PFM 20 8 - Page 16



NEWS
news
BIFM Launches New Online
“Introduction to Facilities Management” Course
T
he
BIFM
Academy
has
launched its first online training course ‘Introduction to Facilities Management’ designed to
help those, who are just moving into
or embarking on their first management role in facilities management,
acquire much needed knowledge
and skills.
Continuing BIFM’s commitment to advancing the facilities management profession, the ‘Introduction to Facilities
Management’ online course is also a
perfect refresher for experienced FMs
looking to reinforce existing knowledge
of best practice.
The course covers key skills highlighted
by employers as needed in the FM sector and also complements the new Facilities
Management
Supervisor
apprenticeship standard (level 3). The
programme is aligned to the FM Professional Facilities Management Standards. The content covers:
the context of FM
managing FM performance
managing a team
compliance
understanding your customers
and
• how to develop and progress
within an FM career
Written by an industry expert it offers
interactive learning, real life documents,
profiling, case studies and regular reflection points. This solution provides a flexible learning opportunity that fits around
your lifestyle.
Upon finishing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion which
can contribute to your Continuing Professional Development record.
The course is available to individuals
(both members and non-members) as
well as corporate groups on request.
This new addition to BIFM’s education
offering serves to further BIFM as the





global professional development partner of choice and is the first of a suite of
on-line courses being released through
the remainder of 2017 and into 2018.
The online course is priced at
£155(+VAT)
for
members
and
£195(+VAT) for non-members.
To register for an Introduction to Facilities
Management,
click
here
http://www.bifm.org.uk/bifm/training/fmt
raining/elearning/17
To find out more about all BIFM Academy courses, including face-to-face, online and bespoke in-house solutions,
head
to
http://www.bifm.org.uk/academy
To Register for alerts of 2018 course
portfolio,
head
to
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C28
WFRB
or
contact
us
at
academy@bifm.org.uk
Reader Reply: 208031
BIFM Strengthens Core Team with New
Commercial Director
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has announced the appointment of
Jacqueline Balian as Commercial Director
J
acqueline joins BIFM to further
strengthen
the
senior
management team at the
institute led by Linda Hausmanis;
Chief Executive Officer.
Alongside Linda, Jacqueline will help
define BIFM’s future strategic direction
to address new opportunities and
challenges facing the sector, including
meeting shifting customer expectations,
attracting and nurturing talent, and
adopting new practices and tools that
support greater productivity and
organisational performance.
Jacqueline brings extensive experience
in the property and construction sectors,
most recently as Commercial Director at
the Chartered Institute of Building
(CIOB) where she was responsible for
improving and growing the institute’s
member services.
Prior to this she was Head of Renewable
Heat Incentive Operations at Ofgem and
was Managing Director at the Chartered
Institute of Building Services Engineers’
commercial arm CIBSE Services, where
she devised and led the rollout of key
16
initiatives including the Low Carbon
Assessor Scheme.
BIFM CEO, Linda Hausmanis, said: “I’m
delighted to welcome Jacqueline to the
team. Her experience and expertise will
be a great asset to BIFM and to our
membership.
“Jacqueline will play a major role in
shaping our future products and services,
but she’ll also help us develop our
strategy to provide the leadership our
industry needs to adopt new methods and
technologies that, ultimately, support
greater workplace productivity.”
Jacqueline’s appointment also comes at
a critical time for the institute as it
continues to build momentum around
workplace performance, education and
raising standards across the sector.
Linda continues:
“Continuing to demonstrate the value FM
brings both directly to clients through
workplace performance, as well as more
broadly in terms of social mobility, relies
on qualification and accrediting skills. As
the nature of the workplace changes,
continual education and training is
essential to ensuring we attract, develop
and retain the best talent from all walks
of life.”
BIFM Chairman, Stephen Roots, said:
“We’ve focused on strengthening our
senior team throughout 2017 as we look
positively ahead to the challenges our
sector faces. As an industry we account
for around seven per cent of UK GDP,
but the impact good facilities
management can have on wider
organisational performance is far more
significant”.
Reader Reply: 208032

Paperturn



Powered by


Full screen Click to read
Paperturn flipbook
Search
Overview
Download as PDF
Print
Shopping cart
Full screen
Exit full screen