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The Corporate Facilities Council is the largest of IFMA's 16 councils and has become
a destination of choice for members who are looking to network with others who provide
facility management and other services for office settings, particularly headquarters
and large campuses. Our members hold a wide variety
of positions in facilities management, are from 46 countries, and are actively engaged in supporting each other and the profession.
The mission of the council is to be the comprehensive network for knowledge and resource sharing for facility professionals responsible for headquarters, large campuses, and office environments.
Provide a forum to share knowledge, expertise, and resources to support and advance corporate facility professionals
Anticipate and deliver specific learning and networking opportunities through exclusive resources for the advancement of Corporate Facilities Council stakeholders
Create a dynamic experience that engages and inspires member participation and leadership
The Corporate Facilities Council will operate with integrity to achieve and fulfill its mission.
The CFC has experienced sustained growth for several years because of its commitment to providing highly valuable education, industry research, timely information, and programs of exceptional quality. Pertinent topics have covered real estate consolidation, amenities standards, alternative officing solutions, sustainability, major move strategies, office chair selection, food service standards, templates for RFPs, and policies and training for defibrillator use, to name just a few.
The council offers its members value-
Please Join Us
Council dues are $55, in addition to your regular IFMA membership. Please follow this link to the main IFMA page to join IFMA and the Corporate Facilities Council.
Please let us know and we will take it up at our next monthly meeting.
As in any volunteer organization, its successfulness is fueled by member participation. Donating a little of your time and skill is a great way to keep that success rolling forward.
Business is conducted by email and phone, and the most time-
We’re looking for members to take on specific tasks with these events, and with other duties such as membership and education.
ACT today and become a council volunteer.
Immersive Facilities Planning
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT
The research study revealed a workplace that is dramatically different than one of just a generation ago. Knoll found five significant factors that contribute to a new way of working and drive new thinking about the work environment.
Based on the findings a new way to think about space has been identified. Defined
as Immersive planning, this model not only blurs the lines between work, life and
play, but also individuals and teams primary workspaces and activity spaces, and
owned and shared work areas and tools. Comfortable furnishings and fluid boundaries
characterize this group-
Kimberly Bombery Smith
Senior Director Workplace Strategy
First Wednesday, our live monthly webinar, is our popular flagship series that delivers
meaningful and informative content to you in the comfort of your office. The webinars
are recorded and can be accessed in their original presentation format, video, or
Our newsletter is published quarterly and features thoughtful articles on facility management and other pertinent business topics. The lion’s share of articles is generated by our diverse and learned members. Each issue contains three feature articles and three recurrent columns.
The overarching focus and thrust of the council is education. To that end, numerous
educational endeavors are offered for your edification including online seminars,
a forum, in-
Our board is comprised of five elected officers and four appointed chairs. Here you can learn more about the function of the board and each member’s background. Also, if you have a suggestion you would like the board to consider, you’ll find a form here specifically for that purpose.
Online Community Forum
An easy to use forum that lets you manage your interaction with fellow FM practitioners. Got an issue that has you stumped? Pose your questions here and get help from your council colleagues. You can also browse the archives for subjects that are of interest to you.
See the various approaches used to communicate with the membership
Our efforts to strengthen
the industry through financial and educational actions
An outline of our mission and goals with an overview of the membership
First Wednesday is a live one-
Sourcing, water conservation, disaster planning, maintenance issues, safety and security, and ergonomics are just some of the topics we’ve explored.
Sessions are approved for CEU
and CFM/FMP Maintenance Points.
Can’t attend a live webinar? We’ve got you covered. Our webinars are recorded and available online 24/7.
Published quarterly, you’ll find our newsletters are full of well-
Like to write? Content is open to any subject that is of interest and of help to your fellow members.
Both an educational resource and a means of communication, the Community Server is a key tool to solicit help and counsel from your fellow facilities professionals.
Many tools that others have developed and shared are available here, as is the ability to easily ask questions and receive advice.
We have an extraordinary and diverse membership, but we still need and want you as a member. Please consider joining today.
Council dues are $55, in addition to your regular IFMA membership.
Follow this link to join.
While the bulk of our membership is
based in the United States and Canada,
we can also boast of members in South Africa,
Russia, Brazil, Australia, and many more nations.
Visit our map page to see all the countries where fellow CFC members work and live.
WE is a vibrant global workplace community focused on increasing workplace innovation and consciousness within IFMA. As a member of CFC or CREC, you will enjoy the knowledge, research and events WE will be offering to help you build a deep understanding of global workplace issues and how to best develop and align your workplace strategy to support your organization.
THE CFC IS PLEASED TO
ANNOUNCE THE FORMATION OF
The Corporate Facilities Council is very pleased to announce the following benefit
to our members: the Workplace Strategy Summit findings e-
The CFC was a proud sponsor of the IFMA Foundation's Workplace Summit, held at Cornell in the fall of 2012.
Council members also participated in the Summit, and the proceedings are now published. The IFMA Foundation has made this report available to our members without charge as a way of showing their appreciation for our sponsorship and support.
As a CFC member, you may download a complimentary copy. The e-
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Alice Hogueisson, President
Corporate Facilities Council
Fellow Council Members,
Two years ago when Alice Hogueisson became your president she had a perfect introduction.
“I've joined a long line of very talented, smart, and successful people who have held this role before me─because we know the value this council provides! Active volunteers and a participating membership make the CFC a great place to connect with fellow FMs . . . ”
I could not have said it any better, so thanks, Alice, for helping me to get started on the right foot and for your unsurpassed leadership.
It truly is an honor to serve as president of the Corporate Facilities Council, the largest in IFMA, which provides us the platform by which we can provide outstanding programs to our members (like this great website!). The board of directors is populated by notable FMs who have a passion for our profession, which makes the time we give to the organization both rewarding and pleasurable. I would ask you if you are also passionate about facilities and like to have fun, why not consider volunteering for one of our leadership positions? Tell us what you enjoy doing and we can find a spot for you.
Even if you don’t wish to volunteer, simply belonging and participating is a superb way to network, increase your knowledge base, and partake of a bank of resources you can count on. One quick story to that end: I had a project for which I had no resources and needed it completed in 6 weeks, an undertaking that would normally take 6 months. I contacted my local IFMA chapter and they, along with my council friends, were able to provide me a list of trusted vendors. From that list I was able to contract with several of them straight away and complete the project within the timeline. It just goes to show you—with the right contacts anything is possible.
Your membership has its advantages! I encourage all of you to avail yourselves of all IFMA and your Corporate Facilities Council has to offer.
Steven R. Pons, CFM