FAPPO ANNUAL CONFERENCE May 17-20, 2020 Keynote speakers

Eric McElvenny, Veteran of the US Marine Corp, Amputee Ironman Triathlete, and Inspiration Speaker, Embracing Challenges

What is one hard truth that we all share? CHALLENGE AND ADVERSITY. No one is exempt. In fact, the most successful people go a step further than experiencing it……but they welcome and embrace it. Our lives are filled with challenges that don't just test us, but that promote growth morally, mentally and physically. Our character is defined, developed and revealed through these tests.

In his keynote presentation, Eric shares the story of his personal growth after the traumatic experience of losing his leg. He teaches how to put your best foot forward. Easy for him ……. he only has one. While chaos seems to take over our busy lives, there are a number of habits that we can choose to implement in order to allow us to: (1) thrive in change, (2) take ownership of our unique personal situations, (3) experience continuous growth, (4) shape culture and environment, and (5) put your best (or only) foot forward.

Rita Baretto Craig, Kiss Your Status Quo Goodbye: How to Succeed in a Changing Workplace

Today's workplace is a crucible of rapid-fire change; work from home, robots and multi-generational workforces, shifting values, technological advancements... It's enough to make your head spin. Do you have what it takes to not only survive, but rise to the challenge, lead and learn to love change?  Rita Barreto Craig, in her trademark down-to-earth style, will explore the up and coming workplace trends and share with you what it takes to win in the midst of non-stop change!  Rita is an award-winning international consultant, TEDx speaker, author, and motivational speaker.  

Prior to forming her own company, in 1994, Rita was a human resource executive with Florida Power & Light where she served as its first female division HR manager, first diversity director, and first senior affairs advisor. In 2016, she was appointed to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women where she is serving her second term as vice-chair.  

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2020 FAPPO Organizational Sustainability Contest

FAPPO is looking for entrant’s to this year’s multi-media contest geared towards this year’s conference theme “Organizational Sustainability”. Entrants should use their imagination and creativity to convey a message of organizational sustainability, what it means, how to get there, where it takes you, and why would strive for it. Entries may be an essay, an audio or video recording, a photo collage, an illustrated story book, or other creative media.

2020 Conference Call for Presentations

FAPPO is requesting proposals for presentations at the 2020 Annual Conference, which will be held at The Rosen Centre, in Orlando, FL from May 17-20, 2020. The deadline to submit your proposed presentation is December 1, 2019. We are looking for workshop presentations with current and interesting information for our members that relates to our conference theme: Organizational Sustainability. We want engaging, dynamic, and high quality presentations related to looking for new ways of operating, being open to evolving, and implementing innovative ways to interact and deliver benefits that meet the requisites of a diverse and changing demographic, that will benefit and inform our members. Workshops will vary between 30 and 60 minutes.

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Call for Nominations 2020 Member Recognition Awards-deadline January 30, 2020.

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