Education News

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


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…

Tehachapi Area Workshop for New Board Members

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Join us on Thursday, December 8 for a full-day workshop in the Tehachapi area, How to Be an Effective New Board Member. This training also meets the AB 1234 Ethics Training requirement. Special pricing at this location only through the generous sponsorship of the Special District Risk Management Authority…

Two New Board Member Training Workshops

Thursday, November 3, 2016

CSDA is bringing you two "How to be an Effective New Board Member" workshops this December. The first, on December 6 in the San Diego Area, and the second, on December 8 in Tehachapi. These two workshops also meet the AB1234 requirement. Discounted pricing is available for these workshops through the…

Just Added! Ethics Workshop in the Fresno Area

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This two-hour workshop covers general ethics principles and state laws related to: personal gain by public servants, conflicts of interest, bribery, and nepotism; gift, travel, and mass mailing restrictions; honoraria, financial interest disclosure, and competitive bidding; prohibitions…

Get Back to Class! Two September Workshops

Friday, September 16, 2016

CSDA has your professional development needs covered this September: CEQA 101 and 201 workshops in Sacramento on Wednesday, September 21, attend one session or both! Special District Leadership Academy: Board's Role in Finance and Fiscal Accountability in San Andreas on Friday, September 30.…