2018 Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase

The leadership conference for special districts.

The CSDA Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase is the one conference special district leaders can’t afford to miss!  It is the most densely packed educational and networking experience available to special districts.

Come together with other special district leaders from across the state to meet with industry suppliers, hear from the best in special district-specific topics with over 30 breakout session options, network with your peers, and more at the leadership conference for special districts.

$600 Early Registration / $650 Regular Registration CSDA member
$900 Early Registration / $975 Regular Registration Non-member
Early bird registration is available through Friday, August 24, 2018

HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS    
The CSDA room rate at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa is $169 plus tax, single or double occupancy. There is an additional $5 resort fee (normally $30) added to the CSDA rate. This fee includes self-parking and guestroom high speed internet access. You will receive a code that will enable you to make your room reservation at the CSDA rate AFTER you have registered for the conference. All room reservations must be accompanied by a non-refundable first night room deposit guaranteed with a major credit card. The deposit becomes non-refundable if the room reservation is cancelled after Friday, September 7, 2018. The room reservation cut-off is Friday, September 7, 2018, however, space is limited and may not be available.

WARNING!
You are only able to make room reservations at the CSDA rate at the Renaissance Indian Wells using the link provided to you after you register for the 2018 CSDA Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase. The email with the room reservation link will come from info@csda.net and is automatically generated during the night after you register. If you receive phone calls or emails from any other organization, DO NOT RESERVE YOUR ROOMS THROUGH THEM. CSDA has been made aware of fraudulent activities by an organization that is attempting to solicit hotel reservations and acquire credit card information from CSDA conference registrants.

Cancellations/Substitution Policy: Cancellations must be in writing and received by CSDA no later than Friday, August 31, 2018. All cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a $75 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after August 31, 2018. Substitutions are acceptable and must be done in writing no later than September 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Please submit any cancellation notice or substitution request to emilyc@csda.net or fax to 916-520-2465.

Click here for exhibitor information.
When
9/24/2018 - 9/27/2018
Where
Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa 44400 Indian Wells Lane Indian Wells 92210

Program Options

   

Monday, 24 September 2018

 
Include standard exhibit booth, hosted appetizer tray during President's Reception with the Exhibitors and ability to place an item or literature in the attendee bags.

Guest cannot be from a district/company

(A pre-conference activity ahead of the CSDA Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase)
Governance Foundations, the first of four modules and the core of the Special District Leadership Academy series, provides the basic information needed by board members, general managers, and staff to build an effective and functional governance team. This course teaches the foundational knowledge and skills that identify and define the essential building blocks of a successful board, focusing on the critical elements of governance: effective trustees, board mindset, structure, process and protocols, individual/team standards, board's role and responsibilities.

$225 CSDA member
$340 Non-member

AGENDA:
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshop
Time
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM

(A pre-conference activity ahead of the CSDA Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase)
This course for managers, supervisors, and analysts will prepare you to plan and organize highly effective work systems through policy, procedure, and task development.   Participants will learn and practice policy and procedure writing skills, and to apply them in their workplace.  Attendees are asked to bring a policy/procedure they are working on, with, or that is currently under their review, for classroom discussion and analysis.  Course materials include templates for development of policy, procedure, and task descriptions in the future, and a textbook as a continuing framework for their development.

$225 CSDA member
$340 Non-member

AGENDA:
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workshop
Time
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM

(A pre-conference activity ahead of the CSDA Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase)
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 GM opportunities including positioning yourself for executive recruitment, developing positive relations with the board, staff and peer agency executives, and leadership practices.

$100 CSDA member
$100 Non-member

AGENDA:
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshop
Time
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM

Salton Sea Authority Tour

Tour of the northern part of the Salton Sea:  North Shore Yacht Club, State Recreation Area

On this tour you will learn how special districts, counties, and a Native American tribe are working together in partnership with the state and federal agencies to reverse the tragic decline of the Salton Sea, transforming the watershed to establish a healthy and prosperous future.

$48 per person includes transportation to/from the hotel, lunch, and tour

Early registration is encouraged. Limited to 48 attendees!
Time
10:15 AM - 3:00 PM
10:15 AM

(A pre-conference activity ahead of the CSDA Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase)
All public agencies should have a strategy that moves them in a certain direction into the future. While there are many ways to develop a strategic plan, there is also a strategy in the actual planning process as well. This important pre-conference workshop will examine the how and why for a properly conducted strategy planning effort. Each part of the process should be strategic in its own, we will discover this and how to do it right.

$150 CSDA member
$225 Non-member

AGENDA:
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Registration
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Workshop
Time
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
12:30 PM

Time
9/24/2018 5:30 PM - 9/25/2018 6:00 PM
5:30 PM

Time
9/24/2018 5:30 PM - 9/25/2018 6:00 AM
5:30 PM

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Thursday, 27 September 2018

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