2024 Special District Leadership Academy San Diego

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 4/14/24
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception
Monday 4/15/24
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. First-Time Attendee Sessions
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sip and Savor Evening Reception
Tuesday 4/16/24
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. First-Time Attendee Sessions
Open Evening

Wednesday 4/17/24

 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 4/14/24
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception
Monday 4/15/24
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Returning Attendee Sessions
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sip and Savor Evening Reception
Tuesday 4/16/24
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 March 19, 2024:
$720 CSDA Member
$1,080 Non-member
Regular Registration after March 19, 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 RESERVATIONS: CSDA room reservations in the CSDA room block are available at the rate of $194* or prevailing federal per diem at time of check in plus tax. The room reservation cut-off is March 19, 2024; however, space is limited and may sell out before this date. Information regarding hotel reservations and link to book in the CSDA room block will be emailed within 24 hours of registration. *current federal per diem as of 9/14/23

Cancellations must be in writing and received by CSDA no later than March 19, 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 March 19, 2024. Substitutions are acceptable and must be done in writing no later than April 5, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Please submit any cancellation notice or substitution requests to [email protected] or fax to 916-520-2465.

When
4/14/2024 - 4/17/2024
Where
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown 601 Pacific Hwy San Diego, CA 92101 UNITED STATES

Program Options

Sunday, 14 April 2024

 

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