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Connect by Areas of Interest

IFMA's communities of practice will help you connect with colleagues about issues, concerns and best practices the area that interests you most.

Business Community (BIZ)

The Business Community focuses on the integration of the Leadership, Finance, Quality, and Communications, the IFMA Core Competencies into the effective practice of Facility Management.

The ​BIZ Community is committed to providing appropriate and relevant content to the GLOBAL IFMA and RICS membership utilizing a broad range of communication and publication platforms. The group is supported from the new thought leaders, committee members and the support of IFMA Staff. ​

President: Edward Kacal
Title: Community Chair
Information Technology Community

The IT Community is committed to providing appropriate and relevant content to the GLOBAL IFMA and RICS membership utilizing a broad range of communication and publication platforms. The group is supported from the outgoing board of the ITC and enhanced with new thought leaders, committee members and the support of IFMA Staff.

President: Ted Ritter
Title: Community Chair
Military Community

Bridges the gap between the facility management profession and active-duty military/veterans with facility management adjacent skills

President: Sean Dalton
Title: Community Chair
Operations & Maintenance Health & Safety Community

The OMHS Community is committed to seek out and optimize operations, maintenance, safety and health initiative, interactive technologies and best practices.

President: Ben Goudy
Title: Community Chair
Phone: 719-472-4407
Real Estate Advisory and Leadership Community

The Real Estate Advisory & Leadership (REAL) Community seeks to build and communicate knowledge and expertise on the practice of real estate as it affects real estate and facility management professionals, and to influence the practice of real estate management through its thought leadership.

The REAL Community’s membership will conduct research, document next practices, and investigate new technologies, regulations, laws and business processes that have potential impact on the linked domains of real estate and facility management. Its primary mission will be to increase understanding through research and communication about the physical and digital environments in which real estate decisions are made and actions executed, positioning real estate and facility management as strategic partners in the creation of an organization’s business environment. 

Sustainability Community

The primary responsibility of ISC is to facilitate IFMA’s performance as a sustainable organization, develop the ISC Community and provide input on the development of ISC as a core competency.

President: Debbie Jaslow Shatz
Title: Community Chair
Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) Community

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Workplace Evolutionaries

Workplace Evolutionaries

Workplace Evolutionaries

Workplace Evolutionaries

Workplace Evolutionaries

Workplace Evolutionaries

Workplace Evolutionaries

Mission

Our mission is to Stimulate Workplace Innovation, Empower People to be Change Agents, and to Influence the Evolution of the Workplace.

1. Building an inclusive and diverse global community of WEvolutionary Leaders and Members

Regardless of your current knowledge level and experience, our network and knowledge sharing events will help you understand what’s happening as the workplace evolves, and will give you insights into what’s next.

To do that our Workplace Innovation group will focus on testing innovative ideas, products and solutions. 

2. Creating highly-interactive learning and networking events:

WE are dedicated to expanding our collective Workplace Consciousness.  To do that, WE will provide research, news, case studies, WEbinars, social media connections, and other content to stimulate conversation and keep the network buzzing. We’ll do that through:

  • Monthly WEbinars on current topics with key thought leaders
  • Face-to-face WE sessions such as those held at Facility Fusion and World Workplace
  • An engaging LinkedIn site to connect with other members and thought leaders on key topics
  • Twitter to keep the conversation and news steaming.

3. Sharing Knowledge and Research

WE has strong commitment to sharing information, creating new knowledge and aligning with the IFMA Foundation on critical workplace research.

WE will also work closely with academic institutions, associations and communities to leverage knowledge and support students in this field.

For more information, please contact components@ifma.org.

Evolutionaries are people who help make change happen—people who lead systems, companies, industries, communities and nations through transformative change.

President: Kate North
Title: Community Chair

Full members — Professionals, Associates, Young Professionals, Students and Retired Professionals —
can add a networking group at any time. Discovery Members must upgrade to add a group.

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