Annual Trustees Conference



Program (Interactive | PDF)
Attendee Roster
Conference Evaluation
⇒ Keynote Speakers
Fulfilling the Trust Awards
⇒ Executive Assistants Workshop
⇒ CCCT Annual Meeting
⇒ Evening Events
Interest Group Meetings

Prices include all breakfasts, lunches, receptions, and dinner Saturday evening. Dinner is on your own Friday evening.

Online registration is now closed. Please register onsite at the
JW Marriott.

  • $725 Regular (Onsite)
  • $615 Special CEO Rate
    District Superintendent or Chancellor who attends with two or more trustees from their board.

Additional Spouse/Guest Meals

  • Welcome Reception – $75
  • Saturday Breakfast – $48    
  • Saturday Luncheon – $75    
  • Saturday Gardens Dinner – $90
  • Sunday Breakfast – $48
  • Sunday Grab-n-Go Lunch – $55

Cancellations must be in writing and no refunds are available if cancellation is received after Wednesday, April 13, 2016. All refunds will be assessed a $50 processing fee.



Effective governing boards are created by dedicated, knowledgeable trustees and chief executives. Your participation in the 2016 Trustees Conference will strengthen the skills and knowledge required to lead your colleges and be accountable to your communities. Conference speakers and sessions will explore key policy issues, effective governance, and fiscal and educational accountability.

Join your colleagues for an information-packed event that will assist you in providing the best leadership possible for your community and students.


The schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, April 28  
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Policy and Procedures Workshop (separate registration required)
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Board and CEO Executive Assistants Workshop (separate registration required)
Friday, April 29  
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Conference Registration
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Board and CEO Executive Assistants Workshop (separate registration required)
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pre-conference Workshops
Board Chair Workshop
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Ethics Training
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Excellence in Trusteeship Informational Session
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Opening General Session
Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education, UCLA
Book signing to follow.
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Interest Group & Consortia Meetings
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Saturday, April 30  
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast & Focus Session
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. General Session Lunch & Fulfilling the Trust Awards
Cable Green, Director, Global Learning at Creative Commons
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Focus Session
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Botanical Gardens Dinner (off-site; buses leave at 6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, May 1  
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CCCT Annual Business Meeting & Breakfast
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Closing Session
Sasha Abramsky, Free Lance Journalist, Author, UC Davis Senior Fellow
Book signing and Grab-n-Go lunch following session

Hotel Information

JW Marriott Desert Springs Hotel & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

The room block at the Marriott is SOLD OUT. Please click here to view a list of nearby hotels.

Parking: $21 self parking/$29 valet parking (self-parking included in optional resort package)

A resort fee of $27 is optional at check-in and includes self parking, high speed Internet, local calls, turn-down service, spa fitness center, The Greens – 18 hole putting course, lawn games and golf bag storage.

For travel and general area information, visit the JW Marriott Web site at:

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