2024 Executive Assistants Legal Issues Workshop

Tue, Apr 30, 2024 to Wed, May 1, 2024
La Jolla, CA
General Information


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The Annual Executive Assistants Legal Issues Workshop (EALIW) is a much-anticipated event where executive assistants from community college districts around the State can increase their understanding of the latest legal perspectives on key issues applicable to their unique leadership role at their district, exchange best practice ideas, and network with one another.

This two-day workshop will be most beneficial for Executive Assistants (EAs) who report to Chancellors, Superintendent/Presidents, and/or district governing boards. Registration is limited to Executive Assistants (EAs) at California Community College districts.

This is a two-day event happening from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day.

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Diligent Community: The Future of Board Management for BoardDocs Users on Thursday, May 2 from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Registrants of the Annual Executive Assistants Legal Issues Workshop (EALIW) and/or the Policy  & Procedure Workshop are encouraged to “add on” to their registration the complimentary BoardDocs session. The session is not offered as a separate registration without attending one of the workshops mentioned above.

BoardDocs users will have the opportunity to learn more about Diligent Community, the next-generation governance management software built for community colleges.  This session provides an overview of Diligent Community and its advanced features, including tools for managing committees, livestream meetings and policies. Includes a discussion on the migration process, how to prepare, and what to expect as well as training and other resources available to help support a successful transition.

EALIW Program Topics

The official program schedule will be released soon.  The following session titles are subject to change and are provided as an example:

  • Latest Brown Act Issues
  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Public Record Acts Requests
  • Conflict of Interest & Form 700 Filings
  • Title IX – Role/Responsibility of EAs
  • Election Year Issues & Political Activities
  • Ethics for EAs
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Challenges
  • Update on Legal Matters Affecting Community College Districts
  • How to Work with Your Lawyers (preventing/mitigating legal difficulties)
  • Key Components of Board Agendas & Agenda Exchange
  • Hot Topics – Idea Exchange including Planning Board Retreats, Creating Board Orientation Handbooks, etc.

Note:  Some of the above topics will be offered as concurrent sessions.

All workshop sessions will take place at the Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla.