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FM + Strategy x Innovation = Your Formula for Success

Finding the perfect equation for improving facility performance, profitability and efficiency can be a brainteaser, especially if your unknowns outweigh your constants.

World Workplace sessions help you discover or rethink the pieces of your facility puzzle so you can reach desired solutions.

Strengthen your FM know-how.

  • Gain forward-thinking strategies, proven FM methods, fresh ideas and concrete information relevant to your work as a facility professional.
  • Learn how to balance practical FM strategies with creative workplace solutions.
  • Follow session topic tracks and learning levels to customize an educational experience that meets your professional needs and interests.

Follow the FM Thought Leader

Benefit from IFMA’s knowledge, experience and commitment to excellence. World Workplace has been leading groundbreaking discussions on the management of facilities for more than 30 years. We’re not only in step with the advancement of the profession, we’re showing the way.

Sessions & Speakers

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New for 2014! Learning Labs & Sub-Categories

Sessions will be organized into four (4) new Learning Labs:

         1) Leadership: Focuses on FM leadership centered around C-suite conversations, needs and expectations.

         2) Leading & Bleeding Edge: Highlights new, visionary and innovative FM concepts and practices.

         3) Management Skills: Focuses on soft management skills, perfect for upcoming leaders and those who want to perfect their management style.

         4) Standards & Performance: Highlights industry best practices from world-class organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior performance for many FM functions.

Session Sub-Category Areas

Sessions will also be organized into 13 sub-categories that reflect facility management competencies defined by IFMA's most recent global job task analysis, coupled with FM solutions and research:

  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Real Estate & Property Management
  • Human Factors
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Project Management
  • Leadership & Strategy
  • Quality
  • Communication
  • Technology
  • Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity
  • Academic & Research
  • FM Solutions

Session Learning Levels

Sessions are also classified by levels that represent career experience. What’s challenging for a new FM may not apply to senior management. Look for these recommended levels as your browse sessions:

100 Level 200 Level 300 Level

Sessions are geared toward new or emerging facility professionals with less than two years of experience.

Sessions are geared toward facility professionals with two to five years of experience.

Ideal for credentialed or aspiring Facility Management Professionals® (FMP®), Certified Facility Managers® (CFM®) and Sustainability Facility Professionals® (SFP®).

Sessions are geared toward facility professionals with more than five years of experience.

Ideal for credentialed or aspiring FMPs, CFMs and SFPs.

Even More Learning Opportunities

Powerful keynote speakers inspire, illuminate & entertain (coming soon)

Deeper Dive sessions take an in-depth look at specific FM issues (coming soon)

Academic & Research Peer Review Papers/Presentations (coming soon)

Free practical know-how for your real-world facility problems »

See FM innovation at work in an interactive workplace display »

Advance Your Career

Begin or complete program requirements for your FMP or SFP with instructor-led courses, held the week prior to World Workplace. You also have the flexibility to complete remaining requirements online.

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Go for the most respected certification in FM. Choose the one-day CFM Exam Prep Workshop or the three-day CFM Exam Prep Workshop Plus, both held prior to World Workplace.

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