SchoolDude University East Kicks Off with Strategy-Focused Keynote Address

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Education Operations Professionals Focus on Critical Strategies at SchoolDude’s Training and Development Conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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For most schools, the strategy of cost recovery, community use of facilities and rental fees is a big challenge – you have to reform board policies, distribute event management, improve fiscal controls, manage risk and liability and more.

Addressing education operations professionals at SchoolDude University East, a SchoolDude training and development event taking place this week in Myrtle Beach, S.C., SchoolDude Co-Founder Lee Prevost encouraged attendees to focus more on strategy and less on tactics.

“For most schools, the strategy of cost recovery, community use of facilities and rental fees is a big challenge – you have to reform board policies, distribute event management, improve fiscal controls, manage risk and liability and more,” said Prevost. “SchoolDude University is all about peer collaboration and development so we will dive into how you plan and implement those related operational strategies to achieve success at your institution.”

SchoolDude University attendees have an opportunity for hands on learning with SchoolDude’s client services and implementation teams, peers from other educational institutions and members of SchoolDude’s 2015 Campus Champions, a group of clients who are achieving above and beyond results with the adoption of operations management industry best practices.

Prevost also highlighted SchoolDude’s newest focus areas and solutions, including:

  • CrisisManager, a mobile safety platform with the ability to publish emergency response plans and actionable next steps on smartphones school-wide;
  • CapitalForecastDirect, a facilities forecasting tool with the power to predict future facilities projects and prioritize current ones; and
  • Focus on Keep Proving Impact KPIs, valuable data and metrics available to SchoolDude clients for creating standards, measuring progress and proving value.

SchoolDude University is the annual training and development conference for educational professionals responsible for managing maintenance, energy, IT and facilities. Over 1,000 professionals from public K-12 schools, independent schools, and higher education institutions all over the world come together to trade industry best practices for continued excellence in the management of educational institutions. For more information about SchoolDude University, visit http://www.schooldude.com/university.

About SchoolDude
For the past 15 years, SchoolDude has served as the market leader in education enterprise asset management, delivering Software-as-a-Solution applications to help both small and large institutions better manage their facilities, IT and business operations. More than one million education professionals from more than 6,000 educational institutions are using SchoolDude products to streamline maintenance work order and IT help desk management, schedule preventive maintenance and plan for capital replacements, increase inventory accountability, maximize after-hours facility use and utility consumption. SchoolDude helps clients stretch budgets by managing support services effectively and efficiently, making a difference by helping institutions improve and enhance the teaching and learning environment. For more information, visit http://www.schooldude.com.

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