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Overview

This conference content is based on CSDA’s Special District Leadership Academy (SDLA) groundbreaking, curriculum-based continuing education program, which recognizes the necessity for the board and general manager to work closely toward a common goal. SDLA provides the knowledge base to perform essential governance responsibilities and is designed for both new and experienced special district board members.

Attend for the first time and complete all four modules of the Special District Leadership Academy:
  • Governance Foundations
  • Setting Direction/Community Leadership
  • Board’s Role in Human Resources
  • Board’s Role in Finance and Fiscal Accountability
Already completed the academy? Take a deep dive into common opportunities and challenges facing special districts by registering for the advanced track.

Experience the Conference

COVID-19 Update

In the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus, CSDA is working with our hotel partners to help ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and speakers at CSDA events. If you are ill or have been exposed to the COVID -19 virus, CSDA is offering no cost cancellation until further notice. CSDA Professional Development Director Megan Hemming is in contact with each of the event facilities for our upcoming conferences regarding their cleaning and sanitizing procedures and other precautions. CSDA will continue to provide updates regarding CSDA events through social media and our weekly CSDA eNews as needed. Special districts may also want to refer to this guidance for employers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID 19.

Locations

Embassy Suites - San Diego
November 15-18, 2020
- San Diego

Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown
601 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Information - Book Room
Room reservations are available at the Embassy Suites San Diego at the rate of $173 plus tax, single or double occupancy by calling 1-800-EMBASSY and asking for the CSDA rate. The room reservation cut-off is October 23, 2020; however, space is limited and may sell out before this date. Early Bird Registration on or before October 23, 2020.

Registration Information
Registration is capped at 40 attendees for First Time attendees due to social distancing requirements. There will not be a Returning attendee track for the San Diego conference. For Returning attendees, you may register for the Lake Tahoe SDLA conference.

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Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel - Lake Tahoe
September 27 – 30, 2020 - Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Hotel Information - Book Room
Room reservations are available at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel at the rate of $139 (king standard) or $159 (two queen) plus tax by calling (530) 544-5400 and asking for the CSDA rate or online at www.tahoeresorthotel.com, group code (under more options): SDLEAD. The room reservation cut-off is September 4, 2020; however, space is limited and may sell out before this date. Early Bird Registration on or before September 25, 2020.

Registration Information
Due to social distancing requirements, registration is limited to:
80 First-time attendees
40 Returning attendees

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