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Facility Management Certificate   

Our 20 hour, five session course is perfect for anyone beginning a new role or wanting to learn more about facility management. As companies strive for the most efficient use of staff, business professionals are often filling unfamiliar roles such as managing facilities. This course is designed to give business professionals the basic information and skills needed to manage facilities, a role which could include the following tasks: organizing and administering a department, managing buildings and work spaces, managing a budget, overseeing maintenance and operations, overseeing projects, leasing and purchasing property, facility emergency preparedness, facility security management, facility safety programs and sustainability. Upon completion of this course participants will have the following knowledge: • How to develop strategies for being proactive rather than reactive • How to plan to determine priorities and goals that align with anticipated costs and expenditures • An understanding of the four elements of managing projects—scope, time, quality and budget • Facility planning and how to create effective corporate work space • Workplace requirements to support business needs • When and how to outsource facility services • Related contract management skills • Purchasing, bidding and negotiating • Office support systems and technology • Facility maintenance and repair programs • Financial management, planning, and controls • How to prepare a facility operating expense budget based on “need” • How to prepare a capital budget based on facility business requirements


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