These facilities management education programs will prepare individuals for positions in facilities management and further enhance the skills of those already in the field.

Classrooms of the Future (formerly the Critical Issues Summit)

Starting in 2009 SFA and SFMI created a one-day comprehensive program to provide school facilities professionals with the most timely information and resources to continue providing safe, clean, healthy learning environments for students, teachers, administrators and the local community. This program is open to not only our members but other stakeholders in the NYS educational community, including business officials, school superintendents, principals, and more.

Find out more about this year's Summit here.

School Facilities Management Programs at Mohawk Valley Community College

Interested in online education? Through SFMI and MVCC, you can earn your associate degree or technical certificate in school facilities management-- right from the comfort of your home or office.

School Facility Webinars

SFMI plans 3-4 webinars per year on a variety of topics critical to the management of school facilities and grounds.

Professional Development Conference

Mark your calendar for 2018 Annual Conference and Expo, September 30-October 3 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

School Facilities Managers' Academy

The School Facility Managers' Academy Series is the premier educational program for New York State School Facilities Directors, co-hosted by the NYS School Facilities Association (SFA) and the School Facilities Management Institute, Inc. (SFMI).

The Academy currently offers four different tracks with the Managers' Academy track being offered each year and one additional track being offered simultaneously. The additional tracks include the Leadership, Personnel Management and Security and Emergency Management. No matter if you're new to the field or a seasoned professional, there is a program that is right for you.

Mark calendar for next year's Academy, December 4-5 at the NYS School Boards Association in Latham, NY.

Regional Training Series

Code updates. Air quality standards. New OSHA rules. You have so much to keep up with—and so much of it changes quickly. SFMI provides regional training sessions on the latest topics such as:

  • Boiler Optimization
  • Energy Alternatives: Lighting and Building Control Systems
  • Operations and Maintenance School Budgets
  • Human Resources Management
  • Health and safety
  • Code compliance and much more.