OMS-FLGC: Summit on Successful Collaboration

APA Florida Chapter, Orlando Metro Section


Thursday, April 16, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Winter Park, FL, United States

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OMS-FLGC: Summit on Successful Collaboration Winter Park Civic Center, Winter Park, Florida April 16, 2015 1:30-3:30 – 2 CMs Members Orlando Metro Section of APA and multiple other organizations that make up the Florida Local Government Coalition will gather for this Summit on Successful Collaboration to help their leaders achieve more productive plans and project through effective collaboration. Hosts, Mayor Glenda Hood of TriSect, Jason Burton, Chief Planner for the City of Orlando, and Michael Pleus, City Manager for the City of Deland will introduce the topics, leaded the panel discussion, as well as guide the moderated group discussions on collaboration. Panel Discussion 1: Collaboration and Connection: Great Leaders Doing Great Things - Robert Beltran, Executive Director of the SWFWMD, John Dickson, Utilities Director for the City of Auburndale, and Frank Martz, City Manager for the City of Altamonte Springs will provide panel discussion of the strategies of collaboration that has made the Central Florida Water Initiative an outstanding example of collaboration. Sustainable collaboration requires sustainable partnerships, which require the right people in the right places at the right time… Do you need the partner you are engaged with, and do they have the same needs/goals. Panel Discussion 2: Homelessness in Central Florida: A Multi-Sector Collaboration. Sandi Vidal, Executive Vice President of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, Rebecca Sutton, Chief Financial Officer for the City of Orlando, and NIki Whisler, Advocate Coordinator for Osceola County will present on the collaboration efforts of the Central Florida Commission on Harmlessness. In order to impact homelessness, a complex multi-jurisdictional issue, stakeholders must ensure collaboration between municipalities, businesses, criminal justice system, educators, health care, non-profits, educators, and faith-based organizations. Moderated Group Discussion: Collaboration and Connections – Great Leaders Replicating Success and the Value of Coming Together. Both panels and the moderated group discussion will focus on efforts to create effective partnerships, which include, but are not limited to the following. • Picking politically smart projects. • Prioritizing projects based on quantifiable goals. • Understand what each partner needs. • Create a strong legal framework. • Find the right revenue stream. • Create a clear and transparent process. • Build an empowered team • Actively engage with stakeholders. • Monitor and learn from the partners. Collaboration has no boundaries--attendees will gain valuable knowledge how they can effectuate effective collaboration and partnership in their own plans and projects. Attendees will learn how tools to achieve successful collaboration.

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