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Learn the language of FM through the Essentials of Facility Management, a workshop series to help those who are new to the field of FM, such as a new hire or to standardize the language across teams.

These workshops focus on basic concepts that describe the field of FM and how it can be of value to an organization. The primary goal of these workshops is to address the participant’s role in the tactical planning for how to schedule and accomplish daily FM tasks that support the operations of an organization’s facilities.

Delivery of the workshops can either be in the classroom or through.


Essentials of Facility Management



Workshop 1: Introduction to Facility Management

                Module 1: Introduction to Facility Management


Workshop 2: Operations and Maintenance

                Module 1: The Basics of Operations and Maintenance

                Module 2: The Basics of Building Systems

                Module 3: The Application of Technology in Operations and Maintenance

                Module 4: The Implications of Health and Safety in Managing Buildings


Workshop 3: Work Management in Facilities

                Module 1: Supervisory Roles in Facility Work Management

                Module 2: Applying Work Management to Building Systems

                Module 3: Work Management Tools in Facility Management

                Module 4: Managing Contractors in Facility Management

                Module 5: Managing and Tracking Customer Relations in FM


Successful completion of each module will grant an electronic letter of completion(online). In the classroom, an electronic letter of completion is available upon completion of all three workshops.

It is important to understand this workshop series does not award a designation like IFMA’s Credential Programs.


A sample of the workshop can be found here. For more information, contact John Wagnon.

Want more information? View the Essentials of Facility Management Brochure.


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