“Fran is easy to work with, flexible, and well prepared.
He not only talks leadership and motivation, he walks the talk.”
Russ Simon, Senior Policy Associate
New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals, Inc.
Opportunity: In 2010, Florida Music Educators’ Association Student Leadership Chairperson Kevin Ford reached out to inquire about creating a Leadership Workshop that would be held at their annual All-State Convention in January.
Results: Having worked with many music-related organizations over the years, Fran created an interactive pre-conference FMEA Student Leadership Workshop with experiential elements designed for band, choir and orchestra students. In addition, Fran presented to the all-state ensembles during the conference which was co-sponsored in part by Music for All. Marketing support was provided via flyers, magazine ads, postcard mailings to Florida music teachers, as well as articles for the FMEA Florida Music Director publication from 2011-2013.
Update: Fran KICKed IT IN once again at FMEA 2015 and 2016!
Val Anderson, Director of OperationsIt was a pleasure as always to work with such a professional as yourself. I learn so much each time I hear your presentations. I look forward to working with you more next year and in the years to come. You are an amazing person. I am blessed to have met you. Thanks for all you do for children and adults.
Florida Music Educators’ Association
Kevin Ford, Band DirectorYou were terrific and I really appreciate all that you did to help get this leadership initiative off the ground and running in our state. Everyone I ever spoke with was very complimentary and appreciative of your work. I personally enjoyed getting to know you and I hope in the future we can work together again. I know your sessions were a huge benefit to my students and they looked forward to it each year.
Tarpon Springs High School
Morgan Burburan, Choir DirectorThank you so much for your enthusiasm. You have done so much to help not just my students, but music students and directors across the State of Florida. My students are still talking about all that you shed light on. We really enjoyed having you at FMEA. You made a great impact on everyone in attendance!
Weeki Wachee High School, Florida