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.

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Ethical Challenges Facing Local Governments in 2020
February 21, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
River Walk Center
600 N. Indian River Drive Fort Pierce
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

  • George Brown, Deputy City Manager, Boca Raton
  • Noah Powers, Town Manager, Orchid/li>
  • Nick Mimms, City Manager, Fort Pierce
  • Howard Tipton, County Administrator, St. Lucie County
  • Katherine Barbieri, Assistant County Attorney, St. Lucie County

The cost of the training is $49 which includes lunch, student cost is $15. The deadline to register is February 14th. Click here to register.

Planning and Zoning Trends and Innovations
February 28, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Robbins Lodge
4005 S. Hiatus Road, Davie
ICMA Practices: 8, 9 and 10

Program Summary:

Presenters from Calvin, Giordano and Associates will, among other things, discuss planning trends and innovations relative to parking for new development, generational shifts to be considered in development, and lessons learned from mixed-use developments. The second part of this program will summarize practical applications and innovations from recent developments in the town of Davie. This FCCMA program is geared toward managers and key staff members involved in planning and development within their communities and students of planning and public administration interested in “real application” of current trends in this discipline.

Panelists

    • Sarah Sinatra Gould, AICP, Planning Director, Calvin, Giordano and Associates
    • Jim Hickey, AICP, Planning Administrator, Calvin, Giordano and Associates
    • Alex David, AICP, Planning Director (Miami Office), Calvin, Giordano and Associates
    • Richard Lemack, Town Administrator, Davie
    • Phillip Holste, Assistant Town Administrator/CRA Director, Davie

The cost of the training is $49 which includes lunch, student cost is $15. The deadline to register is February 21st. Click here to register.

True Colors Assessment
February 28, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
City of Palm Bay Community Annex Meeting Room
120 Malabar Road SE, Palm Bay
ICMA Practices: 3, 4, 5, 13 and 14

Program Summary:

True Colors is described as a communication model that is deeply rooted in personality typing and temperament – It’s not an intelligence test! Participants will explore how they are wired, how they engage with others, what drives them and what frustrates them. The goal is to have fun and make this session accessible to everyone! Ultimately, recognizing and understanding our differences promotes greater acceptance and improved relationships. All participants will receive take-away materials to help with further study and practical application of lessons learned.We all adapt and change over time. This approach to assessing personality and communications is very simple and easy compared to other programs. Attendees are welcomed from all levels of governments.

Presenter

  • John Muller, The Gehring Group

The cost of the training is $49 which includes lunch, student cost is $15. The deadline to register is February 21st. Click here to register.