The Building Managers Seminar brings together both professionals and students working within facilities management to develop skills and learn from one another.

Professionals will have the opportunity to share best practices for building manager training and gain additional skills around student supervision and engagement. Students who work in union operations or serve as building managers will further develop their skill set to perform tasks in their current role on campus and serve them as leaders in the future.

The seminar will focus on the topic areas of: communication skills, leadership skills, inclusivity, risk management, career development/training. There is a student track and a professional track.

Students will learn customer service and networking skills, taking initiative and ownership, supporting inclusivity, conflict management and compassionate intervention, and building their future. Professionals will learn facilitation and management skills, critically assessing and influencing inclusivity, empowering student staff to handle the unexpected, and training best practices.

Submit a Session by June 2

Share your expertise by submitting an education session proposal for the Building Managers Seminar in September. There will be two tracks, one for students and one for professionals. Sessions may be presented virtually or in person.

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Student Topics Include
  • Customer service and networking skills
  • Taking initiative and ownership
  • Supporting inclusivity
  • Conflict management and compassionate intervention
  • Building their future
Professional topics include
  • Facilitation and management skills
  • Critically assessing and influencing inclusivity
  • Empowering student staff to handle the unexpected
  • Training best practices


Registration includes the cost of dinner the first night and lunch the following two days.

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Early Deadline (before July 31)
  • Professional Member: $725
  • Professional Nonmember: $900
  • Student Member: $475
  • Student Nonmember: $600
Regular Deadline
  • Professional Member: $800
  • Professional Nonmember: $1,000
  • Student Member: $475
  • Student Nonmember: $600
Premium Tier members may use Educational Credit toward this event. Find out more.


Tuesday, September 26, 2023
  • Noon – Registration opens
  • 1 p.m. – Welcome
  • 1:30 p.m. General Session 1: Know Your Why
  • 3 p.m. – Tour
  • 4:30 p.m – Break
  • 5 p.m. – Breakout Session 1 (Professionals and students will have separate tracks for all breakout sessions)
  • 6 p.m. – Welcome Dinner
  • 7 p.m. – Social and Networking Event

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
  • 9 a.m. - General Session 2: Crisis Management
  • 10:30 a.m. – Breakout Session 2
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. – Roundtables
  • 1:30 p.m. – Breakout Session 3
  • 2:15 p.m. - Break
  • 2:30 p.m. - Breakout Session 4
  • 3:15 p.m. - General Session 3: Diversity in the Union
  • 4:45 p.m. – Breakout Session 5
  • 5:30 p.m. – End of Day Wrap Up
  • 6 p.m. – Dinner on Your Own (Recommendations will be provided)
Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • 9 a.m. – Case Studies/Scenarios/Role Plays Professionals and Students will have separate tracks)
  • 10 a.m. – General Session 4: Preparing for What Comes Next
  • 11:30 a.m. – Brunch
  • 12 p.m. – Closing



Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the closest international airport to West Chester University.  

West Chester University’s Sykes Union and Student Activities is sponsoring a shuttle from PHL to campus on opening and closing days of the conference. Advance sign up through the registration portal at least 14 days prior to the event is required for this service. There are additional transportation options to and from the campus including taxi, Uber, and Lyft service.  


The Sykes Union is located at 110 W Rosedale Ave, West Chester, PA 19382. 

Visitor Parking 

Parking on campus after 4 p.m. and on weekends is free and easy to access through the Sykes Union parking lot. During a weekday, a code to one of the closer parking garages can be provided to you.


The Hotel Warner610-692-6920 
West Chester, PA 19380  
120 North High Street 

Located a 10–15 minute walk to West Chester University.


ACUI has a block of rooms reserved at The Hotel Warner. You can make your reservation by calling the hotel directly at the number above and identifying yourself as being part of the Building Managers Seminar before August 23, 2023.


  • Two Queen Beds – $152/night
  • One King Bed – $162/night 

Amenities and Services 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms 
  • Complimentary continental breakfast buffet