Virtual Workshops: First-time track SDLA attendees are able to participate in all four modules of the Academy in a virtual workshop format!
Registration is capped at 40 attendees for First Time attendees due to social distancing requirements.
Take a moment to network with your peers from throughout the state at this informal networking reception. Reception includes light appetizers.
David Aranda, SDA, Stallion Springs Community Services District
In this informational session, the instructor will lay the ground work for good governance in your district. Attendees will discover:
Brent Ives, BHI Management Consulting
This session will highlight the importance of setting the direction for your district. Learn the critical components of direction setting for your district along with how to avoid planning pitfalls. Attendees will walk through the steps of establishing and fulfilling your district’s mission, vision, values, strategic goals, and how to communicate those objectives to your constituents. *This session covers Module 2 of the Special District Leadership Academy: Setting Direction/Community Leadership.
Sponsored by the Special District Risk Management Authority (SDRMA)
Join us for a lively evening of networking and refreshments.
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
This conference session will teach participants how to determine the human resource (HR) health of their district and what areas to focus on as a board and individual governing official including:
Martin Rauch, Rauch Communication Consultants, Inc.
This session looks at common communication breakdowns and potential areas for improvement in public agency communications. It will discuss proper and effective communication methods to be aware of as a governing official including:
* This session covers Module 2 of the Special District Leadership Academy: Setting Direction/Community Leadership.
David Becker, CPA, James Marta & Company LLP., Certified Public Accountants
This session will provide a review and insight of important financial concepts, reports, and policies specific to public agencies including special districts. Attendees will learn:
First-time attendees must attend all sessions in order to receive their certificate at the conclusion of the conference.