|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!
The 2015 Conference Presentations are now available online. Please download and print the presentation materials for the sessions you plan to attend.
The 2015 membership Guide is now available.