2024 General Manager Leadership Summit

Your job as a general manager or emerging leader of a special district demands you stay current on governance best practices, state laws, human resources, operations, pensions, budgeting, risk management, policies, procedures, and more!

The General Manager Leadership Summit is a way for you to come together with other special district leaders from throughout the state to network and learn more about your specific job responsibilities and emerging trends. Return to your district after two days of specialized training and education, ready to take your board relationship, staff, and district to the next level.

Attendee Pricing:
Early Bird Registration on or before May 31, 2024:
$775 CSDA Member
$1,110 Non-member
Regular Registration after May 31, 2024:
$860 CSDA member
$1,240 Non-member

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

Eligible for SDRMA Credit Incentive Points.

Hotel Room Reservations:
CSDA room reservations in the CSDA room block start at the rate of $209 plus tax and fees per day. The room reservation cut-off is June 5, 2024; however, space is limited and may sell out before this date. 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be in writing and received by CSDA no later than May 31, 2024. All cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a $75 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after May 31, 2024. Substitutions are acceptable and must be done in writing no than later June 14, 2024. Please submit any cancellation notice or substitution request to [email protected] or fax to 916-520-2465.

6/23/2024 7:00 AM - 6/25/2024 2:30 PM
Pacific Daylight Time
JW Marriott Anaheim Resort 1775 Clementine St. Anaheim, CA 92802 UNITED STATES

Program Options

Sunday, 23 June 2024

cannot be attending as an exhibitor or other Business Affiliate
This is a practical career development workshop for senior executives and emerging leaders in special districts. This action-oriented workshop includes group and panel discussions on the journey, roles, and skill sets of a general manager; identifying general manager opportunities; developing positive relations with the board, staff, and peer agency executives; and leadership best practices.
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM
In October 2021, 3 million adults took early retirement in the U.S. Many agencies were caught flat-footed after losing organizational talent and district knowledge about history, processes, and decisions. Innovative recruitment, engagement and succession planning processes can reignite the energy in your organization. In this two-part workshop, we will address the foundation of every agency’s success: innovative recruitment and succession planning. PART ONE: Building Your A-Team PART TWO: Passing the Torch without Burning Your Fingers
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM

Monday, 24 June 2024

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