2021 Effective Trusteeship & Board Chair Workshops

Wed, Jan 20, 2021 to Fri, Jan 22, 2021
Virtual Conference
General Info
General Info

Being an effective trustee or board chair takes work. The League is pleased to offer a workshop for both trustees and board chairs to learn the duties expected of 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.

In light of current health and safety restrictions due to COVID-19, the 2021 Effective Trusteeship & Board Chair Workshops are being offered in a virtual format.

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

Registration is now closed. This year's workshop fees reflect the virtual format of the 2021 workshop.

  • Effective Trusteeship Workshop - $295
    This fee includes your attendance at the 2021 workshop and any digital materials that will be distributed to attendees. This includes admittance to the Board Chair Workshop (optional to attend).
  • Board Chair Workshop ONLY - $90
    This fee includes your attendance at the 2021 workshop and any digital materials that will be distributed to attendees. This is for admittance to the Board Chair Workshop only.

Registration is now closed. For questions about registration contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.


The schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, January 20

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.                 General Session: Introduction to the League and Federal Update

1:45 p.m. – 3:15p.m.                  Concurrent Sessions

  • Trustee Roles and Responsibilities
  • Navigating the New Normal: Innovative Practices and Challenges as Colleges Move to Distance Education

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                  Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                  Concurrent Sessions

  • Introduction to the Brown Act
  • Ethics in a Virtual World

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                  Virtual Meet & Greet

Thursday, January 21

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.              General Session: Accreditation and Governing Boards: Ensuring Academic Quality Learning Objectives

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.              Effective Trusteeship Plenary Part 1

  • Current Climate of our Economic Issues

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

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                 Effective Trusteeship Plenary Part 2

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Participatory Governance
  • Student Success

12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                  Board Chair and Advanced Board Chair Workshop

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                     Advanced Board Chair Workshop

Friday, January 22

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                General Session: Board Support of CEO

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                General Session: The Board’s Role in Fiscal Policy

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                      General Session: Delivering Onsite Instruction During a Pandemic

2:00 p.m.                                                Closing