Facilities Webinars: Summer 2018

Join the National Charter Schools Institute this summer and tackle space use and project planning at your building!


Feeling the Squeeze? Space Use for Academic and Financial Success! 

Now Offering Five Dates


The building is the single-largest financial asset a charter school has, yet our space use practices receive remarkably little attention as we put band-aids on space issues semester-to-semester and year-to-year. Poor space usage can be the root cause of unnecessary frustration, academic challenges, and financial waste. Break the cycle and take a fresh look at the metrics of space usage, best practices, and viable improvement strategies that you can use to give your school an academic and financial edge for success.



Tuesday May 22, 2018 at 3:00PM EST

Thursday June 7, 2018 at 3:00PM EST

Tuesday June 19, 2018 at 10:00AM EST

Wednesday July 11, 2018 at 3:00PM EST

Tuesday August 7, 2018 at 3:00PM EST



Additions and Renovations: Your Project Forecast! 

Now Offering Three Dates


Get into the “Owner” mentality and start to clear the fog around additions and renovations with their many moving parts and uncertainty.  Whether you have one underway or are thinking about taking the leap, this webinar will look ahead at the overall process and start breaking it down into phases and manageable action paths to help you forecast your project.  We will take a look at how schools define and initiate a project, plan and design improvements, and move through construction and turnover, identifying key stakeholders and critical milestones learning first-hand from an experienced charter school project manager who has weathered the storm.


Thursday June 21, 2018 at 3:00PM EST

Tuesday July 24, 2018 at 3:00PM EST

Wednesday August 15, 2018 at 3:00PM EST



About the Presenter 


Dustin Sommer is an Associate at the National Charter Schools Institute leading Facilities Consulting with a truly unique expertise positioning him to work across the facilities and real estate ecosystem of stakeholders with breadth and depth. Combining a Master of Architecture and Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University, with experience as the Manager of Design and Engineering for a major national charter school management company, he delivers charter school specific knowledge and skills.

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