IFMA Component Leader Activities

Monday, March 19th | New Leader Orientation | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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This year at Facility Fusion Chicago, we are trying something new. We will offer two Pre-Conference component leader sessions starting with a new leader orientation at 11am on Monday, March 19th. There is no additional charge to attend if you are registered for Facility Fusion. This an excellent way to invest in current and future leaders, so please consider sending as many leaders as possible.

Did you recently become a new IFMA leader? Or would you like an IFMA Leader 101 refresher? If so, please join us for lunch while we take a deep dive into association management and component operations.

Monday, March 19

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | New Leader Orientation
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Component Leader Training

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. | Welcome and Ice Breaker

1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Accounting

  • General finance Best Practices
  • Budgeting
  • Checks and balances

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  | Succession Planning

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Micro Volunteering

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Member Engagement

  • Recruitment and Retention
    • Retention Timeline
    • Resources and Tools
  • Value of membership
  • Communication

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Wrap-up

5:30 p.m. | Happy Hour

Tuesday, March 20th

10:15 a.m. | IFMA Component Leader Best Practice Sharing Session

IFMA volunteer leaders will share information in areas critical to component success, including membership, communications, programs, resource sharing and collaboration. Share operational best practices with peers. Discuss how to make and enhance connections with other components for collaborative efforts and resource sharing.


Register for the FF Pre-Conference Component Leader Training


Component leaders can enjoy a special 20% off discount at Facility Fusion 2018 for VIP, Full Conference, or One Day early bird only registration types for Facility Fusion. This discount applies to the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary of each chapter and council, as well as, the community chair person.  This discount cannot be combined with other discount offers such as a speaker discount or the Chapter Day discount. The discount ends February 20, 2018 when Early Bird closes.


To receive this discount, on the Attendee Registration Form you will need to enter your IFMA ID number in the promotion code field. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me or our Events Team at

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Component leader meet-up

  • Fireside Chat area in the IFMA Hub

If you’re on the board or a committee within your component, or you’re interested in pursuing volunteer leadership in one of IFMA’s chapters, councils or communities, join us to connect with your peers. We’ll also recap learning and takeaways from the leader training workshop and the morning’s education.