Center for Florida Local Governmanet ExcellenceThe FCCMA Onsite Training Session Program has been one of the most successful methods of training provided by CFLGE. Past and Current FCCMA Presidents have been particularly interested in the success of this program and have advocated for localized training in government facilities.

The purpose of the Onsite Training Session Program is threefold: reduce travel training costs for local government participants, eliminate training facility overhead costs, and provide a forum for local government administrators and staff to obtain hands-on training on current and pending local government issues. Even though the purpose of these trainings is to reduce travel these trainings are open to everyone across the state.

All onsite training sessions are either a half-day session or full-day session with lunch included for both. For more information, please contact: Carol Russell (crussell@flcities.com) from FCCMA.

Link HERE to learn more about FCCMA Onsite Training Sessions.

Water Quality in Southwest Florida
September 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Florida Gulf Coast University, Room 214, Cohen Center
10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers
ICMA Practices: 7, 8, 9, 10

Program Summary:
Water quality is one of the most important environmental concerns facing South Florida. In this informal, interactive workshop, a diverse panel of state, regional and local government water experts will review the current state of water affairs in South Florida. In addition to a general overview, they will discuss available funding; past, current and future projects to protect this limited resource; and successful collaborative initiatives their agencies have been involved in. This workshop offers an excellent opportunity for attendees to hear from and interact with experts whose mission is to continue to improve water quality in the region.

Panelists

  • Jon Inglehart, Director of District Management, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Phil Flood, Principle Regional Representative, SWFMD (Big Cypress Basin)
  • Bob Middleton, Director of Utilities, City of Naples
  • Danette Kinaszczak, Pollution Control Manager, Collier County
  • Rhonda Haag, Director of Sustainability and Projects, Monroe County

The cost of the training is $49 which includes lunch. Student cost is $15. The deadline to register is September 13th. Click here to register.

Workshop Recording: One week after the event, a recording of the workshop will be available. The cost of the recording is $49. Contact Carol Russell with questions.

The Benefits of Multi-Generational Work Culture
October 4, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lakeside Community Center
1999 City Center Circle, Port Orange
ICMA Practices: 3, 4, 9, and 13

Program Summary:

In today’s work place, at least four generations of workers interact with each other daily. In addition, more than four generations of citizens interact with employees daily. Is there a difference between generations, really? If so, how? In a despicable era of dividing and generalizing people based upon age, religion, race, and political ideology, etc, what should we be doing to recognize real differences among employees and citizens? Is it important? If so, why, and what should we be doing to ensure that employees are recognizing these differences and the positive outcomes from doing so? This FCCMA onsite training will attempt to address some of these questions and more.

Panelists

  • Oel Wingo, PhD., ICMA-CM
  • Shwanda Barnette, Communications and Education Specialist, Florida League of Cities University

The cost of the training is $49 which includes lunch, student cost is $15. The deadline to register is September 27th. Click here to register.

Emergency Management: Lessons Learned from Recent Hurricanes
October 11, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
USF St. Petersburg, University Student Center
200 7th Avenue South, St. Petersburg
ICMA Practices: 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 14

Program Summary:

The Cities of Tampa and Largo, and the County of Pinellas, have collaborated to present an exceptional program on lessons learned, and internal adjustments made, as a result of their experiences with recent Hurricanes. More than a dozen key staff officials representing emergency management, finance administration, fire operations, solid waste services, asset management, and public education will be sharing key lessons and actions they’ve taken to better serve their citizens. This is sure to be a very informative program and a must-attend program for all FCCMA members able to participate!

Panelists

  • Ocea Wynn, Logistics and Asset Management Department Director, Tampa
  • Joseph Pennino, Deputy Fire Chief, Largo
  • Joe Borries, Operations Manager, Pinellas County Emergency Management
  • Sean Hannigan, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Pinellas County Public Works
  • Fredricka Collins, Budget & Financial Management Analyst, Pinellas County Office of Management and Budget

The cost of the training is $49 which includes lunch, student cost is $15. The deadline to register is October 4th. Click here to register.

Live streaming is now available. The cost is $75 and you can order it here. Contact Carol Russell for questions.

Ethical Challenges Facing Local Governments in 2020
October 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Palm Beach Gardens Lakeside Community Center
10410 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens
ICMA Practices: 1,3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 13

Program Summary:

In the last decade, the advent of social media and other technical advances has challenged local governments to effectively respond to evolving issues; all which have an ethical component that must be considered and defined. Building and sustaining a culture of ethics becomes even more important with the discretion employees must have to fulfill their ever changing public service duties. To define and discuss these ethical challenges, a distinguished and diverse panel of local government managers has been put together to provide an informative and interactive program for attendees. FCCMA members are encourage to register key staff members to attend this important program and to be prepared to contribute to this discussion.

Note: attendance will satisfy FCCMA’s annual 4 hour ethics training requirement.

Panelists

  • Jeff Green, City Administrator, West Palm Beach
  • George Brown, Deputy City Manager, Boca Raton
  • Jonathan Evans, City Manager, Riviera Beach
  • Marshall Labadie, Town Manager, Highland Beach
  • Brian Moree, City Manager, Atlantis

The cost of the training is $49 which includes lunch, student cost is $15. The deadline to register is October 18th. Click here to register.

Live streaming now available. The cost is $75 and you can order it here. Contact Carol Russell for questions.