APWA FloridaEvery organization encounters various types of silos, but there is a significant untapped potential when we collaborate effectively. Some struggle to distinguish between the concepts of Operational Excellence and Accountability. While certain leaders address immediate operational challenges, strategic leaders adopt a more expansive outlook, emphasizing the organization’s long-term vision and maximizing the efficient use of talent to attain it. A strategic plan serves as a guiding path, aligning available resources with ambitious goals and fostering a link between local government administrators and the community’s requirements.

Strategic Planning concept on the gearwheels, 3D renderingThe metrics identified during the strategic planning process identify areas of improvement and pave the way for progress. Inclusivity, in this context, involves a deliberate effort to engage team members at all organizational levels as an integral aspect of your culture and strategy. The capacity to openly discuss critical topics such as local mental health policy, financial transparency, engagement with multiple stakeholders, community awareness, inclusivity, and outreach fosters trust and cultivates cohesive teams. By establishing strategic management that harmonizes effectively with both internal teams and external stakeholders, organizations can enhance productivity, foster innovation, and cultivate a more engaged workforce.

In essence, creating and executing a strategic plan is a dynamic process that requires a combination of visionary thinking, practical feedback, and collaborative effort to drive an organization toward its long-term goals and aspirations.

Discover how Florida’s premier travel destination is revolutionizing the way they assess performance outcomes. Be sure to come equipped with thoughtful questions for our guest speakers and panelists, and prepare to be inspired by their expertise as you strive to excel as a distinguished strategic leader within your organization.

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!


Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore strategies for improving public service delivery and enhancing community engagement.
  2. Understand the crucial role of creating a motivated culture for individuals and teams driven by a sense of purpose and passion in strategic planning.
  3. Learn how to navigate the tactical roadmap for the extraordinary, set measurable objectives, allocate resources efficiently, and navigate potential challenges along the way.


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.

Strategic Planning - a Palm Beach County Case Study

DATE: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
TIME: 12:30 to 2:00 PM (ET)