Critical Topics We're Tracking for This Year's Leadership Update Presentation

The 2023 CSDC Conference is right around the corner on November 8-10 in Anaheim, CA.

Experienced California charter school leaders say this is their “can’t miss” event of the new school year.

One of the main reasons this event cannot be missed is the conference’s primary keynote: The Leadership Update Presentation.

What is the Leadership Update Presentation?

Held at the beginning of the school year and led by CSDC Executive Director and Founder, Eric Premack, the Leadership Update offers the most comprehensive picture of what is impacting California’s charter schools today.

It is the go-to, must-attend session for California charter school leaders, providing an essential, comprehensive lens into the fiscal, legislative, and regulatory topics that impact the realities of charter leaders and their organizations.

In a recent LinkedIn post, CSDC Executive Director and Founder, Eric Premack, provided a quick summary of the topics CSDC is likely to cover at this year's Leadership Update Presentation. Please note that AB 1604 was subsequently vetoed. More to follow in Anaheim!

This presentation updates charter leaders with an integrated analysis of:

  • Changes in the Legislative, Legal, and Regulatory Environment: An analysis of the latest changes, how they may affect your charter organization, and what you need to do to stay ahead of the curve.
  • Charter Accountability: Insight into the shifting charter renewal landscape, new rules for appeals, and what you need to do to be prepared as high-stakes renewals return.
  • Fiscal Trends: The latest on how the mixed economic picture, major state budget, and program-by-program funding changes will impact your budget and what you can do to ensure sustainability.
  • Independent Study/Nonclassroom-based Updates: The latest information on multiple threats to the nonclassroom-based sector, including state-mandated studies, audits, and a major new lawsuit—and how CSDC is working to prepare for a challenging legislative session.
  • Labor Relations: Lessons learned from the most recent labor organizing and labor relations activities and disputes in both charter schools and school districts, including practical suggestions for schools with and without union-organized staff.
  • Operational Issues Solutions: Detailed and practical solutions for operational challenges to keep your charter organization running smoothly, including new audit guidelines and best practices
  • Public Opinion, Advocacy, and Messaging: Updates on changing public opinion regarding charter schools and tips on your communications and messaging strategies.
  • Elections and Politics: Updates on prospects for an all-important 2024 election cycle that will elect a new governor, State Superintendent, ballot measures, and numerous legislative and local races that will have a huge impact on charter policy in coming years.

When is the Leadership Update?

The Leadership Update Presentation takes place over two days:

    • Leadership Update Presentation, Part 1: Thursday, November 9, 8:00-10:00AM
    • Leadership Update Presentation, Part 2: Friday, November 10, 12:30-1:45PM

Register today and plan to attend

Register now to secure your seat for this landmark series of presentations and gain a wealth of knowledge for the 2023-2024 school year.

2023 CSDC Conference

November 8-10, 2023
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

Upcoming Deadlines
November 7 • Standard Registration
November 8-10 • Onsite Registration


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