Do you ever feel that nothing is going right and the work keeps piling on? The more you try you just never seem to catch up and you're always tired? May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Stress can be a serious a problem and you need to know what the symptoms are. The Mayo Clinic has information that can help you recognize stress or you can contact you Human Resources representative for information. Regardless, as managers, we need to make sure that we and/or our direct reports are not stressed as it can lower productivity and more importantly, be detrimental to one's health.
Now for myself I like to get outdoors and get things done in the yard like mowing, walking, and farming with my brother when I can. I like to think of it as therapy where I don't need to make a decision but just do it. For some, it may be working on a car, playing sports, reading a book, shopping, or just relaxing by the creek with a fishing pole. Whatever your relaxing point is, please take time to escape and reenergize yourself. After all, the best ideas sometimes pop up when you're doing things outside of the office.
QUIT MANAGING TO GET BY AND START LEADING BY EXAMPLE: EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP SKILLS TO BOOST YOUR SUCCESS May 22
Don't Forget to Vote for Officers in May
Please welcome Central Ohio Chapter of IFMA new members:
Tobias Russell Ashland University
Neil Butler NBFM Solutions, LLC
Jennifer Hastings Grass Groomers
Latisha Weisenstein Integrated Protection Services
Patrick Ahren JMAC Architects
Bob Sisson Catholic Diocese of Columbus
John Thomas Terracon
Are you looking for a way to network with your fellow IFMA Central Ohio members and get more involved with the Chapter?
The Committees in IFMA Central Ohio are what makes the Chapter operate efficiently and effectively. We have a number of committees that need your help:
Programs- This committee selects, schedules and coordinates the monthly programs and tours for the Chapter. The Committee endeavors to help members increase their knowledge and expertise in facility management related topics. This is accomplished by providing programs and tours that bring to the forefront topics of facility management that pertain to the working environment.
Membership- This Committee promotes membership growth and retention by providing new member recruiting events and encouraging new and current members to be involved in chapter events and activities. The committee also conducts quarterly new member events, as well as assists in welcoming/registering attendees at Chapter programs, tours and events.
I'm glad to announce that Emily Kershaw and Lisa Davis will be the new co-chairs for the Membership Committee. I want to thank them for taking time to volunteer and head up this fun group. At the same time, I want to thank Lisa Schultz and Steve Bauman who have been co-chairing for the past few years for all their hard work effort in maintaining the chapters membership. Good luck to all and a big Thank You!
Associate Membership - This Committee works with our associate members with questions and sponsorship opportunities. Associate members are an important part of the Chapter as we regularly tap into their knowledge base to help our Professionals receive the knowledge they need to perform their responsibilities.
I would like to welcome Jeff Havens and Michelle Hoffman to the Associate Membership Committee and for volunteering their time. I would like to thank Matt Jacobs who assisted Lara the past couple years for his time. And thank Lara Moon for her time as she hands over the reins.
Central Ohio FMP Class
I am happy to annouce we have 13 registrants signed up for our first FMP course in Central Ohio. If you are in mid-stream of your FMP on a self Study course you can sign up for one of the single courses for $400 (each). For more information on this contact Central Ohio Chapter.
Course dates & details:
Classes will run from 8:30am - 4pm and will be hosted in a classroom facility at Loeb Electric (1800 E. 5th Avenue in Columbus, Ohio). Here are the dates for the courses:
May 23rd- 24th- Project Management
June 27th- 28th- Operations & Maintenance