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 Social Emotional Leadership in the Context of Trauma Webinar

This special CSDC webinar will focus on how leaders can make ethical operational decisions in the current environment plagued by trauma – trauma created from the pandemic, as well as from the continual racial issues of which we are all aware. Due to the limited space available, we ask that you register no more than 2 people per school. This live online training is available to CSDC School Members only, and subsequent recording access is for CSDC School Members only.

Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00AM • Online

2020 Budget, School Reopening, and Legislative Update Webinar

Building on our dozens of COVID-19, budget, and legislative updates and leveraging our extensive in-house expertise, CSDC is offering a webinar on key budget, instructional, and school reopening topics. This live online training is available to school and authorizer representatives only, and subsequent recording access is for CSDC School Members.

Friday, July 10, 2020 at 10:00AM-12:00PM • Online

Fall 2020 AB 1505 Renewal Strategy Webinar

CSDC offers this two-part webinar to help members review the points required of California's charter schools for new renewal requirements and considerations. This webinar was originally held in Spring 2020. An updated version will be held in August as a two-part series. This free webinar is available to CSDC School Members only.

Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 14, 2020 at 2:30-4:00PM • Online

2020 LCAP Webinar

Understand key elements of the new multiple measures accountability system. The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) process continues to evolve, with changes to the template, emerging guidance, and new related processes that aim to unite compliance elements. This free webinar is available to CSDC School Members only.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11:00AM • Online

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 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

Recent Trainings

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 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 Members Only

2020 Spring Accountability Workshops

2020 LCAP Webinar: Postponed to October 8, 2020. See description in Upcoming Trainings above, or click here for details.

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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