11.01 Get Your Questions Answered at the Workplace Strategy Café

Friday, April 13, 2012
2:15 PM-5:00 PM
Track Topic Area: Corporate Real Estate (CREC)
Format: Workshop
Organization: IFMA
Knowledge Level: 300 level
Session Description: An in-depth, interactive conversation and strategic session with some of the authors and case study FMs from "Work on the Move: Driving Strategy and Change in Workplaces," a new book, hot off the presses from the IFMA Foundation. Enjoy light refreshments while we discuss your questions about workplace strategy, your thoughts about what works and doesn’t work, and best practices. Return to your office with your questions anwered and new ideas to make you a success. You could win a free copy of "Work on the Move"!
Learning Objectives:
  • Review workplace strategies.
  • Ask questions and work on developing your workplace strategy.
  • Gain insights from experts and companies with successful workplace strategy implementation.
  • Take away valuable guidance and solutions.
  •     Conference Proceedings



    Janice Cimbalo, Esq., MCR
    Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Inc.
    Senior Vice President
    Los Angeles Region

    Janice Cimbalo is a senior vice president in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Los Angeles Region. For the last 13 years, her career has been dedicated to strategic planning and implementation for large portfolios throughout the United States and internationally in both the public and private sectors. She also focuses on value-added client services such as incentive negotiations and workplace strategy evaluation. Prior to becoming a real estate tenant advisor, Cimbalo was a litigation attorney for seven years. She is currently the vice president and immediate past president of IFMA’s Corporate Real Estate Council, and co-authored the IFMA Foundation publication “Cut it Out.” Currently, she is a contributing author on the IFMA Foundation’s international workplace strategy book.

    Diane Coles, MCR
    SCAN Health Plan
    Workplace Services

    Diane Coles is the director of workplace solutions at SCAN Health Plan in Long Beach, Calif., and has more than 20 years of experience in corporate real estate, facility management and business continuity planning. She spearheaded an innovative alternate workplace strategy called the AWESOME project and won the 2009 IFMA George Graves Facility Management Achievement Award, the 2009 Corenet Southern California Remmy for "Workplace Innovation," and was named a "Southern California Real Estate Journal" Woman of Influence. Coles is a guest lecturer at MIT Professional Education and a speaker at national conferences. She is the editor and co-author of "Work on the Move" and a co-author of "Cut it Out: Save for Today, Build for Tomorrow," IFMA Foundation 2009. She is an IFMA Foundation trustee, IFMA CREC secretary and past president of the IFMA Orange County Chapter. She is a member of Corenet and holds their master's in Corporate Real Estate designation.

    James Ware, Ph.D.
    The Future of Work...unlimited
    Executive Director

    Jim Ware works with senior executives to help them understand the changing nature of work, the workforce, and the workplace so they can design and build more effective, long-lasting organizations. Jim is a former Harvard Business School professor who has spent his entire career helping clients invent their own futures by exploring and interpreting the changing nature of work, the workforce and the workplace. He facilitates conversations and collaborative learning, builds scenarios of alternative futures, and transforms ideas and insights into bottom-line results. Ware is currently the executive director of the Future of Work...unlimited research program and advisory services. He has more than 30 years of experience in research, executive education, consulting and management, including five years on the faculty of the Harvard Business School. Prior to launching an earlier futures research program in 2001, he held senior management positions at several leading professional services firms, including KPMG (now Bearing Point), Computer Sciences Corp., Unisys Corp.’s Information Services Group and The Concours Group. He is the author of Chapter 8, Managing Change, from the 2011 IFMA Foundation book, "Work on the Move." He was also a co-author and lead editor for "Cut It Out! Save for Today, Build for Tomorrow," IFMA Foundation September 2009. He co-authored "Corporate Agility" (2007), which addresses the need for organizations to integrate the H.R., I.T., and CRE/facilities functions to develop new capabilities for competing in a flat, global economy. Ware holds Ph.D., M.A. and B.Sc. degrees from Cornell University and an MBA (With Distinction) from the Harvard Business School.

    Nancy Johnson Sanquist, IFMA Fellow
    Manhattan Software, Inc.
    Vice President
    Marketing and Communications

    Nancy Johnson Sanquist is responsible for overseeing the North America marketing and research initiatives for Manhattan Software. With 25 years of diverse experience in corporate real estate and facility management technology, Nancy has worked with a number of public and private technology and consulting organizations, with clients such as Fidelity Investments, Bank of America, IBM, Kodak, Boeing, the U.S. Navy, EPA, Capital One and the states of Louisiana and Missouri. Nancy has conducted numerous technology seminars and training sessions for leading FM and real estate organizations, such as IFMA and CoreNet Global in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. She has also contributed to the research and development of corporate real estate and facility management through several written works, and has taught at the University of San Diego’s Graduate School of Business, UCLA and Lafayette and Muhlenberg Colleges.

