Things to Note
A WARM WELCOME TO WAYNE
It was baptism by fire for Wayne Abel, whose first day on the job coincided with Day One of Summit! Wayne has been appointed Professional Development Manager to implement FMANZ’s membership education/continuing professional development (CPD) programme, according to the Board’s education strategy.
"His key role will be to align the FMANZ educational programme with FMANZ’s new membership categories and professional competencies framework to support members’ professional development/career pathways," explains FMANZ CEO Gillian Wess. "Wayne will develop and manage the annual professional development programme to include the FM Summit, national breakfast seminars, the FM Diploma offering by the University of New England in association with FMA, and other educational courses and offerings across a variety of platforms and media to suit members’ needs and access. Wayne will also liaise with tertiary providers for the development of undergraduate/post graduate FM programmes. and promote FM as a career of choice to school leavers and university graduates."
With over a decade in the ITP (Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics) and ITO (Industry Training Organisations) sectors, Wayne has worked in several key roles and across multiple sectors and has keen insight into learner-centric design. His work in education consulting sees him primarily involved in stakeholder engagement, resource design and mapping and alignment of training into tangible, transferable outcomes. Wayne is driven by adding value to an organisation’s ability to grow through learning.
Message from Wayne: "Kia ora koutou. It is with a sense of anticipation that I step into the Facilities Management world, acknowledging the great work done to date. I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with many at Summit and look forward, in the coming weeks and months, to meet with others. Determined to leverage networks and experience for the good of the industry is what I’ve committed to and I look forward to the journey ahead as we strengthen FMANZ’s education offering. Nga mihi."
NEW MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED
Gillian Wess, FMANZ's CEO, introduced new membership categories at the Summit. "As FM comes of age as a profession and a career, your Association is working to attain recognition for FM professional status and to support members’ professional development pathways and career advancement," said Gillian. "With this aim our new membership categories will provide the stepping stones by which facilities managers can progress towards attainment of FMANZ’s professional competencies and to become a Certified Professional Member."
The new categories (see here) are tiered according to members’ experience, skills and qualifications from entry to senior level FM. You will soon be asked if you wish to be assessed to determine your new membership category and this will be undertaken by the Board’s appointed Membership Assessors. Members not seeking to advance their professional membership can opt not to be assessed and to remain an Affiliate member. Note:These new categories are for individual members, not corporate members.
Accompanying these new membership categories will be tiered membership benefits and membership fees. We anticipate it will take until the 2019 AGM for all members who want to, to be assessed into the new categories. During this time FMANZ will develop an annual programme to deliver continuing professional development (CPD) that is aligned to both our professional competencies framework and the new membership categories, in order to support members’ professional development pathways. This will be delivered through educational offerings at the annual Summit, the national breakfast seminars, branch After 5 events, the FM Diploma, and other internal and external educational content sourced from New Zealand and overseas, and delivered across a range of platforms.
FMANZ will also work to develop relationships with tertiary institutions to promote the value and benefit of offering FM qualifications, while promoting FM as a career of choice to school leavers and undergraduates. Implementation of this exciting programme will be undertaken by FMANZ's new Professional Development Manager, Wayne Abel (see above) and we will keep you abreast of developments over the coming months.
CONGRATULATIONS BRIGID PARRY PFMANZ
Congratulations to Brigid Parry, FMANZ's newest Professional Member. Brigid can now use the postnominal 'PFMANZ'. Brigid has satisfied the Board she has a level of experience, knowledge and skill sufficient to be awarded professional accreditation. To find out more about Professional Membership and Fellowships, click here.
INDUSTRY CENSUS FOR NEW ZEALAND
FMANZ is partnering with the Building Research Association (BRANZ) to produce an FM New Zealand Industry census report. The BRANZ support comes through its Out of Cycle research funding via its Eliminating Quality Issues programme of works. Nick Brunsdon, an economist at BRANZ, is the research project manager. The project will be
completed and published in October and this commitment by BRANZ recognises the important role facilities managers play in ensuring building quality standards.
NEW FIRE SERVICE CONTRACT FINALISED
The Maintenance and Service Standards Committee has finalised the fire service contract. This will now be published and posted on the FMANZ website for members and others in the industry to use. FMANZ will provide training on the use of the contract which will be delivered through the branches; details to be announced. We acknowledge and thank the members of the MSSC Committee, under Jason Happy's chairmanship, for this major undertaking and the professional benefits it will bring to members.
FMA DIPLOMA ACCREDITATION
The FMA Diploma offered by the University of New England is making progress towards achieving accreditation and we expect to hear this has been granted in another 2-3 months. This means that the Diploma will be a recognised FM qualification. All those who have already completed the Diploma will receive backdated accreditation. Our new Professional Development Manager, Wayne Abel, is now responsible for overseeing FMANZ members' enrolments to the Diploma and establishing study support groups. If you are interested in knowing more about the Diploma or are interested in joining a study group, please contact Wayne on firstname.lastname@example.org.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
In the last few weeks we've had lots of new members sign up. Welcome to our newest Corporate Members - PAE, Eurotec, and Schneider Electrical Building NZ Ltd. A warm weclome also to the following Individual Members: Connor Collier and Sav Dheeda from ACG Education, Rohan MacMillan from MacMillan Plumbing & Gas, Shaun Clasby from Converga, Rachael Hendrickx from Foodstuffs, Ian Douglas from Government Communications Security Bureau, Andre Reynolds from Praxis Change, Lesley Corbett from Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research Nounihal Singh Sandhu from Cushman & Wakefield India, Tracey Hopkirk from Your Property Matters, Edgar Ludwig from Integrated Energy Solutions, Ian Conning from Government Property Group, David-Jon (DJ) Wheeler from College House, Stephanie Utanga and Darren Wilmot from Fletcher Building, Francois Baudet from Christchurch International Airport, Stuart Fletcher from Mercy Hospital Auckland, Kahn Johnston from The Rees Hotel, Karolina Milek and Jayneil Mistry from Bayleys Property Services, Janine Blakemore from Sistema Plastics and Lance McGhie from Weta Digital.