2020 Effective Trusteeship & Board Chair Workshops

Fri, Jan 24, 2020 to Sun, Jan 26, 2020
Sacramento Sheraton Grand
General Info

General Info

The rewards of trusteeship are many and require a commitment to ongoing education to be an effective trustee. The League is pleased to offer a workshop for both trustees and board chairs to gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of board members at California's community colleges.

The Effective Trusteeship and Board Chair Workshops, led by state leaders and experienced trustees, support the WASC Accreditation Standard IV. C. 9., “The governing board has an ongoing training program for board development, including new member orientation.”

NOTE: The Effective Trusteeship and Board Chair Workshops, scheduled January 24-26, 2020, is held in conjunction with the Annual Legislative Conference, January 26-27, 2020. Separate registration is required.


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

All recently elected and appointed trustees should attend the Effective Trusteeship Workshop. The workshop includes training tracks for trustees within the first two years of their term and ongoing education for board members. Student trustees and CEOs will also gain valuable knowledge from this workshop. 

The Board Chair Workshop is designed for board presidents, vice presidents, and CEOs. 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 Board Chair Handbook will be distributed. Board presidents and vice presidents are encouraged to attend the Effective Trusteeship Workshop with their new trustees and participate in the Board Chair Workshop in the afternoon.

Topics include

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


Effective Trusteeship Workshop - $515
Registration fee includes all workshops and sessions, Saturday reception, dinner and Sunday breakfast, as well as the Trustee Handbook and other publications. The optional Board Chair Workshop is also included in this registration fee.

Board Chair Workshop - $90
Registration 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.

Guest Meals - Effective Trusteeship Workshop

  • Saturday Reception $70
  • Saturday dinner $90              
  • Sunday breakfast $48


Full payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. If you have any questions, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.orgRegistration will close on Friday, January 17, or until space fills.

Registration Cancellation Policy

All refund requests must be made in writing. To request a refund for your registration email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org. A $50 processing fee will be charged for all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after January 17, 2020.



The schedule is subject to change.


Friday, January 24

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.           Registration Opens

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

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.             Trustee Roles and Responsibilities: One Year + Later

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.             Ethics Training Workshop

5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.             Special Reception for New Trustees

Saturday, January 25

7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.              Registration Opens

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

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.        CCCT Executive Committee Meeting

1:00 p.m.  -  5:00 pm              CCCT Board Meeting

1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Trustee’s Financial Responsibilities 2.0 – A Deeper Dive into The Board’s Role in Fiscal (How Do We Budget for It?)

1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Strategic Enrollment Management: Ensuring Student Success

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

1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             Board Chair Workshop

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             A Conversation About Calbright College

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             Demystifying the Legislative Process for Collective Advocacy

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.             Success Through Diversity: Acknowledging Our Past and Reshaping Our Future

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

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.            Dinner with CCCT Board Members and a message from Larry Galizio, CEO & President, Community College League of California

Sunday, January 26

7:00 a.m.                                       Registration Opens

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

8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.           Board Support of CEO. CEOs Need Professional Development for Continued Improvement, Keeping Up with Changing Needs and Legislation

NT - New Trustee
CE - Continuing Education

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

All conference sessions will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. The reserved room block for conference attendees is NOW FULL. You can still book a room at the Sheraton Grand but at their regular hotel room rates. Click on the hotel link below to book a room.

Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street 
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-1700

Below is a list of additional nearby hotels. We encourage you to look up their rates to find the best price to fit your budget:

Residence Inn Downtown Sacramento Capitol Park
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Citizen Hotel
Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown Arena
Sterling Hotel
Best Western Sutter House
Holiday Inn Express Sacramento Convention Center


Travel Information

Please visit the Sacramento Sheraton Grand’s website for driving directions, location, area recreation and activities.

Shuttle Service
The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Sacramento International Airport. Airport Super Shuttle Service to the Sheraton Grand is $18. Use this link to make your shuttle reservation. Shuttle service picks up outside the airport terminals.

For registered guests, parking at the hotel is $25 per day for self-parking and $32 per day for valet parking.  For daily guests, parking at the hotel is $30 per day for self-parking and $34 per day for valet parking.