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Women in FM

Women in FM
A Night at the Museum
Date: December 3, 2012
Location: Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ




Women in FM - 9 Holes of Golf + Cocktail Hour

Date: August 29, 2012
Location: Hyatt Hills Golf Club
Clark, NJ
Time: 4:30 - 8:00 pm




NJ IFMA's Women in FM - How to Handle Emotions at Work:

Learning Objectives:
  • Anticipate emotionally charged situations and prepare your responses
  • Increase your self-awareness. Try to figure out if you're crying because you're actually angry. If that's the case, take a deep breath and focus on solving the problem that's making you angry. Re-focusing on the problem will help you calm down.
  • Women are sensitive to personal criticism. Even though this hurts, learn to retain yourself. You might try focusing on your breathing and using relaxation techniques to slow down your reactions and to gain control.
  • Another technique is to focus on Content instead of the Criticism. For example, talk about how you can get reports in more quickly rather than on the remark, "You're too slow."

  • Date: May 2, 2012
    Time: 8:00am- 9:30am
    Location: Everest Global Services
    477 Martinsville Road
    Liberty Corner, NJ 07938




    NJ IFMA's Women in FM - How to Become a CFM

    Learning Objective:
    A. Discuss the 11 core competencies

    1. Operations & Maintenance
    2. Leadership & Strategy
    3. Project Management
    4. Finance
    5. Human Factors
    6. Communication
    7. Quality
    8. Technology
    9. Real Estate & Property Management
    10. Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity
    11. Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

    B. Studying strategies, followed by a practice exam.
    C. I've got my CFM - Now what?

    Date: February 1, 2012
    Time: 8:00-9:30am
    Location: Ethicon, Inc.
    737 US Highway 22W
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807
    Presenters: Melissa Michalik & Deborah Bennett
    For Powerpoint Presentation Click here


    NJ IFMA's New Initiative to Reach out to Women in FM:

    Date: November 30, 2011
    Time: 8:00am-10:00am
    Location: Hampton Inn
    370 Rt. 9N
    Woodbridge, NJ 07095

    NJ IFMA's New Intiative to Reach out to Women in FM
    by: Carol Hart

    On November 30, 2011, 13 women of the chapter gathered for the inaugural meeting of NJ IFMA’s Women in FM initiative.  To my surprise, 10 minutes after the meeting ended, no one had left – all were still in their seats talking with the others at their table.  SUCCESS!  After introductions, we had an open discussion about open work environments and their pros and cons, mentoring, giving and receiving feedback, and some of the challenges we tackle every day.  The time flew by.   There was a unanimous decision by the group to meet again, probably in February.  Here’s some of their comments:

    Denise Dunchus, Johnson Controls: I found this a worthwhile event. The variety of backgrounds of the individuals and also the discussions were very interesting!

    Nancy Morgan, Morgan + Associates: Ladies, I enjoyed meeting you all and left the meeting with a feeling that I would love to keep meeting with you all. It is great to know how much everyone loves our crazy world.

    Dolores Mohr, Markel: Great to meet everyone. I’m impressed with the level of professionalism, knowledge and the willingness to share it. Great mentors! Girl power!

    Marla Freeman, Parker Interior Plantscapes: I thoroughly enjoyed it as well! Looking forward to the next one.

    Izabela Pelszynska, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.:
    Yes I also agree. It was such a great event. Looking forward to February’s meeting…

    Ruth Ann Parronchi, Duke Farms Foundation: I looked forward to the meeting today and I was not disappointed!   We needed more time!   I still would like to meet again before February possibly monthly. We have so many topics to discuss.

    Thanks to all the participants!  I enjoyed all your input tremendously and am excited for our next meeting.