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IFMA & Inland Empire Chapter News

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Don't Miss IFMA's World Workplace 2021 
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The IFMA Inland Empire Chapter's
New IFMA FMP Credentials Program 
Has Successfully Launched!


Starting this September 22, 2021, the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) Inland Empire Chapter is hosting a NEW Online Credentials Program for all interested facility managers and operations and maintenance personnel seeking to acquire the prestigious FMP – Facility Management Professional® credential and the other EoFM, SFP an CFM credentials as follows:


EoFM – Essentials of Facility Management® 


FMP – Facility Management Professional®


SFP – Sustainable Facility Professional® 


CFM – Certified Facility Manager® 


The FMP provides a body of knowledge in four learning modules essential to managing a sustainable and high-performance facility management program for a single facility or any number of facilities in the public and private building stock across a wide range of industries.


The FMP credential program consists of these 4 modules

and the last day to register is this Friday September 17, 2021: 


•    Module # 1 - Leadership & Strategies: Sep. 22 to Oct. 13 @ 10:30am-12:00pm

•    Module # 2 - Finance & Business: Oct. 20 to Nov. 10 @ 10:30am-12:00pm

•    Module # 3 - Operations & Maintenance: Nov. 17 to Dec. 8 @ 10:30am-12:00pm

•    Module # 4 - Project Management: Dec. 15 to Jan. 5 @ 10:30am-12:00pm 


Price per module is $495 if we can get a minimum of 5 participants. Total cost for all 4 modules is $1,980 for each participant and includes the FMP credentials study/course handbook for each of the 4 training modules.


Each module takes 6 hours to complete consisting of four 90 minute (1.5 hr. long) sessions all taught on the Wednesday dates shown above from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.


Lastly, there is one final cost for the FMP credentials license application in the amount of $140 for IFMA members and $250 for non-members and these costs are not included in the above listed costs and paid separately to IFMA.


All IFMA chapters members (regardless of chapter) and non-members are welcome to register for the training courses through the Inland Empire Chapter.


Please contact Chapter Treasurer Corey Lee Wilson for questions, information, and to register for the training program at (951) 415-3002 or


A minimum of 5 registrants are required to schedule a training module.


The four FMP modules covered are:


Leadership & Strategy Essentials – To be effective, facility managers must develop strategies to successfully carry out major initiatives by influencing the decisions and attitudes of others. Effective strategies require that facility managers are able to integrate people, places, processes, and technology. They must be able to align the facility portfolio with the entire organization’s missions and available resources, and to be innovative in order to move forward with their staff and processes to respond to the ever-changing requirements.


Operations & Maintenance – The primary role of facility managers is to manage/oversee an operating facility. To do this, facility managers must have a working knowledge of building systems, structure, interiors and exteriors and grounds so the facility and all of its required systems function efficiently, reliably, safely, securely and in a manner consistent with existing regulations and standards. Effective operation and maintenance of facilities is a complex responsibility in today’s environment.


Project Management – Facility managers make use of all aspects of project management beginning with planning, scoping, scheduling, and ending with evaluating. Project planning and management are core skills in facility management. The skills are particularly important because of the wide range of projects assigned to the facility organization. Projects vary in scope, complexity, duration, and financial risk.


Finance & Business Essentials – Facility managers manage/oversee high-value assets that represent significant financial investment in technology, buildings, structures, interiors, exteriors, and grounds. Since facility managers are typically responsible for the oversight, operation and maintenance of the buildings and grounds, as well as oversight of various service contracts, understanding the basics of finance and business is critical.

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IFMA’s World Workplace® 2021 relocates to Kissimmee, Florida, USA, this October

IFMA’s World Workplace® 2019

With ongoing uncertainties surrounding the pandemic and unforeseeable regional and corporate travel policies, IFMA’s Executive Committee, along with IFMA’s Executive, Events and Expo teams have agreed to relocate World Workplace to the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida, USA.

Held Oct. 26-28, 2021, World Workplace activities and attendee accommodations will be self-contained in a single venue for the safety and convenience of all attending. Between IFMA and the Gaylord Palms Resort (a Marriott International property), more than 200 cleaning, health and safety protocols will be observed on site. As part of Marriott’s Commitment to Clean, the Gaylord Palms Resort adheres to rigorous cleaning practices. Its multipronged approach to the health and safety of guests and staff will be combined with IFMA’s on-site event protocols.

Gaylord Palms Resort is 20 minutes from the Orlando International Airport and a five- minute drive to the Theme Park Capital of the World, which includes Walt Disney World®. Attendees can visit with confidence, knowing that the theme parks, attractions, hotels and other businesses are working closely with medical experts to ensure a healthy travel experience. 

World Workplace will resume full conference programming, including educational sessions, keynote speakers, a welcome reception, the expo, education arenas and IFMA’s Awards of Excellence presentation. This year’s conference will also offer a new schedule format that allows attendees to jumpstart their educational experience on the first day.

Those arriving early can register for a CFM® Exam Prep Review or Deeper Dive sessions on Monday, Oct. 25. The official welcome and opening keynote speaker start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, immediately followed by a day of concurrent educational sessions. The expo hall will be open Wednesday and Thursday; and the conference concludes on Thursday, Oct. 28, following the Awards of Excellence and closing keynote speaker.

“We are eager to reconvene in person for our flagship event,” said IFMA President and COO Don Gilpin. “While we still cannot predict what level of normalcy our world will be in six months from now, we are confident in the Gaylord Palms’ ability to provide a clean and safe setting for World Workplace; and with everything we’ve learned this past year about responsible building reentry, IFMA can assure everyone who wants to attend that all necessary health and safety measures will be taken and upheld.”

Pricing and program details will be made available soon at

About IFMA’s World Workplace

Now more than ever, coming together to exchange experiences and viewpoints on managing through crisis, anticipating and mitigating risks, developing plans for resilience and forecasting the future of the built world is of the greatest importance to the facility management (FM) industry. IFMA’s World Workplace is the original all-encompassing learning and networking event on facilities and how to manage them. It is the gold standard in FM education, knowledge exchange, career development and professional network building. Hosted by IFMA, World Workplace facilitates idea sharing and best-practice exchange between all professionals who support the built environment.

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