NATIONAL FORUM FOR BLACK PUBLIC ADMINISTRATORS METRO ATLANTA CHAPTERProfessional Development Institute 2011-2012
National Forum For Black Public Administrators Metro Atlanta ChapterGree$ngsOn behalf of the Na$onal Forum for Black Public Administrators – Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter (NFBPA-‐MAC) and our Board of Directors, we are excited to launch the inaugural session of the Professional Development Ins$tute (PDI). The PDI embodies NFBPA’s mission and commitment to strengthen the posi$on of Blacks within the ﬁeld of public administra$on; to increase the number appointed to execu$ve posi$ons in public service organiza$ons; and, to groom and prepare younger, aspiring administrators for senior public management posts in the years ahead. In keeping with that vision, the PDI is designed to equip emerging leaders with the requisite skills, coaching and technical assistance to more eﬀec$vely work in today’s public organiza$ons. The seminars that have been scheduled for 2011-‐2012 oﬀer a combina$on of both soU-‐ and hard skills training workshops. The seminars will give you just a glimpse of what can be expected when the local chapter hosts our na$onal conference in 2013. If you have any ques$ons or need more informa$on about reserving a block of registra$ons for your employees or sponsorship, please contact our PDI Chair by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Marshall J. Taggart Jr. Catherine Foster-Rowell President PDI Chair
Professional Development WorkshopsLength of Workshop: 2.5 Hours (Thursdays from 2-‐4:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 10:00-‐12:30 p.m.)LOCATION FOR ALL WORKSHOPS: Georgia Interna$onal Conven$on Center 2000 Conven$on Center Concourse College Park, GA 30337 The Basic Elements of An EﬀecQve PresentaQon Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011 Presenter: KrisQe Roberts, PH.D Associate Professor/MPA Internship Coordinator, Troy State University LocaQon: Georgia InternaQonal ConvenQon Center – German Room Learn the basic elements of eﬀec$ve presenta$ons. Explore the impact of individual styles, types of audience, and the intent of presenta$ons on prepara$on and delivery. PZina Quarles Cooperar$cipants will be able to prepare and actually deliver a ﬁve-‐minute presenta$on using the tools and techniques they learn in the class. The instructor and par$cipants will give feedback and sugges$ons to enhance par$cipants’ presenta$on skills. Bond Financing Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011 Presenter: Edmund J. Wall, Managing Director, Raymond James & Associates, Inc. LocaQon: Georgia InternaQonal ConvenQon Center – Swiss Room Bonds are generally used to ﬁnance the cost of building capital facili$es such as roads, ﬁre sta$ons, ﬂood protec$on, and schools. Bond ﬁnancing is when government agencies borrow a speciﬁc amount of money which then must repay over $me. The bonds are repaid, with interest, using revenues from taxes or some$mes from fees and charges. Ci$es, coun$es or states may also issue debt, called municipal bonds, to ﬁnance local improvements or other speciﬁc areas of their budget. Municipal bonds have a higher yield than treasuries and are also oUen tax exempt which makes them par$cularly a]rac$ve to investors and a great tool to ﬁnance public projects. Managing Conﬂict Dealing with Diﬃcult People in the Workplace Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011 Presenter: Clara Axam CEO, ClariﬁcaQon and MediaQon, Inc. LocaQon: Georgia InternaQonal ConvenQon Center – Italian Room In this fast-‐paced environment, few workplaces are free of conﬂict. In fact, everyone knows of diﬃcult people in the workplace, but few of us know how to deal with them eﬀec$vely. Diﬃcult people can sabotage almost any situa$on, and can wreak havoc on a workplace. But oUen the real trouble arises when we overreact to these people. Par$cipants will learn methods to iden$fy one’s own diﬃcult behaviors or reac$ons. They will also learn how to iden$fy personali$es and traits that make people diﬃcult. In addi$on, they will be introduced to techniques to eﬀec$vely cope with diﬃcult people. Some of the expected learning outcomes would be gaining a new perspec$ve on conﬂict; recognizing how diﬀerences can inﬂuence communica$on and percep$on; understanding how to ﬁnd out what people really want when in conﬂict; learning how to prepare for addressing conﬂict; prac$cing skills to help you communicate be]er when in conﬂict.
