ENERGY 2017 SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

In these days of scarce training dollars, you should expect an exemplary return on your investment. Energy 2017 Symposium offers you enough benefits to justify your time and modest expense.

Energy 2017 Symposium is designed to help you do your job better by giving you in-depth training on the latest energy-saving strategies, products and services. You will have an opportunity to learn about new applications from the experts on successful case studies and projects.

The annual industry-created training event will encompass distinct tracks with sessions comparable to what has been offered at past seminars (i.e., Financing, Energy Security / Fundamentals / Alternatives, New Technologies, O&M, Sustainable Design, Lighting, Water Conservation, Renewables, etc.)

More information coming soon!

Energy Management Professional Seminar & Exam
Nov 15-16, 2017
Instructor: Ed Armstrong
Location: Westin Mission Hills – Located in Rancho Mirage, California
Cost: $1150 EMP Seminar & Exam
Registration link: [coming soon]

The Energy Management Professional (EMP) seminar provides a complete framework for a commissioning-based energy management process that achieves maximum energy efficiency and optimum building performance.

The Energy Management Process Seminar serves as preparation for the EMP exam. The seminar is approved for 12 hours of AIA Continuing Education credits. The seminar takes place the first day and concludes the second followed by a four-hour closed-book exam that tests qualified candidates on their knowledge of energy management principles and the EMP process.

For more information and access to registration forms and to download a free EMP Guideline click here.

Cybersecuring Control Systems Workshop
Nov 15, 2017
Instructor: Michael Chipley, PhD GICSP PMP LEED AP; President, PMC Group
Location: Westin Mission Hills – Located in Rancho Mirage, California
Cost: $1150 EMP Seminar & Exam
Registration link: [coming soon]

The Energy Management Professional (EMP) seminar provides a complete framework for a commissioning-based energy management process that achieves maximum energy efficiency and optimum building performance.

The Energy Management Process Seminar serves as preparation for the EMP exam. The seminar is approved for 12 hours of AIA Continuing Education credits. The seminar takes place the first day and concludes the second followed by a four-hour closed-book exam that tests qualified candidates on their knowledge of energy management principles and the EMP process.

For more information and access to registration forms and to download a free EMP Guideline click here.

Workshop Overview:
0800-0900 Unit 1 Overview of Control Systems, Networking and Communication Protocols, NIST/SANS/ISA/ISSO Standards & Drivers
0900-1015 Unit 2 Hacker Methodology
1015-1030 Break
1030-1115 Unit 3 UFC 4-010-06 Cybersecurity of Facility-Related Control Systems
1115-1200 Unit 4 Overview of ICS-CERT CSET tool
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1330 Unit 5 Advanced Control System Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures
1330-1400 Unit 6 Control System Forensics
1400-1430 Unit 7 Acquisition and Procurement Language for Control Systems, Wrap Up Q&A

Practical Project Management Seminar
Nov 15-16, 2017
Instructor: Ed Armstrong
Location: Westin Mission Hills Located in Rancho Mirage, CA
Cost: $775 (includes Energy 2017 Symposium Registration) or $1,375 to take the 36 hours for
PMP Certification

Background:
The Practical Project Management Seminar is a course designed for those seeking professional project management certification. It serves as a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of project management. Those seeking additional credentials such as the PMP will benefit from this dynamic and interactive two day work session, while those currently holding credentials will find the certification to be an enhancement as well as the most up to date advanced professional development.

Practical Project Management course provides 16 hours of project management education hours towards Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. Additionally, the Practical Project Management Seminar provides 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for current holders of PMP®/PgMP®, PMI-SP®, and PMI-RMP® credentials. Additionally, the program awards 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon request.

Attendees can pay the additional $600 to take the additional 20 hours of training/education towards taking the PMP certification test.

Program Description:
Practical Project Management teaches technical and business professionals how to master the critical skills of project management techniques as part of their technical career development.

The skills developed in the Practical Project Management course apply to large and small projects, product design and development efforts, construction projects, IT projects, software development, and any project with critical performance, time, and budget targets.

Our approach to project management education offers proven, results-focused learning.

Courses are developed and facilitated by Tony Mayfield, PMP president of On Target Briefings with extensive industrial experience. Course emphasis is on providing practical skills and tools supported by relevant case examples.

Program Schedule and Content:
Nov 15-16, 2017

Introduction to Project Management

  • Definition of a project
  • Why project management
  • Project life cycle
  • Organization structures (functional vs. matrix and borrowed resources)
  • Translating needs into requirements

Project Selection and Planning

  • Project selection approaches
  • Decision methodologies (decision trees, analytical hierarchy process)
  • Project evaluation techniques
  • Estimation (costs, schedule and requirements)
  • Project financing

Project Management and Leadership

  • Special demands on project managers
  • Selecting the project manager and the project team
  • Project communications
  • Organizational structure (teams and team development)
  • Characteristics of successful project management
  • Management styles, leadership and motivation
  • Procedure management

Project Planning and Estimating

  • Work breakdown structure
  • Scheduling techniques (precedence diagrams, PERT/CPM, Gantt and milestone charts)
  • Budgeting techniques (S-curve, earned value)
  • Resource allocation techniques (resource loading and leveling)

Risk and Quality Management

  • Fundamentals of risk (e.g., what is risk?)
  • Methods for dealing with risk and uncertainty
  • Risk assessment and management process
  • Risk Matrix Approach
  • Risk simulation (Monte Carlo simulation)
  • Historic roots of quality management
  • Current approaches to quality

Project Execution and Control

  • Project execution (configuration management)
  • Project control (measuring work performance)
  • Financial controls (activity based accounting)
  • Integrated cost and schedule control (Earned value)


EARN VALUABLE CEUs, PDUs, FBPTA CORE COMPETENCES!

Cutting-edge technical sessions on a wide variety of topics will provide fresh ideas, new benchmarks and proven techniques for maximum energy savings. Special training sessions for new energy managers, as well as for experienced professionals, will significantly advance your capabilities.

A hands-on Services/Technology Showcase will afford an opportunity to interact with the nation’s foremost technology providers and to learn about their innovative products and services.

Exclusive time for networking each day (hosted breaks/lunch) have been built into the program to visit the Showcase, to share ideas, learn from others in your field, and to learn what is working well and why.

FBPTA Core Competencies Info Sheet [PDF]