The 2014 Summit workshops offered a variety of topics ranging from Engaging Next Generation Leadership, to the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights to Leadership Survival Skills. Below is the complete list of the workshops as well as the presentations and handouts offered at the workshop.
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.
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 organization.
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 liability.
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.
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 board member.
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.
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!
CREATING A SAFER COMMUNITY THROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
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.
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.
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 involved.
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.
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.
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 desired outcomes.
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.
ENGAGING ORLANDO’S DIVERSE CULTURAL AND ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.