Join the Future Focus of Public Service... Be a part of Public Sector Excellence NFBPA invites you to participate in five days of professional training, hear from thought-provoking keynote speakers, and share in creative idea-generating experiences. FORUM 2015 will offer over 40 sessions where conference attendees will learn from public sector experts and business leaders. There will be valuable networking opportunities and an informative exhibit hall area to examine marketplace solutions. NFBPA plans and executes an annual conference guaranteed to reenergize conference attendees leading to a recommitment to excellence. Attendees sharpen existing and develop new skills; learn about the best practices; and hear first-hand about emerging trends. The breadth and depth of subject matter covered at the conference provides quality programs for attendees whether you are a student pursuing a degree in public administration, an emerging leader or seasoned public administrator. Three reasons you will want to attend FORUM 2015: •QUALITY . . . The assemblage of speakers and presenters is top notch. •VALUE . . . The conference is affordable and covers more within the base registration fee than most professional conferences. •CONVENIENCE . . . Tampa, Florida is very accessible, with low airfares from all points of the United States. NFBPA Advance Academy Arrive early in Tampa and enhance your conference experience by attending one of the pre-conference learning laboratories. These educational sessions are specifically designed as extensive, fast-paced opportunities to enhance both your personal and professional skills. Developed for all career tracks and levels, these sessions will be interactive, provide real-life examples, case studies, and lively presentations. Space is limited and workshops fill up fast, so register early. NCI Charrette: Bringing People Together to Design Their Community Avoid endless meetings and project delays by obtaining meaningful community impact. NFBPA has collaborated with the National Charrette Institute for this session, which will provide an overview of the NCI Charrette System, a collaborative approach to designed-based public participation. Case studies will be used to show practical applications of charrettes to a range of project types. By participating in role-play exercises, attendees will learn how to conduct community engagement workshops. The session will also demonstrate how multiple day charrettes can be used to resolve conflicts, save time and money, and conduct an open public involvement process where everyone can be heard. Speaker Highlights Plenary Sessions and Keynote Addresses at luncheon sessions will feature nationally-renowned personalities. Opening Plenary “The Future of America: Perceptions, Perspectives and Projections.” This will be a dynamic PointCounterPoint Session, featuring Amy Holmes and Jamal Simmons discussing the state of democracy, politics, and societal issues in America. Amy Holmes Political Commentator Jamal Simmons Democratic Strategist and CNN Commentator Corporate Luncheon “The Sense and Sensibility of Corporate Social Responsibility.” Michael Strautma- nis will speak from first-hand knowledge about the roles and responsibilities of corporate America in building partnerships and programs to address social and environmental issues. Michael Strautmanis Vice President The Walt Disney Company Lean Six Sigma in the Public Sector Once the exclusive domain of companies such as GE, DuPont and Toyota, the organizational performance improvement methodology Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is increasingly being adopted by the public sector searching for ways to increase efficiency, save revenue and increase accountability. This session will introduce participants to the methodology and showcase the successful LSS initiatives undertaken by the District of Columbia government as part of a long-term leadership development program administered by George Washington University Center for Public Leadership. Participants will also engage in an interactive simulation that demonstrates the power of LSS in action. NFBPA Advance Academy Emotional Intelligence (EI) Our ability to deal effectively with our emotions and the emotions of others is critical to our success as leaders and service providers. Learn to cultivate a higher EI to better understand and develop self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management. Through this highly interactive workshop, participants will assess their Emotional Intelligence competencies, identify strengths and challenges, and learn new strategies for increasing personal excellence and unlocking their potential. In addition, participants will learn how to build emotional intelligence in their teams. This workshop will define leadership operating philosophy and provide insight into a wider repertoire of effective leadership styles and how and when to use each. Participants will leave with ideas for enhancing their leadership presence and maximizing their leadership effectiveness. New 2015 Program FORUM 2015 Leadership Boot Camp Given the fast pace, high demand and changing environment of the public sector, leaders, today, whether wellseasoned or new to their jobs, must continually sharpen their skills. Fundamental to sharpening your leadership skills is the need to know the most up-to-date trends and issues within the core competencies of leading people, managing resources and information, and managing change for results. New at this conference, NFBPA will a offer