2021 CEO Leadership Academy

Thu, Jun 24, 2021 to Fri, Jun 25, 2021
Virtual Event
General Info

Effective leadership at California’s community colleges has never been more important than it is now. The League's 2021 CEO Leadership Academy, June 24-25, offers chancellors, superintendents/presidents, and campus presidents the opportunity to share strategic approaches to effective communication, CEO/Board relationship, budgeting, enrollment management, and even self-care to assist CEOs in their role.

The CEO Leadership Academy, hosted by the Community College League of California as part of the CEO Strategic Leadership Program (CSLP), is the only CEO professional development program created and led by California CEOs for California CEOs. The Academy features experienced California Community College CEOs facilitating workshops and discussions. This provides a unique opportunity to create a cohort and to establish professional relationships with colleagues that will be beneficial for years to come.

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 2021 CEO Leadership Academy, June 24-25.

Participation in the CEO Leadership Academy will increase your understanding of your own approach to leadership while gaining practical knowledge in Board/CEO relations, finance/enrollment management, 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
The registration fee includes live virtual access to the conference as well as session presentations and Zoom recordings once the event concludes. Online registration will close on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. 

All cancellations must be in writing. A $50 cancellation fee will be assessed to all refunds. To request a refund for your registration, email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Monday, June 14, 2021.

Full payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. 


Thursday, June 24

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                League Welcome and Opening Remarks from Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.            Keynote: Lessons Learned from a California Community College President

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Session 1: Enrollment Recovery and Strategic Approaches

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.            Session 2: Returning to Campus Legal Update: Emerging from the Pandemic

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.               Session 3: New Presidents Session


Friday, June 25

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

9:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.             Keynote: DEI Panel Discussion 

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.          Session 1: Staying Out of White-Collar Prison

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Session 2: Effective Media Communications: Do’s and Don’ts

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.             Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.              Session 3: CEO/Trustee & CEO/Board Relationships

2:30 p.m.                                        Closing Remarks