Posts Tagged: Professional Development

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)…

Make Your Public Meetings More Effective

Monday, October 16, 2017

California law provides general rules which local agencies must follow when conducting official business. In addition to state law, many local agencies have their own rules of conduct and procedure. However, merely following the laws and rules will not always result in an effective meeting. The following…

Career Compass: The Paradoxes of Leadership

Friday, July 28, 2017

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Coaching Program recently published its 56th Career Compass column entitled "The Paradoxes of Leadership" which explores how to enhance your daily leadership practice. If you have missed these articles on leadership and career development topics,…

Calling All CSDA Listserv Subscribers!

Monday, July 10, 2017

We know the listserv is a valuable member benefit, with nearly 450 subscribers in our online community. Now CSDA working to enhance your listserv experience, so pull out your listserv wish list! A searchable archive to view past postings? A more robust document library? An online community just for…

Thank You Sponsors!

Thank you to our sponsors for the 2017 General Manager Leadership Summit! Without them, we would not be able to provide our attendees with the amazing programs we offer every year. Their support is what makes events like this educational, engaging, and most importantly - fantastic! • Bank…

Summer Workshops and Webinars

Take a look at all of the CSDA professional development workshops and webinars coming to you this summer! Click the links for more information on each and to register.   Webinar: Best Practices in Managing Investments When: July 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Special districts are…

Financial Training for Special Districts

Financial Management for Special Districts When: August 10, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Where: Greater Vallejo Recreation District Presenter: Justin Williams, Mann, Urrutia, Nelson CPAs & Associates LLP Money, money, money…It’s on everyone’s mind and on your job description. Make sure…

Human Resources Training for Special Districts

HR Boot Camp for Special Districts When: August 9, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Where: Greater Vallejo Recreation District Presenter: Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Are you prepared to face the important trends that are emerging now? This full day HR Boot Camp that will cover cutting edge information…

Webinar: New Tools to Pay For Infrastructure

Friday, July 22, 2016

Welcome to the post-RDA world of economic development. This webinar addresses how special districts can leverage new funding sources and tools, including Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts, to implement projects, attract investment, create regional cooperation, and maximize value for their constituents. When: Wednesday,…

What is Public Engagement?

Thursday, July 7, 2016

"What is Public Engagement and Why Do It?" This new webinar will begin by explaining what public engagement is, why it is important, and the benefits of inclusive public engagement. Panelists will then discuss a variety of strategies special districts may consider to increase engagement and share best…

The ABC’s of the CPRA

Monday, May 8, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District Join us for this FREE workshop and find out new updates and best practices for records retention! There will be three sessions included in this workshop including: The Public Records Act and Records…

Free Webinar: Avoiding Problems on Your Construction Project

Thursday, July 7, 2016

This webinar will provide participants with the top ten tips to make sure their construction projects run smoothly. We will provide helpful hints from the inception of a project through completion, including advice on contract documents, project personnel, and course of construction issues relating to…

2017 General Manager Leadership Summit Keynote Speakers

Monday, May 1, 2017

Join us at the 2017 General Manager Leadership Summit this June and hear from our keynote speakers Keni Thomas and Michael Grabow! Keni Thomas, U.S. Army Ranger Veteran of "Black Hawk Down" Mission, will be starting off the conference with his presentation “Get It On! What It Means to Lead the…

School’s Not Out – Summer Webinars

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Just because it's summer, it doesn't mean the learning opportunities have to stop. CSDA has you covered with these information-packed webinars that you can watch inside - where it's nice and cool! LAFCo 101 for Special Districts - June 29 Avoiding Payment and Performance Problems on Your Construction…

Webinar: Explore Your Financing Options at this Free Event

Thursday, May 19, 2016

CSDA and Mendocino LAFCo have partnered to bring together several agencies for a two hour workshop that can help you with your financing needs, including building construction, equipment, refinancing, and infrastructure projects. Join us for a lively panel discussion and take some time to meet with representatives…

Three CSDA Resources to Help with Your Career

Friday, May 6, 2016

In addition to our valuable conferences and professional development programs, CSDA has other resources that can provide you valuable information, connect you with other special district leaders, and help take your career to the next level. Coaches Corner (members): Do you want to accelerate your…

Communication Breakdowns Among Directors and Staff? We Can Help!

Webinar: Communication Protocols for Board Members and Staff Join us for the Must Have Communication Protocols for Board Members and Staff webinar. Communication is the fluid that keeps organizations working smoothly. The opposite is an organization with friction. This webinar looks at common communication…

Register for These May Webinars

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Records Retention and Management: Tuesday, May 10, will provide attendees with information on the details of creating a records retention schedule for a special district. Information provided will include retention policies, what's required by law, and how to determine the right retention requirements. Earn…