2020 CEO Leadership Academy

Thu, Jun 25, 2020 to Fri, Jun 26, 2020
Join us via Zoom
General Info

Extraordinary times demand effective, adaptive, equity-minded leadership from California Community College CEOs. The League's 2020 CEO Leadership Academy offers chancellors, superintendent/presidents, and campus presidents the opportunity to share strategic approaches to budgeting, labor relations, enrollment management, culture-building, and even self-care during this public health emergency and beyond.

This year's CEO Leadership Academy has been transitioned to a virtual conference format using Zoom. Connect with colleagues, and share strategic approaches and promising practices for leadership during this challenging time with some of California's most experienced and successful CEOs.

The CEO Leadership Academy is designed specifically to address the unique challenges and opportunities confronted by leaders of California Community Colleges while creating a professional cohort through building relationships with colleagues that will prove beneficial for years to come. This is the only professional development training for California Community College CEOs by California Community College CEOs.

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

The CEO Leadership Academy will be open to all California CEOs. Whether you are a new Campus President or Chancellor, a Chancellor with new Campus Presidents, or a President/Superintendent in your fifth, seventh, or 15th year at the helm, the League’s CEO Leadership Academy is for you.  We encourage you to attend the 2020 CEO Leadership Academy, June 26-28.

Participation in the CEO Leadership Academy will increase understanding of your own approach to leadership while gaining practical knowledge in Board/CEO relations, finance/enrollment management, resource development/fundraising, and issues critical to success. 

For questions about the program contact Carmen Sandoval, Director of Education Services & Leadership Development, at csandoval@ccleague.org.



General Registration: $295
Online registration will close on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. 

If you are already registered and wish to cancel your registration you can request a refund. A $50 cancellation fee will be assessed. Email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org by Wednesday, June 17. 

If you are already registered, and still would like to attend email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org by Wednesday, June 17 to confirm your attendance and to receive your registration reimbursement.



Subject to change.

Thursday, June 25
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.             Check-in
9:00 a.m. – 9:05a.m.              Welcome
9:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.          Keynote: Eloy Ortiz Oakley                                  
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.       Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.       Equity at the Heart of Guided Pathways
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.       Lunch Break
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.      CCC Finances: Find the Bottom Line
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.         Moderated Discussions/Breakout Sessions
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.           Break
1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.           The CEO /Trustee & CEO/Board Relationship
3:00 p.m.                                     Wrap-up and Close
Friday, June 26 
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.           Check-in
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.           Welcome
9:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.        Keynote: DeRionne Pollard
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.     Building Civility and Managing Crisis as Community College CEOs Part II
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.     Keynote: Monica Lozano
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.        Wrap-up and Close

Hotel Reservations

Hotel Reservations

All room reservations made within the designated group block at Kona Kai Resort & Spa will be automatically canceled and issued an email cancellation in the coming weeks. Any deposits made to the hotel will be fully refunded to the credit card used for the initial deposit. Please allow for 2-3 weeks to see any and all reimbursements reflected. For questions, please contact the property directly. Their contact information is listed below.

If you made a hotel reservation outside of the Academy's designated group block, with a third party or at another property, you will have to call them directly and cancel your room reservations.

Kona Kai Resort & Spa
1551 Shelter Island Drive 
San Diego, CA 92106
website: www.resortkonakai.com
phone: (619) 221-8000



Committee Members

Lori Bennett, President 
Clovis Community College
Tim McGrath, President
Golden West College
Jill Board, President
Cerro Coso Community College
Dianne McKay, Trustee
Ventura County CCD
Sunita Cooke, President/Superintendent
Mira Costa CCD
Ricky Shabazz, President
San Diego City College
Keith Curry, President/CEO (Co-Chair)
Compton CCD
Wanden Treanor, Trustee
Marin CCD
Daisy Gonzales, Deputy Chancellor
Chancellor’s Office
David Wain Coon, President/Superintendent (Co-Chair)
Marin CCD
Doug Houston, Chancellor
Yuba CCD
Joe Wyse, Superintendent/President
Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint CCD 
Pam Luster, President (Co-Chair)
San Diego Mesa College
Dianne Van Hook, Chancellor 
Santa Clarita CCD
Bill McGinnis, Trustee
Butte-Glenn CCD



Frequently Asked Questions

We know you may have several questions about our transition to a virtual Academy. We've created a list of FAQs to help.

Has the registration rate changed since the Academy is now a virtual conference?
Yes, we are pleased to offer an adjusted registration rate of $295.

I am already registered. How do I get reimbursed if I no longer wish to attend? 
To request a refund for your registration, email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org by Wednesday, June 17. A $50 cancellation fee will be assessed.

I am already registered, and I still want to attend. Can I get reimbursed for the difference in the registration rate? 
Yes, to confirm your attendance at the virtual Academy and receive your registration reimbursement, email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org by Wednesday, June 17.

Will capacity limitations change since the Academy is now online?
The virtual Academy will accommodate all interested CEOs.