National Seminars Group
National Seminars Group presents

Facilities Management: Proven Strategies and Emerging Trends On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

This training will make you a better leader for your team and get you up to date on the most pressing concerns you face.

Course Description/Agenda

Building requirements and employee needs are constantly changing. This two-day course is filled with comprehensive strategies to balance safety, comfort and cost savings in today’s office.

Being a facility manager has you up to your eyeballs in government regulations, employee safety issues and security challenges. Add in soaring energy costs; challenging negotiations with tenants, contractors and suppliers; and endless maintenance hassles. Your job has never been more difficult.

And if you’re like most facility managers, you’ve gained much of your management know-how through trial and error. It got you where you are today, but it probably hasn’t prepared you for the increasingly complex responsibilities ahead.

Whether you’re new to the position or an old hand, the expert instruction you receive from this training will make you a better leader for your team and get you up to date on the most pressing concerns you face. From spacing issues to managing costs … from meeting tough federal guidelines to leading and managing a diverse team, you’ll learn it all. This two-day event gives you fast, easy and effective strategies you can use immediately.

Program hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Role of Facility Manager

  • Defining the responsibilities, relationships and major aspects of your complex job
  • Self-assessment: Learning the strengths and weaknesses you bring as a manager
  • Why it’s critically important to apply ethical leadership to your position
  • Market yourself internally: How to get company buy-in for your goals
  • The most common challenges facility managers face on the job
  • How technology can make your job easier

Budget Constraints and Resource Management

  • Smart strategies to keep your energy costs in check
  • How to estimate costs, make a budget and present your ideas
  • What to do with computers and electronics overnight
  • The basics of asset depreciation and what it means for you
  • Protect and prepare yourself from hidden costs
  • Easy money-saving tips that every facility manager can take advantage of
  • Shrinking budget? Where you can cut without sacrificing quality

Vendor Management

  • When to outsource and when to stay in house
  • How to find a vendor you can trust
  • Bonding, insurance and permits: What you need to know
  • The proper way to request a bid or estimate
  • Negotiation tactics to secure the lowest price
  • The work was substandard, sloppy or just wrong. Now what?

Security and Safety

  • Key cards, alarms and cameras—best practices for all
  • Proven techniques for stopping employee theft
  • Control visitor access without seeming unfriendly
  • Tips for dealing with solicitors, indigents and vandals
  • What your workers and tenants need to know about safety and security
  • The after-hours policies you need to have
  • What your disaster and emergency planning should include
  • Handle any safety inspection without panicking
  • OSHA: What you need to know to protect yourself from lawsuits

Making Your Building a Great Place to Work

  • Space management: Are you making the best use of the space you have?
  • Optimum levels of heat and humidity for user comfort
  • Improving the performance of your janitorial staff
  • Workplace ergonomics: What is it and why is it important?
  • Dealing with tenant, customer and employee complaints
  • Ways to make sure your facility and staff earn respect from users and tenants
  • Shared workstations, open floor plans and flexible work arrangements
  • Parking lot issues and how they can be avoided
  • Your obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act


  • HVAC, cleaning, power and lighting: What you need to know
  • Tips for grounds maintenance to keep your facility in tip-top shape all year long
  • Develop an equipment maintenance program
  • The right space for the job: Managing your facility for optimal use
  • What you need to inspect EVERY DAY and what can wait until later
  • The everyday steps you need to take to keep your building up to code


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