high-impact series of four (4) workshops to assist participants in this regard. Over two days, during the times for concurrent sessions, Leadership Boot Camp participants will attend four workshops and earn a Certificate of Completion. Enrollment in the Boot Camp is free, but requires pre-registration and full participation in all four workshops. The Workshops are: HumanCapital: EveryOrganization’sMostImportantResource Along with identifying and discussing current and emerging trends in human resource management, this workshop will be highly interactive and include information on innovative ideas to motivate staff, improve employee relations, establish meaningful employee participation, encourage diversity, and create high performing teams. IntheMatterofDollars&Cents Bricks 4 Biz: The Power of Meaningful Play Through play, children learn about themselves, their environments, people and the world around them. As they play, children learn to solve problems and get along with others. Today, researchers have found that adults can also learn through play to develop leadership skills, be more creative and adaptable, and acquire healthy personality attributes. During this interactive workshop you will engage in “meaningful play” using LEGO® bricks. Our certified facilitator will guide you through an interactive team building experience with challenging activities to strengthen relationships and leadership skills. This is a cutting edge workshop that makes hard work and complex issues fun through the “art” of play. Throughout the 4-hour session, honest thought exchanges are encouraged to deepen understanding, sharpen insight and learn how to create memorable connections with your co-workers, subordinates and bosses. This workshop will focus on how to assess the financial health of your organization, approaches to budgeting during fiscal challenges, public engagement in the budget process and the politics of merging public policy with financial resources. This workshop is aimed at the nonfinancial manager and emphasizes the practical side of financial management and not the technical or accounting perspectives. ThePoliticsofPublicLeadership This workshop will discuss the realities of working in the public arena at all levels of government and/or as part of a not-for-profit agency that partners with government, tips on how to work with multiple bosses, building positive relationships with a governing board and elected officials, ensuring democracy and transparency while being efficient and timely, and dealing with the media, particularly during a crisis. OneElectiveWorkshop Participants may select one concurrent workshop from the general program that is designated eligible for Boot Camp credit. 2015 NFBPA Scholarship Program The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) is pleased to announce its 2015 Scholarship Program. The NFBPA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize African-American or minority students who are currently enrolled full-time at a college or university who exemplify outstanding leadership, scholarship, public service; as well as students who have achieved extraordinary success in the field of public management with great promise of success and professionalism. We invite undergraduate and graduate students to participate in this year’s program as we look forward to making this year’s scholarship awards. NFBPA supports over 15 college students each year, with annual scholarships totaling more than $65,000 through partnerships with corporate supporters, public sector organizations and individual contributors. AvailableScholarships • CH2M Hill/Willie T. Loud • Cigna Health Care (Undergraduate or Graduate) • CPS-HR/Walter Vaughn Excellence in Human Resources • Full Circle Communications, Inc./Maynard Jackson • J-DOS Internationale ProgramApplication Application materials must be mailed in one packet including transcripts and letters of recommendation (in sealed envelopes). Incomplete, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered. Application packages must be postmarked by February 15, 2015 for scholarship consideration. For more information, visit the FORUM 2015 website at www.nfbpaforum2015.org or contact the National Office at 202.408.9300. Student Poster Competition New to FORUM 2015 will be a Student Poster Competition. First initiated on university campuses, poster competitions afford a forum for students to present their work. NFBPA will conduct a Poster Competition for university students in the fields of public administration, public policy and political science to share the results of their academic work and showcase research and ideas on Governing & Leadership Challenges in the 21st Century. Conference attendees will have the benefit of reviewing the posters to stimulate ideas to take back to their workplace. The National Forum for Black Public Administrators is seeking posters that reflect the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research, and practice. The committee invites posters that: • Reflect innovation and cutting edge content • Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement • Deliver best practices using approaches for different learning styles • Present evidence based on or supported by research • Target new, mid-career, and seasoned professionals • Reflect a forward-thinking perspective of public administration First, second and third place awards will be presented. NFBPA encourages interested students to submit their work for review, and plan to attend the 2015 National FORUM. For