What's 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 + Lodging

For questions, contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.

REGISTRATION Deadline Date Cost
Early Bird Registration February 29, 2020 $655 ($25 Discount)
Presenter Registration February 29, 2020 $630 ($50 Discount)
Early Bird + Presenter Registration February 29, 2020 $605 ($75 Discount)
Regular Registration May 25, 2020 $680

2020 CLI Registration Payment Information:

On behalf of CCLC and 4CS, we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the registration payment policy change. We understand this policy change may cause a burden to our attendees. Therefore, we wanted to give you advanced notice of the payment policy change to be able to address any issues within your college or district.

Last year, CCLC (Community College League of California) changed their payment policy and as a result, no longer accept checks as a form of payment. ALL conference attendees are now required to pay with a credit card.

We recommend connecting with your college and/or district purchasing department, finance office, business office or President’s office to complete the payment portion of the registration.
Please let me know if you have any other questions and you can also email Sadie @ CCLC directly. sadie@ccleague.org

CCLC, CLI Conference Page - This takes you to the CCLC, CLI conference page
CLI Registration Page - This takes you to the CCLC, CLI registration page

All refund request 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. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after May 25, 2020.


Marriott @ the Riverside Convention Center 800-627-7468
Room Block: CCL $135.00 per night plus 13.3% taxes/fees (Single or Double)
Parking at the Marriott: $8 per night


Call for Presentations!

The California Community College Classified Senate (4CS) announces its Call for Presentations for the 2020 Classified Leadership Institute (CLI). You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for a panel/group discussion, or small group breakouts. Join your colleagues as we focus on the “Totally Rad Leadership” at our local colleges.

Application Link - Deadline to submit your Presentation Proposal: Friday, February 21, 2020.

Learn more about being a CLI presenter HERE !

Workshop Strands

Workshop details and presentations TBA.

Find the most up-to-date items here on our tentative agenda

Events & Activities

Event Date Time Details
Presidents' Retreat Weds, June 10 12 - 5pm Classified Senate Presidents (current and president-elect) are invited to an afternoon of dialogue, brainstorming, and leadership training at the annual 4CS President's Retreat as a pre-conference to the Classified Leadership Institute event. This event replaces the April President's retreat at Fresno City College and the President's Breakfast at CLI.

Info + Registration Page
4CS Elections All conference 8:30-12pm Consider joining the 4CS Board. Several Area Rep positions will be up for election. More information will be coming after the start of the year.
Opportunity Drawing Thurs-Fri (11-12) 8:30-12pm We will be having opportunity drawings where attendees can purchase tickets placing them in the container for item(s) of their choice. A winning ticket will be drawn for each item.
Themed Gift Basket: We will have a themed gift basket drawing. All registered attendees will receive a complimentary ticket for this opportunity drawing. To increase your chances of winning the opportunity drawing of your choice or Themed Gift Basket, you can purchase additional tickets for $1 each or 6 for $5. The purpose of the opportunity drawings is to raise funds to support the operations of 4CS and future CLI scholarships.
General Session 1 Thurs, June 11 10:30am Opening Session + 4CS Business Meeting
General Session 2 Thurs, June 11 4:00pm Budget & Legislative update (Lizette Navarette -VP CCLC)
General Session 3 Fri, June 12 8:30am Chancellor Eloy Oakley - presentation on leadership
General Session 4 Sat, June 13 9:00am Panel Discussion - Radical Transformative Leadership

Danny Thirakul - Student Senate for California Community Colleges President
Memento Exchange All Conference 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!
Spirit Contest Thurs, June 11 6-7pm “We’ve got spirit, yes we do; we’ve got spirit, how about you!?”

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In the spirit of fun competition, 4CS invites your group to battle it out for the coveted Spirit Stick or Spirit Twig Award! Make new friends and reconnect with old ones! Strut your stuff and earn points towards one of these awards. Please visit the table at check-in to sign up.
Picnic on the Plaza Thurs, June 11 6-7pm This event is hosted by the Riverside Convention Center and includes your choice of two drinks from a selection of themed cocktails, local craft beer or local wines. The picnic baskets include assorted cheeses, hummus, crackers, chips, and fresh fruit. The plaza area will have lounge style furniture, fire pits, bocce ball courts, cornhole and music for your enjoyment.
Scavenger Hunt Fri, June 12 TBD Our take on the traditional scavenger hunt. You will be given a list of items and/or clues to complete by noon 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.
President’s Hosted Social Hour Fri, June 12 6-7pm Enjoy the President’s social hour prior to Friday night’s dinner with one complimentary beverage courtesy of 4CS! To top off the evening, join us afterward for music and dancing.


Award Due Date Link
Classified Senate President Service April 1, 2020 Application
Recognition of Excellence in Servant Leadership April 1, 2020 Application
Website April 1, 2020 Application

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Exhibitor Booth

$600 per booth to include: one 6’ table on Thursday and Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm. Exhibitors will be listed in the conference program, mobile app and signage will be placed in the convention center. Fee includes: One space with a table and two chairs. Meals include one Lunch on Thursday, one of each Breakfast, Lunch, and Awards Dinner on Friday.


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