The COVID-19 has been an enormous disruption professionally and personally for all of us so that we will be postponing the FMP weekly sessions throughout the month of March and possibly through part of April. We will also be postponing CFM Bootcamp; it will not begin on April 2. as our volunteer moderators are focused on dealing with the virus. We will communicate the new dates as soon as they are determined. The South Florida IFMA Chapter Education Committee will discuss the continuation strategy once a realistic timeline is determined.

For now, given our current roles as FM Professionals, we must focus on the situation at hand. We need to excel in Emergency Preparedness and Response in our workplace and at home. Remember that we are all facing similar challenges dealing with the same crisis; talk to each other and share best practices. Ask questions. Our South Florida IFMA Chapter has plenty of talent on tap.

Nov 8. Program Meeting & Workshop with World Workplace Speaker

November 08, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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6701 N. Hiatus Road
Tamarac, FL 33321

Facility Managers in the Age of Information & Automation 

Dr. Dean proposes the only way for the “FM Professional of the Future” to do this is by identifying and utilizing expertise to cut cost and dominantly increase performance. The new way is called the Best Value Approach.

The “FM Professional of the Future” is a different paradigm from the traditional FM professional. They affect the entire supply chain by bringing efficiency, simplicity, and transparency to an organization. The FM Professional of the Future must learn the new paradigm, vocabulary, and actions to adapt to the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how to reduce organizational costs by up to 30% while increasing the value and quality of services received.
  • Participants will learn how to use performance metrics to ensure buy-in at all levels of an organization.
  • Participants will learn the new FM paradigm and how to increase their capability.
  • Participants will learn how to increase their impact on their organization, by minimizing the amount of information that they need to know.
  • Participants will learn how to take more of a leadership role in a company and become part of the C-suite.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Networking and registration

10:00 AM -10:30 AM  Chapter Announcements

10:30 AM-12:00 PM 1st Session: Overview of program topic Facility Managers in the Age of Information & Automation

12:00 PM -12:30 PM  Lunch

12:30 PM -3:30 PM  2nd Session: Deeper Dive Workshop 

Dean T. Kashiwagi, Ph.D., PE, IFMA Fellow
Director, Professor Emeritus, Professional Engineer
Performance-Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG)
CIB W117 Performance Measurement in Construction

Editor of W117 Journal “Advancement of Performance Information and Value”
World-renowned researcher in the best value. Dr. Dean has developed a “hands-off.”
Approach to managing contractors or vendors in any industry. His concept is
contrary to the traditional price-driven procurement model. It reduces the transactions of every
participant and forces a "win-win" relationship. His program educates and assists partners in becoming a
more efficient organization through measurement, accountability, and transparency. He is the creator of
the best value Performance Information Procurement System (PIPS) and Performance Information Risk
Management System (PIRMS). ASU.

Dean was instrumental in the investment of US$100 million at ASU when they adapted the Best
Value PIPS and PIRMS in their service agreements. A powerful force in the Netherlands in which impacted
the way the Netherlands government buys construction and now services in their country (first tests were
on 1.5 Euros infrastructure project). He continues to educate and prepare the next generation of
professionals. Prior to ASU, Dean was a Project Engineer for the US Air Force during his 14 years of military
service. He is married to his beautiful wife, Judy Kashiwagi, and is the father of eight children.

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