Past Events

Date/Time Event
10/06/2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Panel Webinar: Educating Future Facilities Management Professionals-Academic Curricula and Research

Did you know that colleges and universities around the country have developed curriculum to educate a new generation of facility management professionals? Did you know that FM-related research is being conducted at colleges and universities around the country? Like to learn more?  The IFMA BIZ Community is sponsoring a panel webinar with five representatives of the academic community. The webinar is scheduled for 06 October 2021 at 1:00P Central. The session is open to everyone and is FREE!

Register here: https://bit.ly/3luWn4V

This Panel Discussion will center on the topic of what is happening in higher ed to help educate a new generation of facilities management professionals. Many current FM professionals fell into their positions by happenstance. Now, however, a number of colleges and universities have developed FM-related degree programs for individuals desiring to enter the world of FM by choice.

The discussion will be highlighting two aspects of FM in academia:
1. Degree programs and their curricula
2. Academic research related to FM topics

Individuals in leadership positions within FM organizations will be made aware of these FM-related degree programs which can help them in their efforts to recruit the next generation of FM leaders.

Participants will also be made aware of the FM-related research that has been completed, research that is currently underway and research planned for the future. The goal of the research teams is to deliver the results of the research to the practitioners so they can improve their own operations. If you don’t know the research exists, you can’t take advantage of the results.

We will also be discussing how the members of the academic community have been engaging with the IFMA Foundation to “get the word out.”
Learning Objectives
1 Increase awareness of colleges and universities offering FM-related degree programs.
2 Learn about the curricula that has been developed to support the programs.
3 Learn about FM-related research that has been completed, is currently underway and under consideration.
4 Learn how to access the results of the research.
5 Learn how to suggest various research topics of interest to the FM practitioners.

Please register and be prepared to learn all about how colleges and universities around the country and education a new generation of facility management professionals and learn about the FM-related research that is being performed at colleges and universities.

Doug Litwiller (IFMA BIZ SAG member)

11/19/2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Building Resilient Workplaces in the midst of Covid-19 Mental health challenges

This webinar will explore the leadership and human issues surrounding the preparation for the new workplace demands from a Facilities management perspective and rebuilding a resilient workforce that will thrive in the new reality

09/15/2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Re-imagine the Future of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating many paradigm shifts. It requires profound realignment across the globe, across industries, across economies, and populations. Organizations must reimagine their work and the role of offices in creating safe, productive, and enjoyable jobs and lives for employees.

In this session we will explore the paradigm shifts in Facilities Management mainly as it related to this IFMA’s Business Community; Leadership, Finance, Quality, and Communications.

1. Understand COVID’s impact on business
2. Discuss Paradigm shifts in Facilities Management; Specifically, in the areas of, Leadership, Finance, Quality and Communications
3. Share a framework to “Reimagine” the “Future of Work.”
4. Discuss the methodology to use the framework to implement the “Future of Work.”

Register Here for the Webinar

PRESENTER: Sundar Nagarajan

Sundar is an expert in business transformation and the Future of Work. He helps organizations create future-focused, agile strategies to help them thrive in today’s uncertain world of constant change, disruption, and uncertainty. Sundar has 25 years of experience as a change agent for Fortune 500 companies in many industries, with a focus on the Future of work. He brings expertise in corporate real estate strategy, workplace productivity, process improvement/design, workplace transformation, technology transformation, workplace continuity, disaster recovery, and change management. At JLL, he leads a team of management consultants dedicated to helping clients achieve enterprise goals around talent strategies and workplace experiences, portfolio, location, and real estate strategies, and financial and operational performance.

03/18/2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Experience Centric Leadership Webinar

Join the Business Community for our next educational webinar in March! Click here for more details and to register.

11/20/2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
BUS Community Presents: "Facility Management with The Living Organization®"

At their best facility managers are great leaders. Leader prime responsibility is to produce positive results. In developing The Living Organization ® operating system we have reverse engineered how the best leaders create lasting impact with less effort then most others. In this presentation we reveal the secret source of such leaders and provide practical examples how facility managers can integrate such best practices into their daily practice.

01/28/2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
"ISO Standards in FM - Why Bother?" Webinar

Join us for the “ISO Standards in FM – Why Bother? Webinar” Hosted by the BUS Community

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM CST

Description: The session will review why those involved believe that the development and publication of ISO FM Standards is an essential element of FM being recognized as a Strategic Professional Discipline.
It will provide an overview of the background to the establishment and publication of several standards to date.
It will also elaborate on why ISO TC 267 Facility Management Committee continues to work to develop new standards beyond the Management System Standard ISI 41001 in support of international recognition of the business-critical activities that FM is responsible for.

Objectives:
• Awareness of the International Standards that currently exist.
• The logic and importance of ‘standards’ in recognition of FM as a professional discipline.
• Awareness of the countries from around the world that are engaged in the ISO FM Committee.
• The ISO 41001 Management System Standard for Facility Management as a benchmark for optimum international good practice.
• How we can support and communicate FM via standards.

Click Here to view Presentation


Presented by:

Stan Mitchell
FIWFM (BIFM), FRICS, IEng, MIFMA, FAPAFAM, PRFM

Stan Mitchell is the CEO at Key Facilities Management International, the UK’s longest established True Facilities Management business Chairman of ISO TC 267 Facility Management Committee. He is a Founding Chair of Global FM, and the Past Chair BIFM.