Leadership, Management, and the FM Organization (FM 0220)

E-mail: lscont@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

Examines the traditional functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and evaluating as they apply to managing a facility department. Stresses the role of behavioral science in both managing the department and in mission execution. Teaches policy formulation and execution. Discusses current issues in personnel management.
Students are awarded a Professional Certificate in Facility Management after the successful completion of 10 courses.

  • Participants at every career level with backgrounds in the fields of Engineering, Architecture, Buildings Operations and Maintenance, Property Management, Interior Design, Business Administration, or anyone with an interest in the field of Facility Management
  • Those seeking the CFM designation administered by IFMA or those looking to address the core competencies of the Federal Building Personnel Training Act (FBPTA)

In order to earn your Certificate of Attendance, you must attend 80% of the online sessions and complete all required assignments (as assigned by your instructor).

What some of our clients are saying:

"The Smithsonian Institution has used the George Mason Professional Certificate in Facility Management program for the past three years to educate our building managers throughout the Washington, DC area. The Smithsonian's mission is to provide world class facilities management services, and in order to accomplish this, we seek to only employee CFMs. This program is insuring we reach our goal."
-Nancy Bechtol, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

"Mason developed and delivered a 20-month Facility Management program for 23 of our present and future facilities leaders. The knowledge they gained and the coursework they experienced has been extremely valuable to their personal career growth and to the future success of the Department of Facilities and Transportation Services of Fairfax County Public Schools."
-Steve Vollmer, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA

"The technical, trade, and business information gained from this certificate program at George Mason University was immediately applicable in the workplace."
-Jim Morris, Lockheed Martin, Manassas, VA

"The best part of the Facility Management program at Mason, is the opportunity to interact with other facility managers. The discussions that we have had in class have given me insights, greatly increased by scope of knowledge, and even provided some 'Ah ha' moments of 'so that's how one takes care of that.' The combined expertise of the instructors and my classmates is what makes the program beneficial to my career development."
-Jean Callahan, Fairfax, VA

"Based on this program I have discovered the passion for my profession. I have found my professional direction."
-Erick Albarracin, FMP, Kaiser Permanente, Suitland, MD
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