April 22-25, 2019
Embassy Suites, 202 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Welcome to the MM2019 Conference!
After those successfully held in North Caroline (2017), South Carolina (2015) and Kentucky (2013), the time has come to make plans for the 2019 Middle Managers Conference in Florida. Your joint organizing committee with members from the University of Florida (UF) and Florida Agriculture & Mechanics University (FAMU) welcomes you to our state and to this professional development conference of the Middle Managers of the Southern Region and those who aspire to become one.
The conference title this year is “What’s in your leadership toolbox?”. While we let others let you worry abut what’s in your wallet, the conference program (click here for program) is fully focused on tools for leadership and management. The first day program will include the Welcome Reception and Opening Session at the conference hotel. The second day will be the day of tours – where we will learn by seeing and doing at businesses, packing houses, preserves, and aquatic ecosystems. Associated program support and discussion will be led by extension faculty from Sarasota and Manattee Counties. Bring your notepads, cameras, and since this is Florida in April, don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen. The technical program on the third and morning of the fourth days will address communication tools (presenting science to general audiences; talking to the media; difficult conversations; conflict management; and Face Book Live) and learning from each other (peer-to-peer sharing and ignite sessions). Meals and breaks will also provide opportunities for further discussions and networking.
Completing your registration is an easy 3-step process;
Conference organizing committee:
Eric Simonne, Val Aldrnari, Brenda Rogers, Anita Neal, Pete Vergot, Tim Momol, Tom Obreza, Vonda Richardson, Beth Miller-Tipton