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 &

2023 Leadership Intensive

  June 26-30, 2023

  Winters, CA

A weeklong summer training empowering new leaders with the knowledge, networks, and confidence to run impactful charter schools.

2023 HR Academy

  September 26-27, 2023

  Sacramento, CA

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

2023 CSDC Conference

  November 8-10, 2023

  Anaheim, CA

The event not-to-be missed by California charter school leaders.

2024 CBO Training Program

  Winter 2024


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

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.


2023-24 State Budget Webinar Series: May Revise & Spring Charter Leadership Update

  May 18, 2023

This webinar is a “can’t miss” opportunity for charter school executives, business officials, board members, and teacher leaders to receive an information-packed update during peak budget and policy season. Exclusively available to CSDC Member Schools and Authorizers.

More Webinars:

  February 21, 2023

  54 minutes

  April 29, 2022

  60 minutes

  May 11, 2022

  53 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