Friday, August 15, 2014


7:00 am - 9:00 am


Carter's Headquarters in Buckhead
3438 Peachtree Rd, NE Atlanta,GA.30326


Facility Managers Forum


Moderator: Rick Robinson is Managing Director of Ramsee Consulting Group


$10 members - $15 non-members


August 15, Lisa 404-766-1632, ext 25

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Create a forum for Atlanta’s facilities managers to network among peers of their choosing and to be able to share best practices and answers to challenging issues.


If you are a facility manager, member or non-member of IFMA Atlanta, you are welcome to attend. It is our intent to create an environment where facility managers can network with each other and share key learning’s. Attendance is limited to the first 30 facility managers who register online at


  • Location: Carter’s Headquarters in Buckhead, 3438 Peachtree Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30326
  • Meeting time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Facilitator: Rick Robinson to guide conversations (sponsored by DeKalb Office Environments)
  • We will divide attendees into six round tables of 5

o   Give each table a topic to discuss and share best practices

o   Practices will be gathered and shared with group by meeting’s end

  • Share challenges facing members – such as (but not limited too)
  1. Workplace space use strategies
  2. Metrics
  3. Emergency preparedness
  4. Outsourcing
  5. Vendor management
  6. Construction for the FM Group

Open Innovation is a concept brought forth by Harvard Business School professor, Clayton Christensen

“Companies perform open innovation by essentially putting forth an innovation problem they are facing to the public (or, at least, a community of individuals outside of their firm) and then inviting individuals to share solutions to that problem.” “One of the main benefits of open innovation is that it allows firms to reach beyond their organizational boundaries and tap the outside expertise of a broader set of individuals than they could otherwise reach.” Clayton Christensen

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Participants will share how they solve challenging issues facing facilities managers in today’s business environment. This will also be an excellent opportunity for attendees to meet and create new networking peer groups.

Speaker’s Bio and Photo: Rick Robinson bio and pic

Moderator sponsored by Tammy Roberts, DeKalb Office Environments
Breakfast sponsored by: Nicole Smith, FSO Outsourcing

“Parking will be validated.  Guests should go to the 18th floor main reception”

There will be a tour of Carter’s Headquarters immediately following the seminar for everyone who wishes to participate.


This event is fully booked.