more information or to download the entry forms, visit the FORUM 2015 website at www.nfbpaforum2015.org or call the NFBPA National Office at 202.408.9300. Highlightedtopicsmayinclude: • Technological advances impacting the future of Public Administrators (City/State/Federal Government Workers, Healthcare, Higher Education, Nonprofit Management, etc.) • National or worldwide trends in the public sector • Public Service, Urban Planning or Policy topics that are fostering peace, justice and civic engagement through programming. The overall program will result in a diverse array of presenters and perspectives, including different nationalities, different levels of experience, and a variety of institutional and organizational types. Proposals with presenters from a single institution or multiple institutions will be considered equally. Qualifications: Submissions shall include: • Students’ full name, complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, degree of study and school affiliation for each participant • An abstract of no more than 500 words describing your proposed project • All entries shall be submitted electronically to the NFBPA National Office to firstname.lastname@example.org. • All entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm, March 1, 2015 • The Academic Advisory Committee will serve as the clearinghouse for reviewing the submitted proposals. 5 Tracks to Success Preliminary Workshops: More to Come .... Be Sure to Read FORUM 2015 Updates Track I LeadingwithVision Whether an experienced executive, a settled manager, or new to the field of public administration, leadership is one of the most elusive challenges one faces in trying to make a positive difference. The political climate of today’s democracy is dynamic and the only constant is change itself. However, amid these challenging times is the opportunity and the necessity to provide quality services to all segments of the communities we serve. Educational sessions in this track will provide insights and share techniques and impart knowledge for critical skills required to effectively lead in multi-faceted organizational environments. Sessions will also provide a safe and encouraging opportunity to delve into and discuss specific hot topics. Among the workshops are: • The Future of Government • A Dilemma: Public, Private or Non-Profit Employment • Better Leaders, Not Just Better Workers: An Approach for Workforce Development • How to Handle Challenging Professionals • The Ten Things I Wish I Was Told Early in My Career • Career Advancement for Public Administrators • Microskills and Communications • Executive Search: The New Paradigm Track II Financing&ManagingthePublic’sBusiness Since the beginning of public administration there have been debates on the role of government—at all levels of government, and questions asked whether a democracy can be truly efficient and operate like a business. Moreover, should government run like a business? As these debates continue, we know we must be held accountable for how taxpayer dollars are spent and resources used. Educational sessions in this track will provide insights, share techniques and impart knowledge on critical skills related to operational acumens. Among the workshops are: • Mission: Customer Service • The Public Administrator’s Roadmap to Retirement – “Season 2” • Ready, Set, Audit • Good to Great: Strategies for Achieving a Healthy Bottom Line • Bond Rating In Today’s Economy • Municipal Bankruptcy: What’s Next? • Preparing and Administering the Budget Track III EnsuringCommunitySecurityThrough Health,Education&PublicSafety Public safety and health of the community are extremely important. Reducing health disparity, violence and crime in the Black community can only be achieved when, not if, we address the systemic factors that cause these issues. Therefore, we must have approaches which start from prenatal care to early childhood learning to police with citizen dignity and other methods throughout the life span. Educational sessions in this track will provide insights, share techniques, impart knowledge around innovative ways to improve health and promote wellness in the community, reduce high school drop-out rates, improve public education, assure quality and adequately trained police and fire departments. Albeit, this must be done while also preventing and managing domestic and foreign man-made and natural disasters. Among the workshops are: • Emergency Management: An Economic Driver of Your Community • 21st Century Disaster Planning • Strategies for Sustaining Youth Oriented Initiatives • Lessons Learned from Ferguson • Advancing Community Engagement Through Technology Track IV GiftsIntotheFuture—Environment&Sustainability Protecting the environment has always been a goal of strategic-thinking public administrators. There is no question about why this is the right thing to do. However, the “how” to accomplish it continues to stump us. Educational sessions in this track will provide insights, share techniques, and impart knowledge about green initiatives, models on how cities and states are dealing with water quality, mitigating rising water tables, ensuring clean air and efficient use of energy, along with the identification of alternative energy sources, recycling to innovative reuse, public transportation projects and how to fund them, and ways to create urban forests and open space. Among the workshops are: • Urban Sprawl as a Link to Sustainable Development • Creating Support for a Shared Economy • Proven Technologies for