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IFMA's Pandemic i-Session Available On Demand

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in FM Alert, Professional Development, Safety

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Published on June 16, 2009 with No Comments

Now available as an online course, the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) Pandemic i-Session is now available anytime, anywhere, so it can be ordered and viewed at the convenience of the facility manager (fm)

This i-session helps fms prepare for current and future pandemics by focusing on challenges and priorities. Case studies from the current swine flu pandemic will be used to assist participants with establishing response plans.

Facility professionals charged with crisis management, emergency preparedness, and business continuity are encouraged to participate in this workshop. The information obtained will assist them in protecting their organizations, minimizing panic, and highlighting proactive measures to senior management.

Fms who participate in this session should learn how to:

  • Understand the risk factors and control options for pandemic planning and response.
  • Define response priorities customized for your organization.
  • Identify triggers and actions for your organization.

This session is delivered by Stephen Craig, CBCP, CPM, managing principal for EORM’s Business Continuity Planning Practice. Craig is a molecular biologist by training, and prior to joining EORM in 2003, he managed the facilities and EHS functions in the biotechnology industry.

Professionals who complete the class will early .15 CEUs and 1 CFM maintenance point. The course costs $99 (IFMA/SAME/Alliance members) or $125 (all others).

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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