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You are not in this alone....How to best optimize your contracted services
Teena Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Finally, a Nobel prize that facility managers can relate to! Did you ever think you would hear that statement? Well, now you can. Last year, Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom were awarded the Nobel prize for their research and insights into modern contract theory on contracts. This included the value and or the issues of contracts and how they shape our behavior and our culture. This session will explore their findings and how it relates to contracts in our world of facility management.
Contract Management is a very complex issue with many moving parts. This session will not only explore the tactical elements of Contract Development but will move through successful contract transition. Most importantly, we will have a lively conversation regarding the emotional and intellectual aspects of contracting and how what we do as Facility Managers is indicative of the findings of Hart and Holmstrom. Teena Shouse will combine the strategic and tactical aspects of contract development and governance in an interactive and informative format.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | !2 Noon ET
First Wednesday, our live monthly webinar, is our popular flagship series that delivers
meaningful and informative content to you in the comfort of your office. The webinars
are recorded and can be accessed in their original presentation format, video, or
Our newsletter is published quarterly and features thoughtful articles on facility management and other pertinent business topics. The lion’s share of articles is generated by our diverse and learned members. Each issue contains three feature articles and three recurrent columns.
The overarching focus and thrust of the council is education. To that end, numerous
educational endeavors are offered for your edification including online seminars,
a forum, in-
Our board is comprised of five elected officers and four appointed chairs. Here you can learn more about the function of the board and each member’s background. Also, if you have a suggestion you would like the board to consider, you’ll find a form here specifically for that purpose.
Online Community Forum
An easy to use forum that lets you manage your interaction with fellow FM practitioners. Got an issue that has you stumped? Pose your questions here and get help from your council colleagues. You can also browse the archives for subjects that are of interest to you.
An outline of our mission and goals with an overview of the membership.
See the various approaches used to communicate with the membership.
Our efforts to strengthen
the industry through financial and educational actions.
First Wednesday is a live one-
Sourcing, water conservation, disaster planning, maintenance issues, safety and security, and ergonomics are just some of the topics we’ve explored.
Sessions are approved for CEU
and CFM/FMP Maintenance Points.
Can’t attend a live webinar? We’ve got you covered. Our webinars are recorded and available online 24/7.
Published quarterly, you’ll find our newsletters are full of well-
Like to write? Content is open to any subject that is of interest and of help to your fellow members.
Both an educational resource and a means of communication, the Community Server is a key tool to solicit help and counsel from your fellow facilities professionals.
Many tools that others have developed and shared are available here, as is the ability to easily ask questions and receive advice.
We have an extraordinary and diverse membership, but we still need and want you as a member. Please consider joining today.
Council dues are $55, in addition to your regular IFMA membership.
Follow this link to join.
While the bulk of our membership is
based in the United States and Canada,
we can also boast of members in South Africa,
Russia, Brazil, Australia, and many more nations.
Visit our map page to see all the countries where fellow CFC members work and live.
The Corporate Facilities Council is very pleased to announce the following benefit
to our members: the Workplace Strategy Summit findings e-
The CFC was a proud sponsor of the IFMA Foundation's Workplace Summit, held at Cornell in the fall of 2012.
Council members also participated in the Summit, and the proceedings are now published. The IFMA Foundation has made this report available to our members without charge as a way of showing their appreciation for our sponsorship and support.
As a CFC member, you may download a complimentary copy. The e-
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