FMP 4 - Leadership & Strategy

FMP 4 - Leadership & Strategy

899.00 1,129.00

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To be effective, facility managers must develop strategies to successfully carry out major initiatives by influencing the decisions and attitudes of others. Effective strategies require that facility managers are able to integrate people, places, processes and technology. They must be able to align the facility portfolio with the entire organization’s missions and available resources, and to be innovative in order to move forward with their staff and processes to respond to the ever-changing requirements.


A special thanks to McCrum’s Office Furnishings for providing space to host all our FMP courses in 2019!

Who should become an FMP?

FMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation is a knowledge-based credential that will help to accelerate an FM's transition into the profession and demonstrate a proven comprehension of the foundations of facility management. It is ideal for:

  • Facility management practitioners looking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the foundational FM topics deemed critical by employers.

  • Individuals who are transitioning into the FM profession.

  • Related-industry practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers.

  • Facility-related product and service providers.

  • Students entering the profession from colleges, universities, certificate or technical programs.

  • LEED professionals seeking continuing education hours.

  • Federal employees and contractors looking to comply with the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA).

How do I achieve my FMP credential?

  1. Enroll in all four courses.

  2. Participate in your classes.

  3. Read the study materials and ask questions.

  4. Complete all four exams with passing scores.

  5. Submit your FMP application (with application fee) to IFMA to validate your FMP credential.

What do I learn in this course?

Facility managers make use of all aspects of project management beginning with planning, scoping, scheduling and ending with evaluating. Project planning and management are core skills in facility management. The skills are particularly important because of the wide range of projects assigned to the facility organization. Projects vary in scope, complexity, duration and financial risk.

Who is teaching?

Donna Lewis, Property/Facilities Management & Building Operations

Donna has been in Facilities and Property management for a number of years.  She is an innovative, resourceful, diligent, results-driven professional with expertise in commercial and public facilities and property management. Focused skill set includes construction and project management, space planning and all aspects of leasing and lease negotiations. Well-honed influential, interpersonal, communication, strong customer service, negotiation and consultative skills.  Experienced in the corporate and private sectors, unionized and government regulated environments. She is currently with the CBE where she is managing a portfolio of 37 public schools. Area project build of 3 new schools, on-going upgrades and modernizations of existing schools; buildings ranging from 100 years old to newly built. Demonstrated experience in facilities, building management systems, maintenance and operations. Solid understanding of building codes, HVAC, electrical and life safety systems.  Vendor selection, Service Level Agreements and contracts.

Recently served on the IFMA Board of Directors, Calgary Chapter; Education Director. Key accomplishments included; broadening community awareness of the IFMA organization, fund development and sourcing new educational partnerships. Also served as a Director on the board of the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter for 10 years.

What is the schedule?

The courses run 8:30 - 4:30 on Thursday, May 16, 2019, and Friday, May 17, 2019. There will be a break for a provided lunch each day. 

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, you are also invited to join us for part of a tour of a local facility with discussions focusing on Leadership & Strategy! This is a great opportunity for you to reach out and introduce yourself to other FMs. Participation is optional, but an incredible opportunity!

What is included?

  • Instruction on the materials required to pass the Leadership & Strategy FMP exam.

  • The course materials for the Leadership & Strategy course for you to keep.

  • Lunch on Thursday and Friday.

  • Coffee, water, and tea are provided throughout the day.

  • Free registration to the facility tour.

Where is the course being held?



5310 1 St SW

Calgary, AB T2H 0C8