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October 22 - 24, 2017  |  Garden Grove


Overview

A conference training program for board secretaries/clerks packed into two full days of education on all major aspects related to a board secretary/clerk’s responsibilities.

Embassy Suites Anaheim - South

Location

Anaheim is a city outside Los Angeles, in Southern California. It's home to the Disneyland Resort, a massive complex of family-friendly, Disney-themed rides, restaurants, hotels and shops. The city's also home to pro sports teams. The Honda Center is the indoor arena where the Anaheim Ducks hockey team plays, and Angel Stadium is the home field of the Los Angeles Angels baseball team.

Embassy Suites Anaheim - South

Hotel

Embassy Suites Anaheim - South
11767 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Stay at the Embassy Suites Anaheim - South, the closest Embassy Suites hotel to the Disneyland® Resort attractions and the Anaheim Convention Center. Disney California Adventure® Park and the Downtown Disney® District are only a mile away. Shuttle service is available every 30 minutes for a nominal fee with a pick-up location in front of the hotel.

Ann Macfarlane

Opening Keynote

Ann Macfarlane

In these tumultuous times, boards of special districts find it harder than ever to discuss their challenging issues and serve their stakeholders. A smoothly-functioning board makes all the difference for effective decision making. Learn the little-known guidelines and tips that will improve discussion at your meetings a thousand percent. Surprising secrets from Robert’s Rules of Order and the latest findings in emotional intelligence will give you practical insight to power up your meetings and produce the best possible decisions for your district.


First-Time Schedule

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Time Class
8:30 a.m. Pre-Conference Workshop Registration
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshop: Reader-Friendly Writing that Works: Policies and Meeting Minutes *optional/additional fee
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Opening Reception

Monday, October 23, 2017

Time Class
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Opening Keynote Presentation: How to Strengthen Your Board’s Decision-Making Process
10:00 - 11:45 a.m. Board Secretary/Clerk Foundations
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch, All Attendees
1:15 - 3:00 p.m. Board Secretary/Clerk Foundations (cont’d)
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break, Networking with the Exhibitors
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Understanding Board Member and District Liability Issues
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Reception

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Time Class
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Staying in Compliance: Understanding Fundamental Special District Laws
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break, Networking with the Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Staying in Compliance: Understanding Fundamental Special District Laws (cont’d)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch, All Attendees
1:15 - 3:00 p.m. Holding Effective Public Meetings
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break, Networking with the Exhibitors
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Records Retention and Management
4:00 p.m. Event Adjourns, Graduation Certificate Distribution


Advanced: Current Certificate Holders

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Time Class
8:30 a.m. Pre-Conference Workshop Registration
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshop: Reader-Friendly Writing that Works: Policies and Meeting Minutes *optional/additional fee
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Opening Reception

Monday, October 23, 2017

Time Class
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Opening Keynote Presentation: How to Strengthen Your Board’s Decision-Making Process
Breakout Sessions
10:00 − 11:45 a.m.

- Policies, Procedures, and Task Lists - What’s the Difference?

- Don’t Procrastinate - Automate: Meeting Automation Costs Logistics and Features

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch, All Attendees
Breakout Sessions
1:15 - 3:00 p.m.

- FPPC Update: Form 700 and Conflicts of Interest

- What Am I Doing Here? The Role of the Clerk and Meeting Minutes

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break, Networking with the Exhibitors
Breakout Sessions
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

- Managing Up

- Handling the Heat: Managing a Public Hearing

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Reception

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Time Class
Breakout Sessions
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

- Mix It Up! Work-Life Blending

- Making Your Life Easier with Technology - The Best Online Tools for Special Districts

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break, Networking with the Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

- Disruptive Behavior at Board Meetings

- Work It! Personnel Matters & The Brown Act

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch, All Attendees
1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

- Protecting Your Board Members – Ethics in Elected Office

- Common Records Management Issues and How to Solve Them

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

- The Empty Chair: Board Vacancies and Appointments

- Like or Unlike? Discipline in the Digital World

4:00 p.m. Event Adjourns, Graduation Certificate Distribution


Location


Event Location

Embassy Suites Anaheim South

11767 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840


Hotels

Embassy Suites Anaheim - South Full

Rooms at Embassy Suites Anaheim South at the discounted CSDA rate are now sold out - please contact the hotel at 1-800-HILTONS for current pricing. For your convenience, CSDA has secured two additional room blocks at hotels in the same parking lot (see below).

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The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton

11747 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

$139 single or double occupancy plus tax. Parking for $7 day. Reservations can be made by calling 714-620-2406 and asking for the CSDA rate. The room reservation cut-off date is September 22, 2017 – however, rooms are limited and may sell-out before this date. Guests may call in to (714) 703-8800 and ask for the CSDA 2017 rate or click on the link.

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Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim/Garden Grove

11777 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

$149 single or double occupancy plus tax. Parking WAIVED. Reservations can be made by calling 714-620-2138 and asking for the CSDA rate. The room reservation cut-off is September 15, 2017 – however, rooms are limited and may sell-out before this date.

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Contact Us

California Special Districts Association

1112 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

1 877 924 2732
meganh@csda.net

Megan Hemming, Professional Development Director


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