Book Durk for Speaking Engagements!

Durk is available for speaking engagements, seminars and personalized training all over the world!

Please email him directly  durk@housekeepingst.com 

You can also call him!        251-597-3230

 

Prior Speaking Engagements 

 

October 15 - 18, 2017 - Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

Presentation topics:

  • Managing a Housekeeping Department: The Toughest Job You Will Ever Love!
  • The Trifecta of Housekeeping : Green cleaning, Sub-contractors, and OSHA
  • Housekeeping Boot Camp Session

 

June 8, 2017 - Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP) Housekeeping Seminar - PDX Edition, Portland, OR

Presentation topics:

  • Microbes housekeepers encounter
  • Housekeepers owning the brand
  • Cleaning Process
  • Checking for bed bugs

 

June 7, 2017 - VRM IntelLive, Portland, OR

Presentation topic - Managing Housekeeping Performance with Changing Guest Expectations

 

May 8 - 9, 2017 - Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Western Seminar, Anaheim, CA

Presentation topics:

  • Housekeeping the Foundation of Every Successful Company
  • The Logistics of Housekeeping

 

April 25, 2017 - Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals Annual Conference, Leavenworth, WA

Presentation topics:

  • Housekeeping Accountability
  • Housekeeping Basics - Organization, Rules, and Regs
  • Microbes - The Good, The Bad, and The Scary
  • Starting Your Own Laundry and Purchasing Laundry

 

March 27 - 28, 2017 - Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Eastern Seminar, Savannah, GA

Presentation topics:

  • Housekeepers the Guardian of the Brand
  • Q&A about Housekeeping Challenges

 

February 23, 2017 - Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP) Housekeeping Seminar - OBX Edition, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Presentation topics:

  • Follow the Wall
  • Checking for Bed Bugs
  • Housekeeper Cleaning Kit
  • Providing Outstanding Customer Service

 

February 22, 2017 - VRM IntelLive, Kitty Hawk, NC

Presentation topics - Housekeeping Management

 

December 8, 2016 - Hawaii Life Conference, Oahu, HI

Presentation topics - Brining Order to the Chaos of Housekeeping

 

November 7 - 9, 2016 - Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP) Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Presentation topics:

  • Housekeeping Fundamentals: Follow the Wall, The Cleaning Process, and setting up piece rate
  • The first ever vacation rental housekeeping survey with Sue Jones, KLS Group
  • The science of laundry chemicals
  • Product Demonstration

 

October 26, 2016 - VRM IntelLive, Wilmington, NC

Presentation topic - Measuring Housekeeping and Maintenance Performance

 

October 16 - 19, 2016 - Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ

Presentation topics:

  • Housekeeping Basics
  • Washing the Truth out of Your Laundry
  • Housekeeping Boot Camp Session

 

May 9 - 10, 2016 - VRMAWA Annual Conference, Leavenworth, WA

Presentation topics:

  • Black light demonstration
  • Follow the Wall
  • The Cleaning Process
  • Product demonstration 

 

April 25 - 26, 2016 - Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Eastern Seminar, Atlanta, GA

Presentation topics:

  • Maintenance and Housekeeping Responsibilities and how they work together
  • Creating a Housekeeping and Maintenance Training Program

 

April 4 - 5, 2016 - Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Western Seminar, Denver, CO

Presentation topics:

  • Maintenance and Housekeeping Responsibilities and how they work together
  • Subcontracting Housekeeping
  • Creating a Housekeeping and Maintenance Training Program

 

March 7 - 8, 2016 - Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) European Seminar, Barcelona, Spain

Presentation topics - Housekeeping Basics

 

February 24, 2016 - Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP) Housekeeping Seminar - OBX Edition, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Presentation topics:

  • Knowing the Enemy
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Inspection Kit
  • I Make a Difference/Memory Makers

 

November 10, 2015 - Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals, Orlando, FL

Presentations Topics:

  • Linen Life Expectancy and Different Types of Linens
  • Laundry Machine Sizing and Terminology
  • Product Presentation

 

October 27, 2015 - Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

Presentation topics:

  • Housekeeping Basics
  • Laundry: Pressing Profits Out of the Wash (panel participant)
  • Paying Housekeepers on the Piece Rate System
  • Housekeeping Boot Camp Session