2023 Classified Leadership Institute

Wed, Jun 7, 2023 to Fri, Jun 9, 2023
Visalia Convention Center
General Info

The Classified Leadership Institute (CLI) is the largest, most comprehensive learning conference and professional development opportunity aimed at California Community College Classified Professionals. CLI seeks to promote leadership training while strengthening the classified presence in participatory governance at the local and state level. The conference is open to all Classified Professionals working at the 116 California Community Colleges.

Why CLI?

Our annual conference brings Classified Professionals across the state to share their tools, models, and accomplishments that lead participants to increase their confidence, enhance their professional skills, and knowledge of our California Community Colleges.

Activities include both interactive and informational sessions presented by our fellow colleagues. The conference also provides ample time for networking. CLI is designed to meet the educational needs of today’s California Community College Classified Professionals.

Registration

Registration will open on Monday, January 9, 2023.

Registration Rates

4CS President's Retreat - $50
Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Classified Senate Presidents (current and president-elect) are invited to an afternoon of dialogue, brainstorming, and leadership training at the annual 4CS President's Retreat as a pre-conference to the Classified Leadership Institute event. This event replaces the President's Breakfast at CLI. Your attendance at CLI is not required to register. You may register for either events or just one. The $50 cost includes lunch.

Early-Bird General - $675 (until Feb. 15) | General Registration - $725 (after Feb. 15)
This fee includes all conference sessions, materials, and meals. 

Early-Bird Presenter - $650 (until Feb. 15) | Presenter Registration - $700 (after Feb. 15)
This fee includes all conference sessions, materials, and meals.
Note: Presenter registration closes on Friday, March 31, 2023.

Individual Guest Meal Tickets
Note: Individual meal tickets are for guests of conference attendees.

  • 4CS President's Retreat - $50
  • Wednesday Lunch Meal Ticket - $40
  • Thursday Breakfast Meal Ticket - $35
  • Thursday Lunch Meal Ticket - $40
  • Thursday Dinner Meal Ticket - $55
  • Friday Breakfast Meal Ticket - $35

Registration will end on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. or when space fills. For questions, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.

Hotel Info

The Visalia Convention Center, located at 303 E Acequia Ave, Visalia, CA 93291, is the official conference hotel.

A special contracted room rate has been reserved for conference attendees. A link to make a hotel reservation at the contracted room rates listed below will be sent to registered attendees in their registration confirmation email. If you do not receive a registration confirmation email or the link, contact League Staff at cclc@ccleague.org. Only a specific number of rooms will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Make your reservations early for the best available conference accommodations. 

  • Marriott (connected to Convention Center) | $139 + fees & 12% tax per night
    • Includes $7 parking
  • Hampton Inn | $150 + fees per night
  • Comfort Suites | $145 + fees per night

Family Members
If you plan to bring family members, please be sure to reserve a single room. If more than one room is needed, please book the additional room(s) directly with the hotel and not within the CLI room block. Family members are not included in reservations for CLI meals or activities, so please plan to pay for their meals and hotel services separately. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. 

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                        Senate President’s Retreat

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Breakfast on your own

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                        Registration/Check-in

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.                           Newcomer to CLI Session

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                        Using the Conference APP

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                     Welcome & Housekeeping

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                     General Session

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.                        Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                           Concurrent Sessions – 6 sessions

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                           Concurrent Sessions – 6 sessions

Dinner on your own

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                           Social Gathering & Spirit Contest

 

Thursday, June 8, 2023

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                          Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                       General Session and Annual Business Meeting

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                    Concurrent Sessions – 6 sessions

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                       Lunch and Opportunity Drawing

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                          Concurrent Sessions – 6 sessions

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                          Concurrent Sessions – 6 sessions

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                          4CS President Hosted Social Hour (all welcome)

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.                       Dinner, Awards, and Dancing

 

Friday, June 9, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                       Breakfast & Legislative Update, CLI Wrap-up and Final Drawings

Scholarships

All applications for scholarships are due by February 24, 2023.

Classified Leadership Institute Scholarship Application:
How do you define leadership? Why do you want to attend the Classified Leadership Institute? If you identify as a Classified Professional with strong leadership skills or just want to build your skills, then this is the conference for you. Click here for more information and to apply.

Awards

All applications for awards are due by March 17, 2023.

Classified Senate President Service Award:
Do you know an exemplary Classified Senate President? One who models strong leadership skills, inspires others, and shares a strong vision of excellence for students, staff, and the college? Nominations can be submitted by clicking here.

