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8.07 MCIC Roundtable: Supporting Sustainability in Cultural Institutions & Nonprofit Organizations

Thursday, April 4, 2013
9:15 AM-10:15 AM
Track: Council/Industry Specific
Format: Round Table Discussion
Organization: IFMA
Knowledge Level: 100 level
Session Description: The MCIC Roundtable Discussion is for facilities professionals in cultural institutions and non-profit organizations to exchange ideas, practices, sources, and resources to support the increased awareness and utilization of sustainable work practices in museums and non-profit organizations.  These organizations are especially challenged by the lean nature of their organization's structure and funding; and this forum is the opportunity for all facilities professionals in these institutions to exchange information and share ideas.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about sustainable cleaning practices in cultural institutions.
  • Learn about recycling in cultural institutions.
  • Learn about energy management intern programs.
  • Share best practices relating to sustainability.
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    Judie Cooper, CFM
    Smithsonian Institution
    Facility Management Analyst
    Office of Facilities Management and Reliability

    Judie Cooper is a facility management analyst in the Office of Facilities Management and Reliability of the Smithsonian Institution. Her major areas of responsibility include strategic initiatives, organizational development, benchmarking, research and implementation of best practices, and staff professional development and training, as well as a large FM internship program. She is also responsible for facilities policy development and work process analyses. Cooper’s background is in facility management and leadership, training and organizational development. She is a Certified Facility Manager and a graduate of the George Mason University's Facility Management Program. She was a change management consultant as a participant in an executive development program, and she worked with Fortune 500 companies as they experienced corporate mergers and acquisitions. She is the past chairperson of the IFMA Capital Chapter Education Team and the current president of the Museums/Cultural Institutions Council of IFMA. She is active in the American Society for Training and Development, the Society for Human Resources Management and the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators.

    Daniel Davies, CFM
    Smithsonian Institution National Zoological Park
    Facilities Manager
    Office of Facilities Management & Reliability

    Daniel H. Davies, CFM, is a facility manager at the Smithsonian Institution. He joined the organization in 1994 and played a key role in the renovation of the Old Patent Office Building, which re-opened in 2006 as the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. In 2007, he became the facility manager for the National Zoological Park and its Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Davies started with a B.S. in agricultural science (Rutgers ’81) and 10 years at the helm of Red Beard Construction Co. doing public sector renovations with an historic preservation tilt, before joining the Smithsonian facilities team. Certificate work at George Mason University led him to CFM designation in 2007. Davies is past president of the Museum & Cultural Institution Council of IFMA, and a past board member of the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators.

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