(Event schedule and workshops are subject to change)



Thursday, September 28, 2017 (8:00a – 5:00p)


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



Friday, September 29, 2017 (8:00a – 5:00p)


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

A panel discussion of 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


Saturday, September 30, 2017


Golf Tournament – Chapter Fundraiser