Recognition of Excellence in Servant Leadership:
This award recognizes a non-classified individual who is a strong advocate for Classified Professionals and Senates. Servant leaders support cross-functional collaboration, work with others to enrich the educational experience, and recognize the value of Classified participation. Nominations can be submitted by clicking here.

Website Competition:
Think you have the best Classified Senate website in the State of California? Show us your stuff by entering the 2023 annual Classified Senate Website Competition. Click here for the entry form.

Exhibitor Opportunities

The California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) 2023 Classified Leadership Institute (CLI) offers a great opportunity to exhibit your products and services while gaining brand recognition through advertising and sponsorships. The Annual CLI Conference has proven to be a highly effective way to reach those within California’s 116 community colleges; more than 200 community college classified professionals throughout the state attend this premier event. This year’s conference will be held June 7-9 at the Visalia Convention Center. All opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible! The deadline to register as a sponsor is Friday, April 29, 2023, or until space fills. Exhibitor opportunities are limited and will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. No refunds will be issued for cancellations. To inquire about exhibitor opportunities, please contact Kathy Matthies at area-b-rep@ccccs.org.

Table Fee: $700: includes one space with a table and two chairs. Meals include two lunches on Wednesday, two of each breakfast, lunch, and awards dinner on Thursday.

Event Details:

  • Setup: Wednesday & Thursday, June 7-8, 7:00 am–8:00 am
  • Exhibitor Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, June 7-8, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Please mail the completed form with payment to California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS): 2037 W Bullard Avenue, PMB 387 Fresno, CA 93711
  • Checks payable to California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS)
  • 4CS and CCLC will not be held responsible for any items lost, stolen, or damaged.
  • Confirmation of participation/space will be sent via email. Please notify us of any special needs that you may have.

Click here for our exhibitor form: Exhibitor Flyer and Application CLI 2023

Sponsorship Opportunities

Businesses and organizations that sponsor the Classified Leadership Institute activities have an impact on hundreds of community college leaders and affect more than two million students. Sponsorships are essential to further the work of educating California’s current and future workforce. The deadline to register as a sponsor is Friday, April 29, 2023, or until space fills. Sponsorship opportunities are limited and will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. No refunds will be issued for sponsor cancellations. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Matthies at area-b-rep@ccccs.org.

Click here for our sponsorship form: CLI Sponsorship Letter and Form

Conference Sponsor:
One at $10,000

  • Introduction at the opening general session and opportunity to introduce the company (3-minute max)
  • Complimentary Exhibitor Table for two (includes all conference meals)
  • Listing with name and/or logo on the 4CS website, 4CS social media, and conference mobile application
  • Prominent placement of company signage at the conference (supplied by the company)
  • List of attendees prior to the conference

Awards Dinner Sponsor:
One at $5,000

  • Recognition at the Awards Dinner and dinner for two.
  • Listing with name and/or logo on the 4CS website, 4CS social media, and conference mobile application
  • Prominent placement of company signage at awards dinner (supplied by the company)
  • List of attendees prior to the conference

General Session Sponsor:
Two at $2,500

  • Recognition at the General Session
  • Listing with name and/or logo on the 4CS website and conference mobile application
  • Prominent placement of company signage at the general session (supplied by the company)
  • List of attendees prior to the conference

Breakfast Sponsor:
Two at $2,000

  • Listing with name and/or logo on the 4CS website and conference mobile application
  • Prominent placement of company signage at breakfast (supplied by the company)
  • List of attendees prior to the conference

Evening Social Mixer Sponsor:
Two at $1,500

  • Listing with name and/or logo on the 4CS website and conference mobile application
  • Sponsored by signage at the mixer sponsored (supplied by the company)
  • List of attendees prior to the conference

Coffee Break Sponsor:
Four at $1,000

  • Listing with name and/or logo on the 4CS website and conference mobile application
  • Sponsored by signage at the coffee break sponsored (supplied by the company)
  • List of attendees prior to the conference

Badge Sponsorship:
One at $750

  • Name and logo listed on the back of attendee’s name badges
  • Listing with name and/or logo on conference mobile application
  • List of attendees prior to the conference

One-Page Flyer Placement:
$500

  • One full-page flyer placed on the information table near registration
  • Listing with name and/or logo on conference mobile application
  • List of attendees prior to the conference

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