Innovation Round Table: Technology Journey to Higher Performance – Adam Lawver

The fast pace of technology leaves many wondering how and where to start? Leading the industry in the development and use of grounds management technology, Adam Lawver has helped redefine Michigan State University’s grounds program, but it did not happen overnight. Adam’s expertise in building both upward and downward buy-in has been instrumental in successfully implementing “disruptive” technologies leading to increased efficiency, accuracy of billing, employee satisfaction, and institutional value. During this exclusive seminar, learn how MSU started and how you can start to lead your organization’s technological journey, build your story to gain buy-in, and see a preview of the newest technologies within and outside the landscape and construction industry and how they can be adopted to innovate your business model.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how you can start to lead your organization’s technological journey
  • Gain insightful tips to build your leadership narrative to gain buy-in both upward and downward in your organization
  • Preview the newest technologies within and outside the landscape and construction industry and how they can be adopted to innovate your business model

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Adam Lawver

Serves as the Director of Campus Services at Michigan State University to provide leadership and strategic vision to 775+ support and professional staff including temporary, on-call and student employees. Responsible for shaping the culture to reinforce collaboration, accountability, and create a work environment that recognizes and supports diversity and inclusion, Adam oversees the business areas of Custodial Services, Landscape Services, Surplus Store and Recycling Center, and Transportation Services. He has served as a national Malcom Baldrige examiner, a certified educational facility professional through APPA, landscape industry certified manager through NALP, and State of Michigan licensed landscape architect. He has served in multiple roles beginning as a student employee and obtained three degrees, all from MSU.