FPP’s Eleven:  Florida Prosperity Partnership 

Eleventh Annual Statewide Training Conference

Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, May 31, 2019

Omni Orlando at Championsgate

Four exciting days of Learning, Influence, Connection and Partnership planned for you to engage in at FPP’s Eleven!  Click on each of the days listed below to view the most current agenda, topics, Plenary Leaders and Concurrent Session Facilitators featured for you! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 – Pre-Conference Day
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Pre-Conference Events

It’s Golden: VITA Programs, Celebrating Our Past and Preparing for Our Future
During this pre-conference session, VITA program leaders and stakeholders in all roles (Site Coordinators, support team, Tax Preparer Volunteers, VITA Certification Leaders and others!) will have an opportunity to reflect on the 2019 filing season, the 50th year of VITA’s existence! Convening participants will share model practices, thoughts, tools, tips and ideas on how to advance the VITA program in Florida, increasing its reach to and impact on low- to moderate-income Floridians. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the national dialogue around VITA program operations, financial capability integration, clients and legislation.

Rebecca M. Thompson
Prosperity NOW

Putting Your Money, Your Goals to Work in Your Community
Join your peers for an interactive, half-day pre-conference learning event that will equip you to prepare staff and volunteers to build the financial well-being of the people you serve. You’ll learn about dynamic tools, materials and online resources to help economically vulnerable people take steps toward meeting their own goals related to debt, credit and savings. This session is designed for trainers and others serving consumers in diverse settings, from non-profit and public social service agencies, to financial institutions, academic environments, government agencies, faith-based and legal aid organizations.

Patty Avery
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Pre-Conference Event

FPP Fourth Annual Faith-Based Forum: Igniting Your Faith to Impact Your Community
What can we do to bring our Florida Communities and our many Communities of Faith closer together? What work remains incomplete to bridge Prophecy and Prosperity in our neighborhoods? How can houses of worship lock arms with the Communities they serve to bring about positive, sustainable financial well-being for all who dwell there?

This lively, interactive session, facilitated by Pastor J. Scott George, author and Senior Pastor of Pinecastle United Methodist Church in Orlando, as well as a prestigious Board member for FPP, will explore these topics and more.

Pastor J. Scott George
Pinecastle United Methodist Church/Feeding Children Everywhere
Dr. Joel C. Hunter
Community Resource Network
George Cope
Vision Orlando
Pastor Tim Johnson
Orlando World Outreach Center/Orlando Serve Foundation
Andre Bailey
Change Everything

12:00 noon – 1:45 p.m. – Opening Plenary

Conference Welcome
FPP Coalition Impact in 2018-2019

Bill Mills
Florida Prosperity Partnership

Social Innovation in a Capitalist Economy
Hear from Dave Green, the Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Children Everywhere, in this interactive discussion on how the Full Cart program is reshaping social innovation while making it easier for hard working individuals and families to extend their grocery budget. Learn more about how Feeding Children Everywhere’s initiative, rooted right here in Florida, enables consumers to take control of their future . . . and envisions ending hunger in America.

David Green
Feeding Children Everywhere

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions

Making Connections That Advance Community Development
Join a panel of Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Credit Union specialists to discuss building partnerships to fill program and client needs. Together, we can find product and service solutions and provide financial education to low- and moderate-income families where they live!

Juli Lewis
League of Southeastern Credit Unions
Linda Fales
Suncoast Credit Union

Beyond the Eleven: Engaging Unexpected Partners and Building Financial Prosperity at Scale
The Miami FinCap Ecosystem is part of a national movement building financial prosperity at scale, creating and strengthening local networks of financial capability service providers. The FinCap Ecosystem model brings together partners who may differ widely in their backgrounds and expertise, yet share a passionate commitment to improving the financial lives of those they serve!

Karina Ron
United Way of Miami-Dade

Using Targeted Programming to Increase Your Reach
Are you having problems reaching specific demographics? Learn how targeted programming might be the solution to increase your reach and impact in the communities you serve!

Sarah M. Ellis, AFC
University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)

How Your Money, Your Goals Serves Your Community
This interactive session will introduce you to the dynamic tools, materials and online resources that help you serve the economically vulnerable people in your community as they take steps toward meeting their own goals related to debt, credit and savings. This session is designed for all Financial Capability practitioners who serve consumers in communities in Florida and beyond!

Patty Avery
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Afternoon Plenary

Shifting from Human Services to Human Development
Branches, an urban and social justice agency based in Dade County, embarked on a journey in 2018 to look for the most innovative research and evidence to help people that live in poverty and face traumatic events in their life overcome their situation and thrive. The team from Branches will share their transformative service delivery approach that helps the families they serve through the continuum of Financial Wellness programs. Plenary participants will learn how Branches completely changed the language, tools, and data collection methods to creatively embrace the ever-changing needs of the communities they serve.

