Summit Workshops

2016 Summit Agenda & Workshops


Summit Agenda

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


Opening Session – Creating a Culture of Inclusive Excellence
The City of Orlando is proud of its multicultural community and that we attract people from across the country and globe who want to seek opportunity and call Orlando home. One of our greatest assets is that the fabric of our city is a mix of ethnicities, cultures and religions. Yet, if we neglect to leverage this asset, we miss a unique opportunity. This session will explore our differences as a pathway to understanding one another more fully, strengthening our city and creating a culture of inclusive excellence. The session will be facilitated by the Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute.

Session A: 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. | Session B: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

session a 9:45 to 10:45 am

A.1 – Ask Your Mayor
Participate in a conversation with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer on topics that impact our city, our economy and our neighborhoods.  Learn about some of the exciting projects happening this year and how you can stay informed, connected and involved with your city.

A.2 – Housing First: Ending Homelessness in Orlando
Housing First is an approach to ending homelessness that centers on providing people experiencing homelessness with housing as quickly as possible – and then providing services as needed. Participants will learn more about this approach and how it is being implemented here in Orlando.

A.3 – Living Well – Exploring the Benefits of Living in the City of Orlando
The City of Orlando offers a wide range of recreational, fitness, cultural and educational facilities and activities. Learn about how you can take advantage of these many amenities and benefits that are offered to City residents.

A.4 – National Night Out Planning
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Learn how you can work with the Orlando Police Department’s Crime Prevention Division to use National Night Out to increase community engagement and promote crime prevention on your street, in your complex, or in your subdivision.

A.5 – Nextdoor: The Tool for Reaching More Neighbors
Nextdoor is the private social media network for your neighborhood. Learn how to use Nextdoor to connect with your neighbors. If your neighborhood already utilizes Nextdoor, learn how to maximize all it has to offer.

A.6 – Orlando at Play!
Orlando has a wide range of exciting and engaging arts and cultural activities that take place year-round. Learn how you can tap into the region’s diverse art, science and history events, as well as nature activities, farmers markets, dining experiences and sporting events, all in one convenient location.

A.7 – Understanding Your Mandatory Association
Do you understand how Florida Statutes affect your homeowners’ or condominium association?  If you are a board member of a mandatory association, this workshop will give you tools to understand Florida law, ask legal questions and effectively serve in your role.

A.8 – Using iLead to Benefit Your Organization
Learn about the City of Orlando’s iLead program, an online leadership training tool designed to help organizations build membership, recruit leadership, increase the impact of their organization and more.

session b 11:15 am to 12:15 pm

B.1 – All People. All Voices. All Matter: Principles of Respect and Community Building
Explore the Principles for How We Treat Each Other as practices for creating a compassionate, nonviolent and respectful home, workplace and community. Valencia College, through its Peace and Justice Institute, has adopted these principles in an effort to create classrooms, campuses and communities that honor the dignity of all. Join us!

B.2 – Board Election Process Leaving You Confused?
The process to elect a Board of Directors in your association can be a difficult to understand. Learn what a quorum means, what proxies are used for and how to recruit members to serve on the Board.

B.3 – Conflict Management for Neighborhood Organizations
Dealing with conflict or difficult neighbors that disrupt association meetings zaps the positive energy out of a meeting and the association. Learn how to address conflict and difficult people to keep your association meeting positive and on track.

B.4 – Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
CPTED is based on the principle that proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the incidence of crime and an improvement in quality of life. Learn how CPTED strategies can be used as a crime prevention tool for your neighborhood or organization.

B.5 – Hidden Gems – the Orlando You Never Knew Existed
We all know that Orlando is more than theme parks and tourist attractions. Learn about locally owned businesses just off the beaten path that you may want to check out!

B.6 – One Person, One Tree, Composting and Community Gardens
The City of Orlando is the most sustainable city in the southeast.  It is critical that as our city grows, our residents, business and government do all that we can to conserve, preserve and reuse our valuable resources. Learn about how you can participate in our Green Works Orlando initiatives and keep our city green by making improvements to your home and neighborhood.

B.7 Show Me the Money!
Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization or new to fundraising? Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available? Participants will learn how to search for and identify foundation and corporate giving programs that match the mission and funding needs of your organization.

B.8 Stress Relief and Self Care
Learn how to manage your time and establish best practices for reducing stress caused by the responsibilities of being in a leadership role. Learn tips on how to prevent burnout and take care of your needs so that you will have more energy to give back.


Deadline: March 8, 2016
Fee: $22/person, $45/person at the door
Early bird deadline: February 26, $12/person
*fee includes workshops, exhibits, continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials.

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