Professional Development Workshops Balancing Work and Family Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011 Presenter: Deborah Porter, PH.D, CEO/President, Porter TransportaQon, Inc. LocaQon: Georgia InternaQonal ConvenQon Center – German Room As women pursue their professional careers, there is the reality that their upward mobility may be hindered as they struggle to balance the oUen$mes compe$ng family and career expecta$ons placed upon them. In an eﬀort to strike a balance, women have employed a number of strategies to eﬀec$vely handle the dual responsibili$es of home and career. These strategies will be discussed in the workshop. and par$cipants will also be engaged to share their successes in maintaining a healthy balance. EﬀecQve Interviewing Techniques Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011 Presenter: Zina Quarles-‐Cooper, Director of Human Resources, Nypro, Inc LocaQon: Georgia InternaQonal ConvenQon Center – Spanish Room Eﬀec$ve interviewing is a skill that can be improved through prepara$on and prac$ce. In this workshop you will learn to iden$fy, demonstrate and package, with conﬁdence, your skills and personal quali$es in ways that will be meaningful to employers. You will also learn oral communica$on skills and prac$ce delivering a one minute high impact presenta$on to poten$al employers. Gain the knowledge and skills to conduct successful interviews thereby increasing your chances of being made a job oﬀer. Strategies to EﬀecQvely Manage a MulQ-‐GeneraQonal Pool of Employees Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011 Presenter: Shamiah Kerney Senior Business Analyst, Government Accountability Oﬃce LocaQon: Georgia InternaQonal ConvenQon Center – Spanish Room Organiza$ons today, large or small, public or private, proﬁt or not-‐for-‐proﬁt, are faced with the daun$ng task of managing a “mul$-‐genera$onal” pool of employees. The various genera$ons: Baby Boomers, Baby Busters, Genera$on X & Y all have diﬀering and compe$ng interests, needs and expecta$ons that are placing a demand on organiza$ons to embrace, cul$vate and incorporate these needs within the organiza$onal structure. These reali$es have caused management to rethink and ul$mately abandon the tradi$onal “one size ﬁts all approach” to management in search of more crea$ve, balanced and ﬂexible strategies to manage the new/emerging popula$ons. This workshop will help you be]er understand the diﬀerences in the mul$-‐genera$onal workforce, and provide strategies that will help you overcome these diﬀerences in order to develop an eﬃcient and eﬀec$ve work environment. How to Stand Out: Your Resume – You on Paper!Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011 Presenter: Desir Group ExecuQve Search LocaQon: Georgia InternaQonal ConvenQon Center – Spanish RoomA resume is a professionally presented career package. It should be focused, well-‐wri]en, and clearly organized. Come learn what to highlight on your resume to gain interest from a poten$al employer. This workshop will teach you how to put your best foot forward by learning how to highlight and arrange their accomplishments and achievements on paper. This is an interac$ve workshop and par$cipants should bring at least two copies of your resume.
