As companies strive for the most efficient use of staff, business professionals are often filling unfamiliar roles such as managing facilities. This program is designed to give business professionals the basic information and skills needed to manage facilities, a role which could include the following tasks: organizing and administering a department, managing buildings and workspaces, managing a budget, overseeing maintenance and operations, overseeing projects, leasing and purchasing property, facility emergency preparedness, facility security management, facility safety programs and sustainability.
Upon completion of this 20-hour course participants will have knowledge of:
- How to develop strategies for being proactive rather than reactive
- How to plan strategically to determine priorities and goals that align with anticipated costs and expenditures
- A more comprehensive understanding of the four elements of managing projects - scope, time, quality and budget
- Facility planning and how to create effective corporate workspace
- Workplace requirements to support business needs
- When and how to outsource facility services
- Related contract management skills
- Purchasing, bidding, and negotiating
- Office support systems and technology
- Facility maintenance and repair programs
- Financial management, planning, and controls
- How to prepare a facility operating expense budget based on “need”
- How to prepare a capital budget based on facility business requirements
Participants receive a detailed training manual, and heavy emphasis is placed on classroom discussion to enhance learning.
DATES: 5 Sessions in 2023 - Tuesdays & Thursdays May 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 2023
TIME: 8 a.m. – Noon CT.
LOCATION: USI Campus, University Center East Building, 2nd Floor, Room 2205.
COST: $900 per person includes training materials; no meal or drinks provided.
USI INSTRUCTOR: Wayne Washington