2019 CEO Leadership Academy

Fri, Jun 7, 2019 to Sun, Jun 9, 2019
Granlibakken, Tahoe City
General Info

General Info

The CEO Leadership Academy is designed specifically to address the unique challenges and opportunities confronted by leaders of California Community Colleges while creating a professional cohort through building relationships with colleagues that will prove beneficial for years to come. This is the only professional development training for California Community College CEOs by California Community College CEOs.

Research demonstrates that districts and colleges led by CEOs with tenures closer to 10-years rather than the mean 7.1 years stated in the League’s 2018 CEO Tenure and Retention Study, tend to have better student outcomes and enhanced institutional stability. Professional development and support for California’s campus leaders is a critical investment in the future of our institutions. 

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

Beginning this summer, 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 CEO Leadership Academy, June 7-9, 2019.

Participation in the CEO Leadership Academy will increase understanding of your own approach to leadership while gaining practical knowledge in Board/CEO relations, finance/enrollment management, resource development/fundraising, and issues critical to success. 

For questions about the program contact Carmen Sandoval, Director of Education Services & Leadership Development, at csandoval@ccleague.org.



    NOTE: Due to high interest in the 2019 CEO Leadership Academy, the event is now sold out. For questions, contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.

    Registration fees for the 2019 CEO Leadership Academy include three nights lodging, breakfast and lunch, resort-wide WiFi, complimentary parking and session materials. Attendees will check-in to their hotel room on Thursday, June 6 and depart on Sunday, June 9.

    • Standard Bedrooms: $885
    • Lodge Bedroom or Studios: $1,050

    The rooms are rustic, vary widely in size and type, are spread out over the property. Please note that Granlibakken determines the rooms used and their location.

    If you plan to bring a guest or spouse, please note the following rate applies for all guests: $70/per day. This fee is a daily rate for meals. 

    All cancellations must be in writing. A $50 processing fee will be assessed to all refunds. No refunds are available if cancellations are received after June 3, 2019. Refunds processed between May 29 and June 3 will be assessed a fee of $100 for the attendee and $70 for guests. For cancellations, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.


    Registration will close on Friday, April 5th.



    Friday, June 7

    8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.               Check-in

    11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.         Panel “CEOs at Different Points in their Careers”

    12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.             Lunch

    1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.              CEO/Trustee & CEO/Board Relationship

    3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.              Coffee Break

    3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.               Finance/Enrollment Management – “Staying out of White Collar Prison”

    6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.              Structured Dialogue

                                                               Dinner on your own


    Saturday, June 8

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

    9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.             Financial Resources for Students

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.              Spouse/Partners Session

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

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.           Building Civility: Managing Crisis

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

    12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.            The Urgency of the Vision for Success - Navigating Priorities 

    1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.               Advocacy, Fundraising & Development

    3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                Break/Free Time

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

                                                               Dinner on your own


    Sunday, June 9

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

    8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           Creating a Culture of Equity

    10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.        Coffee Break

    10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.        Panel Discussion - “What’s currently on your desk?”

    11:45 a.m.                                   Grab N Go Lunch

    Download the schedule-at-a-glance.

    Hotel & Travel

    Hotel & Travel

    The official meeting place for the 2019 CEO Leadership Academy is Granlibakken Tahoe. Located in beautiful Tahoe City, Granlibakken Tahoe provides an opportunity to meet in a relaxed, invigorating atmosphere.

    NOTE: Registration fees include hotel accommodations. Attendees should not book their hotel reservations separately. 

    Granlibakken Tahoe
    725 Granlibakken Road 
    Tahoe City, CA 96145
    website: http://granlibakken.com/
    phone: (800) 543-3221


    CEO Strategic Leadership Program (CSLP) Committee Members

    Lori Bennett, President, Clovis Community College
    Jill Board, President, Cerro Coso Community College
    Sunita Cooke, Co-Chair & President/Superintendent, Mira Costa College
    Keith Curry, President/CEO, Compton CCD
    Larry Galizio, CEO, Community College League of California
    Marlon Hall, President/Superintendent, Lassen CCD
    Doug Houston, Co-Chair & Chancellor, Yuba CCD
    Pam Luster, President, San Diego Mesa College
    Bill McGinnis, Trustee, Butte-Glenn CCD
    Tim McGrath, President, Golden West College
    Dianne McKay, Trustee, Ventura County CCD
    Ricky Shabazz, President, San Diego City College,
    Wanden Treanor, Trustee, Marin CCD
    David Wain Coon, President/Superintendent, College of Marin
    Joe Wyse, President/Superintendent, Shasta College
    Dianne Van Hook, Chancellor, College of the Canyons