Q – Who are you? A – You are a member… of IFMA, of FMCC, etc. by Stephen Brown
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
With thanks to Wikipedia and other on-line resources (plus a little industry-specific editing), Consider that a ‘member’ is a person that is part of the FM community; a person who belongs to the group. By extension it can refer to any part of a whole.
a : to be suitable, appropriate, or advantageous; to be in a proper Situation
b : to be bound by allegiance or dependency
c : to be an attribute, part, adjunct, or function; to be properly classified The focus of FMCC is found in the description of the council.
“The FM Consultants council supports new and existing FM Consultants
as they build a career around their workplace expertise. Through geographical and cross-discipline networking, best practices and small business management skills, the council empowers members to step out into the marketplace.
This is a noncommercial forum for members to network and share ideas.” Reflect on the ‘a, b, c’ definitions of ‘belongs’ again as you re-read the council description. Value is derived from advantages, from alliances, and from shared experiences. The fabric of the FMCC community is where you can realize support. Your active participation strengthens the group. Your participation with others allows you to tap into that force. You should already be aware the benefits of IFMA membership. Ponder how you can make gains from your FMCC membership. Become active!
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After a successful beginning in US facilities management, Stephen Brown assumed a position with an international portfolio. As his career progressed, Brown held senior FM posts in the Caribbean, UK / Europe, and the Middle East. These included multi-site facility portfolios, organizational contracting / procurement, and project management responsibilities.
After 20 years managing the built environment for both private and public sector organizations, Brown transitioned into consulting on facility strategies, condition assessments, service provision / operational efficiencies, administration, contract management, environmental matters, and emergency response / business continuity. Additionally, he facilitates IFMA and DRII credential training (formally qualified by these global organizations) as well as client-specific facility, health & safety, environmental, and staff development training programs.
Brown earned an MBA after undergraduate work that combined studies in Architectural and Business Management. He serves on the IFMA International Credentials Commission and has also served as Subject Matter Expert in contributions to the IFMA CFM and FMP credential programs. Brown is adjunct faculty and has been published or cited in multiple FM-related magazines and journals and posts regular articles on FM topics via diverse media channels.
Confirming his knowledge and experience, Brown has earned IFMA Certified Facility Manager®, Facility Management Professional®, and Sustainable Facilities Professional® credentials. He also holds Certified Plant Engineer, Master Business Continuity Professional, Registered Environmental Manager, and Certified Environmental & Safety Compliance Officer credentials.
Past clients include Fortune 500 corporations, academic (universities and K-12), government, NGO’s, and volunteer activities. An avid SCUBA diver, he regularly contributes efforts to coral reef recovery and marine environmental awareness.
FM-adviso is a founding partner in the multi-disciplinary Global Facility Management Alliance. This consortium of FM consultants facilitates broader strategic support for larger clients and projects of greater complexity.
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