Pre-Conference Activities

Board Presidents Workshop

San Diego Convention Center | Wednesday, November 29
Program: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Room 6C
Register through November 8 | $250
November 9 through November 29 | $300
On-site registration in the San Diego Convention Center lobby opens at 7:00 a.m.
(fee includes materials, lunch and refreshments)

The Board Presidents Workshop provides current and aspiring board presidents with tools for focused leadership. Attend to learn how to forge effective governance teams, conduct productive meetings and fulfill governance responsibilities in ways that focus all district and county office efforts on student learning and achievement. 

Program Agenda

Presenters: Luan Burman Rivera and Deb Dudley, Governance Consultants, CSBA

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Welcome - Get Acquainted

Citizen Governance: The School Board President

Fostering an Exceptional Governance Team

Establishing Focus

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch in Room 6B

1:15 – 4:30 p.m.

A Blueprint for Great Meetings

Superintendent Evaluation / Board Self-Evaluation

Community Leadership

Legal Insight Into Successful Board Meetings

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Namita Brown, Partner, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost

Orientation for New Trustees: Preparation for the First 100 Days

San Diego Convention Center | Wednesday, November 29 
Program: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 6A
Register through November 8 | $250
November 9 through November 29 | $300
On-site registration in the San Diego Convention Center lobby opens at 7:00 a.m.
(fee includes materials, lunch and refreshments)

The election is over and it’s official—you’re now on the board. What’s next? CSBA’s one-day Orientation for New Trustees will get you through your first 100 days of service with ease. Start building your network today by meeting other newly elected board members and sharing common goals, experiences and concerns.

Program Agenda

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Overview of the Day | Speaker: Bob Caine, Governance Consultant, CSBA

Greetings | Speakers: Susan Henry, President, and Vernon M. Billy, CEO and Executive Director, CSBA

The Role of the County Board Member | Speaker: Amy Christianson, President, CCBE

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 

Providing Leadership in the Changing Landscape of Education | Speaker: Steve Ladd, Governance Consultant, CSBA

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – Noon 

The First 100 Days: A Survival Guide | Speakers: Bob Caine, Governance Consultant, CSBA; Annette Yee Steck, Trustee, Carmel Unified School District

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch in Room 6B

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. 

Board Meeting 101 | Speakers: Bob Caine, Governance Consultant, CSBA; Monika Moulin, Trustee, Yosemite Unified School District

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. 

Fulfilling Your Governance Role: How CSBA Supports You! | Speakers: Bob Caine, Governance Consultant; Mike Ambrose, Staff Attorney; Byran DeBlonk, Political Director; and, Bob Tuerck, Assistant Executive Director, Policy Services and Technology, CSBA

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. 

What’s Next? Planning for AEC and Post-AEC | Speakers: Bob Caine, Governance Consultant, CSBA; Annette Yee Steck, Trustee, Carmel Unified School District

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Networking Reception on Cityside Terrace

Legal Symposium for Experienced Board Members

San Diego Convention Center |  Wednesday, November 29 
Program: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room 6D
Register through November 8 | $250
November 9 through November 29 | $300
On-site registration in the San Diego Convention Center lobby opens at 7:00 a.m.
(fee includes materials, lunch and refreshments)

The Legal Symposium is a quality investment in your professional development. During this pre-conference session, CSBA, in conjunction with California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA), will offer a range of sessions on the timely and complex issues boards often face and sessions on the current topics. The session offers 6 hours of MCLE for California attorneys who are also board members.

 

Program Agenda

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks | Bridget Cook, President, CCSA & General Counsel, Antelope Valley Union HSD

8:45 – 10:15 a.m.

(1.5 hr. MCLE) Anatomy of a Bad Board Meeting Day As Board meetings approach and occur, Brown Act and Board governance issues can explode. How can a Board react to these crises as they occur? This interactive workshop goes beyond Brown Act basics, and takes attendees through real-life scenarios leading up to and taking place at a board meeting. | Presenters: Harold Freiman, Lozano Smith; Laura Schulkind, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore 

10:25 – 11:55 a.m.

(1.5 hr. MCLE) Superintendent Contracts Panel Discussion | Panelists: Michael Smith, Lozano Smith; Mark Bresee, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud and Romo; Christopher Keeler, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost; Bode Owoyele, CSBA

Noon - 1:00 p.m.Lunch

1:10 - 2:10 p.m.

(1.0 hr. MCLE) Effective Utilization of In-House Counsel Is your Board considering the use of in-house counsel? Does your District already have in-house attorney(s) and want to enhance counsels’ effectiveness? In challenging economic times, one of the primary costs Boards seek to reduce from school district budgets is outside legal fees. A panel of veteran in-house attorneys and a school district Superintendent will answer questions, share their experiences and best practices for school boards working with in-house attorneys. | Moderator: Bridget Cook, President, CCSA & General Counsel, Antelope Valley Union HSD; Panelists: Robert Jacobsen, General Counsel, Norwalk-La Mirada USD; Ron Wenkart, General Counsel, Orange COE; Dr. David J. Vierra, Superintendent, Antelope Valley Union HSD

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

(1.0 hr. MCLE) Private Device Issues Panel Discussion | Panelists: William Tunick, Dannis Woliver Kelley; John Yeh, Burke Williams & Sorenson; Christopher Keeler, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost