Professional Development is critical to anyone in the workforce.
It is often asked what is the importance of continuing professional development and why does it matter?
When you have finished your degree, completed practical experience requirements and started your career, it’s fair to say the first part of your mission is well and truly accomplished. Sit back and give yourself a pat on the back. But don’t take too long doing it or you’ll be lagging behind your colleagues. The same is true for professionals with many years experience in the workplace.
Continuing professional development is important because it ensures you continue to be competent in your profession. It is an ongoing process and continues throughout a professional’s career.
The ultimate outcome of well planned continuing professional development is that it safeguards the public, the employer, the professional and the professional’s career.
BOMA will be identifying resources, courses and organizing events to assist you in our own professional development.
If the 'Opportunity Knocks' with BOMA Ottawa, Take It!
Launching a new Allied program for our BOMA Ottawa newsletter. We would like to introduce members to our Allied Network, of Service Providers, in the Commercial Real Estate Industry. It's a section of our newsletter, where we will highlight members, through Social Expression, Professional Development and Interesting Projects. If you would like to be highlighted, see attached for more details.
BOMA Ottawa Emerging Leaders Network
BOMA Ottawa would like to introduce members to our new program, Emerging Leaders (ELN). This forum will help engage young Property Managers, Owners, and Service Industry Professionals to provide an opportunity to collectively contribute and develop through events, social media, newsletters and professional development, while providing an introduction to BOMA.
In the months to come, our newly formed Committee, consisting of member companies, will be evolving our goals and objectives, but here are a few;
- A great opportunity to get to know likeminded commercial real estate professionals (35 & under)
- Help build key relationships, value of participating with all members of BOMA
- Further enhance careers
- Planning, program benefits, recruitment & marketing and finally activities
We are asking Senior Leaders of Property Management Companies and Allied Service Providers to provide this information on to your employees who you believe could benefit from this program. To have them participate please provide us with contact names and emails, as we will be creating a database of names/companies for the ELN, whereby we can encourage them to participate in upcoming events and education sessions.
Building Systems Essentials For Building Operators
BOMA Ottawa, in partnership with Algonquin College, is once again offering the popular Building Systems Essentials series. This series is made up of 7 modules, each dedicated to a different area of building operations.
- Course Overview Brochure: Building Systems Essentials Workshops
- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - March 11, 2021
- Water Treatment and Fire Protection Systems - April 8, 2021
- Air Handling Systems - May 13, 2021
- Building Control Systems - June 10, 2021
- Heating Systems - September 9, 2021
- Energy Efficiency for Buildings - October 14, 2021
- Building Electrical Systems - November 18, 2021
Hays Canada DNA Series
Hays Canada DNA series takes a look at what it takes to achieve a leading role in finance, construction and property and IT, to name only a few. For ambitious professionals this series provides insight into personal career planning, common obstacles, qualifications that really matter and the impact of people management.
BOMA Plan Reading Course
Algonquin College Corporate Training Centre
The reading of construction blueprints is a foundational skill in property management. This half day course, offered in cooperation and partnership with Algonquin College, provides an introduction to plan reading for commercial construction projects. Working with a set of typical working drawings, the course takes participants through the basics of blueprint reading and covering all the important topics.
*Due to COVID-19 limitations this program is currently on hold.