Effective Trusteeship Workshop & Board Chair Workshop
January 27–29, 2017 (Board Chair Workshop: January 28)
Sheraton Grand, Sacramento

The workshop is proudly sponsored

2017 Workshop Materials:

2017 Workshop Program (PDF)
Session Materials
⇒ Workshop Evaluation
2017 Attendee Roster


All cancellations must be in writing. No refunds are available if cancellation is received after January 13, 2017.  ALL REFUNDS WILL BE ASSESSED A $50 CANCELLATION FEE.

Hotel Information

Sheraton Grand Sacramento
(Hotel Deadline: January 6, 2017 at 5PM)

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Legislative Conference
The Effective Trusteeship and Board Chair Workshops are scheduled in conjunction with the Annual Legislative Conference. Separate registration is required.

More Information


The Effective Trusteeship Workshop is the single best overview of responsibilities required for board members of California community colleges. State leaders and experienced trustees will provide comprehensive information on the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective trustee. There will be ample opportunity to discuss your questions. The 2017 Trustee Handbook will be provided at the workshop, along with other important resources.

Effective Trustee Workshop Program

Who Should Attend
All recently elected and appointed trustees should attend the Effective Trusteeship Workshop. Continuing trustees, student trustees, and CEOs are also very welcome, and will gain much from the workshop. Board presidents and vice presidents are encouraged to attend the Effective Trusteeship session with their new trustees and participate in the continuing education sessions or the Board Chair Workshop in the afternoon on Saturday.

Board Chair Workshop
Being a board president is an important leadership role. The chair runs board meetings, fosters teamwork, represents the board, and works closely with the CEO. The workshop is designed for board presidents, vice presidents, CEOs, and interested trustees. The Board Chair Handbook will be distributed.

Topics include:

  • Board Chair Roles
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Handling Difficult Situations
  • CEO – Board Chair Relations

Registration Fees
The $425 Trustee Orientation Workshop registration fee includes all workshops and sessions, Saturday reception, dinner and Sunday breakfast, the 2017 Trustee Handbookand other publications.

The $80 Board Chair Workshop fee includes refreshments, the League’s Board Chair Handbook and other publications. The fee is required only if you are NOT attending the Effective Trusteeship Workshop.

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Registration Closes January 20!


Friday, January 27

  • New Trustees Only (NT)
  • Continuing Ed Track (CE)

1:00p.m. – 2:45 p.m.                 Introduction to the Brown Act                                       

3:00p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                 Intro to Roles and Responsibilities (NT)
                                                  Ethics (CE)
                                                  The CEO’s Role in Campus Athletics (CE)                                          

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                Special Reception for New Trustees

Saturday, January 28

7:30 a.m.                                   Registration Opens

7:30 a.m.                                   Coffee and Rolls

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.              Effective Trusteeship                 

10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.              New CEO Meeting by invitation only

12:00 p.m.  – 1:30 p.m.             Colleague Connections (Lunch on Own) w/ACES members.

Afternoon Sessions

1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                Student Success and Equity (NT)

1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                Advanced Board Chair Topics (CE)

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                The Board’s Role in Fiscal Policy (NT)

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                College Promise Program (CE)

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                Reception

                                                 Sponsored by Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.               Welcome Dinner

Sunday, January 29

7:30 a.m.  – 8:15 a.m.               Breakfast General Session

8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.             The Board/CEO Partnership: Making it Work

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.            Opening Breakout Sessions for Annual Legislative Conference (separate registration required)

Board Chair Workshop

Saturday, January 28, 1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(Times are estimates)

1:45 p.m.                                   Opening & Introduction

1:50 p.m.                                   The Role of the Board Chair & Effectively Engaging Others, Board Retreats & Board Self-Evaluations

2:20 p.m.                                   Effective Meeting Strategies and Techniques

3:30 p.m.                                   Break

3:45 p.m.                                   CEO Perspectives on the Board Chair Role

4:10 p.m.                                   Question and Answer Discussion


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