2023 Special District Leadership Academy La Quinta

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 2/26/23
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception
Monday 2/27/23
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. First-Time Attendee Sessions
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sip and Savor Evening Reception
Tuesday 2/28/23
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. First-Time Attendee Sessions
Open Evening

Wednesday 3/1/23
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 2/26/23
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception
Monday 2/27/23
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Returning Attendee Sessions
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sip and Savor Evening Reception
Tuesday 2/28/23
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 January 25, 2023:
$625 CSDA Member
$950 Non-member
Regular Registration after January 25, 2023:
$675 CSDA Member
$1,010 Non-member

Send additional attendees from the same district and receive discounted pricing per additional attendee!  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 ROOM RESERVATIONS: Room reservations are available at the CSDA rate of $180 plus tax, single or double occupancy. You will receive a link to make your hotel reservation AFTER you have registered for the conference. The room reservation cut-off is January 25, 2023; however, space is limited and may sell out before this date.

January 24, 2023 Hotel Reservation Update: The CSDA room block is very low.  To receive the best possible price please contact Embassy Suites' Eva Noskova at (760) 238-9022.

CSDA rate includes: complimentary full, cooked to order breakfast buffet, complimentary Nightly Managers Reception, complimentary self-parking, and complimentary guest room Wi-Fi.

Cancellations must be in writing and received by CSDA no later than January 25, 2023, 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 25, 2023. Substitutions are acceptable and must be done in writing no later than February 17, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Please submit any cancellation notice or substitution requests to meganh@csda.net or fax to 916-520-2465.

When
2/26/2023 - 3/1/2023
Where
Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel & Spa 50-777 Santa Rosa Plaza La Quinta, CA 92253 UNITED STATES

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