2023 Effective Trusteeship & Board Chair Workshops

Fri, Jan 27, 2023 to Sun, Jan 29, 2023
Sacramento Sheraton Grand Hotel
General Info

It's not easy being an effective trustee or board chair. The League is pleased to offer a workshop for both trustees and board chairs to learn the duties expected of board members of California's Community Colleges. State leaders and experienced trustees will provide comprehensive information on the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective trustee.

NOTE: These workshops are held in conjunction with the Annual Legislative Conference, January 29-30, 2023. Separate registration is required.

Who Should Attend
Who Should Attend

All trustees should attend the Effective Trusteeship Workshop. There will be ample opportunity to discuss questions and topics surrounding trustee board service. 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

For trustees participating in the Excellence in Trusteeship Program or beginning their program, all workshop sessions apply toward the competencies.


Registration closes on Friday, January 13, 2023, at 5:00p.m.

Effective Trusteeship Workshop - $605
Board Chair Workshop - $105
Guest Meal Tickets (see below)

  • Saturday Reception: $80
  • Saturday Dinner: $100  
  • Sunday Breakfast: $60

NOTE: Do not purchase guest meal tickets for yourself if you are registered for the full workshop as meals are included with your registration.

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, per registrant. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after Friday, January 13, 2023.

Payment Policy
Full payment for conference registrations and memberships are due by credit card at the time of registration. Payment via check will not be an available option.

Registration Checklist:

  • Register for the workshop(s)
  • Book your hotel room (reservation link in the registration confirmation email)
  • Book your transportation including flight and ground travel
ETP Competencies
Excellence in Trusteeship Program Competencies

The Effective Trusteeship & Board Chair Workshops are opportunities for trustees enrolled in the League’s Excellence in Trusteeship Program (ETP) to complete work that applies toward the fulfillment of the program's competency requirements.

ETP is designed to facilitate the ongoing education of trustees at a California Community College by providing a solid foundation for effective board governance. We proudly offer the only certificate program in the state for community college trusteeship. The program fulfills the WASC Accreditation Standard IV.C.9 which requires governing boards to participate in “an ongoing training program for board development including new member orientation.” 

Below are the ETP competencies that will be offered at these workshops:
[A] - Accreditation
[BA] - Brown Act Training
[BE] - Board Evaluation
[BC] - Board/CEO Relationship
[DEIA] - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access
[E] - Ethics Training
[FR] - Fiscal Responsibilities
[G] - Governance
[SS] - Student Success

All trustees should enroll in this program before attending this event. To learn more about ETP, click here.

Hotel & Travel
Hotel Information

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

Hotel Reservation
All conference sessions will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Sacramento. 

Additional Nearby Hotels
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:

Travel Information

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

Transportation Service
The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Sacramento International Airport. Use this link to make your pick-up reservation with Super Shuttle. Shuttle service picks up outside the airport terminals.

Uber and Lyft also pick up from the Sacramento International Airport. Download their respective apps to book transportation to and from the airport.

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.


This schedule is subject to change.


9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.         ACES Meeting

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   

  • What You Need to Know About the Brown Act to be an Effective Trustee
  • Ethics in a Contentious World

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   

  • Roles and Responsibilities 1.0
  • Roles and Responsibilities 2.0

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.           New Trustee Reception

Dinner on Your Own


7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.           Registration

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.           Breakfast

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

  • Student Success Through Legislation - AB 705/1705
  • Strategic Enrollment Management at Long Beach City College
  • The Trustee Role in Advancing DEIA
  • Accreditation: Why, How, and What's Next

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.          Lunch on Your Own

1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             CONCURRENT SESSIONS

  • Trustee Budget and Finance 1.0
  • SCFF 2.0
  • Advanced Board Chair: Facilitated Conversation

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

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.            CONCURRENT SESSIONS    

  • Working with Your Academic Senate
  • Optimizing Operations and Enrollment by Prioritizing Cybersecurity

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.           Reception

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.           Welcome Dinner


7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.            Registration

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

8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.          The Board/CEO Partnership: Making It Work