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Board Chair Workshop
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January 24–26, 2014
Sheraton Grand, Sacramento

Online registration is now closed.
Please register onsite at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento.

*Board Chair Workshop has reached capacity. We are no longer accepting registrations for this workshop*


2014 Program Materials

The Effective Trusteeship Workshop is the single best overview of responsibilities required for board members of California community colleges. State leaders and experienced trustees will provide comprehensive information on the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective trustee. There will be ample opportunity to discuss your questions. The Trustee Handbook will be provided at the workshop, along with other important resources.

Who Should Attend
All recently elected and appointed trustees should attend the Effective Trusteeship Workshop. There are education tracks for the entire board. Continuing trustees, student trustees and CEOs are very welcome and will gain much from the workshop.

Registration Fees

Effective Trusteeship Workshop: $325
includes all workshops and sessions, Saturday reception, dinner and Sunday breakfast, the Trustee Handbook and other publications. This fee also includes the Board Chair Workshop.

Board Chair Workshop ONLY: $75
includes refreshments, the League’s Board Chair Handbook and other publications. The fee is required only if you are NOT attending the Effective Trusteeship Workshop.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be in writing. No refunds are available if cancellation is received after January 10, 2014. All refunds will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee.

Hotel/Travel
Click here for information about the conference hotel and to make reservations.

Special Workshop: Ethics Training
Friday, January 24
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This session will cover the ethics and legal issues you will face as a trustee. Topics to be addressed include your obligations under the Government Code Section 1090, the Political Reform Act, and common law requirements. The presentation will focus on “real life” situations and ask you to ask “what are ethics?”

Board Chair Workshop (Workshop is full, we are no longer accepting registrations for this workshop.)
Saturday, January 25
1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • $75
Being a board president is an important leadership role. The chair runs board meetings, fosters teamwork, represents the board, and works closely with the CEO. The workshop is designed for board presidents, vice presidents, CEOs, and interested trustees. The Board Chair Handbook will be distributed.

Topics include:

  • Board Chair Roles
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Handling Difficult Situations
  • CEO – Board Chair Relations

The Board Chair workshop is included as part of the Effective Trusteeship Workshop or participants may register for the Board Chair Workshop separately.

Program
The program is subject to change.

Friday, January 24
New Trustee Track
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. — Introduction to Roles and Responsibilities (for new trustees only)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Reception for New Trustees

Continuing Education Track
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Ethics Training

Saturday, January 25
New Trustee & Continuing Education Track
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Effective Trusteeship
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Lunch on own
1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Introduction to Major Issues: Hot Topics (New Trustee Track)
  • The Role of the Board in Labor Negotiations (Continuing Education Track)

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Board Role in Fiscal Policy (New Trustee Track)
  • Mentoring, Recruiting, Retaining and Evaluating the CEO (Continuing Education Track)

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Reception
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. — Dinner with CCCT Board Members and Message from Chancellor Brice Harris
            
Sunday, January 26
New Trustee & Continuing Education Track
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. — Breakfast Session – The Board and CEO Partnership
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — Introduction to the Brown Act

Legislative Conference January 26 and 27
The Effective Trusteeship and Board Chair Workshops are scheduled in conjunction with the Annual Legislative Conference. Separate registration is required.
Register for the Legislative Conference