FCCMA Webinars

FCCMA offers webinars to both members and non-members through the Center for Florida Local Government Excellence and the Professional Training and Development Committee.

All webinars will be held on the first Thursday from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Eastern Time. Topics and speakers will be posted as soon as they are confirmed. All webinars are free.

The schedule for the webinars in Program Year 2016-2017 will be posted soon. The March 2nd webinar is below.

“Collective Bargaining Strategies for F.S. Chapters 175 and 185 Pensions”

Coaching Webinar

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

ICMA Practice Areas: 10, 11, 12 and 18

There may be no 21st Century employee benefit that has impacted local governments in Florida more than the rising cost of funding Chapter 175 and 185 (Fire and Police) Pension Plans. In addition, the state legislature has rewritten the law, and the State’s position on many issues regarding these plans has substantially changed over the last decade. Some local governments have taken dramatic steps to curb these rising costs and some have been challenged in their attempts to modify retirement options for the employees affected. In Florida, Chapter 175 and 185 pension plans are subject to collective bargaining, with some constraints. Attorneys Jim Linn and Glenn Thomas, of the law firm Lewis Longman Walker, will review these constraints and identify strategies that local governments should consider during the collective bargaining process. This is excellent opportunity to maximize an hour of your time for training on this topic with your HR Director and other key staff members involved in this process.


  • Jim Linn, Attorney  of Lewis Longman Walker
  • Glenn Thomas, Attorney  of Lewis Longman Walker

Login Instructions:

  1. Go to http://florida.adobeconnect.com/coaching
  1. Log in as a guest with your First and Last name.
  1. Request entry into the webinar.
  1. Once you are logged into the webinar, please type in your phone number to have the system automatically call you; this will ensure you are listed in our records as dialed into the training session.

(Note: If you have difficulty with the system automatically calling you, you may dial in at  1-877-685-5350; Passcode: 461944.)

Access Information:

Webinar:  http://florida.adobeconnect.com/coaching

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Dial-In: 1-877-685-5350

Passcode: 461944

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The 2017 FCCMA Coaching Phone Panel Discussions are presented through the partnership of

Center for Florida Local Governmanet Excellence