Fri, Jan 26, 2018 to Sun, Jan 28, 2018
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento
General Info

General Info

The Effective Trusteeship Workshop is the single best overview of responsibilities required for board members of California’s 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 2018 Trustee Handbook will be released at the workshop, along with other important resources.

The Effective Trusteeship and Board Chair Workshops are scheduled in conjunction with the Annual Legislative Conference, January 28-29, 2018. Separate registration is required.


      Who Should Attend

      Who Should Attend

      All recently elected and appointed trustees should attend the Effective Trusteeship Workshop. Continuing trustees, student trustees, and CEOs are also very welcome, and will gain much from the workshop as well. Board presidents and vice presidents are encouraged to attend the Effective Trusteeship session with their new trustees and participate in the continuing education sessions or the Board Chair Workshop on Saturday afternoon.

      Board Chair Workshop

      Board Chair Workshop

      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 to Workshop attendees.

      Topics include:

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

      Saturday, January 27, 2017
      1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Board Chair Workshop

      Dustin Johnson, Trustee, Los Rios CCD
      Donna Miller, Former Trustee, North Orange County CCD
      Kindred Murillo, Superintendent/President, Southwestern CCD

      • Part I Opening and Introduction
      • Part II The Role of the Board Chair and Effectively Engaging Others, Board Retreats and Board Evaluations
      • Part III Effective Meeting Strategies and Techniques
      • Part IV CEO Perspectives on the Board Chair Role
      • Part V Question and Answer Discussion

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

      Schedule At A Glance


      The schedule is subject to change

      Friday, January 26
      11:00 a.m.                                    Registration Opens
      1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.             Introduction to the Brown Act
      3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.             Introduction to Roles & Responsibilities 
      3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.             Ethics 
      3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.             The CEO’s Role in Campus Athletics 
      6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.             Special Reception for New Trustees

      Saturday, January 27
      7:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.             Registration Opens
      8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Effective Trusteeship
      1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Student Success and Equity 
      1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             Board Chair Workshop
      3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             Board’s Role in Fiscal Policy 
      3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             College Promise Program 
      5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.             Reception
      6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.             Dinner with CCCT Board Members and remarks  from League President & CEO Larry Galizio                           

      Sunday, January 28
      7:00 a.m.                                      Registration Opens
      7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.             Breakfast General Session –
      8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.          The Board/CEO Partnership: Making It Work

      Session Materials
      Hotel & Travel


      Workshop events will be held at the Sheraton Grand hotel and the Sacramento Convention Center in downtown Sacramento. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton at a rate of $170 single or double, plus room tax. The special room rate is guaranteed only if reservations are made prior to January 4, 2018. Reservations made after that date are on a space available basis only. 

      NOTE: Attendees will receive  a hotel reservation link to reserve their room after conference registration. 

      Travel Information

      Please visit the Sacramento Sheraton Grand’s website for driving directions, location, area recreation and activities.

      Shuttle Service 
      The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Sacramento International Airport. Airport Super Shuttle Service to the Sheraton Grand is $13. Use this link to make your shuttle reservation. Shuttle service picks up outside the airport terminals.

      Parking at the hotel is $25 per day for self-parking and $32 per day for valet parking for registered guests only.




      NOTE: Online registration is now closed. If you would like to still register for ETW and/or the Board Chair Workshop please contact Karen Graham at

      Registration Rates

      Trusteeship Workshop $465
      TheTrustee Orientation Workshop registration fee includes all workshops and sessions, Saturday reception, dinner and Sunday breakfast, the 2018 Trustee Handbook and other publications.

      Board Chair Workshop $80
      The Board Chair Workshop fee 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.

      Guest Meals – Effective Trusteeship Workshop

      • Saturday Reception  $55
      • Saturday dinner $85                                   
      • Sunday breakfast $45                                                                     


      All cancellations must be in writing. A  $50 cancellation fee will be assessed to all refunds.  No refunds are available if cancellation is received after January 12, 2018. For cancellations, please contact Karen Graham at