What is CLI?


The Classified Leadership Institute (CLI) is the largest, most comprehensive learning conference and professional Development opportunity aimed at California Community College Classified Professionals. CLI seeks to promote leadership training while strengthening the classified presence in participatory governance at the local and state level. The conference is open to all Classified Professionals working at the 114 California Community Colleges.

Why CLI?


Our annual conference brings Classified Professionals across the state to share their tools, models, and accomplishments that lead participants to increase their confidence, enhance professional skills, and knowledge of our California Community Colleges

Activities include both interactive and informational sessions presented by our fellow colleagues. The conference also provides ample time for networking. CLI is designed to meet the educational needs of today's California Community College Classified Professionals.

Registration


Register HERE

Registration Cost
Regular Registration $665
Early Bird Registration $640
Presenter Registration $615
Early Bird + Presenter Registration $590

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Lodging Days Cost
Hotel style bedroom or rooms within townhouses
2 nights Single room
Thurs / Fri $360
Hotel style bedroom or rooms within townhouses
2 nights Double room
Thurs / Fri $180
Shoulder nights
night room rates
Tues / Wed $163.30
Shoulder nights
night room rates
Saturday $174.38
Upgraded Accommodations
Studio/Executive Lodge
2 nights Single room
Thurs / Fri $468
Studio/Executive Lodge
2 nights Double room
Thurs / Fri $234

Workshops


Workshop Strands

  • Participatory Governance
  • Leadership
  • Senate Best Practices
  • Legislative Awareness
  • Technology
  • Personal Development
  • Professional Relationships & Networking

Tentative Conference Program

The most current conference program can always be found here.

Last Updated: October 2018


Current Workshops

Title Category Presenter Description
Newcomer Session Orientation 4CS Board This orientation is designed to help you participate successfully in the CLI
The Heart of Business Keynote Mrs. Secret Brown Reignite motivation and passion to do what you love / love what you do.
Legislative & Budget Update General Session Chancellor's Rep This session will provide insight into the 2019-2020 Budget signed by the Governor and discuss the outcomes

Awards, Events, & Activities

Awards

  • Classified Senate President Service Award:

    Do you know an exemplary Classified Senate President? One who models strong leadership skills, inspires others, sharing a strong vision of excellence for students, staff and the college? If yes, then nominate them for this prestigious award by clicking here.

    All nominations are due by February 1, 2019.

  • Recognition of Excellence in Servant Leadership:

    This award recognizes a non-classified individual who is a strong advocate for Classified Professionals and Senates. Servant leaders support cross-functional collaboration, work with others to enrich the educational experience and recognize the value of Classified participation. To nominate an individual click here.

    All nominations are due by February 1, 2019.

  • Classified Leadership Institute Scholarship Application:

    How do you define leadership? Why do you want to attend the Classified Leadership Institute? If you identify as a Classified Professional with strong leadership skills or just want to build your skills then this conference is for you.
    Click here for more information and to apply.

    All applications are due by November 30, 2018.


Events

  • Website Competition

    Think you have the best Classified Senate website in the State of California, then show us your stuff by entering the 2019 annual Classified Senate Website Competition. Click here for the entry form and the grading rubric.

    All applications are due by March 1, 2019.

  • Support 4CS Competition

    Who wants a FREE registration for the Classified Leadership Institute? Who wants to beat Chaffey College, the winner the last three years? If so, this competition is for you. Get your senate, district, co-workers, friends and family to support your senate by donating to 4CS from July 1, 2018 – March 1, 2019 by completing this form and donate, donate and donate.


Activities

  • Memento Exchange:

    The memento exchange is designed to increase attendee interaction with statewide colleagues, while taking part in a fun networking activity. Each person brings a small gift item from their college to exchange with another participant. It’s simple: receive a sticker during check-in and search for the other attendee with a matching sticker. Once found, you’ll exchange your memento items and become lifelong friends. If you have not successfully found your match by the Friday night awards dinner, not to worry, our emcee will assist in uniting you with your match!

  • Scavenger Hunt:

    Our take on the traditional scavenger hunt. You will be given a list of items and/or clues to complete before the end of sessions on Friday. Winner(s) will earn CLI Scavenger Hunt bragging rights! This activity is meant to engage your mind, increase attendee interaction, and provide healthy competition for all participants.

  • Graffiti Boards:

    Boards will be posted throughout the conference area providing a creative space for attendees to share messages, goals, business cards, attendee and/or speaker bios, and feedback. The CLI planning committee may utilize the boards to post reminders, share pictures from earlier events, host comments or contest submissions.

  • and MORE!...

Past Events


View our past CLI events here:

  • 2018 CLI South (Ventura)
  • 2017 CLI North (Granlibakken Tahoe)
  • 2016 CLI South (Ventura)
  • 2015 CLI North (Granlibakken Tahoe)
  • 2014 CLI South (Ventura)