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2015 Summit Workshops

 ASK YOUR MAYOR
Participate in a conversation with 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.

 ENGAGING NEXT GENERATION LEADERSHIP IN YOUR ORGANIZATION
New volunteers are key to a healthy and responsive organization. This workshop will focus on how to involve the next generation by understanding what motivates them to volunteer their time, expertise and resources.  Understand their values and characteristics and how to better connect them to your organization.

 “STAND UP ORLANDO,” ORLANDO’S NEW ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN
One in four students experiences bullying and nearly all students witness bullying during their years in school. Research shows that bullying can lead to depression, substance abuse, poor health, delinquency and poor academic performance.  The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida and Zebra Coalition will provide educational resources and information so that neighborhood and community leaders are equipped to help in the anti-bullying efforts.  Find out about Orlando’s new anti-bullying campaign, “Stand Up Orlando” launched by Mayor Buddy Dyer to demonstrate his commitment to bullying prevention and to ensure our community continues to be a place of belonging, acceptance and respect for all people.

 USING THE NONPROFIT SEARCH TOOL TO REACH NEW DONORS
The Central Florida Foundation has a searchable database of portraits with information provided by nonprofits and validated by the Foundation staff. The Nonprofit Search is designed to help donors easily find and research organizations in order to make smarter giving decisions. Each portrait provides in-depth information about a nonprofit’s management, governance, financial health and programs. Having a portrait can help you tell your organization’s story, while providing the information that investors want to know.  This workshop will discuss the importance of creating a nonprofit profile, the benefits of participation and tips about making the most of your reviewed portrait.

ENGAGING AND EFFECTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES
Are you confident in your nonprofit’s social media management and marketing plan? Do you have a strategy you believe in and the right people speaking on your behalf for your nonprofit agency or organization? You’ll gain insights into what really works to engage a community, how to leverage all departments and staff and how to maximize your nonprofit’s social media presence.

VOLUNTEERING THROUGH ORLANDO CARES AND BEYOND
Learn how you or your organization can get involved with service and volunteerism in Orlando. Through the partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service and City of Orlando, Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Cities of Service Initiative: ORLANDO CARES successfully addresses community challenges, youth academic improvement and youth crime prevention, by mobilizing caring citizens as volunteers to be part of the solution.  The collective efforts by the citizens in Orlando’s schools and community centers have a positive impact on children of all ages.

 LEGAL UPDATES FOR MANDATORY ASSOCIATIONS
Do you understand how Florida Statutes affect your homeowners or condominium association? Are you aware of changes to the Florida Statutes that impact your association? If you are a board member of a mandatory association, this workshop will give you tools to understand Florida law and effectively serve in your role.

CODE ENFORCEMENT 101
Learn how the Code Enforcement Division protects the health, safety and welfare of citizens and preserves the aesthetic character of Orlando. Be proactive and educate yourself on what can be done about the ugly house in the neighborhood, those yard signs along City streets, abandoned shopping carts and graffiti. Use this forum to ask questions and get answers from the City’s top code enforcer.

NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Take your leadership skills to the next level. Explore key leadership attributes and skills needed to build and foster your association. Learn best practices and gain access to tools, such as iLead, the City’s interactive neighborhood training program. Be the strong leader your neighborhood organization needs to be successful.

WEB TOOLS FOR REACHING OUT TO YOUR NEIGHBORS
The Orange County Property Appraiser’s Office website is a great neighborhood resource. Learn about home values and trends, foreclosures, zip code sales and location information including school district, HOA contacts, elected officials and utility service providers. You can also create mailing labels for outreach and engagement. Gain insight into your neighborhood by accesses this website.

ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (ABCD)
How does a community start to move toward a wider circle of people working together to address problems and realize goals? Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a powerful approach to community development that focuses on discovering and mobilizing the resources that are present in a community. When people join together in new connections and relationships they build power. When people become more productive together, they exercise their power to address problems and create solutions. This workshop introduces the concept of Asset Based Community Development and how to practice it in your community.

COLLECTIVE IMPACT – SOLVING TODAY’S COMPLEX PROBLEMS COLLECTIVELY AND INTENTIONALLY
Just as “It takes a village to raise a child”, it takes a community to make long-term, societal change happen. Nonprofits are powerful forces for good, yet alone they cannot achieve transformational change in most issue areas. Attend this session to learn the core elements of “collective impact initiatives”, or extensive partnerships with nonprofit, government, corporate and other sectors’ leaders set up to design and realize long-term solutions to perennial problems.

ALL PEOPLE. ALL VOICES. ALL MATTER: PRINCIPLES FOR RESPECT AND NONVIOLENCE
Explore the meaning and use of the thirteen Principles for How We Treat Each Other for creating a compassionate, nonviolent and respectful home, workplace and community. Valencia College, through its Peace and Justice Initiative, has adopted these principles in an effort to create classrooms, campuses and communities that honor the dignity of all. Join us.

USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE NEIGHBORHOOD ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH
Discover how to effectively use innovative technology to enhance your current outreach strategies.  Learn about iLead, the City’s interactive neighborhood training program designed to help neighborhood organizations build membership, recruit new leadership and increase the visibility and impact of your organization.

CONVERSATIONS ON RACE
As our country reflects on the 50th anniversaries of the signing of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, it is important to look back on how far we have come toward achieving equality for all people. Join us as we discuss the topic of race and how it affects each of us in our daily lives, as we consider action steps to help us move forward together toward more equitable communities.

 CRIME PREVENTION STARTS WITH YOU
Be a leader in crime prevention efforts in your neighborhood.  This workshop offers an overview on public safety trends, tips and citizen engagement programs. Learn from OPD how neighborhood safety is everyone’s responsibility.

TAKE HEART ORLANDO – LEARN HANDS ONLY CPR
Mayor Buddy Dyer has challenged the Orlando Fire Department to train every City resident in hands-only CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) by 2017. Take the challenge and make Orlando one of the healthiest cities in America. Participate in this 1-hour training and learn life saving skills. After the workshop, schedule a time for the Orlando Fire Department to provide this free training to your organization.

BEAUTIFUL YARDS WITH LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Learn about Florida friendly landscaping and how to make it work in your neighborhood. Discover how you can enjoy beautiful landscaping while protecting the environment and your wallet. Local horticulturists will share efficiency tips and effective ways to access local resources for your neighborhood.

CITY OF ORLANDO MAYOR’S MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM
Learn about the City of Orlando 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. Mayor Dyer and the Orlando City Council believe in the power and creativity of our citizens to address challenges, educate our youth, build community and develop relationships with neighbors, community partners and local businesses through the MMG program. This session presents the guidelines and eligibility requirements of the grant program.

BOARD ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN ACTION
What role does a board actually play and what does it look like when a board is functioning at its best? If you are new to board service or work closely with your organization’s board members, join us for this information-filled session. Learn the top 10 roles and responsibilities of board members, what those actions look like, and how they apply to everyday situations and challenges. You will gain a clear understanding of the important roles of nonprofit board members and ideas for enhancing board impact and effectiveness.

LET’S EXPLORE ORLANDO IN 60-MINUTES
Did you know that the first speeding ticket on I-4 was given to a Mayor? Or that Orlando previously went by another name?  Come and learn about this and more of Orlando’s rich history, dating back to the 1800s, from Don Price who leads the Moonlight Walking Tours at the Greenwood Cemetery. This municipal cemetery is owned and operated by the City of Orlando, offering scenic views and historical importance to Orlando and its people- bringing life to our city’s past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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