Alison Verdin

People management SIG Chair, IWFM

Overview

We represent the interests of anyone involved in managing people in the workplace and facilities profession. Our mission is to ensure that people considerations are built into the fabric of the corporate decision-making process at every level, with an aim to improve people and performance.

Throughout the year, we host an array of CPD, networking and social events.

The IWFM's SIGs are a place to seek expertise, opinion and guidance. They act as a hub of knowledge and encourage member interaction and networking through relevant opportunities.

Visit us on LinkedIn for the latest discussion, updates and events.

If you have a question about our SIG, please contact our Chair or IWFM’s Community team directly.
 

Have you thought about volunteering?

We currently have roles available with our People Management SIG.

Our valued volunteers are at the heart of IWFM, contributing to the present and shaping the future development of the workplace and facilities management. Volunteering enables us to engage with our growing community and allows you to gain the most from your IWFM membership.

By volunteering with IWFM, members play a key role in extending benefits to our wider community through sharing knowledge and experiences in the profession. In addition, skills-sharing help develop others’ through CPD, networking and other social events, and our volunteers’ expertise and advocacy continue to support the professionalisation of the workplace and facilities management.

As a Committee member, you can share your expertise by leading on engaging and relevant content with colleagues and members of IWFM.

Your responsibilities

As a volunteer, you will be expected to:  

  • attend monthly meetings (approx. 2hrs)
  • contribute to events and webinars
  • assist with the writing of guidance notes and knowledge content
  • encourage the growth of your region through networking and awareness

Current available roles

Chair
The role of chair is to provide leadership, to ensure committee members are aware of their obligations and that they comply with its responsibilities. Ideal candidates will need to be proactive in helping the committee to engage with the next generation of FM’s and tackle subjects that are important to people already working in FM and focus on the following topics:

  • coaching for confidence
  • managing supply chain relationships - the roles of client, consultant and supplier and how they interact in a successful supply chain
  • the role of FM in supporting mental and financial health
  • celebrating people, celebrating the success of the winners of the people categories at the IWFM Impact Awards

The ideal candidate will be proactive in helping the committee to engage with the next generation of FM’s and tackle subjects that are important to people already working in FM. This can be through events but also networking and the creation of white papers and presentations. They will need to be organised, have the time to lead the committee but also engage with IWFM at senior level.

Committee member
Ideal candidates will ideally have:   

  • awareness of new technology that is available to support FM’s in delivering improved services to people in the workplace and enthusiasm to lead on events / research to promote such themes
  • ideas for how the SIG can engage with the next generation of FM’s and promote the profession
  • ability to help the SIG to develop their social media presence
  • contacts for sponsorship / venues for hosting events.

Full details and criteria of the specific roles outlined above can be viewed on the Committee Roles and Responsibilities Form

How to apply

You can nominate yourself by emailing communities@iwfm.org.uk.

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