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RICS unveils new FM training

14 October 2015

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) unveiled its new FM training courses for Winter 2015/Summer 2016

The training advances the knowledge and skills of aspiring leaders in FM on issues ranging from workplace performance management, to managing organisational compliance. All courses focus on the practical application of strategic FM and best practice, taught by leading industry experts.

One key highlight is the new Executive Education course: the International Certificate in Leadership for Property Development. This has been created for property professionals looking to position themselves as leaders in the industry. Through individual coaching, 360-degree feedback and attendance at a five day residential session, delegates will gain a holistic, end-to-end view of the property lifecycle, along with the skills and knowledge to advance as a property leader.

FM has been incorporated into the Executive Education course programme because RICS recognises the importance of considering FM at each stage of the property lifecycle. By developing an understanding of the whole lifecycle, FM professionals will be better placed to make strategic decisions, recognise opportunities throughout the chain and ultimately gain a competitive advantage.

In addition, a number of other face-to-face courses will be available for real estate and FM professionals. This includes the RICS Workplace Management Strategies course which provides an understanding of workplace management and how FMs can align objectives with those of the wider organisations they serve.

In addition, delegates will explore RICS’ Workplace Management Framework which has been developed collaboratively across the industry to promote best practice to shape strategic thinking – FM being positioned as one of the major driving forces to do this.

In order to make FM training as accessible as possible, RICS has also developed some tailor-made web-based training courses, launching the first web class on Managing Compliance in FM later this year. Compliance in FM continues to be a challenge given the complex legislative landscape in which FM professionals operate.

Key to successful compliance is identifying the roles and responsibilities amongst key facilities stakeholders to mitigate and prepare for potential risks to your organisation or clients. This unique and successful format of RICS training allows you to join a live online interactive training session where you will be able to see and hear the trainer, interact with other attendees and ask questions in real time. 

Kath Fontana, Chair of RICS’ Professional Group for FM, said: “RICS’ FM training really does give people working in the industry the opportunity to develop their leadership and business skills. Whether you’re someone just starting out in the industry, or you’re an experienced FM professional, these training courses offer those of you who are aspiring to lead in the world of FM the relevant development. These training programmes are designed to equip you with the business skills you need to meet modern challenges and succeed in leadership roles.”

“It’s extremely important that we continue to raise standards in FM and promote the important role it plays in the lifecycle of modern business. Providing training is just one way in which RICS is professionalising the FM industry, ensuring that any skills gaps are filled and best practice in FM is continued to be developed.”

A full list of RICS’ new FM training calendar can be found by visiting: www.rics.org/FMtraining


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