#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session13 by Michel Theriault Pumping Up Your Profession : Selling FM in your Organization - Recap & Recording

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Michel Theriault

Recorded on
 • Toronto/Washington DC:     13.07.2016, 14:00 (2pm)
• Houston:                                     13.07.2016, 13:00 (1pm)
• UTC:                                              13.07.2016, 18:00 (6pm)

Michel Theriault, LEEDap, RPA, FMP, B.Tech


World FM Day

#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session13 by Michel Theriault

“Pumping Up Your Profession : Selling FM in your Organization”

by Michel Theriault, LEEDap, RPA, FMP, B.Tech

Facility Management is an often undervalued function within our organizations yet it has become a critical, complex and strategic role that requires business, leadership and management skills in addition to technical knowledge.

You need to learn why and how to move even more into a strategic and business role to show your true value. It isn’t about being at the board room table, it is about delivering results, ensuring senior management see those results and influencing those at the boardroom table. And, it is about competing effectively against your company colleagues in other departments for scarce resources, whether it is money or people.

Leverage what you already know and learn leading strategic practices and practical techniques that maximize the value you deliver for your organization and enhance your profile within your organization.

This seminar draws on Michel’s award-winning book “Managing Facilities & Real Estate” and his 26 years of experience with a focus on strategy and leadership, his observations about what it takes to rise to the top in FM and lessons and examples from real life.

Come and learn why Facility Management should be a valued function within your organization and outline some key things you can do to transform how you and your FM department are seen in your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discover the evolution of FM and your role
  2. Find out why strategic, leadership and business skills are key to success in FM
  3. Learn techniques and approaches to position yourself and your department as a leader within your organization

Presenter(s) Biography:

Michel Theriault, FMP, RPA, LEED AP, Principal, Strategic Advisor


Principal, Strategic Advisor FM Insight Consulting,
Michel is a thought leader in FM, promoting it as an important profession through articles, books, seminars and training.

He has over 26 years’ experience in Facility Management delivering facility services in-house and with an FM outsourcing provider as well as 9 years providing consulting and training services to help facilities departments solve problems, improve services and implement best practices.

He has has deep practical experience managing facilities from high-profile office towers to critical facilities. He has earned awards for the buildings he managed, including several BOMA Certificate of Excellence awards and the Pinnacle Award for customer service.

He is also activity involved in the industry, with 24 years as an IFMA member, participation in FM associations and currently as the Academic Coordinator for Ryerson University’s Facility Management Certificate Program in Toronto, Canada.

Michel has been recognized for his contribution to FM with a Distinguished Author award from IFMA for his book “Managing Facilities & Real Estate”. He contributes FM articles to leading magazines around the world, delivered seminars at national and international FM Conferences and delivers Facilities Management training, including as an accredited instructor for IFMA’s FMP designation program, in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Riyadh, Muscat, Atyrau (Kazakhstan), Doha, Kuwait City, Singapore, Abuja (Nigeria), Kuala Lumpur, Bermuda and Toronto.

Michel’s experience, knowledge and approach to FM comes across in his consulting and training, with practical, real-world solutions that help Facility Managers develop and implement strategic initiatives.

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The Session is proudly presented by

World FM Day 2016 – The FMCC Event Team:

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Ondrej Strup, IFMA FellowFMCC Board Member as Secretary
David Reynolds – FMCC STAG 1st Co-Chair and Podcast & Audio Coordinator
Teena Shouse, IFMA Fellow – FMCC Baord Members as President-Elect
Joshua Amos – Component Liaison at IFMA

Markus GrollFMCC Board Member as 1st Vice President & STAG Liaison


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