The General Manager Leadership Summit provides the best networking and professional development opportunities for special district general managers and other management staff from districts of all types and sizes throughout California.

Come together with others facing the same challenges and opportunities, learn from our expert instructors, and return to your district refreshed and reenergized. Consider sending an emerging leader from your district to this conference – it could be the first step in preparing our next generation of special district general managers.

Opening Keynote

Dr. Jannell MacAulay
Monday, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Command Your Mindset
Dr. Jannell MacAulay

General Keynote

Pete Blank

Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Employee Engagement: Lessons from the Mouse House
Pete Blank

Sample Topics from Last Year

How Leaders Master the Art of Crucial Conversations Around DEI

A Presentation by Jacques Whitfield of CPS HR Consulting

Jacques Whitfield of CPS HR Consulting

Jacques Whitfield of CPS HR Consulting discussed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the workplace, and how the isolation resulting from the sudden migration to remote work had a magnifying effect on the cultural variances among teams. Home offices and video chats took the place of workplace interaction, leaving some to feel disconnected.  It also had the effect of spotlighting people’s home lives, from the intrusion of coworkers viewing each other’s home settings to the interruption of family members and pets inserting themselves into the scene during work calls.

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How to Prepare Your Board for a Successful Financing

A Panel Discussion with CSDA Finance Corp and a Special District General Manager

Jacques Whitfield of CPS HR Consulting

As general manager or finance manager of a special district, you know it is of utmost importance to have the funds you need for critical infrastructure improvements. In many cases, accessing the capital market can be the most efficient way of making sure those funds are available. However, a financing cannot be successful without first getting the buy-in and support of your Board of Directors.

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Squaw Creek
June 25 - 27, 2023 - Olympic Valley

Everline Resort & Spa
(Formerly The Resort at Squaw Creek)
A Destination by Hyatt Property

400 Squaw Creek Rd
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

Room reservations start at the rate of $199 plus tax and $15 hotel fee per room per day. The room reservation cut-off is May 23, 2023; however, space is limited and may sell out before this date. Information regarding hotel reservations and link to book in the CSDA room block will be emailed within 24 hours of registration.

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