IFMA Foundation Activities

IFMA Foundation On-site Events

The IFMA Foundation and its supporters view academics and research as critical strategies in enhancing the FM profession. Through your participation in Foundation activities at World Workplace, you make a significant contribution to programs that promote higher FM education, provide scholarships to FM students and support research critical to the FM profession.

Silent Auction

It’s back and better than ever! Bid on unique sports and entertainment memorabilia, jewelry, designer handbags and more. Auction proceeds benefit the foundation, a 501C3 charity working to make FM a career of choice.

Auction hours (in the Riverwalk Promenade near registration):
Monday, March 19: noon – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 22: 7 a.m. – noon

Foundation-sponsored Educational Sessions

Women in FM Panel Discussion, Presented by Sodexo
Tuesday, March 20, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Level 2, Michigan B

A panel of women leaders in the FM profession will share the challenges and opportunities they faced in their careers. At World Workplace 2017, part one of this session was standing room only — you won’t want to miss it!

How Chapters & Organizations Can Impact the Future of Our Workforce by Aligning With the IFMA Foundation, Presented by Jeff Tafel
Tuesday, March 20, 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm, Level 2, Michigan BIFMA chapters and FM employers play a critical role in ensuring that local implementations of the foundation’s Global Workforce Initiative (GWI) are successful. Learn about the GWI Chapter Partner and Corporate Advisory Programs. Prepare to take the first step toward making FM a career of choice where you live and do business.

The Latest Update on the Global Workforce Initiative, Presented by Jeff Tafel
Thursday, March 22, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm, Level 4, Chicago X

The GWI endeavors to introduce the FM profession to students before they make career decisions, and increase the number of accredited FM degree programs worldwide. Learn how and why the foundation has become a major force behind creating opportunities at every stage of the FM career path