How to Reach Your Individual Career Goals Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011 Presenters: Marshall Taggart, Assistant AviaQon Director, Tallahassee Regional Airport JusQna Mann, Procurement Manager, City of Atlanta Department of AviaQon William Johnson, City Manager, City of College Park LocaQon: Georgia InternaQonal ConvenQon Center – Kenyan Room The career op$ons in the ﬁeld of public administra$on are endless. Come hear a panel of mid-‐career professionals walk you through their individual career paths. This workshop is designed to help par$cipants learn how to posi$on themselves properly for growth; understand the importance of personal branding and reputa$on building; and strategies for demonstra$ng to others’ your capabili$es and readiness for growth. The Ethics and Integrity of Leadership in the Public Sector Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012Presenter: Thomas G. Sampson II, Esq., Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins, LLPWillie Loveh, Esq, Director of Fulton County Child Ahorney OﬃceLocaQon: Georgia InternaQonal ConvenQon Center – German RoomPublic leaders are oUen expected to me$culously conform to standards higher than those aligned with personal morality because of their stewardship of public resources. Moreover, as ci$es and coun$es con$nue to face shrinking resources, it is more important than ever, to elect, hire or appoint ethical men and women into poli$cal and organiza$onal leadership to help regain the public trust in our government and restructure today’s economy at the federal, state and local level. This workshop will highlight some of the moral dilemma that a public oﬃcial may be faced and provide strategies to avert these pigalls as they seek to manage being held accountable to a wide variety or ci$zenry and stakeholders. New Market Tax Credits 101 Date: Thursday, February 9, 2012Presenters: Tyrone Rachal, Senior Development Manager, Atlanta Development AuthorityDale Royal, Program Manager, Atlanta Development AuthorityLocaQon: Georgia InternaQonal ConvenQon Center – Spanish RoomCome learn how the Atlanta Development Authority is crea$ng jobs, assis$ng minority-‐ and female-‐owned businesses and invested in economically distressed neighborhoods through the New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) program. The program provides ﬁnancial assistance to private-‐sector companies (for-‐proﬁts and non-‐proﬁts) seeking low-‐cost ﬁnancing for real estate development projects (typically between $5 and $40 million) that create posi$ve targeted community beneﬁts. The eligible uses for NMTC funding include property acquisi$on, new construc$on and rehabilita$on of exis$ng real estate. The types of project supported by NMTC funding are oﬃce, retail, manufacturing, community facili$es, mixed-‐use development (at least 20-‐30% commercial), and housing projects will not be eligible for this funding source. Projects must be located in Atlanta (Fulton County, Georgia) and in a qualiﬁed census tract, as deﬁned by the Federal program requirements that require a poverty rate of 30%; average household income below 60% of area median income; and unemployment of 1.5x the na$onal average.
Professional Development WorkshopsEmergency Management: An Interagency CollaboraQve Mandate Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012Presenter: Mahhew Kallmyer, Director of Atlanta-‐Fulton Emergency Management AgencyAngela Barreh, 911 Emergency CommunicaQons Director, Fulton County Government LocaQon: Georgia InternaQonal ConvenQon Center – Spanish RoomEmergency Management is the interdisciplinary ﬁeld that deals with the strategic organiza$onal management processes used to: deal with risk reduc$on; prepare resources to respond to hazard(s); response to the actual damage caused by the hazard; and limit further damage (e.g., emergency evacua$on, quaran$ne, mass decontamina$on, etc.) in order to return, as close as possible, to the state before the hazard incident. Today, local and state governments are inves$ng more in preparing to respond to emergencies and natural disasters (i.e., Hurricane Katrina, ﬂooding), and human-‐made disasters (i.e. 9/11, court house shoo$ngs, etc) come hear how public administrators are tackling these challenges and learn about the tac$cal strategies that are being devised locally to respond to these threats. Also, ﬁnd out more about the innova$on that has been brought to the Fulton County Emergency Communica$ons Center and how this state-‐of-‐the art facility is protec$ng life and property by delivering eﬀec$ve and compassionate 9-‐1-‐1 public safety communica$ons to the ci$zens and public safety responders of Fulton County.
