for making business development more effective and more fun

  • How to develop and maintain a network for business development leads

  • How to build more productive client relationships

  • How to grow your own firm or how to become an indispensible marketing resource for your employer

Session 2: Standards, Engagement and Trends in Commercial Interiors, and Why Products Matter - Martin Flaherty, Pencilbox Inc.

[0.1 IDCEC] This course offers a review of the value of standards for commercial furniture and how materials can affect employee engagement. It is intended to familiarize the A&D community, facility managers, commercial building owners, end users, dealers, and manufacturers with the issues associated with why standards matter and why employee engagement can be affected by quality materials and how it applies to their everyday need to specify sustainable products.

Session 3: Demystifying Innovation and Showing How Co-Creation is the Way Forward - Chris Stulpin, Senior Vice President of Design at Tarkett

We are surrounded by "innovation". Real innovation [that takes us somewhere new] and innovation that's really just marketing speak. How do we separate the two and understand what real innovation means? Chris will provide examples of how co-creation is a way forward for the contract market and the process of design.

Tours:

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Stead Family Children's Hospital

Designed by: Foster + Partners, ZGF & Heery Design


University of Iowa, Visual Arts Building

Designed by: Steven Holl Architects & BNIM


Traveling from Des Moines and looking for a ride to Iowa City for the day? Contact the reps below:

Todd Mithelman, Mannington Commercial - Todd_Mithelman@mannington.com

Jeff Welch, J&J Flooring Group - Jeff.Welch@jjflooringgroup.com

Courtney Hedrington, Nora - Courtney.Hedrington@nora.com


Traveling from Omaha the evening before? Contact:

Amanda Balhorn, Daltile - Amanda.Balhorn@daltile.com


Coming in the night before? We recommend staying at hotelVetro, where our event is taking place, or at the adjacent property, Sheraton Iowa City. Links below to each:

hotelVetro: http://www.hotelvetro.com/

Sheraton: http://www.sheratoniowacity.com/


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