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Networking NEW
FM Huddle, April 12: Recruitment Challenges

This peer-to-peer networking session is an opportunity to ask questions and share advice about finding your next employees

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Online Event NEW
Building a Skilled Workforce From Within

Learn about Kent State University’s innovative apprenticeship program

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Ask the Expert
Motivating and Recognizing Frontline Employees

Watch our Ask the Expert session on motivating and recognizing technicians and janitors with Dave Thompson

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NFMT Remix
fnPrime Members Receive Free NFMT Access

The complimentary Elite level registration provides access to everything at the Baltimore trade show

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Women in FM
Women in FM: Kristin Podwojski Leads with Empathy

Nonprofit director of operations prioritizes maintenance needs based on how it will serve her campers

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Online Event
Best Skills for New Facility Managers

Where do you find new hires and what skills do they need? Watch our discussion with Charles Thomas, author of the ‘Skills Guide for Facility Managers’ in this archived online event

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Women in FM
Women in FM Want the Right Sized PPE

Personal protective equipment that doesn’t fit can cause more harm than good

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2023 Facility Management Salaries And Compensation

Pay scales for 9 titles broken down by geography, building type, budget, facility size, experience, and much more

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NFMT Remix 2023 CEU
Improving Leadership and Supervision in Facility Management

Watch this session from NFMT Remix that took place in Orlando

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NFMT Remix 2023 CEU
The Facilities Department Is Not a Profit Center – But Can It Be?

Watch this session from NFMT Remix that took place in Orlando

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NFMT Remix 2023 CEU
Creating Culture, Engagement, and Retaining Talent Post Pandemic

Watch this session from NFMT Remix that took place in Orlando

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Women in FM Speak Up: Challenging Stereotypes and Seeking Equality

Women in facilities management say what they wish they could to their male colleagues

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3 Steps to Better Staff Coaching

Facility managers can follow this playbook to effectively engage staff members

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10 Skills for New Facility Managers

The Skills Guide for Facility Managers details 10 must-have traits for those new to the industry

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Women in FM
Encouraging the Next Generation of Women Engineers

When determining how to recruit more women into the engineering field, it is important to discover why they are joining in the first place.

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Women in FM
Don't Call Me Sweetheart: Key Takeaways from Women in FM

Watch the Women in FM panel discussion from NFMT Baltimore 2023

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Women in FM
Leah Withrow Wants More Women in Groundskeeping

The head groundskeeper of the Reno Aces uses social media to recruit Gen Z into the field

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NFMT Baltimore
Attend NFMT Baltimore for Free as a fnPrime Member

The complimentary Elite level registration provides access to all education and networking opportunities

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How Well Do You Listen?

Successful facility managers are good listeners. Learn these seven steps of active listening to improve your skills

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Women In FM
Women in FM: Avoiding Feeling Stagnant In Your Career

Women are looking to develop professionally in order to feeling pigeonholed in their careers

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NFMT 2023 CEU
Using Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Facilities Management

Watch this session from the NFMT conference that took place in March 2023 in Baltimore

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NFMT 2023 CEU
Re-boot Your Facility Management Team

Watch this session from the 2023 NFMT conference that took place in Baltimore

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Women in FM CEU
Women in FM: Overcoming Staffing and Diversity Challenges

Watch the Women in FM panel discussion from NFMT Remix 2022 in Las Vegas

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How To Provide Effective Feedback to Staff

Feedback is a manager’s most powerful tool. It helps cement bonds, strengthen staff performance, and preserve culture

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Webinar CEU
Lunch and Learn: The Application of Lean Management within FM

Host your own lunch and learn training session with your staff.

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Women in FM
Women in FM: Best Ways to Advocate for Yourself in the Work Place

Watch On-demand: Five leading FMs discuss how to close the gender gap

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Women in FM
Creating the Company Culture of Her Dreams

Angela Testa, senior vice president of operations at American Campus Communities, strengthens operations without compromising a healthy work environment

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Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion At Your Facility

Hear from General Motors’ facilities team about the advantages of DEI

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How To Create A Standout Facility Management Resume

Learn the essential techniques and tips to ensure a resume stands out in a crowd.

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Women In FM
Facility Manager Takes Starring Role In Keeping Theater Open

Katrina Sturtzen, facility director, Schauer Arts Center, encourages women to speak up and be heard

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Facility Management Departments Need To Change

‘That’s How We’ve Always Done It’ is not an acceptable answer

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NFMT Remix 2022
Facility Champions Roundtable: Insight from Leading Managers

Watch this session from the NFMT Remix conference that took place in November 2022 in Las Vegas

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NFMT Remix 2022 CEU
How Training Can Help Retain the 66 Percent of Employees Considering Leaving

Watch this session from the NFMT Remix conference that took place in November 2022 in Las Vegas

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Hiring? Help With Finding and Screening Your Next Facility Manager

Charles Thomas, industry consultant and facility manager, shares his recruitment tips when filling job vacancies

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Add Value To Your Organization With Strategic Planning

The facilities department needs to be an integral part of an organization’s strategic planning process. Unfortunately, few managers have the necessary skills.

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Women in FM
Road to Diversity and Inclusion: How Women Build a Community Within Facilities

Building a safe space within your organization where people feel represented is a way to retain new talent.

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Re-establish Your Organizational Culture

Don't let a hybrid workplace kill the department cohesion you had pre-pandemic 

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Succession Planning in a Post-Pandemic World

As facilities recover from the Great Resignation, there are steps facilities managers can follow to dust off and revamp their succession plans.

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Alternative Procurement Methods Needed In K-12 Schools 

The Great Resignation is pushing K-12 school districts to re-evaluate the vendor service agreement solicitation process

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Women in FM
From Hurricane to Pandemic, How This FM Kept Her School District From Collapsing

Alishia Jolivette-Webber, officer of facilities, maintenance and operations for the Houston Independent School District, explains how Hurricane Harvey helped prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic and why more women should consider a career in facilities management

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Webinar
Lunch and Learn: Systems Integration In The Built Environment

Host your own lunch and learn training session with your staff.

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Don’t Let a Hybrid Workplace Prevent Mentoring

Learn how to create a staff mentoring plan and what skills facility managers need

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The Only Maintenance Meeting You’ll Need to Have

In 2 minutes, learn how to have the most productive start to your day

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Webinar
Lunch and Learn: Assessing the Need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

With this training video, you can host your own lunch and learn session with your staff

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Webinar
Lunch and Learn: The Best Facilities Simply Do The Basics Very Well

With this training video, you can host your own lunch and learn session with your staff

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How To Deliver Bad News To Top Management

Before things get worse, build a convincing case of what needs to be done now

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6 Challenges of Hybrid Working Environments

Facility managers returning on-site need to renew their business etiquette in the workplace

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Do You Have Future Managers On Your Staff?

How to identify standout employees and put them on the track for middle and senior management positions

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Webinar
Lunch and Learn: Are Your NFPA 70E Qualified Workers Truly Qualified?

Host your own lunch and learn training session with your staff