Posts Categorized: Educational News

Don’t Delay, Apply Today!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Is your district budget under $8 million? If so, there are two scholarship opportunities available through the Special District Leadership Foundation. The Dr. James Kohnen Scholarship is available to directors and trustees who have not previously completed the Special District Leadership Academy (SDLA)…

New Webinar for Fire Districts Approaching

Monday, December 4, 2017

Do not miss out! On December 6, SCI Consulting Group is sponsoring a new webinar on the increased ability for local fire districts to raise revenue in the wake of the end of CAL FIRE’s SRA Fee. Special emphasis will be made on public opinion polling and community outreach, along with potential revenue…

Five Resources in Five Weeks

Thursday, November 30, 2017

We know your investment in CSDA is important to you and we want to make sure you are getting the most out of your membership. For the next five weeks, we will be highlighting a member resource in each issue of the e-News – whether it be a special members-only program or discounted (or free!) product…

Save on Facility Maintenance with Cooperative Purchasing

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Looking for ways to save on facility maintenance without compromising on quality products and services? Join U.S. Communities and HD Supply Facilities Maintenance in a free webinar to guide you through the benefits and best practices to help your agency meet facility maintenance and hardware…

New Webinar! Funding Opportunities for Fire Districts

Monday, November 13, 2017

On December 6, 2017, SCI Consulting Group is sponsoring a brand new webinar on the increased ability for local fire districts to raise revenue in the wake of the end of CAL FIRE’s SRA Fee. This webinar is free to members. Make sure your fire district is informed on funding opportunities by registering…

Last Chance to Register for Ethics Training Webinar

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Need to complete your required Ethics AB 1234 Compliance Training? We have a webinar for you! Ruben Duran of Best Best & Krieger, LLP will be conducting a two-hour webinar on November 8 from 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. To register, click here!

Free CPRA Workshop Added!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Check out the new free workshop "The ABC's of the CPRA" added in Vallejo on November 7, 2017. This workshop will feature informative sessions on the Public Records Act, records retention, and creating a digital workplace. Space is limited, register here.

Review Your Favorite Annual Conference Breakout Sessions

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Check out the materials from your favorite 2017 CSDA Annual Conference breakout sessions by clicking here. Simply click on any of the breakout sessions listed in the schedule to pull up the course materials from that presentation. Thank you all for a great conference, we are already looking forward…

Responding to Requests for Electronic Information under the CPRA

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This article is not intended to serve as legal advice. If you have further questions about these matters, you should consult with an attorney. The electronic world we live in has changed how people expect and desire information to be provided to them.  Requests made pursuant to the California Public…

Complimentary Workshop in Your Area this November

Sunday, October 15, 2017

CSDA and Laserfiche are pleased to bring you a no cost workshop "The ABC's of the CPRA: The California Public Records Act, Records Retention and the Digital Workplace." When: Tuesday, November 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (lunch provided) Where: Foley Cultural Center, 1499 N. Camino Alto, Vallejo,…

Upcoming Ethics AB1234 Compliance Webinar

Monday, October 9, 2017

All those who need to complete their required Ethics AB1234 Compliance training are strongly encouraged to register for CSDA's live webinar on November 8, 2017. Best Best and Krieger will be covering general principals and state laws relating to ethics. Register here!

Visit CSDA’s Social Media Lounge at Annual Conference!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Is your district using social media to increase public outreach? Visit CSDA’s Social Media Lounge at Annual Conference in Monterey to discuss how to effectively use social media channels, like Facebook and Twitter, to better reach your community. Learn about CSDA’s own public outreach campaign, Districts…

CSDA’s 2018 Conference Dates

Special District Leadership Academy (SDLA) Conference February 4-7, 2018 in La Quinta April 15-18, 2018 in Monterey - First time and advanced attendee track July 8-11, 2018 in Napa SDRMA Safety/Claims Education Day March 20, 2018 in Sacramento Special Districts Legislative Days May 22-23,…

Board Secretary/Clerk Conference Early Bird Deadline Approaching

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Get registered as soon as possible for the highly anticipated Board Secretary/Clerk Conference. The early bird discount ends on September 21, 2017, and you will not want to miss out. This conference is specifically designed to educate board secretaries/clerks on various tips and responsibilities to…

Not Too Late for Pre-Conference Activities!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

If you are looking for something to do before CSDA’s Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase we have got you covered. Interested in taking part in an educational workshop and bringing some useful information back to your district? "Building Your District Strong" and "SDLA Module 1: Governance Foundations"…

Two Understanding the Brown Act Workshops in November!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Don't miss out on the last two Understanding the Brown Act workshops in November. The Bay Area and Sierra Networks still have a chance to attend! This workshop will guide attendees through the ins and outs of the Brown Act. Registrants will learn about what constitutes a meeting, agenda requirements,…

Download the Guidebook App for Annual Conference

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The 2017 CSDA Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase will be a breeze withour guidebook in your pocket. Download the app today to start planning out your schedule for conference. Attendees can find session times and locations, exhibitor and sponsor information, and much more!

Access On-Demand Webinars at Your Convenience!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Did you miss out on a webinar that would benefit your special district? No need toworry; we offer on-demand webinars on a variety of topics. Click here to browse a list of these informational webinars. Learn all about special district finances, Brown Act updates, good governance, and more!

Plenty to do for First-Time and Returning Attendees

Monday, August 28, 2017

The 2017 Board Secretary/Clerk Conference is approaching on October 22-24, 2017. This conference training program is tailored towards board secretaries/clerks and has two full days of education packed in on all major aspects related to a board secretary/clerk’s responsibilities. Register here now…