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.

In-Person &


  November 13-15, 2022

  SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Sacramento, CA

An annual statewide gathering of California's charter school leadership. Features extensive (4-hour) keynote presentation by CSDC Executive Director and Founder, Eric Premack, on the latest fiscal, policy, and legislative updates affecting charter schools.

Leadership Intensive

  June 2023

  Location To Be Announced

A weeklong summer "boot camp" that provides in-depth training on the essential charter school leadership and management topics.

CBO Training Program

  January - May 2023

  Sacramento, CA & Online

A comprehensive 16-week school business management training–with a unique, charter-specific focus.

HR Academy

  September 2023

  Location To Be Announced

CSDC's newest in-person training, HR Academy explores the science and art of charter school human resources.

On Demand

Online Governance Academy

 On demand webinar

Provides California charter school governing board members with the information they need to effectively oversee their schools.


Recent Webinars:

2022-23 Adopted State Budget Webinar  

 July 11, 2022

 90 minutes

2022 LCAP Update Webinar  

 May 19, 2022

 53 minutes

Universal Meal Program Mandates  

 April 29, 2022

 60 minutes

More Webinars:

  May 19, 2022

  180 minutes

  February 22, 2022

  60 minutes

  December 6, 2021

  56 minutes

Earn Graduate-Level Units

CSDC, in partnership with University of the Pacific/Benerd College, is pleased to provide training participants the opportunity to earn graduate-level credit for completion of CSDC professional development educational experiences. We recognize that the rigor of all our courses are made even more meaningful for participants by ensuring that training time qualifies for graduate-level professional development semester units of credit and for a CSDC certificate or proof of completion. The credits are primarily designed to be used towards career advancement and/or recertification requirements. Learn More