Important Things to Note
Serious About FM? Apply for Your New Membership Category
Serious about a career in FM? We are embarking on an exciting new journey towards professionalisation of the industry … and we want you to join us! All you need to do is decide which membership category you qualify for and complete the short application we will email you over the next few days. If you have a current CV handy, this should only take 10 minutes or less and then you’ll be on your way to achieving the professional recognition you deserve. (An application for Certified membership will take a little longer as it requires a written submission to demonstrate your experience of the FMANZ Professional Competency Framework.)
The new categories have been tiered according to individual experience, skills and qualifications, from entry to senior level FM. These are: Affiliate, Associate, Member, and Certified Member. There are also categories for Student and Retired members, with the title of Fellow awarded to members who have made a significant contribution to FMANZ.
Click here to see membership benefits.
The end of the year is the perfect time to take stock and reflect on where you’re at career-wise and where you’d like to be. So why not take a few minutes before the holidays to fill out the form. The sooner it’s in, the sooner you can begin using your post-nominal and take advantage of the many other benefits offered to professional members.
Keep an eye on your Inbox this week for your personalised membership application, and we look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve the professional recognition you deserve.
Get Ready for FM Summit 2019!
Before you turn the final page on 2018, make sure you have these dates marked in next year's diary: Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 June. This is when we're bringing the FM Summit to Te Papa in Wellington - the first time the Summit has been held outside of Auckland. Format-wise, we've decided to mix things up a bit, and the programme is looking fresh and stronger than ever. We will unveil the line-up of speakers and topics before registrations open on Monday 25 February. In the meantime, give whoever manages the training budget the heads-up that you NEED to be there and go online and book your flights, out-of-towners. There are a few bargains to be had at the moment, we're told. We'll be back in touch after Christmas with more details, including information on accommodation deals.
If you're interested in Summit sponsorship or securing a Trade Expo stand, Marjolein is currently taking expressions of interest. Click here for more info, or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards Open Next Week
If you're excelling in your FM role - or know someone else who is - take note. Entries for the FMANZ Awards open next Monday, 17 December, and close 29 March 2019. Awards will be presented at the FMANZ Gala Awards Dinner in Wellington on 26 June 2019.
The Brian Happy Award for Facilities Manager of the Year is awarded for outstanding performance by an individual working in the FM profession. The judges are looking for nominees who have applied their experience and knowledge to produce exceptional results within their facility and/or organisation, as well as demonstrating excellent personal qualities.
The Young Achiever of the Year Award is presented to an FM professional under 35 years of age who has shown a strong and on-going commitment to their personal development and that of the wider industry.
The Service Provider of the Year Award acknowledges outstanding provision of contracted-out facilities services. Awarded to an organisation that has demonstrated market-leading performance in service delivery, innovation and value for money, the winner of this award can be either a provider of a range of FM services, or an organisation delivering outstanding performance in a single area of service. These can be hard or soft services provided to any sector of the New Zealand FM market.
To find out more, click here.
Get Your Grant Applications In To The Foundation
Speaking of applications, the FMANZ Foundation has money to give away to worthy students, graduates, researchers and innovators! The first application round for 2019 closes on 31 March.
FMANZ Foundation Student of the Year & Graduate of the Year
To recognise and encourage high academic achievement within the field of Facilities Management, the Foundation is offering awards to one student and one graduate in 2019, selected from nominations provided by New Zealand tertiary education institutions. (Note: Students can't self-nominate.) These awards will be presented at the FMANZ Gala Awards Dinner on 26 June, 2019. To see the criteria for nomination, click here. Deadline for applications: 31 March, 2019.
Research and Innovation Grants
If you're an individual or organisation who requires funding to complete research that will benefit the FM industry in New Zealand; or who wishes to use the funding to support a specific project that will bring innovation into the New Zealand FM industry, the FMANZ Foundation would love to hear from you. There are two application round deadlines for applications in 2019: 31 March and 31 August. Click here for an application form.
Questions? Please contact email@example.com.
Chair and Deputy Chair Elected
Congratulations to Bruce Kenning, who was re-elected FMANZ Chair by the Board, and to Agnes McCormack, who takes up the role of Deputy Chair.
Developments on LinkedIn
DON'T FORGET: We now have two LinkedIn pages - a Company Page and a Group Page. The Company page is our forum for spreading the word about FMANZ and also sharing news about FMANZ events, job opportunities, goings on in the industry, behind the scenes photos, and links to blog posts. The FMANZ LinkedIn Group page is where you can actively engage with your FM colleagues, and discuss key topics within the FM industry in New Zealand. The Group is YOUR space to ask questions, offer advice, exchange ideas and insight, recount success stories and failures, and offer support to fellow FM professionals. We invite you to fully engage in active conversations, so pop online and have a look. Thanks to Phoenix Lavin, this year's Facilities Manager of the Year, for stepping up to be Group Administrator. Tip: You might want to click on the Group settings and ensure you have ticked yes for all communication from the Group. (And don't forget - you will stop getting communication, no matter what your settings say, unless you click the links occasionally!)
Professional Development Pathways Series Off to a Flying Start
The first of our Professional Development Pathways Series (which replace the Master Classes) got off to a flying start in Auckland recently. The 101 and 201 Building Compliance workshops, presented by Building Networks' Rosie Killip, were a huge success, with members attending not only from Auckland but other parts of NZ as well. Attendees brought their real life scenarios to the table, including the feeling of being bullied to upgrade their buildings, held to ransom by companies over getting 12As and also feelings of shock and being let down by the building industry not providing professional advice about compliance. Hot on the heels of its success in Auckland, we are bringing these Professional Development Pathways Series workshops to Wellington and Christchurch early in 2019.
For more information or to register, click on any of the above workshops.
Building Networks also provides some free tips and advice for members which you may want to subscribe to. Check them out here.
If you're looking for a new challenge, don't forget to keep an eye on the Job Centre on our website. We have two jobs up currently: MHP is looking for a Facilities Coordinator in Christchurch and Nelson Marlborough Health is on the hunt for a Facilities Supervisor in Nelson. And if you want to target FM professionals directly via our website and social media pages, advertise with us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or click here.