NEXGEN Contributors

ABC Central Florida

Central Florida Chapter ABC collaborates with its community leaders to brand this exclusive leadership program. Join the many companies and industry professionals who contribute to NEXGEN sessions and build a foundation for the leaders of tomorrow.

Interested in being a NEXGEN Contributor? Here’s how to get involved:

  • NEXGEN Council Volunteer
  • Classroom for NEXGEN Session (3-4 Hours)
  • Session Presenter
  • Membership Experience Guest Speaker
  • Lunch Sponsor
  • Networking Hour Sponsor
  • Project Tour/Site Visit- Completed or Active Project

Download the NEXGEN Contributor PDF

The NEXGEN Council Volunteer
The NEXGEN Council consists of industry professionals in the Central Florida area. The CFC ABC network builds the NEXGEN experience in a variety of industry perspectives, leadership topics, and site visits.

Classroom Session Locations
Proposed classroom space should accommodate up to 25 students and 3-4 presenters equipped with tables and chairs.  On-site audio visual may be required for some sessions. Most of the annual sessions will provide a site tour that will align with the session topic.

Session Presenters & Member Experience Guest Speaker
Presentations will connect industry expertise and membership experience with the NEXGEN participants. The unique, high value of NEXGEN comes from showcasing information and a new perspective to impact our talented workforce. Leaders continue to climb the ladder to success and evolve into new roles and Central Florida Chapter membership companies come together as a way to pass the torch  in a ”what it takes ” to build Central Florida.

Session Topics * General Topics that Drive Unique Lessons*
► What is ABC
► Construction & Economic Drivers
► Becoming A Leader in Construction
► Business Development
► The Politics of Construction
► Understanding Construction Law
► Economic & Workforce Development
► Community Involvement

Lunch Sponsor
Lunch is provided at each session which can be sponsored by the hosting office, if desired, or by a lunch sponsor who can attend the session and speak to the group.

Networking Sponsor
Happy Hour following each session and tour is a chance for attendees, sponsors, guest speakers, and active members to socialize and build relationships. Board Members and ABC alumni are invited to attend these networking events to meet our NEXGEN group.

Project Tour/Site visits
Project site visits are critical to this program and tours are created specifically for this group. NEXGEN experience is “Exploring the story behind a project” and seeing it first-hand.  This is a way for leaders to dig their heels into projects across Central Florida and develop a sense of ownership in the great State of Florida. Projects can be completed or an active jobsite.

NEXGEN Program Details
The NEXGEN class size is 20-25 attendees
Sessions are planned from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM, although the time of day can vary based on the location and the site tour.

Typical NEXGEN Session

  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Networking Lunch
    • Optional Lunch and Learn from Sponsor
  • 12:45-2:45 PM Lesson
    • Presentation (Multiple Presenters Option)
    • ABC Member Sharing ABC Experience
    • Group Activity/Round Table Discussion
  • 3:00-4:00 PM Tour
    • Tour Active Project or Completed Project
  • 4:00-5:00 PM NEXGEN Happy Hour
    • Invitees:  NEXEN Students, Presenters, CFC ABC Board of Directors, NEXGEN Alumni
    • Happy Hour Sponsors from ABC Member Companies Welcome

Do you have existing connections to central Florida construction projects? CFC ABC is eager to discuss any behind-the-scenes opportunities!

2021 Session Topic Schedule

Thursday, October 14, 2021 *   Kick-Off Class of 2021 @ ABC On Tap 5:30-7:00
Thursday, November 18, 2021  Team Building
Thursday, December 9, 2021    What is ABC
Thursday, January 20, 2022     Politics in Construction
Thursday, February 17, 2022    Economic Drivers
Thursday, March 10, 2022        Workforce Development & Economic Development
Thursday, April 21, 2022           Business Development
Thursday, May 19, 2022            Community Involvement
Thursday, June 23, 2022           Graduation

Contribute Today

Be the face of central Florida industry! Central Florida Chapter Associated Builders and Contractor Training and Development Director, Megan Saucier, is the staff liaison for the NEXGEN program and can be contacted at for all NEXGEN inquiries.

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