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Feb 10 - Luncheon
Feb 17 - Breakfast
FMP Courses
Chapter News
WWP16 San Diego
GJTA Message
News fron SDG&E
Calendar of Events



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Does Your Thinking Limit Your Success
Do you enjoy learning more about yourself?  Want to learn how to make better choices that lead to a happier, more productive life?  Ever feel like you are "getting in your own way"?  If you answered yes to any of these questions you can't afford to miss this presentation!  Discover the direct correlation between your thoughts and the results you experience in life.  Gain tools to you can use to break out of your current limitations and improve the quality of your life.
Our speaker, Lisa Reid, is a Productive Learning speaker with Productive Learning, educating 100s of groups annually.  She focuses on the basic model of human behavior and gives her audiences the experience of how their thinking directly relates to their success.  Through her love of speaking, she founded the OC Speakers Network, a group that supports those who wish to share their expertise through the speaking platform.
Date & Time:  Wednesday, Feb 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Location:  Doubletree - Hotel Circle South 
1515 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA
REGISTER HERE  Deadline is Sunday, February 7

handshake_head_brain.jpg Maximize Your Potential:  The Power of the Unconscious 


Research tells us that humans use only approximately 10% of our brain power, while the other 90% operates at an unconscious level. Join us as we investigate how to harness the power of the unconscious to drive us toward goal achievement in this workshop.
Our Speaker:  Lisa Reid is a Productive Learning speaker with Productive Learning, educating 100s of groups annually.  She focuses on the basic model of human behavior and gives her audiences the experience of how their thinking directly relates to their success.  Through her love of speaking, she founded the OC Speakers Network, a group that supports those who wish to share their expertise through the speaking platform.
Date & Time:  Wednesday, Feb 17, 8 - 10 a.m.
Location:  DPR Construction 
5010 Shoreham Place
San Diego, CA 92122
REGISTER HERE  Deadline is Sunday, Feb 14
Leverage Your Beverage - Wed, 2/24/2016
Come and enjoy this relaxed networking event with your fellow IFMA San Diego members and guests. This is your opportunity to meet others involved in the facility management community.

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For complete event details and to register now - click here
FMP Courses in San Diego

March 10 & 11, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
My Office - 6060 Nancy Ridge,
San Diego, CA
Course Content - click here 
Finance & Business details and register, please
Registration deadline:  TUESDAY, March 1, 2016
April 20, 21, 22, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
My Office - 6060 Nancy Ridge,
San Diego, CA
Course Brochure - click here 

Essentials of FM details and register, please
Registration deadline:  MONDAY, April 11, 2016

Course Questions:  Please contact Mac McCardle or call 858.210.4020

Plan Ahead - Mark Your Calendar Now! 
2016 FMP & CFM Course - Mark Your Calendar:
May 11 thru 13 - CFM Exam Review & FM Learning System 
July 14 & 15 - Operations & Maintenance 
Aug 11 & 12 - Project Management 
Nov 9-11 & Dec 7-9 - Sustainability Facility Professional 

Member Spotlight and Quintiles
This month we would like to highlight QUINTILES .  Check out their profile HERE. 

2016 Annual Sponsorships Now Available

IFMA San Diego is now accepting applications for 2016 Annual Sponsorships.  There are several levels of engagement a company may choose to participate.  Click here the complete details of 2016 Sponsorship packages.  If you would like more details, please contact Katie Sanfelippo or Kirsten Finneran.

Upcoming Community Service Projects
It's February already!   Christmas is past and put away, Valentine's Day is coming up and it's time to calendar and plan the 2016 projects for IFMA San Diego's community service.
I would like to take a minute to thank all the volunteers who made 2015 fundraising for San Diego Youth Service (SDYS) a wonderful success. Storefront and Tay Academy Christmas decorating could not have happened without the wonderful volunteers. Quintiles, Sempra, and Qualcomm teams, as well as the many individuals who lent a hand, made set up and take down a pleasure. Thank you all!  I know we will make 2016 a stellar success, as well.
Our upcoming projects for 2016 begin with collecting rain coats for Storefront Homeless youth. We need poncho style rain coats. Please bring them to the February luncheon!  
While you're looking in your closet ... begin collecting those work clothes you don't want to wear this year. We specifically have requests for men's slacks and polo style shirts. We will be splitting the donations between Storefront and Tay Academy for SDYS, and collect at the March and April luncheons.
May begins the work parties! We will have a painting party, along with a planter build and planting party. Dates to be determined.
June 3rd is the golf tournament fundraiser and we are excited about the online auction! This will be our 2nd year using the online tool and last year was wonderful.   It's not too early to let me know you'd like to donate an auction item. I have the donation forms ready. If you need more information, email VICKY .
Remember to bring your rain ponchos to the February Lunch. See you then!
IFMA's 2016 World Workplace - San Diego
Call for Presentations

