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

2021 Leadership Update Conference

Held every fall as charter leaders return to their campuses, CSDC's annual statewide charter conference, the California Charter Schools Leadership Update, is designed to provide California's charter school movement with the skills and knowledge it will need to thrive during the school year ahead.

2022 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.

Registration will open in mid-October; Round 1 closes on November 19 and Round 2 and final registration closes on December 17.

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

Past Trainings

Making Sense of the State Budget, Pending Legislation, and the 2021-22 School Year Reopening Webinar

In this members-only webinar, CSDC staff will unpack the 2021-22 state budget, the related 398-page education trailer bill, and discuss its impact on charter schools. Learn more

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

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. Learn more

Virtual • June 24-June 30

Data Analysis for AB 1505 Charter Renewal: A Panel of Support Providers

In this panel, several service providers will discuss what they offer charter schools and will show sample analyses.

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

May Revise & Spring Charter Leadership Update 2021 Webinar

In this members-only webinar, CSDC staff will provide a brief overview of key budgeting points and strategies, the very latest from the legislative arena, and share their understanding of charter-specific school reopening considerations.

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

AB 1505 Charter Renewal for DASS Schools Webinar

This webinar will bring together panelists from DASS schools to present possible approaches for making the case that renewal is in the best interest of pupils. 

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

Planning Ahead to Optimize AB 1505 Renewal Track Webinar

This training aims to support participants to identify strategic areas of focus, specific to their schools, to improve track placement.

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

CSDC's Nonclassroom-based Spring Update

CSDC’s Eric Premack provides updates on several key topics that seem to be top of mind for nonclassroom-based schools.

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

Charter Renewal “Verified Data” Academic Assessments Webinar

CSDC coordinated this panel discussion to support those charter schools looking to choose an assessment on the state’s list. Panelists share discussion on the benefits and challenges of various assessments.

Select Resources Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

CSDC’s School Reopening and COVID-19 Update Webinar

This webinar summarizes the key features of AB 86, placing it in the context of pre-existing laws, guidance, and practicalities on opening schools, and provides CSDC’s thoughts on how to successfully implement it.

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

2021 LCAP Update Webinar

This webinar aims to provide a brief update of the new Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) template and practical guidance on completing the LCAP. The session identifies evolving components of the LCAP since the 2019 template. 

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

2021 Form 700 Webinar

In this members-only webinar, CSDC staff covers the most commonly used schedules within the Form 700 Statements of Economic Interest and explained the process for filing.

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

CSDC’s Governor’s 2021-22 Budget Webinar

In this members-only webinar, CSDC staff provides a detailed review of Governor Newsom’s proposed 2021-22 state budget, his plan to reopen schools for “in-person” instruction, and other key updates.

Available Online • School and Authorizer Members Only

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.

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

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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