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 ( from FCCMA.

Link HERE to learn more about FCCMA Onsite Training Sessions. Trainings for Program Year 2018 – 2019 will be scheduled this fall..

“Enhancing Education in Your Community: Using a Business Action Team”

March 29, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Jim Ward Community Center, 301 NW 46 Ave., Plantation, FL

ICMA Practices: 2, 8, 9, 10

Public education (K – 12) is one of the most important services provided at the local level; yet, since it is deemed a County School Board responsibility, many Florida city and county governments don’t understand what they can do to positively impact this service. This session will provide an overview of how the public education systems impact our communities and their ability to attract quality businesses. It will explain why and how Businesses, Cities, Counties, and School Boards need to work together to advocate for public education and the benefits of the collaborative “Business Action Team” model. Panelists include representatives from the Broward County School System, the Broward Workshop, the Early Learning Coalition of Broward, and the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance.


Bob Swindell, President & CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance; Anthony Abbate, Associate Provost for Broward Campuses, FAU; Lucille Flynn, Curriculum Supervisor, Career, Technical, Adult and Community Education, Broward County Public Schools; Carol Lopez, Supervisor for College & Career Readiness, School Counseling & Brace Advisement; and James F. Griffin II, Principal, Lauderdale Lakes Middle School

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“Professional Management: Ethical Challenges in 2019”

April 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cohen Center, Room 214, Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Ft. Myers, FL 33965

ICMA Practices: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 14

In a time when much of the national news media has become political activists, and social media platforms too often focusing on divisiveness and distortion; and some local elected officials being guided by both, the need for professional local government management to provide consistent ethical leadership has never been more challenging. What are these challenges? How do Managers and other public servants respond? What should they focus on in the future? These and other questions will drive the discussion among a panelist of local government managers and their interactions with attendees of this program.

Naples City Manager Charles Chapman, Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra, Arcadia City Administrator Terry Stewart, Wauchula City Manager Terry Atchley Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag and Punta Gorda City Manager Howard Kunik

Click here to register. The deadline is April 5th.

ADA/Accessibility: Planning Now to Avoid ADA Lawsuits and DOJ Settlements Later

April 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lakeland Linder International Airport, 3900 Don Emerson Drive, Lakeland, FL

ICMA Practices:2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14

Join your colleagues to learn about ADA and Accessibility requirements. This FCCMA training program will address a number of concerns regarding website accessibility; including creating accessible documents/PDF’s and screen readable web pages, and creating additional ADA-friendly digital content for social media and video. The program will also include a brief overview of the ADA’s five titles with a focus on Title II, which applies to state and local governments. The process of self evaluation and ADA transition planning will also be discussed, as well as information about managing accommodation requests. There will be plenty of time for Q and A with the presenters. Managers should particularly be encouraging staff assigned to implementation responsibilities to register for this training!

Complimentary Tour!

Immediately following this training, a one hour complimentary tour will be provided to interested attendees to see the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Operations Center and Draken International; the world’s largest commercial fleet of tactical ex-military aircraft that supports military training objectives around the globe.

Jenny Sykes, Lakeland ADA Specialist and Elizabeth Repass Hollida, Lakeland Webmaster

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“Current Trends and Best Practices for Employment Labor Law and Labor Negotiations”

April 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

DeLand Sanborn Event Center, 815 South Alabama Avenue, DeLand, FL

ICMA Practices: 3, 4, 13

The evolving law relative to managing human resources is nearly impossible to keep up with, even for the most adept Human Resource professional. This FCCMA training will offer members, and their staff, an opportunity to attend a half day program specifically designed to update attendees on current trends and practices in this critically important discipline/responsibility. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage with these legal experts, and with each other, in an informal and interactive setting.

Attorneys Jeff Mandel and Benton Woods, both with the firm: Fisher and Phillips

Click here to register online. The deadline to register is April 19th.