2024 Special District Leadership Academy San Luis Obispo

Comprehensive Governance Leadership Conferences for Elected and Appointed Directors/Trustees

This conference content is based on CSDA's Special District Leadership Academy (SDLA) groundbreaking, curriculum-based continuing education program, which recognizes the necessity for the board and general manager to work closely toward a common goal. SDLA provides the knowledge base to perform essential governance responsibilities and is designed for both new and experienced special district board members.

Attend for the first time and complete all four modules of the Special District Leadership Academy:
- Governance Foundations
- Setting Directions/Community Leadership
- Board's Role in Human Resources
- Board's Role in Finance and Fiscal Accountability

NOTE: You must complete the first-time attendee track to qualify for SDLF Certificate in Special District Governance.  There will be no Returning Attendee Track at this conference (please register for the San Diego or San Rafael conferences).

Detailed schedule can be found on the SDLA Website.  

First-Time Attendee Schedule of Events
Sunday 2/4/24
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception
Monday 2/5/24
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. First-Time Attendee Sessions
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sip and Savor Evening Reception
Tuesday 2/6/24
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. First-Time Attendee Sessions
Open Evening

Wednesday 2/7/24
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. First-Time Attendee Sessions
12:00 p.m. Graduation Certificate Distribution

Early Bird Registration on or before January 24, 2024:
$720 CSDA Member
$1,080 Non-member
Regular Registration after January 24, 2024:
$775 CSDA Member
$1,160 Non-member

Send additional attendees from the same district and receive discounted pricing per additional attendee!  Members: discounted pricing will automatically populate at checkout.  Non-members: call to obtain discounted pricing for attendees 2, 3, 4, etc.

Interested in Exhibiting/Sponsoring?  Check out all of the opportunities and register here.

Need help paying for this conference? Scholarship funds are available from the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF). There's no district budget limit and you do not need to be a CSDA member to receive funds.
Apply here 

HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS: CSDA room reservations in the CSDA room block start at the rate of $149 plus tax and fees per day. The room reservation cut-off is January 19, 2024; however, space is limited and may sell out before this date. Book your room thru this reservation link.  CSDA rate includes: complimentary full, cooked-to-order breakfast buffet, complimentary Nightly Managers Reception, and complimentary guest room Wi-Fi.

Cancellations must be in writing and received by CSDA no later than January 24, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. All cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a $75 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after January 24, 2024. Substitutions are acceptable and must be done in writing no later than January 26, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Please submit any cancellation notice or substitution requests to [email protected] or fax to 916-520-2465.

2/4/2024 - 2/7/2024
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo 333 Madonna Rd San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 UNITED STATES
Online registration not available.

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