The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) was founded in 1980. Today it is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals. The Denver Chapter of IFMA was founded two years later in 1982, making it one of the original chapters since IFMA was established. Since the chapter was established, it has been the largest chapter in the state of Colorado and ranks within the twelve largest chapters in the world.
In the past decade, the chapter has won numerous IFMA's Awards of Excellence as a large chapter to include: 2007 Website, 2008 Membership, 2008 Professional Development, 2009 Large Chapter of the Year, 2010 Newsletter, 2011 Website, 2011 Membership, and 2014 Professional Development. The awards reflect the chapter's commitment to IFMA's mission of "globally advance and support the practice of the facility management profession".
Annually the chapter reviews and updates its Strategic Plan to ensure it is matched with IFMA's Strategic Road Map. Learn more on the chapter's Strategic Plan.
Help define what it is you do - take IFMA's Global Job Task Analysis survey
IFMA’s Global Job Task Analysis (GJTA) is a landmark initiative to thoroughly define the practice of facility management. The last analysis was conducted seven years ago, and it identified the 11 core competencies of facility management.
The GJTA survey will open Jan. 12, 2016, and close Feb. 9, 2016. The success of this initiative is dependent upon worldwide participation by practicing facility managers. If you don’t define your job, someone else will.
Take IFMA’s survey at http://fm2015gjta.questionpro.com — ensure that the definition of FM reflects what you do so that you may be measured on how well you do it. Your responses will be instrumental in defining what it means to be a competent facility manager in today’s global business environment.
Survey results will be used to:
This is the only global effort being made to obtain a “big picture” view of facility management. Ensure that your work activities and the context in which those activities are carried out are included in the body of knowledge and skills required to perform your job successfully.
The Benefits of Membership
Chapter members gain instant credibility by using the IFMA brand and by becoming part of IFMA’s 11th largest chapter community of facility management and associate professionals. The Denver Chapter of IFMA is Colorado’s leader in the state that wants to put our professional development, networking and support in your hands!
By joining the local chapter gives you outstanding opportunities to local networking with colleagues, luncheon seminars, social events to include facility tours and workshops, employment referrals, on-site FM credentials courses, community services events, and joining chapter committees and serving in a chapter leadership position.
Congratulations on the 2016 Sponsorship Campaign
The Sponsorship Committee has secured over $46,000 for the chapter for 2016 with additional commitments pending. Also, they have others that show interests in sponsoring specific events throughout the year. Thank you Sponsorship Committee for your hard earned efforts!
2015 Pat Harris Denver Chapter Scholarship
The 2015 Pat Harris Denver Chapter Scholarship recipient is Kent Anderson, a student as Indiana State Purdue University.
The student is awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Denver Chapter of IFMA to further their undergraduate or graduate degree in the facility management profession or related field.