Training & Development

School Facilities Management Institute (SFMI)
Professional Education / Training / Development

Take your profession to the next level! The School Facilities Management Institute (SFMI) provides the latest in education and training on operations, fiscal management, human resources, regulatory compliance and industry trends. These facilities management education programs will prepare individuals for positions in facilities management and further enhance the skills of those already in the field.

School Facility Managers' Academy Series

The School Facility Managers' Academy Series currently offers three different tracks with the School Facility Managers' Academy track being offered each year and one additional track being offered simultaneously. This year we introduce our NEW Communication track! No matter if you're new to the field or a seasoned professional, there is a program that is right for you.

School Facility Managers' Academy:  New to the field? Want a refresher course on the latest in codes, budgeting, health and safety? Then this track is for you!

School Facility Managers' Communication Academy:  Already completed the School Facility Managers' Academy? Do you need some courses in all things communications? Then join us for this advanced track.

School Facility Managers' Personnel Management Academy:  This track will make you better equipped to manage and motivate your staff and communicate with district stakeholders at all levels.

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.

Critical Issues Training Summit

Starting in 2009 NYS SFA and SFMI created a one-day comprehensive program - the Critical Issues Summit - 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.

School Facility Webinars
NYS SFA and SFMI offer webinars throughout the year, FREE to members. These programs are designed to provide practical, quick tools and techniques to help properly maintain clean, safe, healthy school districts across the state.

Professional Development Conference
Join the largest gathering of New York State Directors of School Facilities for the latest information on health and safety issues; energy conservation and alternatives; code compliance; grounds and athletic field maintenance; laws in the workplace and more. With more than 150 vendors showcasing their latest products and services, you are sure to walk away from the annual convention ready to apply all that you've learned as soon as you return to your district.

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:

Browse New York State NYS SFA Website Resources!

In recent years, several studies have been published regarding School Facilities Management, including the affect a school's facility has on students' learning, as well as new ways of approaching budget and environmental issues. Visit the State NYS SFA website Resources Section and read complete versions of these great articles... they can have a big impact on the way you manage your facilities.

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