2023 CEO Leadership Academy

Fri, Jul 21, 2023 to Sun, Jul 23, 2023
General Info
General Information

Professional development and support for California’s college leaders is a critical investment in the future of our institutions. The CEO Leadership Academy (CLA) is designed by California Community College CEOs for California Community College CEOs. All CEOs are welcome to attend the CEO Leadership Academy, but we strongly encourage CEOs in the first three years of their role to join us.

The Academy provides the opportunity for CEOs to focus on the unique challenges and opportunities confronted by leaders of California Community Colleges. In a small group setting, you will create a cohort through building relationships with colleagues that will prove beneficial for years to come.


The deadline to register has been extended to Friday, July 14, 2023. For questions about registration contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.

To register, click the blue "Register Now" button on the right side of the webpage.

General Registration Rate: $635
The registration fee includes all meals and session materials.

Registration Cancellation Policy:
All refund requests must be made in writing. To request a refund for your registration email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org. A $50 processing fee will be charged for all refunds, per registrant. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after Friday, July 14, 2023.

NOTEClick here to register for the New CEO Workshop Part 1 (July 20). Separate registration is required.

Hotel Information
Hotel Information

The CEO Leadership Academy will be held at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento
500 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Rooms are available at the special contracted rate of $239/per night plus tax. The contracted hotel room rate is available until Wednesday, June 28, 2022, or until the room block is sold out. Reservations made after that date are based on the hotel's availability only and are subject to an increased guest room rate.

NOTE: The hotel reservation link is included in the registration confirmation email. 


The schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, July 20    

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.                New CEO Workshop Part 1: Register here for this separate event.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.             Reception

Friday, July 21

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.             Check-in

11:30 a.m. –1:00 p.m.           Session 1 - Keynote- A Conversation with the Chancellor

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.              Session 2 - Creating a Culture of Equity

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.             Break

3:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.             Session 3 – CEO/Trustee & CEO Board Relationship

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.            Networking Reception

6:30 p.m.                                     Dinner on site


Saturday, July 22

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.            Breakfast Networking

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.         Session 4 – Finance and Enrollment Management

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.      Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.         Session 5 – Lunch Keynote

1:30 p.m.- 1:45 p.m.              Break

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.            Session 6 - What Keeps You Up at Night?

3:00 p.m.                                    Adjourn

                                                        Dinner on Your Own

Sunday, July 23

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.          Breakfast & Networking

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.       Session 7 – Media Training and Crisis Communication

10:45 a.m.                               Close

11:00 a.m.                               Grab-N-Go Snacks

CSLP Advisory Committee
Thank You CSLP Advisory Committee

The League would like to thank all committee members, presenters, and contributors.

  • Seher Awan, President, Mission College
  • Tawny Dotson, President, Yuba College (Co-Chair)
  • Larry Galizio, President/CEO, Community College League of California
  • Martha Garcia, Superintendent/ President, Mt. San Antonio College
  • Jill Sterns, Superintendent/President, Cuesta College (Co-Chair)
  • Brenda Thames, Superintendent/ President, El Camino College
  • Dianne Van Hook, Chancellor, College of the Canyons