FORUM 2019

Leading & Engaging Communities – FORUM 2019
April 3-7, 2019 Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel

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Since 1984, NFBPA has held an Annual Conference or FORUM conducted each April, attracting more than 1,000 African American public officials for an intensive skills-building and professional development program. The conference is recognized throughout the industry as one of the most important training activities available to public administrators. It is widely acclaimed for the intense training opportunities provided and the caliber of national experts featured.

Join us in Orlando, Florida for workshop sessions scheduled for
Thursday, April 4 – 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and
Friday, April 5 – 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Call For PresentationsSubmission Deadline:  Monday, December 17, 2018. A limited number of workshop spaces are available.
Provide relevant content for a diverse audience that stretches thinking and provides new approaches; Deliver the content in an engaging manner as appropriate using multi-media; Provide examples and case studies of real successes and lessons learned from failures; Include application exercises which engage the attendees and stimulate discussions; Offer practical tools that can be applied immediately in the attendees' organizations.

2019 Call for Award Nominations National Awards and Recognition Program - Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2019.  

Forum 2020 will be held in Austin Texas!


Track 1

1.2 Wicked Problems and Wise Cities: Building Capacity for Deliberative Engagement in a VUCA World

1.3 Leadership DNA: Where does Leadership Start?

1.4 How to Use Social Media to Drive Performance

1.8 The Silent Killers of Career Advancement

1.9 Squad Goals - Let's Make the Workplace More Human

1.22 Inspiring Intentional Inclusion: Women in Government

1.22a Achieving Your Leadership Potential 

1.23 Recruiting, Managing and Retaining Multiple Generations

1.24 Culture Change - Are You Ready?

1.27 Developing Leaders: Assessment, Strategic Development and Coaching

Track 2

2.1 Path to Strong Safe Communities

2.5 Conversations that Connect Corporate, Faith-Based and Public Partnerships

2.6 Re-Entry Workforce Initiatives and Career Relaunch

2.11 Building Bridges to Self-Sufficiency

2.12 Examining Social and Clinical Equity in Your Emergency Medical Services Delivery

2.15 Working Together to Combat the Opioid Epidemic