One day, years ago before I started working at IPI, I was walking through the hallways of my office and heard the facilities director emphatically and loudly tell the director of HR, “Your department cannot hire any more people. We have no more parking spaces left.”
I remember thinking, “That’s weird, that lot is huge. Who knew we had to count parking spaces?” Yes, I am showing how ignorant I once was to the parking profession. But honestly, I had no idea the immense impacts parking has on, well, everything. As a direct result of that hallway conversation between those two directors, my former employer started a telecommuting program. Parking was the catalyst that drove the future culture of that organization—it drove the start of telecommuting for employees. Parking changed that organization.
Now, this may be blasphemy, but until I started working for IPI, I had no idea of the depths, reaches, and intricacies of the parking industry. As I am working within this vast industry, I have become more and more involved and excited with all that it has to offer. The wide reach of parking is reflected throughout the IPI Conference & Expo.
I am completely excited about the upcoming IPI Conference in Las Vegas! Our conference this year will offer everyone a WOW! This year’s education will offer a wide spectrum of learning and development opportunities to suit everyone’s needs. For the first time, we will offer Learning Units (LU) to architects and Professional Development Hours (PDH) to engineers. We will also provide American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Examiners of Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) credits as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for select courses and sessions.
Join us and register for Conference. Participate in all the education sessions, wrap-up sessions, roundtable discussions and/or choose between the four-day Parking Operations and Management Immersion course or the five-day University of Virginia Management course. Both of these multi-day courses offer CEUs and will satisfy points towards the CAPP application or recertification.
Join us during this exciting time at Conference and experience the WOW effect for yourself!