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How Facility Managers are Coping During COVID-19 and Preparing for the New Normal

Presenter: Marcia O'Connor
Present, Founder, AM FM Consulting Group Inc
There is little doubt that managing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and making plans for re-entry to the workplace, has been challenging for building professionals. The epidemic triggered a rapid shift on establishing new work protocols, the handling of facility maintenance routines, dealing with greater sanitization requirements, emergency measures, and new work behaviours. As vaccinations continue to be administered, businesses have had to develop strategies for safe and enhanced re-entry workplace procedures. During the session, a scan of the past year’s trauma and experiences will be shared from a building professional’s perspective. These experiences have strengthened and accelerated new opportunities as we rebuild an optimal workplace. The session will look at different workplace options in the new paradigm.
About the Presenter:

I am a recognized educator, writer and a dynamic and accomplished expert in all aspects of asset, facility, property and construction management. I founded AM FM Consulting Group Inc. to provide innovative management consulting, professional development and career planning services in the private, public and non-for-profit sector.

In my 25+ years of experience in the industry, I have been accredited in pioneering the first Facilities Management Certificate Program at the University of Toronto, where I also lead the new Health Care Environmental Service Management course, Advanced FM Course as well as the Disaster Recovery for Building Professionals course. I have also been recognized by my peers and awarded “Facility Manager of Excellence” through the Toronto IFMA Chapter.

I am highly respected subject matter specialist with an intuitive ability to relate and interface strategically at all levels from day-to-day operations to senior executive level. With impressive credentials, relevant experience, and a wealth of energy and commitment, My goal inspire individuals and my team to strive at being the best they can be and to raise the bar in the profession.
My conference engagements have been with organizations such as PM Expo, Building Show, Schedule 2 Employer’s Group, Real Property Institute of Canada, OAHNSS, ONPHA, IHM, IFMA (Toronto and Chicago) Education Forum, OPS Accessibility Expo ad Facility Executive Director Council Conference, University of Guelph, OGRA.