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Networking 101: Councils and Communities at World Workplace


Facility managers need to know how to maintain and improve all aspects of buildings - and figure out how to deal with the unexpected. Having a group of other facility managers to turn to for advice, especially in tough or unusual situations, can be the difference between doing well and failing.

IFMA’s networking groups can help facility managers connect and learn better ways to do their jobs. Facility professionals can join local chapters, industry councils, or communities of practice to elevate their careers and make a lasting impact on their field.

Many councils and communities meet at IFMA’s World Workplace to network, learn and share best practices. This year’s event, September 25-27 in Denver, also includes the 2nd Annual Explore FM, an opportunity to learn about the different facets of facility management and how IFMA’s resources support the profession. IFMA council and community leaders will be on hand to share information about various industry verticals, as well as different FM topics and areas of interest. 

Here’s how two groups are coming together:

Military Community Open Meeting
September 27 | 8 - 10 AM MST | Denver CO

IFMA's Military Community will help you build upon the skills you used in the military and learn how to translate those to a career in FM. Whether you are actively serving, transitioning to the civilian workforce or an established FM professional, IFMA has the tools to help you succeed. IFMA's Military Community is holding an open meeting during IFMA's World Workplace. Join us to make connections within the FM industry and learn how the community is making a difference. This short meeting is free and open to all. Learn about the community.

Utilities Council Fall Meeting
September 25 - 26 | Denver CO

IFMA's Utilities Council connects members so they can share knowledge to facilitate best-in-class performance, yield high customer satisfaction ratings, competitive cost structure, and promote environmental stewardship for utilities including electric, gas, water, and telecommunications companies. 

The council's twice-yearly meetings feature benchmarking sessions, reports and an exceptional exchange of ideas and information. IFMA's Utilities Council 2023 Fall Meeting will include networking, best practice sharing and the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions. First-time attendees pay just US$300 to attend. Returning members get the early-bird rate of US$400 if they register by August 25. View the meeting agenda or learn about the council.

Learn more about networking opportunities at World Workplace.