Benchmarking & Best Practices
Benchmark your company against others from around the world and learn best practices on operational processes, security standards, technology and lease negotiations. Acquire a better understanding of practices and procedures that have been successful for other organizations.
Facility management practices can differ from country to country. This track provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about international industry practices and trends.
Industries & Interests
Specialized topics through collaborative partnerships and IFMA's councils and special-interest groups. Industry- and interest-specific topics in real estate, manufacturing, specialized facilities, public sector issues, design, architecture and others are featured.
Maintaining the Built Environment
Acquire tips and techniques on critical issues affecting the built environment that may be immediately implemented into practice. This track offers pertinent information on such topics as operations and maintenance (O&M), indoor air quality (IAQ), mold and energy efficiency.
Managers must be aware of the latest trends in workforce issues. This track addresses topics such as creating a positive workplace, customer service, mitigating workplace violence, ADA, career positioning, professional accreditation, personal skills improvement, mentoring and leadership.
Strategic Facility Planning
Many facilities are designed and managed in the context of the company’s overall strategic plan. Strategic facility planning represents documented, long-range plans that include facility-specific goals and objectives that become the measurement for facility-related activities. This track includes sessions on strategic planning, strategic facility planning and strategic management.
Acquire methods for creating and/or maintaining an environmentally sound facility. Gain insight into topics such as the costs and benefits of sustainability, acquiring organizational support for greening facilities and LEED®, among others.
Trends & Innovation
In order for practitioners to remain competitive in the workplace, they must have the most up-to-date information and tools available, as well as access to ground-breaking concepts and systems. This track offers topics on innovative facility management practices, new technologies, industry trends and how they may influence the profession.
Educational programming is geared toward all workplace professionals, at all career levels—students, young professionals, mid-career and senior-level executives.
Geared toward experienced facility professionals, these dynamic sessions examine more complex workplace challenges and solutions, and address higher-level leadership skills.
Designed for mid-career facility professionals, these multifaceted sessions address new concepts and strategies in facility management, and help attendees perfect the skills necessary to take their careers to the next level.
Providing knowledge and insight to help new and transitioning facility professionals jumpstart their careers, these sessions present foundational information and basic concepts.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
IFMA is an authorized provider of IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training) CEUs. Designated educational sessions offered at IFMA’s World Workplace are approved for CEU credit by IACET. Attendees may earn at least 0.1 CEU credits per session. The CEUs awarded are nationally recognized units designed to provide a record of an individual's continuing education accomplishments. One (1) CEU is awarded for each 10 contact hours of instruction. Submit your CEU certificate, along with your letter of request for credit, to your association/organization for approval.
International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
IFMA will award 20 maintenance points to Certified Facility Managers® (CFM®s) who attend IFMA’s World Workplace 2009. To earn maintenance points, place your meeting confirmation notice into your maintenance records and record that you attended IFMA’s World Workplace 2009.
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
IFMA is an American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Continuing Education Systems Registered Provider. Educational sessions offered at IFMA’s World Workplace 2009 will be approved by AIA to support the continuing education requirements of its members. Attendees earn 1.0 and 1.5 LU credits per 60- and 90-minute sessions, respectively.
All AIA members must provide their member number in order to receive credit. Attendees are asked to provide their AIA number on the World Workplace registration form.
Credit earned on completion of this event will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request.
HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare)
Sessions labeled HSW have been evaluated and approved as sessions containing content in subject areas as defined by the various state licensing boards with HSW requirements. (An individual state may not accept all subject areas. Be sure to check your state licensing board's HSW definition and requirements.)
Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC)
Members of design organizations belonging to the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (ASID, IDC, IDEC, IIDA and NKBA) will be pre-approved to receive CEU (Continuing Education Units) credits from IFMA’s World Workplace 2009 on an individual approval basis.
The Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)
By attending all or part of the conference, Certified Plant Engineers (CPEs) or Certified Plant Maintenance Managers (CPMMs) can earn credits toward recertification. By attending the entire conference, you will earn one (1) full credit. By attending the partial conference or a pre-conference seminar, one-half (0.5) credit will be awarded. Proper paperwork for CEU registration