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The following webinars are recorded and stored in Dropbox. To view the complete video of a recorded webinar:
-Select the desired webinar;
-click on the “to view video, click here” link provided to access Dropbox;
-non-users of Dropbox and Dropbox users who don’t have sufficient room in their accounts for viewing, please select DOWNLOAD at top of Dropbox window.    

Summer 2020 Series on Race & Racism

10/29/20 Mid-East Perspectives

11/19/20 CEO Roundtable: How can we reinvent ourselves Post-Covid19?

12/17/20 Cybersecurity: The illusion of the privacy, security, and confidentiality of web transactions

1/7/21 Vaccines: Not a Silver Bullet

2/4/21  Coping with Covid19 & Mental Health

3/4/21   Surveillance: Is Big Brother Watching You?

4/1/21   Broward County Extraordinary Global Hub of Marine Science

5/6/21   Cancel Culture: Is this popular phenomenon ripping apart the very fabric of democracy?

6/3/21   8th Annual Reality Check: Press Corps Recap/analysis of the Florida State Legislative Session 2021

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A.I.D. Group –
      Wealth Management
Ambit Advertising & Public
      Relations

American National Bank
AvMed Health Plans

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Berger Singerman, Attys At Law
Broward County Clerk of Courts

Broward County Medical Assn.
Broward Health
City of Pompano Beach
First Green Bank
Florida Atlantic University
Henderson Behavioral Health
Marine Industries Assn SoFla

Memorial Healthcare System
Nova Southeastern University
Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
Pompano Bch Chamb Commerce
Seminole Tribe of Florida
The Everglades Foundation

Ron Bergeron , Roy Rogers

Kathy Koch, Cheryl Balaban, Marilyn Oliva

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Next webinar: Thursday 6/3/21
from 9-10:30 AM

(to register for this event, please scroll down to REGISTER button)

 

8th Annual Reality Check: Press Corps Recap/analysis of the Florida State Legislative Session 2021

With an historical year marked by a virus pandemic, our state legislature has faced extraordinary challenges. Acting in the public interest is normally a daunting task, with the myriad of bills before it, but public health repeatedly took center stage.

Our top-notch panel of journalists has dutifully covered this tumultuous session with a range of bills. In a Republican-dominated body, a number of issues like election reform appealed to right-leaning voters. Democrats see some bright spots in the 2021 session, such as a bipartisan police reform package that establishes basic training standards across the state.

Beyond the hot-button social issues that dominated headlines, Gov. DeSantis avoided painful budget cuts thanks in part to $10.2 billion in federal aid that cushioned the pandemic’s financial blow in Florida. Legislators approved a $101.5 billion budget that includes $1,000 bonuses for educators, police officers and firefighters. It continues DeSantis’ push to raise the minimum starting pay for teachers to $47,500. The minimum wage for the lowest-paid state employees will be bumped up to $13.

On the environment, the budget includes more money for Everglades restoration and $500 million to combat sea level rise.

Join our veteran panel, moderated by an eminently-experienced Tallahassee participant.

PANEL:

Steve Bousquet

Steve Bousquet has been reporting from Tallahassee for over three decades, and has been arguably the senior political reporter in Tallahassee for a number of years. His journalistic and community ties and institutional knowledge of Broward County are unmatched by anybody in the news business. He serves currently as Political Columnist for the Florida Sun Sentinel, based in Tallahassee, and is on the Editorial Board of the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.

Dara Kam

Senior writer for The News Service of Florida, Dara Kam has spent over two decades based in Tallahassee covering Florida government, politics and campaigns. 

Skyler Swisher

Skyler Swisher is the Sun Sentinel daily reporter covering politics. Before joining the Sun Sentinel, he wrote about health care for The Daytona Beach News-Journal. A native of Memphis, he is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.

MODERATOR:

Shane Strum

With a legacy of public service spanning nearly three decades, Shane Strum is President and Chief Executive Officer of Broward Health, one of the nation’s 10 largest public healthcare systems with an operational budget of $1.2 billion and more than 8,200 employees.

Before joining Broward Health, Strum served as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ chief of staff and led the Governor’s staff in implementing a $90 billion budget, overseeing 20 state agencies with more than 100,000 employees, gubernatorial appointments, and cabinet affairs.

In addition to his healthcare experience, Strum has excelled in higher education, having served as vice chancellor of Keiser University and director of corporate and government relations at Nova Southeastern University.

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Gerald Angeli
Stirling Operations
President of Tower Forum 2020-21
BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS, OUR TRADITIONAL LIVE MEETING FORMAT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.
NOW OPERATING UNDER A VIRTUAL FORMAT, TOWER FORUM EVENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS AND THEIR INVITED GUESTS. Registration URL links will be on this website and in email notifications.
THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

With the exceptions of October, November, and December, the dates of the programs are usually the first Thursday of every month through June, 2021, 9:00-10:30 AM :  1/7/21, 2/4/21, 3/4/21, 4/1/21, 5/6/21, 6/3/21. DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO PRESENTERS’ AVAILABILITY AND MAY CHANGE. The programs are formulated by the Program Planning Committee, chaired by Ric Green (954-257-9397).


Lisa Efird, Loma Grant, Chad Maxey

Jeff Wolfe, Patrick Harris, Hon. Susan Alspector, Lee Feldman

Steve Einhorn, Bianca Moreiras, Marty Kurtz

Art Pollack, Gerry Angeli, Teri Goldsmith,
Linda Cooke, Ric Green