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NFMT Preview: Education on the Offensive

By Wendy Dietzler, Director of Education - October 2012 - Facilities Management


For the first time ever, I am a member of a fantasy football league. After years of watching my husband enjoy the thrill of virtual victory and agonize over statistical defeat, I decided it was time to get off the sidelines and get into the game.

It has only been two weeks, but I'm hooked. Suddenly every matchup has vital importance; between my players and those of my weekly opponent, there's always a reason to watch as many games as possible. But here's the rub: We're an over-the-air TV household in a one-TV house. It's an arrangement that works well for a family with young kids and a modest household budget. It's also an arrangement that will place me squarely on my living room couch each Sunday of this NFL season, pushing the 'flashback' button on my remote approximately every three minutes, toggling between Fox and CBS, and hoping fervently I don't miss a scoring drive or a well-timed sack.

We've been hearing of a similar challenge at our NFMT events: Two sessions offered at the same time, with one attendee wanting to participate in both. At NFMT, there's no remote, but there is a way to view more sessions, get more handouts and boost your learning outcomes higher than ever before.

NFMT 360 is an annual membership program that provides, among other benefits, access to 18 of our most-popular presentations from NFMT Vegas 2012 — well after the show ends. The presentation videos are housed online at our NFMT.com/360 site, and once you're a member you can view as many of the sessions as often as you'd like. This year's crop of videos includes University of Arizona's Dean Kashiwagi and his discussion of "The FM of Today vs. the FM of Tomorrow," Ricky Smith of GP Allied's presentation on the Walter Reed Building 18 investigation, and "10 Tips to Build a Better Maintenance Team," a session developed specifically for NFMT Vegas by Mike Cowley of CE Maintenance Solutions.

Beyond the year-round access to NFMT and NFMT Vegas conference videos, NFMT members receive discounts on pre-conference workshops, dedicated registration counters at each event, members-only webcasts and more. You can learn more at www.nfmt.com/360 — and for $99 you can sign up, too.

No one enjoys feeling like they're missing out; as manager of my fantasy league's winningest team (for now, anyway), I can relate to that more than ever. Joining NFMT 360 means you're more in touch with our top-notch speakers and content than ever before. It means no waiting until the next event to increase your understanding of the facility management industry's hottest topics. It means more of what you want, when you want it.

I hope you'll join our NFMT team. Just remember: No taunting in the end zone.

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Your membership in NFMT360 includes:

  • Online access to over 25 NFMT sessions and 18 NFMT Vegas sessions
  • Onsite member benefits at both NFMT 2013 and NFMT Vegas 2013
  • Slide presentations from all previous conference sessions
  • Premium NFMT members only content on the NFMT 360 web site

A one-year membership is only $99. Register online at www.nfmt.com/360





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