Leadership Trainings

Leadership Trainings

CSDC offers a comprehensive catalogue of trainings for charter school principals, chief business officers, governing board members, and charter developers. These trainings, combined with our annual statewide leadership conference, provide charter school leaders with invaluable opportunities for professional development, while helping them ensure continual improvement of their schools.

Upcoming Trainings

2020 Leadership Update Conference

CSDC's annual leadership conference is where California's charter school movement prepares and strategizes for the school year ahead. The 2020 conference will be held online, with live extended workshops and breakout sessions, live networking and engagement features, and on-demand access to all workshop and session recordings.

October 26-29, 2020 • Online

2021 Leadership Intensive

Receive in-depth training on the essential charter school leadership and management topics. LI offers new and veteran school leaders an opportunity to gain comprehensive training on essential charter topics including finance, policy, facilities, special education, personnel, and more. Join the 2021 Leadership Intensive Email List to receive updates on applying for next year’s intensive.

Summer 2021

2021 CBO Training Program

The intensive training program delves into the key fiscal management skills required of California charter school directors, business officers, governing board treasurers, and charter-granting agency staff members who have financial management and/or oversight responsibilities.

Applications for 2021 will be accepted beginning in October 2020.

On-Demand Trainings

Online Governance Academy

CSDC’s Online Governance Academy is a series of self-paced / on-demand learning modules designed to provide California charter school governing board members with the information they need to effectively oversee their schools. Modules include: Board Member Training, Brown Act Training, Form 700 Webinar, Advocacy for Charter School Leaders, and The Role of Governing Boards During a Crisis.

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

Start Smart Workshop

Made for charter school developers, this on-demand workshop covers the basics of California charter school start-up, from CSDC's experts.

Available Online • Public

Past Trainings

Charter School Independence Webinar

CSDC partnered with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to provide California school leaders with the information and tools needed to understand the trends and implications of unionized charter schools. This webinar was held on August 18, 2020 and was not recorded.

Select Resources Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

Fall 2020 AB 1505 Renewal Strategy Webinar

CSDC offered this two-part webinar to help members review the points required of California's charter schools for new renewal requirements and considerations. These webinars were recorded on August 13-14, 2020.

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

2020 Social Emotional Leadership in the Context of Trauma Webinar

This webinar offers guidance on how California charter school leaders can make ethical operational decisions in the current environment plagued by trauma. The webinar was recorded on July 21, 2020. The webinar recording is available for CSDC School and Authorizer Member .

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

2020 Budget, School Reopening, and Legislative Update Webinar

Building on our dozens of COVID-19, budget, and legislative updates, CSDC offers this webinar resource page to educate and inform members on key budget, instructional, and school reopening topics. This webinar was recorded on July 10, 2020.

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

2020 May Revise Webinar: Adopting Budgets and Re-opening with Limited Information

CSDC offers this webinar resource page to help members review the critical implications of California's revised 2020 budget, and how to navigate these requirements and considerations. This webinar was recorded on June 2, 2020.

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

Spring 2020 AB 1505 Renewal Strategy Webinar

CSDC offers this webinar resource page to help members review the points required of California's charter schools for new renewal requirements and considerations. This webinar was recorded on May 28, 2020.

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

2020 Spring Accountability Workshops

Dashboard Dive/Renewal Workshops: The Dashboard will be significantly modified this year. We anticipate offering these workshops heading into the next school year.

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