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
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. First-Time Attendee Sessions
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sip and Savor Evening Reception
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. First-Time Attendee Sessions
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 11, 2024:
$720 CSDA Member
Regular Registration after January 11, 2024:
$775 CSDA 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.
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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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.