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



SkillsUSA is the subject of a new mini-documentary produced by WorkingNation for its “Do Something Awesome” series. “Building a Strong Foundation: SkillsUSA Prepares the American Workforce” demonstrates how SkillsUSA is instrumental in strengthening the talent pipeline from schools to the workforce by imparting valuable technical and workplace skills training.

“Building a Strong Foundation,” is the 21st episode in the “Do Something Awesome” series and is now live on the WorkingNation website and social media platforms. WorkingNation seeks to galvanize the public will and mobilize critical resources to mitigate the growing employability gap. The organization’s efforts begin with innovative storytelling, and it has partnered with Academy Award-winning directors and producers to create a wide range of compelling programming.

During the SkillsUSA Championships in June, WorkingNation’s filmmakers followed four TeamWorks competitors from Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Through interviews with team members, SkillsUSA representatives and supporters, the world of career and technical education, and the value of workforce development, came into focus. “The video captures the excitement and high expectations of our annual workforce development event. It also captures the relationship built between students and instructors as they prepare to demonstrate not only technical skills but other essential career skills before our industry partners, who judge these competitors using standards for entry-level workers,” explained SkillsUSA executive director Tim Lawrence. “SkillsUSA’s vision is to produce the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success. With storytelling like that of WorkingNation helping us to shine a brighter light on our work, we know we can succeed.”
WorkingNation brought 11 people to the SkillsUSA Championships. The visitors expressed amazement at how the championships uniquely combines the spectacle of a sporting event with a strong American work ethic. At a time when skills are a premium due to the retirement of baby-boom workers, SkillsUSA demonstrated that career pathways to great jobs are within reach of a new generation. 




The Benefits of Membership

Chapter members gain instant credibility by using the IFMA brand and by becoming part of IFMA’s 8th 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.

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11/13/18 Monthly Luncheon: Have the Edge in an Emergency Situation

Join us to learn from Tracey McDonough as we discuss this fast-paced, interactive session and learn how to be poised for action when the time comes.  And it will come! You’ll leave with tools and ideas to put right into action that will give you the edge in emergency situations.

A major property damage incident has just occurred at your facility, affecting mission-critical assets and threatening business operations.  You get the call at 2:00 in the morning.  Due to your pre-planning efforts, you know exactly what to do when that call comes in!