Working for you in 2020
- General news
14 December 2020
As we near the end of 2020, I wanted to say a huge thank you to all our members for your support and belief in the Institute during what has been a most extraordinary and challenging year. 2020 has been tough for all of us, but we’re helping wherever we can, so we’re freezing membership fees for a second full year.
Here are just some of the things you’ve worked with us to achieve in 2020:
- A COVID-19 resource hub including guidance on returning to work, so far receiving 36,500 page views
- Two more insight hubs on sustainability and building safety and a social value plug-in tool are one-stop destinations for those key topics
- Our Covid Response Award, recognising FMs’ extraordinary contribution during the pandemic attracted so many great entries that you chose four winners!
- We confirmed IWFM’s authority as custodians of workplace with four new Guidance Notes helping you extend your influence
- Co-founding the Resilience Alliance to leverage FM’s key role in building organisations’ resilience structures
- Getting your voice heard in Government on key issues from Covid keyworker status to building safety officer
- We’ve informed the national debate with original research on impacts and implications of the UK’s ‘mass remote working experiment’
We received 68 pieces of media coverage which provided over 41 million opportunities to be seen
- We broadcast 31 episodes reaching 9,000 professionals in our Navigating Turbulent Times webinar series with contributions from volunteers, partners and some renowned thought leaders, achieving an 85% average approval rating (watch them online while they’re still available)
- Enabling CPD with virtual delivery of face-to-face courses and qualifications. 91% of those asked found the training excellent
- Assisting learning by extending the completion time for qualifications and discounted training courses
- Supporting you through tough times with tailored solutions including membership offers and extensions helping you continue your professional growth whilst navigating the effects of COVID-19
- We created flexible sponsorship packages for flagship events to suit all-sized budgets
- Safe access to our flagship Conference – extended across five days, our Impact Awards ceremony – free and open to all; and our AGM, which all went online in 2020
- Helping Bridge FM’s Digital Divide with new guidance to help the sector overcome the tech barrier, though our collaboration with Microsoft and bringing you more insights
- We heard you loud and clear via a record response to the Impact and Experience survey. We’ve shared the results widely, by region and by SIG.
I am particularly excited about our plans for 2021. Your feedback has certainly helped us shape them. I am also looking forward to a time (not too far off, I hope) where we can all meet again in person. Here’s a taster of what's to come:
- Look out for infographics from our Sustainability Survey in partnership with Inenco and our Impact and Experience survey summarising the survey results
- We’ve published course dates for 2021 for our IWFM Academy programme of CPD
- We’ll bring you more exciting episodes from our Navigating Turbulent Times series including topics lead by our London Region and People Management SIGs
- We’ll soon launch the 2021 IWFM Impact Awards and our national IWFM Conference
- We’ll bring you more opportunities for engagement and access to insight and best practice
- We’ll be excited to bring back networking opportunities as the pandemic gets under control
- We’ll continue to raise our voice in Government and industry on the issues that matter
- We’ll be making big steps forward with our community review and will share progress with you
- We will continue to listen to your feedback and learn and take steps to move the Institute forward to achieving more from our 10-point plan and progressing towards Chartered Body status.
I wish you all a merry Christmas and a very a happy and prosperous New Year.
Linda Hausmanis, IWFM CEO