Date/Time Event
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
WEBINAR: Disengaged or Stressed? Solving the Wrong Problem for 40 Years

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 – 1PM CDT

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Gallup’s research reports year after year that only 30% of employees are engaged, 50% are along for the ride and 20% are killing your business. These are some of the most cited statistics we use as workplace professionals. What if the problem isn’t disengagement? What if we have been solving the wrong problem in the first place? That would have massive ripple effects throughout our companies and profession. 

The new research suggests we don’t have a disengagement problem. It is deeper and more serious. But addressing it may actually turn around an issue that has remained stuck for decades and restore employee vitality. 

Rex Miller will share new research MindShift has been working on for over five years. It is the product of a collective journey with more than 100 corporate leaders and experts, and it is a very personal journey. 

Companies face a clear health cost crisis. Nobody can sustain both the rise in chronic health issues or the cost it drives. If we look behind it, stress is the real villain and root cause. What if the culprit behind disengagement is also stress, fatigue, depression and even trauma disguised as disengagement? It may be the door that opens we keep looking for. It may start a new conversation with new ideas and solutions that can re-humanize work and restore people’s vitality and hope. 

Rex Miller is an international award-winning author, speaker, and leading industry futurist. He started his career in facility management for Southwestern Bell, now AT&T, in 1979. He has worked as an owner, manufacturer, distributor and sub-contractor. His background has given Rex unique insight into the current and future challenges owners and providers face.  

He works at the intersection of numerous complex challenges including the common nightmare of delivering capital projects, workplace disengagement, toxic shadow cultures, workplace health and well-being. Rex is known for solving “wicked problems” by linking diverse thought leaders together in a two-year process called MindShift. He has won the CoreNet Global’s Innovator Award, Industry Excellence Award. 

His first industry book, The Commercial Real Estate Revolution: Nine Transforming Keys to Lowering Costs, Cutting Waste and Driving Change in a Broken Industry became a catalyst for industry change and established Rex as one of the early experts for Integrated Projects. 

His most recent book, The Healthy Workplace Nudge provides breakthrough insights into why wellness programs have failed for seventy years to improve health and lower cost and alternatives that work. Rex received the World Workplace 2018 Award of Excellence in the Book Category for this publication.  Rex along with Mim Senft will be delivering the Plenary Session keynote address at World Workplace 2019 Thursday, October 17th, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:30 AM in Phoenix, AZ.

09/17/2019 - 09/18/2019
12:00 AM
Advocacy Day and Public Policy Forum 201​9

Advocacy Day & Public Policy Forum 201​9

Dates: Sept. ​17-18, 201​9

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City and Capitol Hill


Now more than ever decisions made by our elected officials in Washington DC are having an impact on the FM Profession and the Built Environment. This FREE two-day annual event provides a unique opportunity to meet with your elected officials and make your voice heard. Get updates on FM related legislation, training on how to engage with elected officials and meet directly with your congressional representatives to share your passion and subject matter expertise on facility management issues.  Held in Washington, D.C., this FREE annual event open to U.S. residents.


  1. Get a behind the scenes tour of DC landmarks. 
  2. Learn how Congress creates and implements the laws that affect your business and profession.
  3. Discuss legislation currently being considered by Congress that will directly impact FM.
  4. Participate in the legislative process – be part of the solution
  5. Meet with Members of Congress, key legislative staff and IFMA’s Government Affairs Team to connect FM realities with public policy priorities. 
  6. Learn how to create and state and local government affairs programs for your chapter.
  7. Meet other chapter leaders and IFMA’s executive committee.  

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International Sustainable Asset Management Conference

Explore the synergy between asset management and sustainability

On June 4-6, 2018, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in partnership with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), will host the International Sustainable Asset Management Conference in June 2018 to discuss sustainability as it relates to asset management, energy conservation, and green facility practices.

Conference topics will include:

› Smart building technology and LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C)- creating healthy efficient environments
› Monitoring asset management and life cycles through sustainable solutions
› Best practices including water synergies and reduction, waste diversion through composting and biofuel production, and use of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind generated electric
The third annual ISAM conference brings together industry professionals from a variety of backgrounds who are interested in sustainable practices and improved asset management techniques. Sustainability is the future, don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the conversation!

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Turning Facilities into High-Performing Assets (And How to Pay for It)

Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2018
 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CDT

Join us for a webinar that will help you understand the financing options available to fund energy efficiency projects, learn about the advantages & constraints for each financing option and the options to “sell” the project to leadership. Presented by Danny Roberts, Senior Associate, CPACE hosted by the IFMA’s Environmental Stewardship, Utilities & Sustainability (ESUS) Community.

