||Putting the Puzzle Together: Playing Fall & Spring Sports in the Same Semester
||Turning the calendar to 2021 brings a challenging puzzle to put together - How are our institutions going to play Fall and Spring sports in the same semester? CEFMA presented a discussion with four leaders on how they plan to pull it off.
Diane Cassimire, Western Illinois
Stephanie Davis, Minnesota
Jon Kasper, Big Sky Conference
Jake Marg, Grand Valley State
||Return to Play During COVID-19
||As the return of Fall sports in 2020 has looked very different from past years, CEFMA chatted with a few leaders in our business regarding recent successes in hosting competitions during the pandemic. From adjustments to facilities management to shifts in game day operations, this session offers tips, guidance and inspiration to members as we all plan events moving forward.
||Jon Allen, Clemson
Katie Egloff, Purdue
Bruce Gregory, Houston
Tim Wise, Miami (FL)
||Working With Your Marketing Team: Effective Communication
||Events aren’t successful without great attendance, engaged fans and flawless execution. It is integral that events & facilities teams and marketing teams across the country operate in tandem to execute a smooth and exciting event. This webinar discusses effective communication methods to ensure your events go off without a hitch. The presenters engaged in purposeful conversation about how they have collaborated across departments on their campuses and shared tips for working in partnership to host memorable events.
||Petey Cautilli, Saint Louis
Carter Henderson, Washington
Melynda Link, Haverford
Kyle Steinacher, Northern Iowa
||Alcohol Sales and What It Means For Your Department
||Cheers! Alcohol sales are becoming commonplace at collegiate athletic events. What does that mean for your staff and event operations? This webinar discusses the overall decision making process for alcohol sales at collegiate sporting events and how to prepare your facility to ensure a smooth implementation. The presenters shared about the alcohol sales process on their campuses and how they worked with both internal and external constituents to execute a successful launch.
||Cass Ferguson, Charlotte
Donna Morris-Powell, North Carolina A&T State
Scott Sargent, Arkansas
||How to GET and GIVE the Most at #CEFMA19
||If you've asked yourself, "What is my purpose for attending the CEFMA Convention? What should I expect? What should I have with me during the conference?," then this educational webinar is for you. Seasoned attendees discuss these questions and provide insight on the Convention experience.
||Michael Turner, Miami
Stephanie Davis, Minnesota
||Hosting NCAA Championships - Tips & Best Practices
During this webinar, presenters discussed various aspects of hosting NCAA championships on campus sites. Topics included an overview of NCAA committee work relating to the site selection process, information regarding the NCAA bid system, tips for submitting a successful bid, best practices when preparing to host, and how to successfully host a preliminary round championship site.
|Jenny Claypool, Stanford
Kelsey Jones, NCAA
||Branding Your Facilities: More Than Just a Logo
ICLA Colleagues shared insight, stories and best practices related to the importance of brand identity and consistency, and how facility professionals can work with licensing directors and other brand stakeholders to ensure proper use of organizational marks and logos.
|Rachael Bickerton, Boise State
Dale Arens, Iowa
||Putting the Structure Back in Infrastructure
The content of this webinar centered around accessing and scheduling buildings, both for daily and game day scenarios. Presenters shared best practices for monitoring facilities and building operations, working with campus partnerships on access plans and controlling access to venues, and technology opportunities to assist with access control.
|Kelsie Gory, Johns Hopkins
AJ McCabe, Adelphi
||Doing More With Less
During this webinar, presenters shared some of the intriguing and creative elements that they have been involved with when it comes to implementing high-level event & facility elements under the pressure of limited budgets. They also shared their expertise on how others in the same situation can proactively assess and evaluate what they’re doing from an operational standpoint to maximize their opportunities.
|Stephanie Davis, Minnesota
Josh Munk, Illinois State
||Requests, Rentals & Resources: How to Effectively Schedule Venue Space
Facility scheduling software can make it easy to schedule and manage any type of meeting, class, special event, practice or competition from a simple team meeting to a complex event requiring room set-up, catering, and clean up. Software makes it faster and easier to book space from your desktop or mobile device, streamline communication with many different departments across campus, and execute flawless events while saving time and money. In this webinar, a leading software producer as well as two collegiate event managers discussed different yet effective ways to schedule their venues.
|Greg Smith, Emory
Logan Steinbrink, EMS Software
Ryan Cakerice, Duke
||Happy Hour: Navigating Alcohol Sales and Service in Your Venues
To sell alcohol or not…that is the question. This webinar discussed responsible alcohol service at sporting events with input from Sodexo Sports and Leisure, a leading concessionaire provider in the collegiate industry. Topics included alcohol management plans and strategies, facility requirements, and security enforcement, among other related subjects.
|John Bluck, Sodexo
April Messerly, West Virginia University
Cory McCain, Eureka
||Connecting Communities at Athletic Events (ADA Requirements)
||This webinar explained requirements of the ADA in relation to events management blended with customer service practices. Facility and service topics that were explored included accessible parking, paths of travel to events and within the arenas, service animals, proof of disability, effective communication, and seating and companion requirements.
||Jim de Jong, Great Plains ADA Center (Mizzou)
Julie Brinkhoff, Great Plains ADA Center (Mizzou)