Thursday, September 28, 2017

Program of Events-at-a-Glance
(Program is subject to change)

07:00 – 05:00 pm Information Desk Open Main Entry Foyer
07:30 – 09:00 am Continental Breakfast Upper Foyer
08:00 – 12:00 pm Heart & Soul Health Fair Lower Foyer
09:00 – 10:30 am Opening Plenary Session
Keynote Speaker:
Jonathan Sprinkles
Omni EF
10:45 – 11:45 am Workshop A – Panel Discussion
Building Public and Private Alliances Advocacy Networks Engage
Panelist: Susan Dawson, Ashton Cumberbatch, Kazique Prince
10:45 – 11:45 am WORKSHOP B
Building Resilient Communities During Disruptive Times – Engage
Presenter: Patricia V. Hayes, JD Principal/Owner of PVH Consulting Group, LLC
Conference Center

10:45 – 11:45 am
Leading Change: Changing Cultures, People, Attitudes, and Behavior – Empower
Presenter: Shelia Balog
Southpark B
Sponsored by: Travis County
Keynote Speaker:
Shaka Smart, Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
The University of Texas at Austin
Omni A-D
1:45 – 3:15 pm WORKSHOP D – Panel Discussion
Developing Public Private Partnerships: Case Study- Colony Park and Mueller Redevelopment – Empower
Moderator: David Smythe-Macaulay
Panelists: Pam Hefner, Martin Barrera
Ballroom EF
1:45 – 3:15 pm WORKSHOP E
The County’s Role in Shaping the Future of Workforce Development – Enhance
Presenter: Commissioner Jeffrey Travillion, Precinct 1,Travis County
Conference Center
1:45 – 3:15 pm WORKSHOP F
Building and Leading High Performing Teams – Empower
Presenter: Darrel Pierce, SNAP Management
Southpark B
3:30 – 05:00 pm WORKSHOP G
Generation Architect – Empower
Presenter: Koy McDermott
Omni EF
3:45 – 05:00 pm WORKSHOP H
Reclaiming Our Time-21st Century Fathers – Enhance Presenter: Kenneth Thompson
Conference Center
3:45 – 05:00 pm SPEED MENTORING – Empower/Enhance

Enabling inspiring Public Administration professionals (mentees) the opportunity to ask mentors questions on leadership and other professional development attributes.

7:00 – 10:00 pm The President’s Reception
Hosted by: Conference Chairs Mallinee Smith-Diggs & Para LaNell Agboga
Entertainment: Andrea Bridgeman

September 29, 2017

Program of Events-at-a-Glance
(Program is subject to change)

07:00 – 12:30 pm Information Desk Open Main Entry Foyer
07:30 – 09:00 am Continental Breakfast Upper Foyer
09:00 – 10:30 am Opening Plenary – Panel Discussion
Welcome: Sonia Gaillard
Moderator: Aaron Demerson
Panelist: Michael Bryant, Tracey McDaniel, Dovie Jackson, LeSha Lenzy, Michael Parks
Omni EF
10:45 – 12:15 pm WORKSHOP A
From Networking to Net Giving, How to create Authentic Professional Relationships that Last – Engage
Presenter: Patricia V. Hayes
Southpark A
11:00 – 12:15 pm WORKSHOP B – Panel Discussion
Tech Town Hall: Handling Cyber Security – Engage
Panel: Stephen Elkins, Alexis Choice
Omni EF
11:00 – 12:15 pm WORKSHOP C
Surviving Intolerance in the 21st Century – Empower
Presenter: Jeffrey Hill
Conference Center
Sponsored by: City of Austin and United Healthcare 

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Ryan Sutton
Director of African American Research
The University of Texas at Austin

Omni: ABCD
The Strength To Get It Done! Empower
Speaker: Mark Henry
Omni EF
7:00 – 11:00p.m.

A Taste of Texas Concert

Come and enjoy an evening of our native Texas Artist in song and dance.

Our performers are well known around the Austin Area. We are excited for the opportunity to hear and see their talent. We promise you that it will be one of the most enjoyable evenings Austin as ever had.

Conference registration includes a ticket

Individual tickets can be purchased at:

$10.00 students
$20.00 presale
$30.00 at the door

Omni Ballroom

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