Reducing Energy Costs • Promoting Transparency Through Open Collaboration with Stakeholders • Building Better Neighborhoods through Code Enforcement EarnCEUs NFBPA will award Continuing Education Units during FORUM 2015. NFBPA will partner with Troy State University’s Continuing Education to provide continuing education credits to our attendees. FORUM 2015 participants can earn up to 1 CEU by attending approved workshops. Attendees must attend four approved sessions to receive one CEU unit. Payment ($45) must be made at the time of conference registration. Payments are non refundable. Certificates will be mailed within 30 days of the conference ending. Contact the National Office for further information at (202)408-9300. NFBPA is partnering with ICMA to offer our attendees who participate and attend selected workshops at FORUM2015 the opportunity to earn credits to assist with meeting the professional development required to meet ICMA Credentialed Manager or Credentialed Manager Candidate maintenance requirements. CancellationandRefundPolicy All cancellations will be charged a $150 processing fee regardless of when received. NFBPA membership dues are not refundable. Cancellations will be accepted until March15,2015. No refunds will be made after this date. Conference registration cancellations must be in writing. All requests for cancellations must be accompanied with payment information and/or a copy of your official purchase order. NFBPA Advance Academy workshops will be charged an additional $40 processing fee. Track V EconomicEmpowerment Every community, state and federal agency is reliant on the revenues and resources available for their use. How those resources are shared within the greater community and the public good must be evaluated. How do you increase your tax base, balance the burden on taxpayers and yet address the needs of the current and traditionally disadvantaged? This is a major issue for today’s public administrator. Educational sessions in this track will provide insights, share techniques and provide knowledge on models of economic development, community engagement and neighborhood redevelopment. Among the workshops are: • Creative Place Making: Community, Cultural and Economic Development • Engagement in Action New Transparency • Innovative Program Initiative: Taking Staff Engagement to the Next Level • Data Mining Using Technology to Improve Service Delivery TermsandConditionsPolicy By registering for this conference you agree to the terms and conditions and the cancellation/refund policy, consent to the use of photographic images: registration and attendance at or participation in NFBPA meetings and other activities which constitute an agreement by the registrant for NFBPA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future and without compensation) of the registrant’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events. 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Hotel & Travel Information FORUM 2015 will be held at the Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in the heart of downtown Tampa, Florida. The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina boasts an incredible location near Tampa Bay and every amenity you need to feel at home. Unwind and recharge in your spacious and modern hotel room or suite, most of them with balconies and a view of Tampa Bay or of downtown Tampa. A full service spa, a 32 slip marina and an energetic atmosphere await you upon your arrival in Tampa for FORUM2015. The Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina has set aside a limited block of rooms for NFBPA attendees at a special conference rate of $149. This special rate is available until March23,2015, or until the room block has reached capacity. All rooms are on a first come-first served basis. Conference attendees must be registered for the conference by March23,2015, or your rate is subject to change. Reservations can be made by one of the following methods: Internet: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/nationalforumforblackpublic Phone: 813.221.4900 or 1.888.268.1616 Getting to the Conference: The Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina is approximately 9 miles from the Tampa International Airport. Depending on the mode of travel and current traffic conditions, you should allow approximately 20-25 minutes to get to Downtown Tampa. The Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina does not provide shuttle transportation. Super Shuttle provides shared passenger van service to the hotel. Call (800) 2826817 or (727) 572-1111. Airline Discounts/Codes: United Airlines: US 50 States & Canada Customers: call your professional travel agency, book online via united.com or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at (800) 4261122 and provide the Z Code ZT76 and Agreement Code 849657. For all tickets issued through United Meetings Reservations Desk, there will be a $25 per ticket service fee collected. This fee is subject to change without notice. Such service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round-trip. DeltaAirlines: Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on More Search Options and enter the meeting code NMJZW in the box provided on the Search Flight page. Reservations may also be made by calling our Delta Meeting reservations at (800) 328-1111, Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm CDT. Please note: there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.
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