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

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. 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 our best foot forward.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 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!

Conference Breakout Sessions include topics such as ‘Root Cause’, ‘Preserving Protected/Confidential Supplier Information’, ‘Process Improvement’, ‘Agency Social Goals’, ‘Reference Checks’, ‘Operational Audits’, and Terms + Conditions’. This year’s social responsive organization is NOPE of Hillsborough County. The Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) Task Force is a 501c(3) non-profit. NOPE’s goal is “A world free of overdose deaths”.

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Have you considered taking your involvement with FAPPO to the next level? Are you or someone you know interested in being an officer? It’s time to make your nomination!! Please click on the link above to view and complete the officer nomination application to get it submitted it by February 14, 2020!

2020 FAPPO Multi-Media 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.

Call for Nominations Member Recognition Awards

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

UPPCC Announces Broader Eligibility Requirements

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) announced July 17, 2019 that it is introducing new, broader eligibility qualifications for those wishing to apply for the CPPO® and CPPB® certifications.

The Value of FAPPO Membership

Find Out All About the Value of FAPPO Membership!