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FMLI Spring Workshop Agenda


Conference/Workshop Agenda

April 16, 2014
Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – Club Studio 3

905.542.6732 | |
6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2L3


“A Safe, Sure Path to a Better Future”

8:30 – 8:45 am             Welcome and introductory remarks

8:45 – 10.15 am             The Change Leadership Option for Facility Managers

  • Negative emotions as a positive tool to generate positive leadership action.
  • Your situational trap and the failing business model you inherited.
  • Business System redesign workshop. Goals >Machine>Results.
  • Assessing what’s missing in the current model and what needs to be added in your new model.
  • Your goals > Your Machine> Your new Results.

Outcome:Starter plan for new business model.

10:15-10:30 am            Break

10:30 – 12:00               How to lead Facility Strategy for your organization

  • Some immediate perceived benefits and barriers.
  • Expanding your role from “maintaining” facilities to leading strategy for renewal.
  • Getting the positioning you need with senior management.
  • Gap Management: A proven strategy leadership process.
  • What gives your process power: Metrics, goals, team process? Third party Facilitation.
  • More about third party facilitation.

Outcome:A safe sure plan for you assuming the role of Facility Strategy leader

12 Noon – 1:00 pm            Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:30 pm                  The quickest and surest way to business renewal

  • The world standard for performance leadership. Customer- supplier performance based partnering.
  • Distinguishing between a “vendor” and an “integrator”.
  • 360 Degree Partnering Vision for optimal performance.
  • FMLI Support for Facility Managers: RFP design, evaluating RFP responses, managing supplier partnerships and back end performance assurance.
  • How to fund the new business model components of organizational renewal.


2:30 -2:45 pm                      Afternoon Break

2:45 pm – 4 pm                   Guest speakers: Summary Observations

  • Facility Management Perspective: Al Cook, Manager of Facility Services, Greater Essex DSB
  • Municipal Perspective: Ian Smith, Director of Parks & Recreation, City of Sarnia

4 – 4:25 pm                         Back Home Plan of Action

4.30 pm                               Close