Programmers & Facilities Effectively Working Together

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Online Learning Event

Core Competencies: Communications, Leadership, Management, Planning
Originally presented on March 18, 2009
This is the archived version.

Program Description

The Programmers and Facilities Effectively Working Together webinar was a 60-minute online learning program that helped to prepare participants to work with those outside of their department to hold successful small- and large-scale events. Topics covered during the program included best practices for holding professionals on both spectrums accountable, ways to integrate staff efficiently, and models for maintaining a long-standing relationship between facilities, operations, and programmers in the college union.

Presenter Information

Brandon Bowden is the director of the guest services department in the Oglesby Student Union at Florida State University. Bowden has served in this role for the past seven years and has been working in facilities for the 10 years. He obtained his undergraduate degree and a master's degree in higher education from Florida State University. Bowden currently manages four full-time staff, including an assistant director, coordinator of lost and found, public functions specialist, and an evening administrator. He also manages roughly 40 students, including set-up workers, reservationists, receptionists, lost and found assistants, and student building managers.

Bowden has been a member of ACUI for seven years and has participated in many programs offered by ACUI from a variety of webinars to the Indiana Professional Development Seminar (IPDS). He also presented at several ACUI regional conferences and presented about building manager training programs at the 2008 annual conference.

Updated Aug. 23, 2015