World Workplace Roundtable Discussions

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At World Workplace Virtual Experience, members engaged in roundtable discussions on a variety of informative topics in the built environment. These candid conversations between the facilitators and attendees offer a unique opportunity to hear valuable information and anecdotes in the FM industry. In case you missed them, make sure to click on the links for each topic to view the recorded sessions.

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020

 

 

Time Session Presented By
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

FM Myths vs. FM Facts

Sometimes it’s difficult separating myth from fact. Come prepared to discuss how to become a more informed and discerning FM.

Facilitators Don Ricker, NCIDQ, IIDA, Senior Associate, Gensler; Federico Garcia Parra, Head of Global Strategic Accounts & Customer Advisory Board Chair, Otis Elevator Company; Michael Savitt, National Field Sales Manager, Excel Dryer Company

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1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lessons Learned: Competing Safety vs Privacy Issues

How does an FM keep occupants safe without infringing on their right to privacy? It’s a balancing act for the best of us. Bring your experiences and share what worked and what didn’t.

Facilitators:  Niklas Moeller, MBA, LogiSon Acoustic Network;  John C. Wang, CEO and Co-founder of IAdea; Adrian Weygandt, Managing Director, Spacewell

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1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Isn’t it Obvious? No – What to Communicate and When

Communication is key, whether it’s within facilities teams, to building occupants, or other stakeholders. Share your knowledge on communicating effectively while managing liabilities.

Facilitators:  Kate Pichelman, Gensler; Stephen Nichols, Otis Elevator Company, Grant Morgan, CEO, R-Zero Patti Cruse, VP, Strategic Accounts | Workplace, Tarkett

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1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Repair or Replace – That is the Question

FMs are always challenged to do more with less. How do you determine when to renovate/repair instead of starting fresh? What is your rule of thumb or guiding principle?

Facilitators:  Stephen Lewis, Senior Carpet Inspector (Floor Covering Institute of Technical Services), IICRC Master Textile Cleaner, IICRC Approved Instructor, Green Cleaning University Green Cleaning Professional, milliCare Floor & Textile Care;  Don Newell, PE, CEM, LEED AP, EMCOR Building Services, Susan Rhoades, VP Marketing, Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions

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1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Staying on Top of Your To-do’s

Efficient FMs manage competing priorities in a variety of ways. What are your favorite FM life-hacks? Tell us about the most important things on your to-do list and how you get them done.

Facilitators: Brian Haines, B.Arch, Vice President of Strategy, FM:Systems; Angel Doyle, Senior Director of Operations, C&W Services

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*Limited seating available for IFMA members only. Sign-up for a roundtable session during the registration process to secure your spot today.

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020

 

Time Session Presented By
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

FM:Evolution or FM:Revolution

Throughout 2020, we’ve seen the world shift around us as the global pandemic unfolded. Will facility management slightly evolve in response, or is this a revolution resulting in profound and permanent change? Conflicting opinions abound – share what you see happening today and what you think tomorrow will bring.

Facilitators:  David Trask, National Director of Facilities, ARC Facilities; Brian Haines, , B.Arch, Vice President of Strategy, FM:Systems; Chad Smith, VP of Product Strategy, iOFFICE; Travis Shamel, Director Business Development, Aramark Facility Services

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2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Developing FM Talent

As many seasoned FMs look toward retiring in the next few years, the industry works quickly to advance the FM profession. Is it more important to grow and develop FMs from within the organization, or attract new talent? Challenging hiring managers to join the conversation and discuss advantages/disadvantages to both.

Facilitators:  Dave Kimball, FMP, Senior Vice President, IFM, Sodexo;; Kerriann Roche, CFM, Vice President of Operations, C&W Services

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2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Cap-Ex: I Want vs. I Need

Perception is reality and a true need may be viewed as a “want”. FMs must influence procurement contacts to approved large ticket items. Contribute your best tactics for successful negotiation.

Facilitators:  Adrian Weygandt, Managing Director, Spacewell; Jeff Himsel, Regional Sales Manager – West, Excel Dryer; Lisa McDaniel, Area Senior Sales Manager, Republic Services

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2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Economy: How Does an FM Prepare for the Future During an Uncertain Economy?

Economic trends affect an FMs day-to-day more profoundly than one would think. That’s why Finance and Business is one of the 11 core competencies of FM. How has the recent fluctuating economy impacted your facility? Share your economic disaster preparedness.

Facilitators:  Earl Geertgens, FreeAxez; Marnik Vermeulen, Director, IBM Global Real Estate; Lachlan Coffey, Commercial Real Estate Segment Director, Schneider Electric

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2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Risk vs Reward

You have to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em. Every FM knows that the secret to surviving is knowing when a risk is worthwhile…and when it will end in disaster. Share in stories from the FM trenches to learn about wild successes you can recreate and types of epic failures to avoid.

Facilitators:  Heidi Shetler, New Pig Corporation; Marianne Flores, Director, Global Integrated Solutions Center of Excellence, IBM Global Real Estate; Dennis E. “Denny” Mulgrew, Senior Director, Asset Management & Engineering North American Service Operations, Sodexo

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*Limited seating available for IFMA members only. Sign-up for a roundtable session during the registration process to secure your spot today.

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