The International Facility Management Association invites you to share your industry knowledge and business expertise with professionals who support the people, place, processes and technologies of the work environment.
To sign up: Apply to present
Call for Volunteers!  Conference Review Program Committee
Help the team from IFMA International review the Applications for Presentations.  This is a huge effort and would like members of the San Diego Chapter to participate in reviewing these applications.
Download Application:  Apply to present 
Exhibit. Sponsor. Advertise
IFMA's World Workplace is an incredible opportunity to share your story directly with those who use your products and services every day. Thousands of professionals from all corners of the globe come to World Workplace to address unique facility challenges. If you can help them correct a problem or make a noticeable improvement in productivity and efficiency, you become a hero in their personal FM stories.
The San Diego Chapter will have their own section on the Expo floor called Pacific Coast Highway.  If you sign up to be part of the SD Chapter Section, there is a $350 discount to the exhibitor price. 
To sign up:  Sponsor or Advertise
IFMA's Global Job Task Analysis Survey
Help define what it is you do - take IFMA's Global Job Task Analysis survey
IFMA's Global Job Task Analysis (GJTA) is a landmark initiative to thoroughly define the practice of facility management. The last analysis was conducted seven years ago, and it identified the 11 core competencies of facility management. Read more. 
News from SDG&E
Your business' energy pricing plan is changing 
If you have a small or mid-sized business, be on the lookout for your specific details on transitioning to a new Whenergy® pricing plan. Your notice will be sent by SDG&E letting you know what plan you'll transition to. You can opt out to another available plan anytime during the transition period. You will be switched to a new pricing plan between November 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.  
Visit WHENERGY  to learn more.
Expand your skill set with no-cost classes at SDG&E's Energy Innovation Center.
The Energy Innovation Center's Workforce Education & Training program offers individualized help to Trade Professionals, associations and business & residential customers through industry-specific seminars, workshops and certification courses. There's even a Food Service Demonstration Kitchen where food service professionals can test and compare over 40 pieces of energy-efficient equipment.
Visit INNOVATION CENTER for a list of classes and to learn more.
If you've got a small business, SDG&E has new pricing plans that could save you money.
New rates can be a big change, so to help you learn more SDG&E has made a special website: WHENERGY.

There you'll be able to:
  • Explore new Whenergy plans for your business
  • Compare Whenergy Pricing options
  • Get answers to common questions
If your business can shift electricity use away from peak hours, then you may be able to save money with these new Whenergy plans. To compare Whenergy pricing with what you're currently paying, visit WHENERGY .
Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
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2016 Events
March 10-11 - Finance and Business
April 26 - Medical Examiner's Tour
May 11-13 - CFM exam review and FM Learning System
July 14-15 - Operations and Maintenance
August 11-12 - Project Management
November 9-11 - SFP Part 1
December 7-9 - SFP Part 2
IFMA San Diego Board & Committee Meetings
2nd Wednesday - Community Services Committee
2nd Wednesday - Membership Committee
3rd Wednesday - Government Affairs Committee
4th Thursday  - Communications Committee
4th Thursday - IFMA San Diego Board Meeting
4th Thursday - Social & Events Coordination Committee
Last Tuesday - Education & Professional Development Committee 
Last Friday - Sustainability Committee  
Please note:  Topics may change at the last minute from what is listed above.

Welcome New Members
The San Diego Chapter is proud to announce the following individuals have joined our chapter.
  • Patrick Broe, County of San Diego
  • Vanessa Emmery, Countywide Mechanical Systems
  • Tiffany Englis, Ware Malcomb
  • Chris Holley
  • Joe Lensky, Western Lighting & Energy Controls
  • Ike Mancera, Human Longevity Inc.

Update Your Contact Information with IFMA International!
Have you recently changed e-mail addresses, phone numbers, your job, gotten a promotion, moved, or experienced a merger at your firm? Please contact the Membership Department at, to update your records.

Remember: IFMA International maintains the MASTER Membership Database, so your contact information needs to be updated with IFMA International.  Your Chapter Administrator and committees will pull information from this master database, so make sure your information is correct with them.

To update your information, just contact:

International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
800 Gessner Rd., Ste. 900, Houston, TX  77024-4257
Phone: 713-623-4362; Fax 713-623-6124
IFMA San Diego eNews
IFMA San Diego E-News is a monthly news bulletin sent to members of the
San Diego chapter of International Facilities Management Association to provide information about upcoming events and chapter activities.

E-News Submission
E-News articles should address near-term activities and announcements. Hyper links may be included. To submit an article, please send it to by the 15th of the month.  Other articles of less timely nature should be submitted to Donna Frick for inclusion in the San Diego Chapter Of IFMA Blog.

About IFMA San Diego 
IFMA San Diego is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the performance and professional growth of our members through networking, education and promoting the practice of facilities management.

Through educational programs, networking, career support and communications, the IFMA San Diego objective is to be the premier organization for facility management professionals.

For more information about IFMA San Diego, please consult the website or contact us at:

IFMA San Diego
PO Box 712322, Santee, CA 92072-2322
877-4IFMASD (443-6273) · f: 858-228-4365 ·