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                                      Peter Hapgood, Director of Education



Thank you to all of the FPPTA members who were able to join us at the most recent FPPTA Trustee School in Tampa. This school took on many iterations due to Hurricane Irma. Having only 200 registrations three weeks out and to end up with over 500 attendees is simply remarkable.  Your support is truly appreciated!

January 2018 – Trustee School

The October Trustee School CEU Program only offered the larger classroom style format. Obviously this gave us the flexibility to accommodate any number of attendees.

The CEU Program in January will offer 3 smaller breakout sessions along with 3 Special Program offerings:

·         The FPPTA Individual Retirement Program featuring Dee Lee;

·         The FPPTA Leadership Boot Camp featuring Don Trone;

·         The Fixed Income Certificate Program featuring a number of FPPTA Associate Members.

It’s a diversified curriculum for all to choose from! Please remember that you need to pre-register for the Special Program offerings!


New and Exciting

The FPPTA is also pleased to be introducing a new area of trustee education which will be called “Professional Development”.

This new initiative will be led by Casey Lucius, Ph.D. from Naples, Florida. Casey‘s first two sessions will be:  How to Handle Controversy and Meeting Management at the January Trustee School. Casey will be conducting an assortment of offerings during all of our educational programs in 2018. She will also be offering a couple of webinars during the year for all FPPTA members to participate in our first effort of online training.


Trustee Volunteer Program

As communicated in Tampa, the FPPTA Education Committee would like to begin recruiting trustee volunteers to help provide trustee networking sessions on a more formal basis. These workshops would concentrate on real issues and actions and sometimes extraordinary experiences faced by pension boards throughout the FPPTA membership. Obviously this is a great learning tool for all involved. PLEASE contact Peter Hapgood at if you are interested in volunteering.

The FPPTA Education Committee is constantly attempting to provide the membership the most comprehensive and diversified trustee education program possible. Please complete the electronic evaluations, providing helpful suggestions and ideas for future FPPTA programs.

I would like to thank all of the members of the Education Committee along with the FPPTA Staff and FPPTA Consultants who spend a lot of time behind the scenes trying to make the next education program better than the last!