|President Joe Benjamin, CPPO, CPPB, FCCM|
It is my honor to serve as your 2015-2016 FAPPO President. We have another great year of professional networking and educational opportunities planned for our membership. The many faithful chairs and their committees are already hard at work on the annual conference, to be held at the Rosen Centre Orlando in May of next year, where we will be “Proving our Professionalism”. We are also working on scheduling 2 educational opportunities, for those that need certification or recertification credits or you just want to expand your knowledge on current best practices. There will be a survey coming out soon to see what classes are in demand for our membership. The first event of this year is our Fall Workshop, October 16th in St. Augustine, FL. where our theme will be “Negotiating the Path”. You won’t want to miss our keynote speaker Dr. Ryan Darby, Associate Professor, Flagler College who will be sharing two general sessions, “Improving Negotiations through Emotional Intelligence” and “Using Strengths to Achieve Career Success”. After a lunch break we will have 4 of our fellow members leading some breakout sessions in keeping with our theme of Negotiations, and we will wrap up the day with Attorney, David M. Snyder who will be providing us with some insight on the current aspects of the sunshine law. Attending the Fall Workshop can potentially provide you with up to 7 hours of valuable certification or recertification hours. Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your president over this next year, and I hope to see you in St. Augustine!
FAPPO is accepting proposals for presentations for the 2016 Annual Conference to be delivered to the membership during its 49th Annual Conference May 22, 2015 through May 25, 2015. The deadline to submit proposals is November 20, 2015. Topics for presentation should motivate, educate and challenge our members who strive to “Proving Our Professionalism”. Every presenter is invited to share experience, expertise, knowledge and transferable capabilities with colleagues to offer solutions for future success. Final presentations are due March 28, 2016. Benefits of Presenting Member will receive $300.00 in FAPPO Bucks for presenting, or if co-presenting, $150.00 per person in FAPPO Bucks will be awarded. Non-Members will receive complimentary registration to the conference.
FAPPO President Joe Benjamin will be appointing a CPPB representative on the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) Board. Members who are interested in being considered for this position must submit their Letter of Interest, Resume and Application packet no later than October 30, 2015. Please contact Cheryl at 407-320-0243 with any questions.
FAPPO President Joe Benjamin will be appointing a CPPO representative on the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) Board. Members who are interested in being considered for this position must submit their Letter of Interest, Resume and Application packet no later than October 30, 2015. Please contact Cheryl at 407-320-0243 with any questions.
FAPPO President Joe Benjamin is seeking interested parties to represent FAPPO on the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Committee for the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). January 1, 2016 through July 30, 2019 (3 year term) Due by October 30, 2015
The 2015 membership Guide is now available.