Meeting/Event Information

January 2018 Member Meeting

January 10, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Hilton- Phoenix Airport
2435 S. 47th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034

At this meeting, we will conducting a brief State of the Chapter presentation.  Please try to attend!


The traditional approach of management takes up way too much resources (time and costs) and increases decision making. Can traditional management be a change driver or an influencer despite the natural laws of resistance to change?   Productivity is not increased by changing worker capability, but by creating an environment with resources (processes, materials, technology, etc.) that maximize the effectiveness of each component. As manager can we really force people to do something they are not capable of doing?   Do we really understand each employee’s capability?   How do we ensure the employee succeeds? Isn’t exhausting telling our vendors what to do? This session will take a humorous approach using the family setting to relate to any role in business.   Learn how a leadership approach developed a system that utilizes expertise, knows the constraints of the staff, and doesn’t get caught up in the details.   Explore how and why this model works. Basic tools and concepts will be shared on how to turn your organization into a winning team!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify what it takes to transition from a management role to a leadership role.
  • How to maximize the value of everyone (know who they are and their capability)
  • Explore why demanding expectations and requirements doesn’t work among personnel.
  • Difference between alignment (leadership) vs. influence (management).

SPEAKER biography:

Dean Kashiwagi 
Dean T. Kashiwagi, PhD, PE, IFMA Fellow
Director of Research, Professor, Professional Engineer

A thought leader in the procurement, facility management, and construction industries for more than 25 years, he’s a respected adviser and mentor within the association, the public sector, and academic circles. He is a past recipient of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA)’s Distinguished Educator award (2009). He is credited with establishing Best Value programs at six universities around the world. This includes receiving a Fulbright Scholar award to share state-of-the-art best value research and practices with the people of Botswana, Africa. Dean’s groundbreaking Best Value Model put into practice at ASU and was instrumental in the investment of $100 million in the institution for outsourcing food services. He assisted in changing a country, the Netherlands, on how it buys not only construction, but all services. A powerful force in best value research and education, Dean has championed programs to advance many professions and continues to prepare the next generation of leaders.   Prior to working at ASU, he served 14 years in the US Air Force as a project engineer.  

SHORT VIDEO CLIPS (See the speaker in action):

Metrics & Transparency:

Best Value:


Survival of the FM:

Speaker’s bio:


11:00 am-  Check-in and networking
11:30 am-  Lunch
11:45 am-  Chapter Announcements
12:00 pm-  Presentation
1:00 pm-    Facility Managers' Peer Group (FM's only)

*1.5 CE Points will be available for this meeting

For 2018 the FMPG (Facility Manager's Peer Group) will be facilitating meetings after the regularly scheduled member meeting/tours to review best practices in a roundtable discussion.  It is hoped that this will provide a valuable set of data to the participants and the FM Community in general.  Only Facility Manaagers can attend.





$25.00 Professional Member (Facility Manager)
$35.00 after 10:00 pm January 5

$35.00 Non-Member (limit 2 meeting attendances as Non-Member)
$45.00 after 10:00 pm January 5


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