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Sabrina Hartley, President
Sabrina Hartley
President's Message
October 2014

Fellow CPM, it’s with some embarrassment that I update this President’s Message.  I’ve failed to update it for the last two months, and I apologize.  Frankly, I didn’t even realize it.  I swear it’s on my calendar, but, man, has there been a whole lot of CPM stuff on my calendar for the last two months?!* Please allow me the opportunity to explain.  (Stay with me, this is good…)


First, the FSCPM board busted their butts (and it showed in the final product) to pull off an AMAZING 2014 statewide symposium on September 15th.  While we maximized registration at our 120 cap, I think, in the end, that we had about 110-111 CPMs in attendance.  (Just as an aside, Ben recently attended the annual CPM Consortium meeting in California, and they couldn’t believe that a state society could get over 100 graduates to attend an event.  We so ROCK!)  The symposium set the bar high with a great cast of presenters - two previously unknown to us (Dr. Jason Littleton and Scotty Gunther) and two well-known and already appreciated (Dr. Dan Vicker and Alaa El-Halwagy).  It was a great combination and really delivered on our theme of ‘a better you, a better team.’  The board has since agreed that hosting the symposium in the fall, following graduations, works better than hosting it early in the year, as was the custom in years past.  Fall timing also facilitates event planning, as it’s more difficult to pull the whole thing together while simultaneously juggling holidays and membership renewal.  As I said, we set the bar high with this year’s event, so even I am excited to see what we come up with next year to at least match, if not surpass, its fantasticness.  If you missed the symposium this year, I hope you’ll be on the look-out for it next fall.  If you made it this year, I have no doubt that you’ll be on the look-out for it next year.       


While we were making sure that we had the details covered on the Sept. 15 symposium, there was also the matter of three graduations to attend across the state.  Graduations kept the CPM program staff and me hopping for the summer and right into the fall; and we’re quite happy about it.  There were two graduations in August (Orlando and Bartow) and one (Ft. Myers) at the end of September.  In case you were unaware, the CPM Level VIII travelling road show that

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"We are proud to support the Florida Society of Certified Public Managers®.  The Florida Certified Public Manager® program has
had a long, proud history with the National Certified Public Manager Consortium.  We wish FSCPM every success in your new
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2014 Symposium Materials NOW Available for Download

The 2014 FSCPM statewide symposium (“A Better You, A Better Team”)  icebreaker exercises and Power Point presentations are available for your viewing.  The great get-to-know you activities are available for you to use as you see fit.  They were very popular.  (Thank you Suncoast Chapter President, Ruthie Doles!)  Dr. Dan Vicker and Alaa El Halwagy, presenters extraordinaire, both used Power Point to deliver their presentations, and you can view both at your leisure.  The remaining two presenters, Dr. Jason Littleton and Scotty Gunther, did not use Power Point, and, so, we do not have on-line representations of their presentations.  We hope you enjoy these materials and attend the next FSCPM statewide symposium. - Sabrina Hartley

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