7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Hilton by the Entrance to Universal Orlando
5780 Major Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
8:45 - 9:45 A.M.
A.1 ASK YOUR MAYOR
Here is your opportunity to ask questions and participate in a
conversation with Mayor Buddy Dyer. During this session, Mayor Dyer will
lead a discussion focusing on topics that impact our City, our economy,
our neighborhoods and our community.
A.2 ENGAGING NEXT GENERATION LEADERSHIP IN YOUR ORGANIZATION
Engaging new volunteers is key to a healthy and responsive
organization. This workshop will focus on the values and characteristics
of the next generation. Learn how to involve this age group in your
organization by understanding what motivates them to volunteer their
time, expertise and resources and how to connect them to your
A.3 FAIR HOUSING 101
Is it legal to refuse to rent or sell to a person with a disability
who has a pig for an emotional support animal when you are an owner
advertising the rental or sale of a condo? Fair Housing is the law and
the answer may surprise you. Learn what violates the federal Fair
Housing Act. This workshop will help mandatory associations prevent or
eliminate costly discrimination complaints by avoiding fair housing
A.4 AVOIDING AND ADDRESSING IDENTITY THEFT
Over 12 million people were victims of identity theft in 2012 and 14
of the top 20 cities experiencing identity theft are in Florida,
including Orlando and Tampa. Learn how this crime affects our community,
businesses, non-profit organizations and citizens. A litigation
attorney, along with Orlando Police Department representatives, will
answer questions about remedies for victims of identity theft.
A.5 SERVING ON A MANDATORY ASSOCIATION BOARD
If you are a board member of a mandatory association, this workshop
is a must attend! Do you understand how Florida Statutes affects your
homeowners or condominium association? As a board member, you need to
understand Florida law to effectively serve as a mandatory association
A.6 FUNDRAISING 101
Effective fundraising is essential to the sustainability of
non-profit, civic, neighborhood, faith-based and other organizations.
This workshop will help you understand how to develop a fundraising
approach that is right for your organization. Clear strategies, goals,
targets and outcomes are essential to achieving success. Participants
will receive effective tips, resources and evidence-based best practices
for successful fundraising.
A.7 NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION
Does your neighborhood need a little sprucing up? You never get a
second chance to make a first impression. Join us to learn about the
programs, services and resources available at no cost to you through the
City of Orlando. Topics will include organizing neighborhood cleanups
and beautification projects from graffiti prevention and removal, to
enhancing your public spaces with landscape plantings and trees. See
examples of how teamwork has transformed other neighborhoods to become
the best they could be!
10 - 11 A.M.
B.1 CREATING A SAFER COMMUNITY THROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD
A well informed and connected neighborhood is a safer community.
Learn from experienced Neighborhood Watch volunteers about how to make
Neighborhood Watch more effective in your own neighborhood. Learn how to
get started through a variety of resources and tools, steps to engage
your neighbors and building a strong Neighborhood Watch network. No
matter what neighborhood you live in, safety is always a priority and
Neighborhood Watch is one of the best ways you and your neighbors can
keep your neighborhood a great place to live.
B.2 HISTORIC MILESTONE: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 will be 50 years old on July 2, 2014.
Its impact on our country’s legal, education, economic and social
systems is unparalleled. This workshop will examine the law through the
evolution of African American Floridians in the 21st century. It will
also describe what life was like before passage of the Civil Rights Act,
how the Civil Rights Act paved the way for laws prohibiting
discrimination against women, the disabled and other groups and explore
the law’s future impact.
B.3 THE DIGITAL NEIGHBORHOOD: SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
Learn how to use social media to enhance your communication efforts
while avoiding common pitfalls. Hear how local neighborhood
organizations are using social networks to keep neighbors informed and
B.4 SUNRAIL: MOVING CENTRAL FLORIDA FORWARD
SunRail is Central Florida’s new commuter rail system, which is
scheduled to begin service in the spring of 2014. SunRail will change
the way Central Floridians travel. Get an overview of how the system
will operate and learn how your organization can benefit from SunRail
when it opens for passenger service.
