2017 Leadership Summit

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About the Summit

NFBPA Central Texas Chapter invites all to participate in two days of dynamic professional development, hear from thought-provoking, attention grabbing keynote speakers, and opportunity to share best practices while engaging in nurturing creative idea-generating experiences. The Leadership Summit will offer over 18 sessions where attendees will learn from public sector experts and business leaders. There will be valuable networking opportunities and the chance to engage local top executives during the speed mentoring session. There will be local vendors and a health fair.

The Leadership Summit’s professional development program has been designed to meet the learning needs of all attendees at all experience levels public service. The attendee’s learning experience will sharpen essential tools and develop new skills making them more valuable to their organizations. The depth of subject matter covered at the summit provides quality programs for attendees whether you are a student pursuing a degree in public administration, an evolving manager or an experienced executive.

We know you have limited time and limited dollars spend attending a conference. So we have planned a conference certainly well worth the money and definitely well worth the time!

Theme:  Leadership Summit 2017 – Keys to Precision in Performance for Public Administrators: Engage, Empower, Enhance


Engage – The open government initiative was created to make the federal government more transparent, participatory and collaborative. Learn how governments at all levels engage their community through the use of emerging technologies, customer service and economic engagement.

Empower – Empowerment is not giving people power, however, it is providing people the opportunity to cultivate their existing power to make positive change within their scope of authority. How can public employees unleash this power? Gain the skills and knowledge that will allow you to overcome obstacles in the work environment and ultimately, help you develop yourself and be the positive change needed in public administration.

Enhance – Most Public Administrators focus on implementing programs to serve the public good and/or the needs of a particular population. Strengthen your core competencies by adding new skills to your toolbox and refresh existing skills to help you improve circumstances, neighborhoods and communities.

Summit Highlights

  • A series of workshops and seminars for the development and enhancement of the public administrator as well as private industry.
  • Cutting-edge thinking by state, regional, and national speakers from across the US to encourage more engagement in our communities.
  • The Education Excellence Scholarship Luncheon seeks to promote public administration to our local high school students while providing inspiration for future enhancement
  • A meeting of prominent city, county, state, and national leaders from varying spectrums in public administration such as utility executives, regional and national city management experts to discuss challenges and opportunities facing their cities.
  •  Numerous opportunities to expand your network of career associates and gain a national view as you meet and greet highly respected colleagues from around the country

Come and participate in the mentoring session

  • Meet with City and County Executives
  • Ask questions
  • Gain advice on how to maximize your potential
  • Attain insight on new challenging positions within an organization
Information Desk Open
Continental Breakfast
Conference Registration
Heat & Soul Health Fair
Open Plenary
Summit Break
Building and Leading High Performing Teams – SNAP Management (Austin based company)
County’s Role in Shaping the future of Workforce Development (Travis, Hays, Williamson, Bastrop)
Leading Change:  Changing Culture:  People, Attitude and Behavior
Educational Luncheon
Summit Break
The New Urban Crisis:  Socioeconomic develop and poverty reduction strategies (based on Richard Florida’s Book)
Building public and private alliance advocacy networks
Summit Break
Developing Public Private Partnership:  A case study: Colony Park, Mueller, Houston’ East End
Opening Reception/President’s Reception
Information Desk Open
Continental Breakfast
Conference Registration
Panel Discussion
Summit Break
Office Politics:  Dealing with Conflict at Work
How to build trust and confidence in the community
Building resilient communities during disruptive change (At large to 10-1)
Equity matters:  Integrating equity into policy and programming
Keeping cities moving:  Austin Transportation Future
Summit Break
Managing life as a Futurist:  How to develop innovation ideas
Tech Town Hall:  role of social media in government; empowering the community; handling the new workforce and cyber security
Excellent Customer Service:  What is it and do we have it?
Sprinkle Presentation
Workforce: What is the African American workforce in Central Texas – Revealing the Trends
Key African American State Officials who hold top positions: Topic: Achieving at the State Level ….How did you get to where you are….What are the politics behind State Leadership?
Marks of Excellence Luncheon
Speed Mentoring:   1-1 Coaching with executive management staff at various governmental agencies within Austin
Golf Tournament – Chapter Fundraiser

Summit Registration and Hotel Information

To book a room, call 1-800-THE-OMNI, ask for NFBPA-National Forum for Black Public Administrators Room Block (11800809218).  The cut off date: August 31, 2017

Any reservations that fail to cancel prior to noon on the day prior to arrival will be charged one night’s room and tax.

Your guest will have until the cut off date to make reservations in the room block, unless the room block is filled before then. Reservations requested by your attendees after this date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. Any guestrooms above the amount agreed upon are not guaranteed.