Effective governance of a special district doesn’t just happen. It requires knowledge, information and State Required education in order to fulfill the responsibility of representing the constituents in the most professional manner possible.
Trust is something that is emphasized as critical when referring to the public and a local agency, but it’s equally as important to have between local government leaders – at the board member and staff level. For a special district to run well, the issue of trust begins at square one – within the district. David Aranda, a conference speaker with decades of experience in special district leadership, and Mark Nation, general manager of Goleta West Sanitary District, give us their thoughts on the significance of trust between board members and staff.
Special District Leadership Academy Conference
A groundbreaking, curriculum based continuing education program that recognizes the necessity for the board and general manager to work closely toward a common goal. The Academy provides the knowledge base to perform essential governance responsibilities. Attendees at this conference will complete all four modules of the Academy during the course of a two and one-half days.
Applying Public Service Ethics
Important Resources – courtesy of STRIVE.com
Better Board Agendas
Clarity & Feedback Yield Greater Meeting Effectiveness
Dialogue – The Heartbeat of Board Meetings
Minute-Taking in the Board Room
Much More than Minutes
Are You Making a Difference on Your Board?
Avoid the Pitfall of Group-Think
Getting to Know Your Fellow Board Members
Speaking Up at Board Meetings
The Precious Gift of Trust
The Risk & Reward of Transparency
Commitment and Helping Others Succeed
Confronting Out-of-Line Board Members
Integrating New Board Members into the Organization
Less is More
Truth is Truth, Whether We See it or Not