The Business Community is dedicated to serving its members by will hosting live, interactive, and relevant webinars related to Leadership & Strategy, Finance, Quality, and Communication topics as they relate to the practice of facility management. Members receive an invitation in advance, as well as a link to the recordings following the webinar.
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Date: September 15, 2020
Description: 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
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.
Experience Centric Leadership
Date: March 18th, 2020
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am PST
Hosted By: The BUS Community
Description: Conscious Leaders, seek and manage everyday experience of their teams. They strive hard to innovate and provide best-in-class experience. Why is this important?
1 Conscious Leadership
2 Awareness of surroundings
3 Seek to understand the Experience
4 Manage Impact both ways
5 Innovate to improve Experience
“Managerial excellence when applied at workplaces may help lower overall project cost, however conscious leadership is key to ensure quality experience that drives long-term success.” says… Nalini Vadivelan, certified PMP and Agile scrum practitioner, Technical Program Manager at Electronic Arts, one of the top game making companies in the world. Nalini holds a master’s degree in computer science, bachelor’s degree in chemistry and education. She has also attended “Emerging Leadership” program conducted by Harvard Business Publishing (HBSP). Nalini is also an active member in PMI Vancouver local chapter and speaker in the 2019 PM WEST Conference. She has written and published an article in the International Journal of Servant Leadership Vol.12 2018.
Facility Management with The Living Organization®
Date: November 20, 2019
Hosted By: Business Community
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.
1 Explore the current issues and problems in Facility Management
2 Provide best leadership and process practices using The Living Organization®
3 Present tools and processes the can support Facility Management to create best results with less effort.
4 Inspire, motivate and provide a whole new vision of what Facility Management can become.
Over the last 20 years, Vitaly has consulted to over two hundred business leaders and entrepreneurs within numerous industries in USA, Europe China and Australia. Vitaly has served in various roles: Digital Strategist, Business and Organizational Development executive, having worked for companies such as Amazon, Siemens and Telecom Australia. He also held a position as Marketing and Management professor at RMIT University.
Over the years Vitaly has funded and managed a number of start-ups in online retailing and online education. As a TEDx organizer he led and facilitated over twenty TEDx Conferences and hosted a cable TV show called “Business with Spirit”.
He is currently a Principle Consultant for Quantum Leaders Inc. using The Living Organization® framework to Reinvent Organizations and inspire a paradigm shift in Leadership.
Vitaly holds a Degree in Electronic Engineering, Masters in Business Management and Life Coaching accreditation.
ISO Standards in FM – Why Bother? Webinar
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Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM CST
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.
• 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.
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