Kim King Torres
Karla Bachmann
Kaylin McCarthy

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - FPP Welcome Reception

FPP’s Eleven Reception
Enjoy the tunes spun by MC Dyalekt at this welcome reception that precedes the FPP Financial Focus FilmFest! Heavy hors’ douvres and cash bar available.

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. - FilmFest

F5: The Second Wave
Florida Prosperity Partnership Financial Focus FilmFest 

Thursday, May 30, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Morning Plenary

Financial Literacy is Dead: It’s Time to Promote Financial Resilience
The systems that drive our finances are designed to take advantage of those with the least. These systems thrive on consumers staying in the dark and blaming themselves when things go wrong. It’s time to move away from sharing financial literacy solely from a personal responsibility standpoint; instead, show consumers how to become financially resilient through understanding how personal finances are connected to communities and the larger economy.

What if instead of just guiding someone to open a bank account, we also enlightened them on how banks profit? What if instead of just advocating for spending plans, we asked them to first examine how advertisers convince consumers to buy things they don’t need? What if instead of starting with SMART goals and spreadsheets, leaerning started with helping consumers understand their relationship with money? Pamela and MC will help us provide others the knowledge to advocate for themselves, find opportunities, and feel empowered about their money . . . possibly, they may change the way finance is learned by consumers.

Pamela Capalad
Pockets Change/Brunch & Budget
MC Dyalekt
Pockets Change

Sparking Prosperity 2020: A GI Bill for the 21st Century . . . for Everyone
We could unleash the untapped and pent-up productive capacity of the American people, creating millions of new businesses, jobs, homeowners, college students, skilled workers and savers without spending an additional dollar. All we have to do is to redeploy America’s upside-down $700 billion annual giveaway in wealth-building subsidies to provide everybody nearer to her fair share of $2200 In savings for home, business, education or saving. We already know how to do this. Bob Friedman reviews the proven wealth-building practices, policies and market innovations developed over the past 40 and 250 years, as detailed in his book, A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone.

Robert E. “Bob” Friedman
Prosperity NOW

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions

Building your Financial Know-How
This session will describe key research findings about American adults and financial stress, how those statistics relate to financial know-how, and how to address those stressors through the facilitation of financial education workshops. The session will also have an interactive demonstration of facilitated content, including ways to help “Build the Financial Know-How” of those you serve!

Viviana Frias
Regions Bank
Lisa Keeney
Regions Bank

Building an Economic Future for Everyone
This session, following up the Sparking Prosperity 2020 plenary, will explore the paths to economic resilience ahead in an interactive planning session informed by the proven practice, policy and market innovation chronicled in A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone.

Robert E. “Bob” Friedman
Prosperity NOW

Five Steps for Building Your Brand Without Breaking the Bank: Harness the Power of Effective Marketing
Don’t miss out on maximizing your non-profit brand! Do more with less, think smarter, and leverage marketing best practices that bring attention to your cause, raise brand awareness, and build loyalty.

Janet de Guehery
Florida Community Loan Fund
Lisa Junkerman
ITEC Entertainment Corporation

F5 Film Review and Discussion Guide Demo
What is this F5 FilmFest movement all about, anyway? Gathering quality film shorts focused on Financial Capability topics is more than just entertainment . . . it is an initiative designed to build a library of edutainment content for educators to use to help the emerging generation learn about personal money management in a fun, interactive way! Join this session to watch a film and then engage in a learning conversation based upon using one of the developed Discussion Guides that accompanies the film, “Final Notice.”

Barry Altland
Florida Prosperity Partnership

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Mid-Day Plenary

Navigating The Disaster Machine: Lesson Learned from Florida’s Emergencies
The state of Florida is no stranger to natural and man-made crises. The agencies and people who respond to those in need through these disasters have been honing their model practices from their experiences. And they want to share what they have gathered in their rear view mirror to help you, the Financial Capability practitioner, be as prepared as you can be to also serve low- to moderate-income clients and households before, during and after emergencies strike. Engage with a panel of experts who have become adept at navigating the Disaster Machine, and want you to be skilled at it, too!

Kamalah Fletcher (TBD)
Red Cross Florida
Christy Rojas-Kasten
Volunteer Florida
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
April Atkins
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Dylan McCain Allen
A Gift For Teaching

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions

Laying the Foundation
Learn how to create solutions to issues families face daily by learning about how a local community bank stepped out of the box to increase the housing inventory and open the doors of homeownership. Learn how you too can create innovative programs that will drive solutions for the families you serve!

Michele Edwards-Collie
City National Bank

Partnerships = Better Communities
No matter how good your organization may be, it can’t provide everything for everyone! That is why partnerships at all levels are so important! Learn how three statewide organizations are working together to provide more and better services across a wide spectrum of programs. Share what’s working for you, learn what’s working for others, and tell your statewide partners what they can do to help your organization create better, more equitable communities!

