Programs

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Recognition in Special District Governance

The Recognition in Special District Governance was designed to honor special district board members and trustees, and is comprised of two distinct parts: the completion of the Special District Leadership Academy and 10 hours of continuing education.

The Special District Leadership Academy is comprised of four courses: Governance Foundations, Setting Direction/Community Leadership, Board’s Role in Human Resources and Board’s Role in Finance and Fiscal Accountability. The four courses are unique from any other courses on special district governance in that they are curriculum that has been created by special districts and agreed upon as what governing officials of special districts should know. SDLF has endorsed the Academy as the core special district governance training in California.

Education

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CSDA's Special District Leadership Academy is 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.

You have the option of participating in one-day workshops held throughout the state during the course of the year OR  in the Special District Leadership Academy Conference. Attendees at this conference will complete all four modules during the course of two and one-half days.

Application

To receive this recognition:

- Completion of the Special District Leadership Academy four courses: Governance Foundations, Setting Direction/Community Leadership, Board’s Role in Human Resources and Board’s Role in Finance and Fiscal Accountability.

- 10 additional hours of continuing education completed within 2 years and received from the California Special Districts Association or any other state-wide association specializing in local government.


Application