2020 Student Trustees Workshop

Thu, Aug 6, 2020 to Fri, Aug 7, 2020
Virtual Event
General Info
General Information

The new student trustee faces a challenging introduction to the board, serving as both a student and a board member. The Student Trustees Workshop (STW) is designed to help student board members become knowledgeable and influential education policy-makers. It also provides the opportunity to meet and talk with other student trustees from around the state. Participants will receive the 2020 Trustee Handbook and Effective Student Trustees by Nick Kachiroubas, as well as other information for student trustees.

In light of current health and safety restrictions due to COVID-19, the 2020 Student Trustees Workshop is being offered in a virtual format! Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email of when you will be provided the Zoom information for the workshop.

NOTE: STW materials will be mailed out on Monday, July 20th. Attendees who register after this date may not receive event materials on or before August 6th.

Who Should Attend
Who Should Attend

Student Trustees at California Community Colleges should consider attending the 2020 Student Trustees Workshop. For questions about the program contact Carmen Sandoval, Director of Education Services & Leadership Development, at csandoval@ccleague.org.

To receive a Certificate of Completion, attendees must be present for the entire workshop.

Workshop Schedule
Workshop Schedule

Thursday, August 6
8:45 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m.           Check-in

9:00 a.m. –  9:05 a.m.           Welcome

9:05 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.         Getting to Know You Activity

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.      Being an Effective Student Trustee

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      “Coffee Break”

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.      State Issues and Advocacy

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.       Student Senate for California Community Colleges

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.       Lunch/Social Break

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.         California Student Trustee Role, Rights, Responsibilities & Understanding the Agenda

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.            CCCT Board Candidate Statements

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.            Election

2:30 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.            Wrap-up and Close

Friday, August 7
8:45 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.      What is Leadership?

10:15 a.m.  –  10:30 a.m.    “Coffee Break”

10:30 a.m.  –  11:00 a.m.    Effective Plenary: Accreditation

11:00 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m.     Effective Plenary: Participatory Governance

11:30 a.m.  –  12:00 p.m.    Lunch/Social Break

12:00 p.m.  –  12:30 p.m.    Effective Plenary: Student Success & Equity

12:30 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m.        Effective Plenary: Fiscal Responsibilities

1:00 p.m.  –  1:15 p.m.          “Coffee Break”

1:15 p.m.  –  2:15 p.m.          Leading Effective Teams

2:15p.m.  –  3:00 p.m.           Wrap-up & Close

Workshop Leader
Workshop Leader

Nick Kachiroubas
Chair, Master of Public Administration Program and
Associate Teaching Professor
School of Public Service, DePaul University


  • Student Trustee Responsibilities
  • The Role of the Board of Trustees
  • Key State and Local Policy Issues
  • Ethics, Protocols and Practices
  • Using Influence Effectively

Registration Fee: $195.00

The deadline to register for the Student Trustees Workshop is August 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

A $50 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Wednesday, August 3, 2020. For questions about cancellations or registration, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.

NOTE: STW materials will be mailed out on Monday, July 20th. Attendees who register after this date may not receive event materials on or before August 6th.

CCCT Student Board Member Election

The nomination period for the student members of the California Community College Trustees Board (CCCT) has closed.

Candidate statements and the election of the student member will take place Thursday, August 6, 2020, during the Student Trustees Workshop.  Student trustees must be present to be eligible to vote.