Event Details
Date: 02.14.2018
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Equinix- 1188 E. Arques Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085

2018-02-14 11:30:00 2018-02-14 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles FM Roundtable: Learning to Surf Chaos Instead of Drowning in It Equinix- 1188 E. Arques Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085 IFMASV info@ifmasv.org
Event Type:
FM Roundtable luncheon
Event Title:
FM Roundtable: Learning to Surf Chaos Instead of Drowning in It
Event Sponsor:
Gordon Prill

FM Roundtable: Learning to Surf Chaos Instead of Drowning in It


Chaos and change are a part of our lives.  In the FM community, we face quite a bit of it every day.  We can either choose to flail about or drown in the chaos, or we can learn to surf the big waves that keep coming at us.  If you have the sense like you are “never caught up” or you are overwhelmed or worse yet, you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about work, then you need surfing lessons.  This is not a Zen, philosophical approach.  This is a practical nuts and bolts training to give you the skills you need to embrace chaos.


Learning Outcomes:

Learn an airtight system that does the following and more

  1. Increase your productivity

  2. Reduce your self-inflicted wounds

  3. Prevent you and your staff from “dropping the ball”

  4. Gain clarity and mental freedom



Wayne Whitzell, LEED®AP, BEP, GBO

Wayne Whitzell has been an active member in IFMA since 2000.  He is currently the Programs Chair for IFMA’s Corporate Facilities Council.  In 2015, he was selected as IFMA’s Associate of the Year at IFMA’s World Workplace in Denver and was selected as IFMA’s Distinguished Author of the Year in 2016.  He is the Immediate Past President of IFMA East Bay.  Over the years, he has held various chapter positions such as Sustainability Committee Chair, Website Chair, and Sacramento Valley Chapter Vice President.  He has been to thirteen World Workplace conferences and has presented at World Workplace, several IFMA chapter and council events and Facility Fusion.  He supports the IFMA Foundation initiatives by routinely speaking at local schools and colleges about a career in FM.  Wayne holds credentials as a LEED®AP, Business Energy Professional (BEP), and is a certified Green Business Operator (GBO).   Wayne has spoken at IFMA chapters and councils across the United States.  But, life isn’t “all work and no play” for Wayne.  On weekends he can be heard in Northern California theaters and clubs leading the acclaimed Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tribute band, Tribe of The Red Horse.

Wayne is the Executive Vice President for DFS Green, a company which specializes in cleaning carpets, fabrics, tile & grout, and natural stone across the United States.






1188 E. Arques Ave.

Sunnyvale, CA 94085



11:30-12:00pm-Registration and Lunch

12:00-1:00- Presentation by Wayne


Online registration for this event closed February 13th  at 4:15pm.  If you would like to attend this meeting please send an email to admin@ifmasv.org