Event Details
Date: 10.24.2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ServiceNow- 3260 Jay Street, Santa Clara CA 95054

2018-10-24 17:00:00 2018-10-24 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles The Art of Storytelling 2.0 ServiceNow- 3260 Jay Street, Santa Clara CA 95054 IFMASV info@ifmasv.org
Event Type:
Monthly Meeting
Event Title:
The Art of Storytelling 2.0
Event Sponsor:
Haworth, Northland Controls, SBM

The Art of Storytelling 2.0


Facility managers are charged with ensuring that facilities operate to support the business mission, while balancing the expectations of occupants and stake holder requirements. This essential function is typically viewed by the organization as a cost, and facility managers are competing with their organizations for investment dollars. In order to secure funding, facility managers must be able to not only speak the language of finance, but must also craft and present a compelling business case to win funding for investment in facilities. The success of the business case is just as much about the presentation of the data as it is about the subtleties of how the data is presented. This presentation will address crafting a business case that includes the essential hard skills elements of finance and data, but also the soft skills of messaging, anchors, and biases.



Laurie Gilmer,P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED AP, CxA   - Vice President and COO at Facility Engineering Associates

Laurie Gilmer is Vice President and COO at Facility Engineering Associates. Laurie is a published author, and co-authored IFMA’s second manual in the Sustainability “How-To-Guide” Series, EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Laurie is currently serving a term on IFMA’s Board of Directors. Laurie also serves on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s Building Operator Certification program advisory committee. Laurie is a member of the National Visiting Committee of Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center. She is also the past chair of IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Credential scheme committee and member of IFMA’s Environmental Stewardship, Utilities, and Sustainability (ESUS) Strategic Advisory group. 






5:00pm-5:30pm- Registration

5:30pm-7:00pm- Presentation

7:00pm-8:00pm- Networking Reception




3260 Jay Street

Santa Clara, CA 95054


Online registration for this event has closed.  You are welcome to join us at the event and register at the door! See you then!