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The Simplar Foundation is pleased to announce a free new interactive web series, “Ask the FM Doctor”, sponsored by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). In this first-of-its-kind virtual discussion, facility experts provide practical advice in addressing today’s operations, maintenance, workplace management, and procurement challenges. Here’s how it works:

• Teaching Moment (15 minutes): the FM Doctor will kick things off with a brief presentation targeted at a specific topic

FM Virtual Peer Group (30 minutes): next, we will split up into small groups and give attendees an opportunity to network with each other and have a discussion on a relevant topic. Learn More [links to the FM Virtual Peer group description]

• Ask the FM Doctor – Office Hours (15 minutes or until the questions run out!): we’ll come back together for an open Q&A session. Have a challenging contract renewal? Have a unique situation with O&M?  Bring your questions and let’s get it figured out!

Third Tuesday of every month starting at 12:00pm Central US Time (GMT -06:00).

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Virtual Peer Groups

The Virtual Peer Groups provide attendees an opportunity to network in one of four areas below. We’ll provide a suggested topic, and invite attendees to provide feedback and advice with each other.

Peer GroupDescription
Operations & MaintenanceTalk shop and all things technical. Not sure how to fix a nagging problem? Need recommendations for your preventative maintenance program?
TechnologyAll things IT including software, hardware, system integrator, and more.
ProcurementStatement of Work Development, Creating a Good RFP (janitorial, roofing, maintenance, elevators, the list goes on…)
WorkplaceSpace planning, return to work, hybrid models, future planning, helping employees be more productive… ask your questions and give advice!


After each Teaching Moment, we’ll post the recording here. Check back soon!