FM101 Training Series – Special 50% Discount Offer

FM101 Training Series – The Building Blocks of a Facility Management Program

building_blocksThe FM101 series is a monthly, bite-sized, online set of courses that will provide a robust understanding of the foundational building blocks needed to implement and manage a successful facility management program.

This series will return value to those new to facility management, the aspiring leader, the well-seasoned, and all members of the facility team.

The seven-part series normally sells for $299, but as a special offer to our guests, FM360 is giving a 50% discount, which includes:

  • Enrollment to all seven online classes
  • Access to recorded sessions
  • Online question & discussion forum
  • Tools, resources, and templates

Purchase the FM101 Series for only $149.99

The FM101 Sessions include (scroll down for descriptions of each course):


Fundamentals of FM  

This training will provide a base-level understanding from which all facilities management program staff will grow through the subsequent sessions in the series.    Fundamentals of FM will cover the following topics at a high-level, which will then be covered more in-depth in the remaining sessions.

  • What is Facility Management?
  • Why is FM important? “Rule of 100/10/1”
  • The value of each team member
  • Major components of a FM program
    • Vision/Mission/Goals 
    • Operations & Maintenance 
    • Capital Replacement & Deferred Maintenance 
    • Emergency Preparedness 
    • Project Management 
    • Real Estate & Property Management 
    • Sustainability & Efficiency 
  • Managing relationships – Winning trust & support
  • Planning for success


Maintenance Strategies & Practices

This course will provide a clear understanding of the various maintenance strategies, including definitions, and when & how to apply them.  Below are some of the topics that will be covered in the associated webinar.    

  • Define the various maintenance strategies
    • Run-To-Failure (RTF)
    • Preventive Maintenance (PM)
    • Predictive Maintenance (PdM)
    • Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM)
  • Determine Equipment Criticality & Priority
  • Identify maintenance tasks & frequency
  • Discuss who performs the prescribed maintenance


Leveraging a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS/IWMS/CAFM)

A CMMS is the nervous system of a facility management program and as such is a valuable tool to the department.  This class will provide a comprehensive overview of how to utilize a CMMS to manage day-to-day operations and drive business decisions.  Topics will include:

  • Asset Information & History
  • System Hierarchy & Relationships
  • Store Maintenance Standards & Practices
  • Establish maintenance tasks & frequencies
  • Receive & prioritize Service Requests
  • Assign & dispatch Work Orders
  • Document work performed
  • Capture labor & material costs
  • Manage customer relationships
  • Utilize reports to gauge department efficiency and drive business decisions
  • Root-cause analysis
  • Tips for selecting & implementing


Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery

One of the key objectives of a facility department is identify and mitigate risks.  As such, emergency preparedness plays a crucial part to an organization’s image, business continuity, and disaster recovery plans.  This webinar will provide a high-level overview of the major components of an Emergency Preparedness and Response Management Program, including the following:

  • Why have a program?
  • Understand organization’s business
  • Identify priorities and criticalities
  • Perform risk analysis & system assessment
  • Develop Emergency Operating Procedures (EOPs) and communication protocol
  • Implement training
  • Conduct drills


Sustainability & Efficiency

Given the growing emphasis on sustainability in the industry, this has become a top priority for many facility departments, who have a significant and direct impact on such initiatives.   This webinar will cover:

  • What is sustainability & why?
  • Incorporating sustainability into the department’s culture
  • Identifying & quantifying opportunities
  • Gaining support & implementing green initiatives
  • Measuring & celebrating success


Capital Replacement Program

The primary challenge for most facility departments is an aging infrastructure and deferred maintenance, which perpetuates the cycle of firefighting.  A plan is needed to break out of this costly and taxing cycle.  This webinar will provide an overview of a Capital Replacement Program and address the following:

  • Discuss state of facilities
  • Define Capital Replacement Program
  • Identify steps to implement
    • Conduct facility assessments
    • Document findings
    • Capture & manage data in CMMS or CRP system
    • Develop 1, 3, 5, & 10-year capital forecasts/budgets
  • Market program
  • Deliver results


Real Estate & Property Management

Most organization’s portfolios are comprised of owned and leased facilities, which adds a dynamic to facility departments necessitating them to have a firm grasp on real estate & property management terminology, processes, etc.  This webinar will provide an overview of the following:

  • Discuss facility department’s role
  • Lease vs. buy decisions
  • Lease constructs & terminology
  • Managing leased facilities