2023 Special District Leadership Academy Sonoma County

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.

SDLA Graduate?  Join us for our Returning Attendee Track with Two Days of Breakout Sessions with topics such as (sample from previous year):
How to Lead Your Board Meetings Away from Chaos
Introduction to Labor Relations
Financing and Financial Management
Brown Act Updates
Strategic Planning

Detailed schedule can be found on the SDLA Website.  

First-Time Attendee Schedule of Events
Sunday 10/22/23
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception
Monday 10/23/23
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. First-Time Attendee Sessions
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sip and Savor Evening Reception
Tuesday 10/24/23
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. First-Time Attendee Sessions
Open Evening

Wednesday 10/25/23
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. First-Time Attendee Sessions
12:00 p.m. Graduation Certificate Distribution


Returning Attendee Schedule of Events
Sunday 10/22/23
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception
Monday 10/23/23
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Returning Attendee Sessions
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sip and Savor Evening Reception
Tuesday 10/24/23
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Returning Attendee Sessions
4:00 p.m. Conference ends for Returning Attendees

Pricing:
Early Bird Registration on or before September 22, 2023:
$625 CSDA Member
$950 Non-member
Regular Registration after September 22, 2023:
$675 CSDA Member
$1,010 Non-member

Send additional attendees from the same district and receive discounted pricing per additional attendee!  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 INFORMATION:

Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
170 Railroad Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

The room reservation deadline for the CSDA room block has passed. You can check current hotel availability here.

Cancellations must be in writing and received by CSDA no later than September 22, 2023, 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 September 22, 2023. Substitutions are acceptable and must be done in writing no later than October 13, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Please submit any cancellation notice or substitution requests to [email protected] or fax to 916-520-2465.

When
10/22/2023 - 10/25/2023
Where
Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country 170 Railroad Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401 UNITED STATES
Online registration not available.
 

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