RPA/FMA - Managing the Organization

Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:30 PM (EDT)
to Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 8:30 PM (EDT)
* Registration open until 9/2/20 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
* Registration open until 9/2/20 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

 This is a live-instructor-led-virtual course in partnership with BOMA Suburban Chicago

September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 

5:30 pm EST

Managing the Organization will prepare you to manage and lead your organization through improved communication, motivation, relationship and team building, project management, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Managers who take this course will be able to further develop their group leadership and management techniques and abilities and analyze and improve their relationships with staff, colleagues, and owners.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand and demonstrate what motivates staff and how to use techniques to influence staff behavior
  • Demonstrate the importance of communication and marketing and provide tools and techniques for the manager to accomplish
  • Provide a framework for organizing the various functions associated with facilities management and the rationale for organization configurations
  • Demonstrate the importance of problem-solving and provide problem-solving tools necessary for the manager to guide staff in problem-solving activities
  • Apply your learned skills and abilities to a sustainability-driven building upgrade case study


Key topic areas:

management skills and tools  leadership styles and relationships  types of organizations  team building, leadership, and motivation  planning, controlling, and decision making  problem-solving techniques  project and change management  workplace safety and documentation

Applies to:

FMA®, RPA®, SMA® designations


Important Notes 

  • All books will be printed and available on the first day of the course
  • New students enrolling in the designation incur an additional $225 fee
  • Current designation holders enrolling in a second designation program incur an additional $100 fee
  • Students taking this course for CPD credit inur an additional charge of $100



Registration closes September 1st, 2020!

Any student registering after September 1st will incur a $50 fee.


* Registration open until 9/2/20 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
* Registration open until 9/2/20 at 12:00 PM (EDT)


Karen M. Stiansen, CPM®, CCIM, MCR, RPA, FMA, LEED AP
Vice President, Property Services

Karen has a Master of Science degree in Organizational Effectiveness from Marymount University. She recently joined Thalhimer in May 2017 as a Vice President, Property Services leading the Hampton Roads Market. Karen has 25 years of experience managing office, industrial, and retail properties as well as corporate real estate functions. Karen has been an active member for The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) serving on the Student/Academic Outreach advisory board and is a national instructor for BOMI International as well as an instructor for Apartment and Owner’s Management Association (AOBA) in Washington, DC. Her education and experience with her desire to provide the highest level of property management services help to add value to properties managed by Karen.


Awards and Activities
• Student Outreach and Academic Advisory Board, IREM, 2014-present

• National Instructor , BOMI International, 2011-present

• Instructor, AOBA, 2011 – present

• Instructor of the Month, BOMI International, October, 2014

• Instructor of the Month, BOMI International, March, 2015

• Marymount University, M.S. in Management of Organizational Effectiveness, 1995.

• Georgia State University, B.B.A. in Business Administration, 1984.

• Certified Property Manager (CPM) Designation

• Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Designation

• Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) Designation

• Real Property Administrator (RPA) Designation

• Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) Designation

• Green Building Certification Institute (LEED AP)



For More Information:

Brandy White

Brandy White

Vice President of Operations, AOBA

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