An exclusive workshop opportunity

Workshop: Raising the Bar – Rising to the Challenge

Raising the BarWith only 25 seats available, this is exclusive workshop is aimed at establishing a road map for achieving FM recognition in the C-Suite.

Background and overview

Building the recognition and understanding within the C-Suite that facilities management is a business critical function has long been an aspiration of the profession. This workshop presents a road map of how to achieve this.

It has been designed to provide participants with practical tools to help them reach a level of maturity that is aligned with the recommendations of the recently published report ‘Raising the Bar – From Operational Excellence to Strategic Impact in FM’. Continue reading

Facilities Integrate

Auckland TowerFacilities Integrate is New Zealand’s facilities management event of the year. This trade exhibition combines the FM and systems integration industries into a single event for everyone who is responsible for making buildings smarter, safer and more efficient.

As well as the opportunity to discover new products and services, the event offers a range of seminars, workshops and panel discussions, including one to be facilitated by FM Scope consultant, Martin Leitch.

The event is at the ASB Showgrounds on 15 & 126 October 2015

For full details and to register visit the event web site.

RICS offers web classes in FM

RICS-Stacked-reg-Logo-BlackThe Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently announced a series of five web classes in the area of facilities management service delivery. The classes run every fortnight for one hour at lunchtime and are available to members and non-members.

The subjects covered are:

Book individually or for the series of five together to receive a healthy discount.


TFX 2015 Ask the Expert

TFX 2015FM Scope is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the Ask the Expert corner at Total Facilities 2015. This is a new initiative for the event and features the opportunity for visitors to consult with industry experts in a one-to-one forum on the subjects of:

  • Building information modelling
  • Asset management
  • Contract management
  • Protecting your business from security breaches

There are four 15 minute sessions per day that must be pre-booked at the TFX web site.

So, if you have any current burning issues in any of these areas or simply have a question that has been bugging you for a while, this is your opportunity for some free advice.

Total Facilities is at the Sydney Exhibition Centre on 25 & 26 March

Martin Leitch presenting at Total Facilities

Martin Leitch is presenting at Total Facilities 2015 on the subject of ‘Raising the FM Bar’.

For too long, FM has been considered the overhead that organisations need to have. And, as with all other overheads, when money gets tight, budgets are cut!

This presentation considers that the possibility of changing the corporate mind-set to consider FM as an asset and a business critical function is an achievable objective. However, setting out to establish FM as a strategic business unit is not for the faint hearted. It is potentially a long hard road fraught with many obstacles along the way. However, successfully reaching the end will bring many benefits to the organisation and the FM team.

Come along and be inspired with what Martin has to say – 12.30 – 13.00 on Wednesday 25 March.

Total Facilities 2015 is being held on 25 & 26 March 2015 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island.

Become involved guiding the direction of Total Facilities

TFX 2015The organisers of Total Facilities are opening up the opportunity for the FM community to join their advisory group. They are looking to establish a select group of members to provide guidance on FM practice, trends and market expectations to ensure the event remains relevant to the market and the primary point of reference for such matters.

Follow the link to find out more and to register your interest.

Interested in joining a professional institution?

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development of real estate, construction and infrastructure. The RICS name promises consistent delivery of standards bringing confidence to the markets served.

Although known primarily for the surveying professions, RICS also has a dedicated facilities management professional group that has an expanding global membership. Benefits of membership include a formal CPD program, access to a significant knowledge bank and networking opportunities.

Come along to this information session in Melbourne to find out more about being a member of one of the world’s largest membership and standards bodies.

When – 17 February 2015
Where – RICS Victorian Offices Collins Street
For more information or to reserve your place contact RICS Victoria – +61 3 8679 4102

Raising the Bar Roundtable

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has organised a roundtable discussion on their ‘Raising the Bar’ report. This will be held in Sydney on Thursday 12 September in Sydney. The three-hour event is being moderated by Martin Leitch and aims to discuss a number of questions and exchange personal experiences around topics such as:

  • the strategic impact of FM
  • where FM reports in the organisation (and what difference it makes)
  • how FM’s performance is measured (and how it should be measured)
  • the challenges of aligning FM with business, financial, HR, and IT strategies

The discussions will be captured and incorporated into the final global research, which will be launched later in 2013. For more information contact us.

Total Facilities Live

For the second year, Total Facilities Live will be held at the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre. The event offers an exhibition of products and services across 65 industry categories and a series of presentations and roundtable discussions.

Martin Leitch is presenting on the subject of ‘How to avoid contract failure’ on Wednesday 5 June and facilitating the following roundtable discussions:

Wednesday 5 June: Is environmental performance improvement still driven by financial considerations?

Thursday 6 June: What are the barriers to upskilling staff?

If you are planning to attend the Expo, why not come along and join the discussions?

Click here to register for Total Facilities live 2013