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Top education experts and school board trustees to discuss changes, challenges and opportunities of leading in the LCFF/LCAP era

A star-studded roster of speakers will address topics including Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, accountability and achievement, LCAP and facilities


Who: School and county board members from every part of California
What: CSBA’s 2016 Leadership Institute: Leading and Taking Action for Student Success
When: Friday, July 15, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 16, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L St., Sacramento, CA 95814

Online: Website:

Sacramento, Calif. (July 13, 2016) – More than 300 school board trustees from across California will convene in Sacramento on July 15 and 16 to discuss how to lead effectively in the new LCAP era, share strategies for school and district success, and gain insight from top minds in the education field. Attendees will hear informative and inspiring presentations from:

Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education in the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Education
Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University
Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Susan Decker,
Senior Governance Consultant, BoardSource
David Plank, Executive Director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)
Carl A. Cohn, Executive Director, California Collaborative for Education Excellence (CCEE)
Ryan J. Smith, Executive Director, The Education Trust-West
Samantha Dobbins Trans, Senior Managing Director, Education Policy, Children Now
Janelle Kubinec, Director, Comprehensive School Assistance Program, WestEd
Arun Ramanathan, Chief Executive Officer, Pivot Learning Partners
Tahir Ahad, President and Chief Executive Officer, Total School Solutions

CSBA’s 2016 Leadership Institute is a new, two-day event providing relevant content and critical strategies to enhance the leadership capacity of school district and county office of education trustees. The Institute’s practical education sessions will cover a range of topics including:

  • Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Accountability and Achievement
  • LCAP leadership
  • Facilities


CSBA is a nonprofit association representing nearly 1,000 PreK-12 school districts

and county offices of education throughout California.