B.5 CONDUCTING SUCCESSFUL EVENTS
Well planned events are great ways to promote your organization and
to build a strong sense of community in your neighborhood. Learn what it
takes to host successful events, from being organized, to doing the
right things at the right time, to understanding key steps to making
events fun, easy and memorable.
B.6 TELLING YOUR STORY USING OUTCOME MEASURES
Outcomes are the results of programs that are created to make a
positive difference. An effective organization or project has measurable
results. The steps you follow to make positive change are important, but
the results of the process – your outcomes – are what matter in the end.
This session will explore how to align performance measures with your
organization’s strategic plan and organizational structure to achieve
B.7 ORLANDO’S DECADE OF THE ARTS
Mayor Buddy Dyer has declared 2013 – 2023 the Decade of the Arts in
Orlando. Get swept up in the excitement of See Art Orlando, a
world-class collection of large scale public art in Downtown Orlando,
and get an up-to-the minute briefing on the opening, plans for the Dr.
Phillips Center for the Performing arts. This session will offer
concrete ways to get involved with these history-making arts happenings.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
C.1 ENGAGING ORLANDO’S DIVERSE CULTURAL AND ETHNIC
Orlando’s increasing cultural diversity contributes to the social,
economic and cultural values of our neighborhoods and community. Learn
how to celebrate the positive aspects of diversity by engaging citizens
and cultural organizations to develop and strengthen relationships.
C.2 MAYOR’S MATCHING GRANTS
Learn about the Mayor’s Matching Grant (MMG) program, which provides
resources for neighborhood associations, nonprofit organizations and
schools to plan and implement projects that address neighborhood needs,
improve education and build community pride. This session will discuss
the guidelines and eligibility requirements of the grant program.
C.3 GOING GREEN: A SMART INVESTMENT
What can you do to make your neighborhood and our City cleaner and
greener for generations to come? Participate in a conversation with
experts on how Orlando citizens can innovate, conserve and enhance
economic opportunities in water, transportation, food, green space,
livability and solid waste. Learn about the Green Works Orlando citizen
driven Community Action Plan, designed to implement sustainable
practices throughout our community.
C.4 ORLANDO CARES: HIGH IMPACT VOLUNTEERING
Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Cities of Service Initiative, ORLANDO CARES, is
successfully addressing community challenges, youth academic improvement
and youth crime prevention by mobilizing caring citizens as volunteers
to be part of the solution. Learn how you or your organization can get
involved with ORLANDO CARES through five youth-development programs in
Orlando’s schools and community centers to have a positive impact on
children of all ages.
C.5 RESOURCES FOR MAKING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTHIER
Your organization can help shape the environment so that the healthy
choice becomes the easy choice. Obesity and chronic disease have become
the new epidemics surpassing smoking in many communities. Learn how your
organization can work with the Department of Health-Orange County to
create and sustain healthy neighborhoods.
C.6 BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A well functioning board of directors is essential for a nonprofit’s
success. Without it, your organization will have difficulty
accomplishing its mission. This session will examine examples of highly
functioning boards and the keys to their success. Participants will also
learn the core responsibilities of a nonprofit board, how to structure a
board for maximum effectiveness (size, diversity, skills, etc.), proven
techniques and approaches for board assessment and recruitment and how
to get your board back on track when it loses its way. Participants will
walk away with fresh ideas on how to maximize board performance.
C.7 LEADERSHIP SURVIVAL SKILLS
As a neighborhood leader, you are a person of influence with great
responsibility for the success of your neighborhood organization. This
workshop will explore the key attributes and skills neighborhood leaders
need to have a balance in life. Learn about the City’s new iLead
interactive training series designed to help make neighborhood leaders
successful. Participants will leave with survivor skills and a road map
to leadership success.