Summit Workshops


Summit Agenda

7:30 a.m.    Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
7:45 a.m.    Opening Session
8:45 a.m.    Break – Exhibits
9:00 a.m.    Workshop Session A
10:00 a.m.  Break – Exhibits
10:15 a.m.    Workshop Session B
11:15 a.m.    Break – Coffee & Exhibits
11:45 a.m.    Workshop Session C
12:45 p.m.    Break
12:55 p.m.    Luncheon & Closing Session
2:15 p.m.      Closing

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2017 Summit Workshops

Workshops are based on the five pillars of a healthy community: Healthy People (H), Dynamic Economy (D), Sustainable Environment (S), Vibrant Culture (V) and Engaged Citizens (E). The workshops are color coded base on the pillar they support.

There are three workshop sessions (Sessions A, B and C). Advanced workshop registration is not necessary. Attendees have the choice of selecting any workshop of interest or all the workshops that support a specific pillar.

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Session A Workshops (9:00 to 10:00 a.m.)

Ask our Mayor (E)
Participate in a conversation with Mayor Buddy Dyer on topics that impact our City, our community and neighborhoods.  Learn about some of the exciting projects happening this year and how you can stay informed, connected and involved with your City.

Beyond the Bake Sale – Creative Ways of Building Revenue for your Organization (D)
Fundraising is crucial to your organization’s success. Chances are, you’re constantly looking for ways to better your fundraising strategies to raise more money for your cause. This workshop will explore strategies and practices to raise funds necessary to carry out your mission.

History of Orlando Made Fun (V)
Learn about Orlando’s rich history, it’s founding families and famous residents dating back to the 1800s, from Don Price, Greenwood Cemetery Sexton.

Legal Issues Impacting Mandatory Homeowners Associations
If you are a board member of a mandatory association, this workshop will give you tools to understand Florida Statutes 617 and 720 and how they affect your mandatory homeowners association.

Warrior Up and Conquer Leadership Burnout (H)
Join us for an interactive workshop to learn techniques that will unleash your leadership super powers. Learn strategies to rejuvenate yourself so that you can lead your neighborhood.

Waste Not, Want Not! (S)
Tired of taking out the trash? Find out about free recycling tips, tricks and tools to fight waste in your kitchen. Learn about the City of Orlando’s free programs to help make fighting waste easier.

Session B Workshops (10:15 to 11:15 a.m.)

Be Green, Save Green! (S)
Are you spending more on your utility bills than your neighbors? Learn about new ways to save money on your monthly utility bills through free programs offered by the City of Orlando and OUC.

Building a City of Inclusive Excellence (V)
Join Valencia College’s Peace and Justice Institute to learn practices that lead to more open and inclusive behaviors and activities, especially for families or organizations. Become aware of how to expand your capacity to become a welcoming and inclusive community leader.

Cooking for Non Cooks (H)
Join Leu Gardens’ Executive Director, Robert Bowden, in a fun-filled cooking demonstration using fresh, healthy vegetables and herbs from his celebrated food garden. Discover how easy growing food can be and how to become more sustainable in your daily pursuits.

Legal Issues Impacting Condominium Associations
If you are a board member of a mandatory association, this workshop will give you tools to understand Florida Statutes 617 and 720 and how they affect your mandatory condominium association.

The Power of Partnerships (D)
Learn how the City of Orlando forges strategic partnerships to create a dynamic economy and a strong community. Take these strategies and techniques and learn how to create partnerships within your own organization.

Using Digital Media to Engage Citizens (E)
Digital media isn’t just for communicating information. If used strategically, social media can also brand your organization, which can lead to engagement, donations/sponsorships and recognition. Learn to develop and implement a strategic digital media plan for your organization.

Session C Workshops (11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.)

Being Healthy in your City – Recreational Services for Residents (H)
The City of Orlando offers residents a wide variety of quality recreational, fitness, cultural and educational facilities with lots of opportunities to make healthy living a habit. Join us for this information session and start your journey today.

Crash Course on Event Planning (E)
Learn everything an organization needs to know to host a successful, safe and fun event for your community, donors, partners or members.

Make your Neighborhood Green Again! (S)
Want to learn how the plants in your yard can save you money? Be an eco-warrior by planting trees and food throughout your neighborhood. Learn about resources available to save money and be green.

Maximizing Potential through Diversity and Cultural Influences (V)
Explore a new perspective on time, productivity and output. Learn ancient eastern wisdom on how to manage stress, create flexibility within your schedule and stay centered and balanced as we bring our best work into the world.

Mythbusters about Affordable Housing (D)
Affordable housing means different things to different people.  Learn the basics about public, Section 8, Housing Choice, permanent supportive, workforce, tax credit, market rate, and other types of housing and housing assistance that are often associated with “affordable housing”.

Running Effective Meetings
The way association meetings are run will affect how members become and stay involved in your association. This workshop will outline procedures, tips and recommendations for conducting effective meetings that will help increase meeting attendance and get association business done in an hour.













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