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  • IFMA growth continues with new chapters, council expansion and unification

    IFMA growth continues with new chapters, council expansion and unification

    Jan. 10, 2019
    IFMA continues to grow its global community while improving the scope and service to existing component groups. IFMA’s global board of directors approved petitions to form new chapters in France and Croatia. The Religious Facilities Council has been renamed the Nonprofit Facilities Council, expanding its constituency and services, and the Health Care Council — until recently, the Health Care Institute — has been restored to full council status.
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  • IFMA Foundation introduces training framework

    IFMA Foundation introduces training framework

    Jan. 07, 2019
    The IFMA Foundation, with support from IFMA, has released a new Facility Management Training and Development Framework to address the challenge of insufficient wholistic guidelines for training, particularly in the technical fields. While IFMA’s world-class suite of professional credentials remains focused on core competencies for practicing facility managers, the Facility Management Training and Development Framework provides needed guidance on acquiring or demonstrating mastery of specialized skillsets necessary in the built environment industry.
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IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs, content and resources, and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest series of facility management conferences and expositions. To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets online, visit the association’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr pages.