Professional Development Articles

Authored by a different industry member each issue, this column provides insight into how facility managers can keep on top of what they need to know to sustain their careers.

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Professional Development: Facility Executive As Polymath

As facility executives' responsibilities evolve and expand, communication is but one skill that should be honed.... [...]

This fire in an abandoned convent in Massueville, Quebec, Canada was so aggressive that firefighters focused their efforts on saving an adjacent church.

Professional Development: Protecting Historic Structures

What can be done to prevent or mitigate the destruction of culturally significant facilities from fire... [...]

Christine McKinlay.

Professional Development: Strategizing Outsourcing

Implementing third-party services is more successful when applied with change management... [...]

Workplace workforce of the future.

Professional Development: Finding Future Facility Managers

With a talent shortage on the horizon, the IFMA Foundation has introduced the Global Workplace Workforce... [...]

Sutton

Professional Development: Equipment Financing

Finding the right strategy benefits more than the budget. A highly competitive marketplace makes this a favorable time for facility managers to finance productive... [...]

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Professional Development: Cooperative Purchasing

Facility managers at eligible organizations can leverage the power of this procurement... [...]

Banther

Professional Development: Follow The Leader

Embracing five central qualities will help facility managers motivate their... [...]

Persuitte

Professional Development: Effective Tech Infrastructure

Avoid these mistakes when creating and updating network corporate... [...]

Townes

Professional Development: What The People Want

With the demand for wireless connectivity in large facilities, DAS technology is an option. From the October 2013... [...]

James

Professional Development: Open Dialogue

By tackling inefficiencies in construction communication practices, facility managers improve project outcomes. From the September 2013... [...]