HBM has teamed up with Cal-ISBOA to offer facilities in-service seminars. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a Fundamental FM Certificate of Completion!
Don't miss the chance to participate in the premier event for California Independent Schools Facilities Professionals.
There’s a typical misinterpretation that Facilities Managers are the men and women running around the facilities fixing the broken toilets and cleaning the dirty sinks. While Maintenance and Operations are integral to Facilities Management, it’s only a piece of our multi-faceted industry. Being a facilities manager is much more about people than facilities. Since, ultimately, facilities house students and staff, we make it possible for them to learn and work at their best. The facilities manager's first concern is always the communities experience.
The maintenance position and function in schools are often overtaken by Day Porter's needs, or the maintenance staff doesn’t have the technical knowledge to service assets. Thus, many outsource a large majority of their service and repair. Internal maintenance staff should take on most of the facility's maintenance repair and prevention tasks. This module will cover the various aspects of managing and showing value through the maintenance and repair of school facilities, including preventative maintenance, how to read Blueprints, equipment repair, and emergency response planning.
A clean school is vital for the overall appearance and instrumental in the student's learning ability. The National School Boards Association comments, "When schools have effective policies and practices that support the health of their students and staff, absenteeism decreases, concentration improves, and behavior problems are reduced.” By having an in-depth understanding of custodial equipment, supplies, and effective management practice, the school’s FM can better support the mission of the school.
Creating a work environment that is effective for the growth of the business and the people who help your business grow. Building soft skills is as important as hard skills when building great teams. People management includes setting clear expectations, managing people with different skill sets and personalities, identifying drivers for each individual, and aligning the business's and its employees' goals.
Effective communication is essential for achieving the facility's success. It helps to build relationships and trust between employees and management. This course will examine different communication styles and strategies, from the boots on the ground to the Board Room.
School safety and compliance within the built environment are foundational to every Facilities Manager's job responsibility. From utilities to housekeeping to understanding your life safety system, there’s a wide array of basic understanding and knowledge the modern-day Facilities Manager must have. This module will cover school safety and health issues, including OSHA regulations, emergency preparedness, and hazard identification and control.