Workshop Registration Form (This form can be downloaded from www.n%paatlanta.com)Last Name _________________________First Name ____________________________M.I._________________Department__________________________________________________________________________________Ins$tu$on___________________________________________________________________________________Address (Street Number and Name)______________________________________________________________City___________________________State/Province____________________Postal/Zip Code ________________E-‐mail___________________________________________________Phone______________________________ All workshops are $50 per registrant and $75 for non-‐members. All PDI sessions will be held at the Georgia Interna$onal Conven$on Center located at 2000 Conven$on Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337.***Par$cipants must complete eight of the 11 workshops to obtain the PDI Cer$ﬁca$on***To conﬁrm your registra$on, payment must accompany your registra$on._ Money Order_ Check (Money Order or Check must be drawn on a U.S. bank and payable in U.S. funds to NFBPA Metro Atlanta Chapter)_ Paypal_ Credit CardCredit Card Number_______________________________________Expira$on Date(mm/yy) ______ / ______Card Holder________________________________________________________________________________Signature of Cardholder __________________________________________ Paid U.S.$ ___________________Registra$on fees are non-‐refundable, but all paid registrants will s$ll receive the materials covered by the registra$on fee regardless of a]endance. If NFBPA cancels the event due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control including but not limited to acts of God, government emergency, labor strikes, and acts of war, NFBPA will refund to a]endee his/her paid registra$on fee minus a por$on of the event costs acquired by NFBPA. This refund will be the a]endees’ exclusive remedy and NFBPA’ only liability for cancella$on of the event for reasons described above.Registra$on Methods:_ Online Via Web: h]p://www.nupaatlanta.com_ E-‐mail: PDIregistraemail@example.com_ Mail: NFBPA, ATTN: Catherine Foster-‐Rowell, PDI Chair, P.O. Box -‐541 10th St. Suite 273, Atlanta, Georgia 30318
COST TOPIC $175.00 member NFBPPA NaQonal Annual Dues $30.00 member NFBPA -‐ MAC Annual Dues $50.00 member Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:00-‐4:30 p.m. -‐ German Room The Basic Elements of An EﬀecGve PresentaGon $75.00 (non-‐member) Presenter: KrisQe Roberts, Ph.D, Associate Professor/MPA Internship Coordinator, Troy State University $50.00 member Thursday, June 9, 2011 2:00-‐4:30 p.m. -‐ Swiss Room Bond Financing 101 $75.00 (non-‐member) Presenter: Edmund J. Wall, Managing Director, Raymond James & Associates, Inc. $50.00 member Saturday, June 11, 2011 10:00-‐12:30 p.m. -‐ Italian Room Internal CommunicaGons: Managing Conﬂict Dealing with Diﬃcult People in the Workplace $75.00 (non-‐member) Presenter: Clara Axam, CEO, ClariﬁcaQon and MediaQon, Inc. $50.00 member Thursday, August 11, 2011 2:00-‐4:30 p.m. -‐ German Room Balancing Work and Family $75.00 (non-‐member) Presenter: Deborah Porter, PH.D, CEO/President, Porter TransportaQon, Inc. $50.00 member Saturday, September 10, 2011 10:00-‐12:30 p.m. -‐ Spanish Room EﬀecGve Interviewing Techniques $75.00 (non-‐member) Presenter: Zina Quarles-‐Cooper, Director of Human Resources, Nypro, Inc $50.00 member Thursday, October 13, 2011 2:00-‐4:30 p.m. -‐ Spanish Room Strategies to EﬀecGvely Manage a MulG-‐GeneraGonal Pool of Employees $75.00 (non-‐member) Presenter: Shamiah Kerney, Senior Business Analyst, Government Accountability Oﬃce $50.00 member Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:00-‐12:30 p.m. -‐ Spanish Room How to Stand Out: Your Resume – You on Paper! $75.00 (non-‐member) Presenter: Desir Group ExecuQve Search $50.00 member Saturday, December 10, 2011 10:00-‐12:30 p.m. – Kenyan Room How to Reach Your Individual Career Goals $75.00 (non-‐member) Presenters: Marshall Taggert, Assistant AviaQon Director, Tallahassee Regional Airport; JusQna Mann, Procurement Manager, City of Atlanta Department of AviaQon and William Johnson, City Manager, City of College Park $50.00 member Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:00-‐4:30 p.m. -‐ German Room The Ethics and Integrity of Leadership in the Public Sector $75.00 (non-‐member) Presenters: Thomas G. Sampson II, Esq., Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins, LLP and Willie Loveh, Esq, Director of Fulton County Child Ahorney Oﬃce $50.00 member Thursday, February 9, 2012 2:00-‐4:30 p.m. -‐ Spanish Room New Market Tax Credits 101 $75.00 (non-‐member) Presenters: Tyrone Rachal, Senior Development Manager and Dale Royal, Program Manager, Atlanta Development Authority $50.00 member Thursday, March 8, 2012 2:00-‐4:30 p.m. -‐ Spanish Room Emergency Management: An Interagency CollaboraGve Mandate $75.00 (non-‐member) Presenters: Mahhew Kallmyer, Director of Atlanta-‐Fulton Emergency Management Agency and Angela Barreh, 911 Emergency CommunicaQons Director, Fulton County Government Total Due METRO ATLANTA CHAPTER