The FLC University is pleased to present its new Training Center in Orlando! Conveniently located near I-4 and downtown, this space will feature weekly offerings for FLC members and others in local government.
Some classes will be for elected officials only; some for staff; and some open to all. Each class has a designation of “staff,” “elected,” or “open” to let you know which types of registration will be accepted. These classes are free to members of the League, employees of non-member local government entities may attend the “open” classes for a $25 fee. Class sizes are limited by space and parking.
A schedule of the July classes is below. Click the course title to pre-register online. On-site registration will open at 9:30 a.m. and classes will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., concluding with a networking luncheon (box lunches).
A special room rate of $115/night is available at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Orlando, which is walking distance from the Training Center. You must ask for the Florida League of Cities rate when you call to make your reservation (toll-free: 888-236-2427). Click here for driving directions and parking information.
Monday, July 13 (Staff: Recommended for Managers, Clerks & Dept. Heads)
Why Do Electeds Do The Things They Do?
The dynamics of relations between professional staff and elected officials can be wonderful experiences of collaboration and mutual support. They also can be confusing, frustrating, even shocking. Come gain an insider’s perspective on the interior life of an elected official, to help you make the bad times better and the good times great. Presenter: Dr. Scott Paine
Tuesday, July 14 (Open: Recommended for Managers, Clerks & Dept. Heads)
What Perspective Are You Coming From?
We live in an era in which basic facts as well as fundamental beliefs about important public issues are in dispute. Yet we also live in an era in which overall educational attainment is as high as it has ever been, and massive quantities of information are widely available. How can we understand this raging war over both the smallest and the largest of truths in our society? We’ll discover some sobering and challenging answers together. Presenter: Dr. Scott Paine
Monday, July 20 (Staff: Recommended for Managers & Dept. Heads)
Alone at the Dais: Presenting to Council
A necessary part of providing professional service to municipalities is the public presentation to the elected council or commission. This can be a great opportunity to engage elected leaders in the development of policy. At times, however, it can also be a very intimidating experience-a tightrope walk across conflicting priorities and personalities. Learn some strategies and techniques for making the most of these opportunities and for minimizing the risks of a fall.
Tuesday, July 21 (Open: Recommended for City Staff & Elected Officials)
Leadership Lessons from Peanuts©
Times like the present call for leaders of extraordinary character…and where can one find more extraordinary characters than in the imagination of the late Charles M. Schultz? Come be entertained, challenged and inspired as the Peanuts gang reveals to us the true nature of leadership.
Wednesday, July 22 (Open: Recommended for Newly-Hired City Staff)
Understanding the Layers of Government
Where do you live, work and play? Who provides the essential services you use each day? This painless, engaging civics class will help you better understand the many governmental layers in, around and between us every day.
Monday, July 27 (Staff: Recommended for Managers, Clerks, IT Personnel & Communications Personnel)
Social Media Uses & Abuses For Staff
This overview of contemporary social media platforms and practices will help professional staff examine their personal and professional usage of social media to avoid pitfalls – both as participants and consumers.
Wednesday July 29 (Open: Recommended for Managers, Clerks, IT Personnel & Communications Personnel)
Best Practices in Municipal Social Media
However much we may love or hate the world of social media, we must find appropriate ways to engage that world in order to reach many of our constituents and to be a part of important conversations about our cities. Come learn about some of the best practices that can help municipalities listen and engage in the dynamic world of social media.