    Pat Turnbull, MA. LEED AP
    Kayhan International
    President & COO

    Pat Turnbull, MA, LEED AP, is president & COO of Kayhan International, a leading workplace strategy and furniture distribution company headquartered in Chicago Ill. Pat has 22 years of professional experience leading businesses to higher levels of performance. She is involved at the C-Suite level helping corporations, educational institutions, health care facilities and government agencies achieve highly productive, adaptable and sustainable workspace while delivering unique work environments tailored to meet specific business needs. During the course of her career, Pat has focused her efforts on contributing to a more productive and sustainable Built Environment, as well as advancing the facility management profession. She joined IFMA in 1993, she is past chair of the IFMA Foundation and an active member if the IFMA Sustainability Committee. Pat has been recognized by Chicago’s Women in Real Estate Association and is a prominent, highly rated speaker at industry events/global conferences.

    Dr. Alexander Redlein, PhD
    Vienna University of Technology
    Dr. Alex Redlein
    IFM - Center for Information – and Facility Management

    Dr. Alexander Redlein is a professor of facility management at the Vienna University of Technology and past president of IFMA Austria. Since his interdisciplinary studies at the Vienna University of Technology and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, he has been engaged in research, education and consultancy in the area of FM. At the Vienna University of Technology, he is head of the Center for Information and Facility Management and an MBA program for FM. In addition to his research activities, he is responsible for technology transfer between the university and CEE companies. On numerous occasions he has set up FM concepts for international companies optimizing their FM processes, ICT and space management. As a researcher, he conducts international studies about the status quo of FM in CEE and about the value added by FM. In the area of sustainability, he compares building ratings systems and their impact on facility and real estate management.

    Chris Hood
    Managing Director
    Workplace Innovation

    Chris Hood is Managing Director of Workplace Innovation. As a student of Alternate Workplace Strategies for over 30 years he will be providing thought leadership to our clients as well extending the knowledge base and experience base of the CBRE consulting team. Chris has built a reputation for actually doing what others spend plenty of time talking about: large-scale workplace transformation, implemented quickly, globally and boldly. Most recently he directed the design activity of HPs Global workplace initiative. This was a company-wide initiative targeted to reduce office space by almost 50% and to create a sustainable workplace proposition in the space remaining. Chris understands the holistic nature of the solutions demanded by such change and also the importance of the detail in the ensuing implementation. Prior to joining CBRE, Chris enjoyed a 30 year caree at HP. He became a spokesperson for HP’s Workplace strategy, developed unique furniture and technology solutions and holds authorship of a US patent. He worked on projects in more than twenty countries, has lectured widly across the world and was the 2008 winner of the Corenet Global H. Bruce Russell Award for some industry leading utilization sensing technology he co-developed with Herman Miller

    Ellen Keable
    Jacobs Global Buildings
    National Workplace Strategies Leader

    Ellen Keable is the National Workplace Strategies leader with Jacobs Global Buildings. Her practice integrates business analysis and social research with design and planning to create and manage cost-effective, high performance, and productive environments. She brings special expertise in evidence-based design, human factors, and the “people side” of facilities and change management. Trained as an architect and a social scientist, Ms. Keable is past chair of the Environmental Design Research Association and advisor to IFMA on research and workplace trends. Her long-term engagements with corporate real estate, government agencies, and facility managers leverage multiple disciplines at Jacobs to plan, document, execute, and measure change. She is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author on new ways of working, workplace innovation, human factors, environmental psychology, and real estate reduction strategies, most recently for Work on the Move: Driving Strategy and Change in Workplaces (2011, IFMA Foundation). Prior to Jacobs, she was Vice President of BOSTI Associates and is past Chair of the Environmental Design Research Association.

    Eric Teicholz, IFMA Fellow
    Graphic Systems, Inc.

    Eric Teicholz is president of Graphic Systems, chair of IFMA's Sustainability Committee, and trustee and chair of Knowledge Management for the IFMA Foundation. He is a past professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, and the author/editor of 11 books related to facility management and technology.

    Kate North
    Vice President of Global Development

    Kate North is Vice President of Global Development for e-Work.com an industry leader in web-based training designed to prepare the workforce for the “evolving workplace” and a “new way of working”. Kate is responsible for global development initiatives and innovative training solutions which support the change management process. Kate has over 25 years of global experience in workplace strategy, research, design and transformational change. She offers her clients a holistic perspective, focusing on the impacts of the Work Place, Work Practice and Work Process. Kate continues to globally support the Workplace Community of Practice within CoreNet Global and is a member of the Future of Work Collaborative. Kate also actively serves on the Advisory Board for New Ways of Working, a global research consortium. Previously, Kate was Vice President of the Strategic Business Group at Herman Miller Inc. and also served as the Global Director of Ideation, a workplace research consultancy at Haworth.

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