As the Executive Director of the IFMA Foundation, Diane is passionate about igniting the future of Facility Management. She is one of the founders of the IFMA Foundation Global Workforce initiative and Past Chair of the IFMA Foundation. With over 25 years of experience in facility management, when practicing, Diane specialized in corporate real estate, facility management, business resilience and workplace strategy. Diane’s work has been written up in Business Week, Return on Performance Magazine and other publications. She’s won numerous awards including the IFMA George Graves Facility Management Achievement Award, the CoreNet Southern California REmmy for "Workplace Innovation" and was named a Southern California Real Estate Journal "Woman of Influence." Diane is the co-founder of the IFMA Foundation Workplace Strategy Research Summits held at Cornell University and Wokefield Park, London. She is a Guest Lecturer at MIT and Vienna University of Technology. Diane is the editor with Nancy Johnson-Sanquist and co-author of the "Work on the Move" book series and co-author of "Cut it Out: Save for Today, Build for Tomorrow." She is a contributing author to Facility Management Journal (FMJ) and other industry publications with over 30 articles published. Diane is a past member of the IFMA Board of Directors and was recently named an IFMA Fellow in 2020. She holds a Masters in Real Estate (MCR) designation from CoreNet, a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management, a Certificate in Facility Management from University of California, Irvine along with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Instrument – Violin.
All Sessions by Diane Levine
Workforce Skill Development for a Smart Building Future
Creating and maintaining a building environment that is healthy, comfortable, and productive for occupants has always been challenging. That challenge is growing exponentially today as building systems become more sophisticated and employee expectations for their indoor environment become a critical component of talent acquisition and retention. These challenges are creating need for new skills and abilities for all who bear the responsibility for making buildings work better. Leading building owner/manager organizations and the Biden administration’s Better Buildings program effort are focusing on the issue of workforce development. This session will bring practitioners from the front lines of workforce development to talk about how training programs are addressing this need from entry level to on-the-job training and how these programs open the door to a more diversified workforce in this important area.