2021 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.

The 2021 GM Leadership Summit will be socially distanced and comply with any current COVID-19 requirements, including masking.  Attendees will be asked to sign a waiver on arrival to the conference.

As of 05/11/21: Regular Attendee Registration is currently capped at 200 attendees - and may be expanded as restrictions are loosened. 

Attendee Pricing:
Early Bird Registration on or before May 28, 2021:
$625 CSDA Member
$940 Non-member
Regular Registration after May 28, 2021:
$675 CSDA member
$1015 Nonmember

Hotel Room Reservations:
Room reservations are available at the Resort at Squaw Creek at the CSDA rates starting at $185 plus tax and resort fee, single or double occupancy. The attendee will be provided a link to the CSDA room block following your registration. The room reservation cut-off is May 28, 2021; 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 June 12, 2021. All cancellations received by this date will be refunded less a $75 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after June 12, 2021. Substitutions are acceptable and must be done in writing no than later June 19, 2021. Please submit any cancellation notice or substitution request to meganh@csda.net or fax to 916-520-2465.
6/27/2021 - 6/29/2021
Resort at Squaw Creek 400 Squaw Creek Road Olympic Valley 96146

Program Options

Sunday, 27 June 2021

Guest registration includes 2 breakfasts and 2 receptions.  Guest cannot be from a district or company that does business with districts.



•Sponsor to provide branded masks and individual hand sanitizers for all participants, located at Conference Registration •One Tabletop Exhibit Booth and all benefits as an Exhibitor •One full conference registration •Recognition as Sanitation Station Sponsor Reception Sponsor on signage, website and event app
6/27/2021 - 6/29/2021

Each tabletop exhibitor receives one complimentary tabletop personnel.

Presenter: Michael Grabow Developing your leadership ability for strategic thinking and planning, coupled with the skills to engage in strategic conversations significantly improves your value as a leader. The days of hiring an outside agency to create a strategic plan for your organization are over; so too should be strategic plans developed at the top and handed down for others to implement. Organizations poised for growth and success have leaders who are adopting strategic thinking as an on-going way of doing business and strategic planning that engages employees across the whole organization as well as external stakeholders. They engage everyone in developing agile plans, cycles of experimentation and learning, innovation, and measuring actions against relevant metrics. $225 CSDA member $340 Non-member
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6/27/2021 9:00 AM


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