Webinar Overview: Improvement projects come at an upfront cost, but not if you’re savvy in how you finance them. Learn about key financing mechanisms for improvement projects, their advantages and challenges, and how to effectively communicate the process and value of the financing approach to your facilities’ ownership. In this session, Danny Roberts of CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital will speak on these points, highlight best uses and case studies of PACE financing, and open up the Q&A to leave you confident in your ability to turn your facilities into high-performance assets through effective financing.

About the Presenter, Danny Roberts: As a Senior Associate on the Business Development team, Danny’s primary focus is on originating Commercial PACE projects, cultivating relationships with channel partners and commercial real estate owners, and screening, sizing and structuring CPACE transactions. He works closely with commercial property owners and managers to ensure the scope of work is clear and the process of financing runs smoothly for all stakeholders. Prior to joining CleanFund, Danny worked on the marketing team at NextGen Climate, and was a regional ambassador for the CleanTech Open, the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. Before moving to San Francisco in the fall of 2015, Danny spent 3 years in Tel Aviv growing a small software-as-a-service startup. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from CU Boulder.

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Pre-Conference @ a Glance:

WE + Sustainability = Your Competitive Advantage

Date: Monday March 19th, 2018
 8:30am – 6:30pm

Join the Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) & the Sustainability Community (ESUS) at one of the world’s largest sustainable buildings, theMart, as we heed the “call to action” and dive into the 3rd industrial revolution, its impacts on the built environment, and why we are the one’s we’ve been waiting for!

  • Join us for a highly–interactive, stimulating day with global thought leaders focused on this important topic of leveraging sustainability as a competitive advantage.
  • Experience one of Chicago’s most impressive sustainable landmarks in the heart of Chicago, the Merchandise Mart building, of which WE will have an exclusive behind the scenes tour.
  • Learn how you can make an impact on the built environment!
  • Socialize with drinks and nibbles with your WE and ESUS tribe.

The Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Marshall’s Landing
Chicago, IL 60654

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Option Members Nonmembers
WE + ESUS Pre-conference (for IFMA Facility Fusion Full Event attendees) $100 $150
WE + ESUS Pre-Conference only $200 $250

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Code Green


Monday March 19, 2018


Time Topic
8:30am Welcome, Introductions and Embracing the “Call to Action”


Bill O’Neill, IFMA Chairman of the Board, Univ. of Minnesota

Kate North, Global Chair, WE and Managing Director, Workplace Innovation, Colliers International

Dean Stanberry, ESUS Community Chair and Director of FM Services, AbraxasFM

Glenn Dirks, Workplace Strategist, Dirks Consulting | WE Customer Enablement

9:30am EXPLORING “WHAT’S POSSIBLE”: Case Studies of Successful Sustainable Projects 


Christopher H. Cayten, Principal, CodeGreen Solutions



Mark Bettin, Vice President, Engineering/Sustainability, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.



Karl Heitman, Founder & President, Heitman Architects Inc.



Dr. Ann KalayilBureau Chief, Cook County, Bureau of Asset Management



Jan-Hein Lakeman, Executive Managing Director USA at OVG Real Estate

 11:30am  Lunch Break
 12:30pm MAKING IT HAPPEN: Leveraging Technology

Exploring the Latest Technologies: What’s here? What’s coming?  Why it matters?


Dean Stanberry, ESUS Community Chair and Director of FM Services, AbraxasFM


Chris Zlocki, Head of Innovation, Colliers International

Sonny Garg, Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake

Ruairí Barnwell, Principal, DLR Group

 1:30pm MAKING IT HAPPEN: The Impact on Human Performance

The truth about density and utilization; Sustainability as a way to attract talent; The connection to well-being and the new ROI; Psychological and behavioral implications.


Kate North, Global Chair, WE and Managing Director, Workplace Innovation, Colliers International


Shona O’Dea, Senior Associate, DLR Group

Kate Lister, President, Global Workplace Analytics

Dr. Sally Augustin, Principal, Design With Science

Ellen Keable, Principal, Jacobs

 2:30pm MAKING IT HAPPEN: Managing Energy

The new energy landscape: tools, resources and solutions to optimize energy performance and drive value in your organization.



Christopher H. Cayten, Principal, CodeGreen Solutions



Cindy Zhu, Building Technologies Office Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy

Craig Haglund, Program Manager, ENERGY STAR, U.S. EPA

Amy Jewel, Chicago Advisor, City Energy Project

 3:30pm  Break
3:45pm MAKING IT HAPPEN: Taking Action – Prioritizing your Sustainability Goals


Shona O’Dea, Senior Associate, DLR Group

 5:00pm  Wrap up
 5:15pm  Behind the Scenes Tour of theMart & Social Hour

Tour of the theMart’s sustainable features. Sign-up on-site. Limited availability.