Leadership isn’t just about making decisions or steering a ship; it is about the people on that ship. It’s about their well-being, growth, and collective success. In today’s competitive business environment, successful leadership goes beyond merely making decisions – it revolves around nurturing the people within the organization. By embracing a human-centric approach alongside cutting-edge digital tools, leaders can create an environment where productivity and innovation flourish, giving their organizations a significant competitive edge.

The concept of leadership transformation shifts the emphasis to creating a more human-centric organizational culture, which is vital in today’s digital age. This transformation must also embrace technology – incorporating digital tools and platforms that foster connection, communication, and employee development. Productivity and innovation can thrive in an environment where people feel valued and motivated. The fusion of a people-first approach with digital technologies often attracts top talent and earns respect in the industry.

APWA FloridaThe Florida LTAP Center is pleased to partner with the American Public Works Florida Chapter to bring you this webinar. The session will encompass a presentation followed by Q&A. providing attendees with the opportunity to submit questions either during registration or in real-time.

This webinar is provided at no cost and will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the webinar. Professional Development Hours (1.5 PDHs) will be provided to those that request these during registration. Please note – space for this webinar is limited, and Florida local agencies are being given priority!


By attending this webinar, attendees will:

  1. Discover how to select the right digital tools that align with the organization’s culture and goals, empowering teams to thrive.
  2. Learn best practices for actively listening, adapting, and prioritizing the needs of employees and team members, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation.
  3. Develop strategies for creating forward-looking forums where employees and teams can freely share ideas and feedback, driving continuous improvement and growth.

Panelist Bios:

Dr. Keith A. Clinkscale is currently the Director of Strategic Planning and Performance Management for Palm Beach County and supervises all activities related to the long-term strategic plan of Palm Beach County as well as the strategic planning of over 30 county departments. Keith is responsible for assisting the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Executive Team, Department Directors, and staff with the development of long-term goals, objectives, strategies, and actions. Keith is the creator of the award-winning Strategic Cross Department Teams at Palm Beach County. He is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc. and is a founder of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Professionals. Dr. Keith A. Clinkscale is a recognized Lean Six Sigma Black Belt & Operational Excellence Executive known for establishing best-in-class strategic performance management programs. He demonstrates a combination of broad industry experiences, performance management acumen and a history of results-oriented management consulting to drive significant improvement and cost savings. As a seasoned Industry Executive and Management Consultant, Keith built a reputation of excellence in all areas of operations. His skillset includes over 30 years of Executive Coaching, Training and Content Design, Process Improvement, Benchmarking, Total Quality Management, Balanced Scorecards, Business Process Re-engineering, Strategic Planning, and High Performance Teams. Keith started as a young engineer in Boston, eventually joined PRTM Consulting (now PWC) and later PA Consulting. Keith’s experience and sensitivity to customer concerns has always enabled him to provide a high level of service, whether in industry or as a consultant. Keith has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and a PH.D in Strategic Leadership from Concordia College & University. He is an Executive MBA Candidate at Quantic Business Technology.

Moderator Bio:

Addie Javed, APWA FL Leadership & Management Committee Chair and Vice President, Epic Engineering and Consulting Group: Addie Javed is a Vice President at Epic, and is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and technical leadership in the building of business practices. He is a former City/County Engineer and Public Works Director, nationally recognized by the Engineering News Record (ENR), National Civil Engineering News Magazine and Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA). Addie is a Gator and a Spartan at heart. He has more than 28 years of technical, administration, management and supervisory experience leading diverse teams and managing multiple Capital Improvement projects and programs. Mr. Javed has strong background in Public Works, Environmental Management, Utilities, Infrastructure, Asset Management, Sustainability, Solid Waste and Sanitation, Strategic Planning and Performance Measures, Emergency Response and Operations, Operations and Maintenance, Community development and Legislative policy making.

Leadership Transformation: Putting People First

DATE: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
TIME: 12:30 to 2:00 PM (ET)