Don’t miss the Florida City and County Management Association’s annual conference at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando. The theme of this year’s conference is Building Trust and Confidence in Local Government.
Kirk Lippold, Commanding Officer of the USS Cole from 1999 to 2001, believes that real leaders aren’t just the people at the top; they are the teams that take action to produce collective success or failure. Author of Front Burner: Al Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole, Commander Lippold will share how his crew was able to save the Cole from that devastating attack by drawing on their strong principles. Based on his “Five Pillars of Leadership,” Lippold’s compelling presentation will help attendees build foundations for leadership success and show them how to make decisions based on integrity, in both good times and in bad.
Some session titles/topics:
Fort Lauderdale: Vision 2035
Enhancing Utility Customer Service and Operations through People, Process and Technology
Energy Efficiency Partnerships Make Money
Successful Use of a Citizen Task Force
Preparing for a Rainy Day
Open Government and Transparency in the 21st Century
Ethics Laws: How Best to Stay Out of Trouble
These are just a few of the many sessions from which you will be able to choose.
In Friday’s General Session, prepare to be enlightened, inspired and challenged! Eight years ago, former U.S. Senator and former Florida Governor Bob Graham joined with former Congressman Lou Frey to form a bi-partisan center that would focus on citizenship, civics and engaging citizens across the Sunshine State. Called the Florida Joint Center for Civics, this important partnership has led the charge for civics educational reform, greater citizen involvement in government and community service, and greater civic awareness overall. The Joint Center is also an academic partnership between the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida and is housed at UCF. These statesmen are centering their efforts on improving Florida’s civic health–a key component of restoring the public’s trust in government. In this special session they will address the subject of Florida’s civic health and what they believe needs to be done to capture the “lost” generations who never received civic education, as well as Florida’s many non-native, international and transplanted citizens who don’t know the “real” Florida. You don’t want to miss two of Florida’s finest public servants!
Teams are built on trust and leadership. Join Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic basketball team at Saturday’s Closing Breakfast, as he shares the seven keys to leadership in the 21st century. Mr. Williams has been affiliated with the NBA since 1968 and has seen 23 of his teams reach the playoffs…and five have reached the finals. Hear his story and learn how the vision of trust and confidence in local government can be transformed into reality.
Go to the FCCMA website at www.fccma.org for the conference announcement and discover that you won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear creative ideas for your governments and a chance to network with your colleagues.