Education News

Read the latest news from CSDA’s Professional Development department.

Yes, Board Members Need Harassment Prevention Training Too

Thursday, January 19, 2017

CSDA spoke to Alexandra Barnhill, partner at Jarvis, Fay, Doporto & Gibson LLP and here is what she had to say about AB1661 and Harassment Prevention Training for board members.* "AB 1661 amended the Government Code Section 53237.1(a) to specify that " If a local agency provides any type of compensation,…

Tips for Board Members

Thursday, January 19, 2017

At a recent Special District Leadership Academy (SDLA) Conference, we gathered some tips for new board members from our  attendees and instructors. Attend the SDLA Conference closest to you for more great information on all aspects of special district governance including: how to work as a team;…

Low or No Cost Board Member Training in Your Area

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Don't miss your chance to attend low or no cost board member training in your area! CSDA's new "Board Member Best Practices" workshop is being offered in each of our 6 District Networks. The workshops include lunch and are just $50 for CSDA members and FREE to SDRMA members. SDRMA members can also earn…

2017 CSDA Professional Development Catalog

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The 2017 CSDA Professional Development Catalog should be arriving in your mailbox any day now. You can also download a copy of the catalog and start planning your year today. This year CSDA offers new webinars and workshops including: Hammering Out a Legal Framework for Construction & Business Matters,…

Over $45,000 in Special District Scholarships Now Available

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) board recently approved $45,250 in scholarships for special districts for 2017. Funds are available for directors/trustees and special district staff through three specific scholarship funds. These funds are currently accepting applications and the next…