Classified Leadership Institute

Introduction to CLI, Presentations, Links to Next Year's and Past Events

The annual Classified Leadership Institute (CLI) focuses on effective classified participation in shared governance processes, both state-wide and at the local district and college levels. Participants attending the CLI conference will explore numerous events that encourage personal development, leadership, and strong communication skills, leading toward increased confidence, enhanced professional skills, and broad-based knowledge and specific updates about our California Community Colleges. Activities include both interactive and informational sessions with ample time for networking and workshops where newly acquired skills can be utilized in a supportive environment. CLI is designed to meet the educational needs of today's California Community College Classified Staff.

CLI features a new schedule of workshops each year, including leadership development and networking opportunities to help you meet the challenges of the times and return refreshed and reenergized. When it becomes available, download the "Save The Date" Flyer to assist you in planning to attend. Need financial help to attend, classified staff are invited to apply for the CLI Scholarships offered each year. Download the application and submit it before the deadline.

Please visit the following links for specific events. Additional information for future and past events will be added as soon as it is availble. If you have pictures of previous events and would be willing to share them to 4CS, please email Cari Plyley or contact your 4CS Area Representative.

CLI 2021

CLI 2019

CLI 2018

Accreditation, Program Review, and the Classified Professional, presenters Misty Burruel and Hope Ell

Robert's Rules of Order: How to Run an Effective Meeting, Presented by Andrea Hall-Cuccia, Merced College

A Classified Professional Development Retreat, San Diego City College Classified Senate Professional Development Committee. Presenters Jennifer Ignacio, Awana Payne, Sean Ryan, and Neary Sim

Legislative & Budget Update , Ryan McElhinney, Legislative Advocate - CA Community College League of California

Expanding and Inspiring Equity Work in the California Community College System: A Case Study from Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA. Presenter Tony Novelli, Incoming Classified Senate President, Marketing & Community Relations Specialist

Guided Pathway: Looking Forward, Looking Back, Presented by Laura Hope, Executive Vice Chancellor of Education Services and Support, CCC Chancellor's Office. Placement in a Post-AB 705 World, Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP)

How to invite people to hang out with you Using Social Media,

IE2: Institutional Effectiveness & Inclusive Excellence, Presented by Catherine Parker and Justin Hunt, College of the Canyons

It is Not a Secret that Secret Pal Program will Make you Happy and Appreciated, presented by Maria Banachowicz and Greg Drukala, Santa Rosa Junior College

Organizing Your Senate Effectively TODAY to Shapre the Future Leaders of Tomorrow!, Graciela Caringella, Classified Senate President, Pasadena City College

Pass the Sugar, Please -- Creating Opportunities for Staff to Have a Seat at the Table, Presenter Michele Haggar, Classified Senate President, Skyline College

So You Want it to Change, Presenter Scott Heiden, Diablo Valley College

Students Tell it Like it is: Using Student Voices to Inform Equity Practices, Robert Gomez, Sonia Torres, and Caleb Ulrich of Chaffey College

True Colors Presentation, Test, Personality Descriptions, Olga Prizhbilov, Student Personnel Assistant/ARC Classified Senate President, and Dusty Baker, Student Athlete Resource Center, American River College


CLI 2017 - Presentations/materials

Plenary Session - Resolution Agenda PPT, Debbie Weatherly-4CS President, Shondra Wes- 4CS President Elect

Senate 101 - Silver Lining of Institutional Success PPT - Debbie Weatherly, 4CS President

Best Practices - Unions & Senates: Classified Senates and Unions Working together (workshop "Strange Bedfellows: Senates and Unions Working Together), Linda Allen, Skyline College. Panelists: Laurel Kinley, West Valley College, Susan Rodriguez, San Joaquin Delta & Mary Sandberg, Santa Rosa Jr. College

Ventura College: Path to 9 + 1, Peder Nielsen, Oliva Long & Pamela Yeagley

Re-Establishing a Classified Senate, Julinda LeDee and Corinne Salazar, San Jose City College

Step-by-Step Guide to Adopting a Classified 9+1, Benjamin Gamoa, Craftong Hills College

Fundraising, Lissa Napoli and Sharon Awad, Chaffey College

Communication in the Workplace, Noha Basilious, Diablo Valley College

Making the Most of Your Time: Efficient & Effetive Meetings, Melanie Haynie, MiraCosta College

Efforts Toward Equity: A Classified Perspective, Chaffey College

Lighthouse in the Fog, Maggie Baez, Maria Huning, Maggie Lozano, Canada College

Equity in Action, Veronica Neal

Servant Leadership, Pamela Walker

Legislative Update, Lizette Navarett, Vice President, Strategy and Policy Development, Community College League of California

Planning and Conducting a Retreat, Overcoming Obstacles Handout, Noell Adams, Chabot College

CLI 2016

2016 Classified Leadership Institute - June 16-18, 2016


Senates 101: Running a Tight Ship, Cari Plyley, 4CS President Emeritus, Butte College

Senates 102: Awakening the Promise to Leadership and Shared Governance, Shondra West

How Classified Can Promote Faculty Diversity Hiring, PPT Shawn Ledet, Thuy Nguyen

Resolution Plenary Information Session, Maureen Chenoweth

Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, Maureen Chenoweth, Hope Ell, Neill Kovrig, Theresa Rees, Matthew Lee

Accreditation, Program Review, and the Classified Professional, Hope Ell, Theresa Rees, Misty Burruel, Sherrie Guerrero, Chaffey College

Professional Development for Classified Employees, Mt. San Jacinto College

Past Events: (photos, documents and program information about previous CLI events)

2015 Classified Leadership Institute - June 2015

2014 Classified Leadership Institute

CLI 2013 Web Page
Post Event Information, Photos and Documents

CLI 2012 Web Page

CLI 2011 Web Page

(more to be added in the future)

Outstanding Classified Awards Presentations
(Recognition of Classified Award Receipients from local colleges and districts across the state)

2012 PDF file
(more to be added in the future)



The Classified Leadership Institute is jointly sponsored each year by: California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) & Community College League of California (CCLC). It is currently offered in a variety of locations throughout the state.