Governance Training & Certification



Charter School Governance Training

New for the 2019 Leadership Update Conference, CSDC is offering a specialized training for charter school board members that will satisfy the certificate-based requirements being imposed by charter school authorizers.

The Charter School Governance Training Certification is a flexible, yet comprehensive training for new and returning charter school board members that will cover topics such as school governance, the Brown Act, audits, fiscal oversight, human resources, and more.

The Governance Certificate can be completed in its entirety during the conference and a Advanced Level Certification will be provided to each participant when they provide proof of workshop and breakout session attendance.

Participants must attend some mandatory sessions and can choose between additional specified workshops and breakout sessions to customize each participant’s training.

Mandatory Workshop: Governance/Brown Act

Mandatory Breakout Sessions (pick four):

  • Get Ready for Charter Renewal
  • Equity by Design: Addressing Achievement and Conditions Gaps to Promote Student Success
  • Can't We All Just Get Along?
  • Facilities Planning Options and Lessons Learned from Schools
  • Consensus-based Budgeting: Is It for You?
  • Protect Your Charter Against Charges of Financial Mismanagement
  • Preparing for Your Audit
  • Teacher Diversity Matters: How to Attract, Recruit, Hire, and Retain a Diverse Instructional Staff
  • Introduction to the PIR Process and Opportunities to Align the Plan with Your LCAP
  • Ease into Advocacy: Simple Steps for Impactful Engagement
  • Understanding the Importance of Administrator Performance Evaluations
  • I'm Responsible for What?! A Guide to Financial Oversight for Board Members

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