Terry Chelikowsky
Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations (FLACDC)
Faith Pullen
Florida Association for Community Action (FACA)
Bill Mills
Florida Prosperity Partnership (FPP)

The Inextricable Connection Between Health and Wealth: Cross-Sector Strategies to Improve Community Well-Being
Evidence shows that social determinants of health account for 80% of health outcomes, with economic stability as a significant driver. Moreover, research indicates a significant correlation between increased wealth and improved health. This session will explore the Social Determinants of Health framework and its role in shaping health outcomes, with a focus on the Florida context. Examples of program strategies and interventions will illustrate how addressing financial security can improve health outcomes.

Dr. Daniela Lewy
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Devin Thompson
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

F5 Film Review and Discussion Guide Demo: The Sequel
What is this F5 FilmFest movement all about, anyway? Gathering quality film shorts focused on Financial Capability topics is more than just entertainment . . . it is an initiative designed to build a library of edutainment content for educators to use to help the emerging generation learn about personal money management in a fun, interactive way! Join this session to watch a film and then engage in a learning conversation based upon using one of the developed Discussion Guides that accompanies the film, “On Time.”

Barry Altland
Florida Prosperity Partnership

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions

Eleven Techniques to Connect With the Hispanic Market
Hispanics are the fastest growing population in Florida. They have a different culture, idiosyncrasies and language. Learn how to better serve them by understanding the customs and habits that influence how they live, learn and love.

Ana Garcia Garcia
Florida Consumer/Consumer PR
Eugenio M. Alonso
Florida Consumer/Consumer PR

Building a Better Bank On: National Best Practices and Creating Community-Focused Partnerships
Come learn local and national Bank On best practices while also sharing your expertise with the Bank On Florida network! Hear an up-to-the-hour report from the concurrent National Bank On Conference in Washington DC, followed by conversations around essential topics to make a Bank On integration successful in your area! Connect with other Bank On experts in their fields and learn how to establish protocols within your community groups to expand safe and affordable banking for your community.

Douglas Griesenauer
United Way Suncoast

Breaking Cycles of Poverty Through Educational Opportunities for Children
Scholarship programs administered by Step Up For Students helps break cycles of poverty by empowering parents to choose the best learning environment for their children. Learn how Community-Based Organizations and Businesses can collaborate to ensure parents are aware of educational options available for their children!

Stephanie Love
Step Up For Students

Serving Florida's Seniors: How To Help the Retired Population Avoid Being Targeted
This workshop explores how to best serve adults who are thinking ahead to retirement, when they no longer will have new income sources. The decisions they make about how personal and financial information is protected can have a significant impact on their retirement. The focus of this workshop is to help participants learn more about the extent and types of fraud that exist, and are disproportionately perpetrated on retirees. You will be guided to resources and information that will help seniors proactively guard against becoming a victim of fraud or scams.

Mary “Jeannette” Schultz
National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Afternoon Plenary

Pathways to Financial Well-Being with the CFPB
Financial well-being is a condition where a person can fully meet their current and ongoing financial obligations, they can feel secure in their financial future, and they are able to make choices that allow them to enjoy life. This is the ultimate goal of financial education. Join Janneke Ratcliffe, the Assistant Director from the Office of Financial Education from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington D.C., to learn about the CFPB’s evidence and tools to help youth and adults on the pathway to financial well-being through financial education.

Janneke Ratcliffe
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Thursday Evening

Explore On Your Own

Friday, May 31, 2019 – Systems Design Thinking Day
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Mega-Plenary

Get to Know Jump$tart

Declan Sheehy
Jump$tart Coalition
John A. Meeks
Jump$tart Coalition

Design Thinking: Bright Minds, Meet Fresh Ideas
An Interactive Learning Experience for Everybody
Are you seeking fresh ideas for your program or initiative?

Join your FPP peers, in partnership with Hillsborough Community College, Jump$tart Florida, NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) and NAF as you experience the Systems Design Thinking process, led by high-achieving high school students from throughout Central Florida.

You will follow the five-step Design Thinking methodology while being immersed in a creative ideation session that will generate and test concepts that you could consider implementing in your own Financial Capability efforts!

This Friday a.m. session will be a unique, interactive, fun and meaningful session that will open your mind to bigger and better ways to tackle challenges in your own initiative work! Join forces and learn with your fellow conference participants as you support a bright-minded student with fresh ideas become eligible for cash prizes sponsored by Jump$tart Florida.

Daniel Williams
Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Shannon Latimer
Orange County Public Schools (OCPS)
Lisa Mifflin
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
NAF Students
Barry Altland
Florida Prosperity Partnership
Beth Kerly
Hillsborough Community College (HCC)
Dr. Andy Gold
Hillsborough Community College (HCC)

To download a PDF version of the FPP’s Eleven Conference Program, click here:  FPP 2019 11th Annual Statewide Training Conference Program

What Questions Do You Have About the FPP Eleventh Annual Statewide Training Conference?  Contact the conference planning team at FPP@FloridaProsperityPartnership.org to learn more!

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