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


Workshop: So You Want to Be a General Manager?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Join us for this practical career development workshop for senior executives and emerging leaders in special districts. This action-oriented workshop includes group and panel discussions on the journey, roles and skill sets of a general manager; identifying general manager opportunities; developing positive…

SB 854 Update: Public Works Projects and Prevailing Wage

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Are you up to date on your Senate Bill 854 obligations? New contract clauses are mandated for public works after January 1. PWC-100 forms must be filed for every construction project over $1,000. Only contractors who are "registered public works contractors" can work on newly awarded contracts. There…

What Makes a Great General Manager?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Let us know and you could win one of three Amazon gift cards CSDA and BHI Management Consulting have teamed up to learn what board members, staff and general managers think are the qualities of a great general manager. Please take a moment to complete this short survey and you could be one of…

New Workshop: Best Practices In Strategic Planning

Thursday, April 9, 2015

If there is one thing that is a critical best practice for special districts, it is a well devised strategic plan. A good plan takes into account the past, understands the current environment, evaluates risk, and allows a district to visualize the future. All of the ambiguity about strategic planning,…