Simon Institute Slates Virtual Symposium

Contributed by BSM Staff

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Simon Institute, a cleaning industry nonprofit that seeks to identify best practices, processes, and systems for custodial operations, will hold its 19th annual Symposium virtually Aug. 10-12.

The event is open and free to anyone who is interested in learning best practices for custodial departments while connecting with other industry professionals who want to do the same.

“While we’ll miss seeing everyone in person, a virtual format will allow us to share our educational events and training with a much bigger audience,” said Brandon Baswell, president, Simon Institute, and Campus Services Manager at Michigan State University. “We have an incredible lineup of speakers and sessions scheduled, so those who have attended Symposium in the past can rest assured that they will receive the same level of education they’ve come to expect from this event.”

Session topics include:
•     Case Study: Implementing Change During a Pandemic
•     Case Study: Higher Pay for Pandemic Training
•     Recruiting Differently: Exploring Opportunities with Second Chance Hiring
•     Overcoming Recruiting Challenges
•     Connecting Research to Practice: The World of Cleaning Science

All attendees are encouraged to attend on Thursday, Aug. 12 for the Outstanding Cleaning Worker Awards Ceremony, which will start promptly at 4 p.m. This event will recognize frontline cleaning workers who have displayed a commitment to professional pride and care for their responsibilities. Nominations for this award are due by Saturday, July 24.

To register for this event, go to:

The Simon Institute is an organization of cleaning industry professionals that seek to identify best practices, processes, and systems through research and data-based evidence. They promote cleaning for health through the education and certification of members.