Deeper Dive Sessions

Sponsored by: firstonsite

New for 2019!
Offering two opportunities to register for Deeper Dive sessions. Thursday Deeper Dive available for attendees not able to attend the pre-conference Tuesday Deeper Dive.

Deeper Dive Tuesday Oct. 15, 1 – 4:15 PM
Deeper Dive Thursday Oct. 17, 1:45 – 5 PM

Deeper dives are in-depth, interactive sessions. Come learn, share, network, laugh and get ready to take charge of the rest of your World Workplace conference experience — and your career.

  • The Disaster Experience for Facility Managers (A Tabletop Exercise)
  • Oh, the Places your FM Career Can Go…Be strategic about the Training and Personal Development Decisions you make to Advance your Career!

The Disaster Experience for Facility Managers (A Tabletop Exercise)

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2018 1- 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2018 1:45 – 5 p.m.
Room: TBD

Natural DisastersThis simulation will put you in the throes of real-life disaster situations, as they unfold. You will make critical decisions and deal with the consequences of those decisions! After you’ve finished, you’ll understand the importance of advance disaster and continuity planning.

Session description

Chances are that while you read this, an unexpected disaster is causing a facility manager stress and confusion. Are the facilities leaders prepared to handle it? Will they be able to recover? Disasters of every shape, size, look and feel happen all the time, affecting businesses, people’s jobs, lives and families. You’ll never be caught unprepared again.

Program outline

  • Introduction
  • Overview of the principles of emergency management
  • Discussion of the disaster scenario and the ground rules
  • Disaster simulation (role-play)
  • Post disaster debriefing and discussion
  • Wrap-up

Attendees at any level will benefit from this session.

Session facilitator

Bob MellingerBob Mellinger, CBCV, is the founder and president of Attainium Corp., which delivers business continuity, emergency preparedness and crisis management services.

Mellinger is a frequent speaker on the topics of business continuity, contingency planning, emergency preparedness and crisis management, delivering sessions ranging from The Basics of Continuity Planning to the Impact of Today’s Threats and Hazards, as well as customized, interactive mock-disaster tabletop exercises known as the Disaster Experience.

Mellinger is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a major in Computer Science, and has a graduate certificate from George Washington University’s Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management.

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Oh, the Places your FM Career Can Go…Be strategic about the Training and Personal Development Decisions you make to Advance your Career!

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2018 1 – 5 pm
Room: TBD

Session description

What does your future in the facility management profession look like? Where do you want to take your FM career, and how do you get there? Are you prepared for the journey?

The possibilities open to you are vast — you just need direction. With a Career Map, you’ll clearly see the great places you can go and the possible achievements you can make.

Discover how to recognize the true value you currently bring to the table and how to steer those skills toward a rewarding future.

Session facilitator

Teena Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow, After enjoying almost 30 years in different roles in the Facility Management profession, Teena is enjoying teaching, speaking and an occasional FM consulting project. Her leadership as the Chairman of the IFMA Board of Directors and that of Chair of the Global FM Board of Directors enabled her to influence FM on a global basis. Her technical expertise developed as the GM of Employee Services at Sprint HQ as well as the VP Client Services for Facility Engineering Associates. When not playing her professional role in semi-retirement, she enjoys her family, travel, church, friends and playing golf.

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