LOCAL NETWORKS

IFMA Boston formed Networks to meet the industry-specific networking and information needs of its members. Councils provide opportunities for members to meet other professionals who share an interest in a specific FM practice or who work in the same business sector. You are able to communicate with colleagues about issues, concerns and best practices specific to your area of facility management.

1. Focused Networking
Your facility is unique. You have a unique set of skills reflecting the special needs of your work environment. You possess specialized knowledge about the business you support. When you have a facility-related question, you want to confer with a peer who has shared experiences in that particular work environment.

IFMA Boston networks unite members who have similar responsibilities and working situations. Networks direct their own programs, which are structured to meet the needs of their membership.

2. Targeted Information
Network participation is the ideal solution for facility professionals seeking highly targeted information in particular areas of expertise. Networks allow you to share work experiences and case studies with industry peers. You are able to communicate with colleagues about issues, concerns and best practices specific to your area of facility management.

3. Community of Interest
You are a part of a community with common concerns.

4. Information Sharing
Sharing information is a necessity in today’s global business community. IFMA Boston formed networks in order to meet the industry-specific networking and information needs of its members. Networks provide opportunities for interaction that transcend chapter and regional boundaries, enabling members to meet other professionals who share an interest in a particular FM practice or who work in the same business sector. Helping each other resolve traditional as well as new day-to-day challenges.

5. Heightens your marketability
Validates importance of position. Services offered by IFMA Networks may include: newsletters, directories and other publications; online communities; teleconference meetings and discussions; benchmarking and best practices studies; council-specific websites; industry-specific seminars and conferences.

The Councils include the Academic, Corporate Real Estate, Health Care, Manufacturing, R&D, and Asset Management Task Force.