4CS Speaker's Bureau


The 4CS Speakers Bureau is a service of the California Community Colleges Classified Senate. The Speakers Bureau connects you with a network of community college leaders who can provide a variety of presentations and facilitate workshops.

Our speakers and workshop leaders are current or past employees of the California Community College System who have years of direct experience working with students, staff and local districts. Each of our speakers has extensive and direct experiences working with community college participatory governance and closely related topics. Many of our workshops are designed to assist you in discovering your own potential and solutions by providing a structure for effective communication and by sharing ideas from across the state.

4CS speakers and workshops will bring new ideas and possibilities to your campus and groups, ideas that you can successfully adapt to your local needs and situations.

4CS Speakers, Presentations and Workshops

A variety of speakers, facilitators, presentations and workshops are available. If you do not find what you want, we can work together to plan something different that meets your specific needs. We offer traditional presentations, multi-media illustrated presentations, panel and roundtable workshops and a variety of other informal guided discussions and problem-solving sessions. We can also assist or train your group to present their own workshops and presentations. Although our topics are mostly associated with governance, personal development and leadership, other non-collective bargaining topics can be requested such as technology and communication training and we will search our members with significant expertise on the topic you have requested.

Many of our presenters are 4CS Executive Board Members and Associates. They have successfully planned and given hundreds of training seminars, flex workshops and presentations at local community college events, Community College League of California's Annual Convention, Classified Leadership Institute, the 4CSD Annual Conference, and various other conferences, meetings and retreats.

4CS Speaker Bureau Brochure & Speaker Request Form

Presentation Topics (Note: we most often create presentations to meet your needs)

Speaker's Biographies

Making Arrangements for Your Presenation

After reading the offerings in the 4CS Speakers Bureau, please feel free to contact us directly for the most recent information. Contact 4CS for any specific requests or modifications of existing presentations that might meet the needs of your special event. Our goal is to provide you with quality assistance and services as you plan your retreat, flex activities or meetings.

Many of our speakers are classified employees currently working at one of California's Community Colleges and serving on various local governance committees. Please remember as you schedule your speaker or workshop leader, that our speakers are volunteering on behalf of 4CS to provide this service to you. Although it is our intent to meet your needs, the speaker's availability is subject to their daily schedules, personal calendars and work obligations. Please be understanding as we work together and try to meet your specific requests.

Although the Speakers Bureau is a service of 4CS, the Speakers Bureau is a statewide classified senate fundraising activity. 4CS receives no direct funding from the state budget and relies partially on various fundraising activities that enable us to perform our mission. Your organization or group will be asked to donate an honorarium to 4CS for this service and to pay for any travel or lodging cost, if needed, to come to your event. At times, we may need to switch speakers or leaders if unforeseen events prevent the requested speaker from attending. If this were to happen, we would notify you of the change and find an appropriate speaker from the Bureau that is experienced with the topic or workshop that was scheduled. Rather than establish set fees for our speakers and workshop leaders, we prefer to work with you to establish a fair, reasonable and economically feasible rate for the services you are asking to receive.

To start the process, please download and fill-out the 4CS Speaker Bureau Brochure & Form. Please feel free to contact 4CS if you need assistance or have additional questions.

In our efforts to provide and to tailor our presentations to your needs, we will contact you to discuss in detail your request in order to make the necessary arrangements, when you send in the speaker request form. If you have questions at any time, feel free to contact us. Please remember that 4CS speakers and workshop leaders are volunteering their time and efforts to 4CS to provide this service for you and your event.

Thank you for your interest in the 4CS Speakers Bureau and requesting our speakers for your next event.


Thursday, February 18th, 2021   11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online Election Options
Ernie Garcia, 4CS North Vice President
COVID has forced us online and organizing Senate or other elections is a challenge. Learn about the system 4CS used as well as some other options. Attendees are encouraged to share their solutions as well.

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021   11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Google Drive Basics
Rob Smith, ARC Student Personnel Assistant, Veterans Resource Center
Do you know how to use your Google Drive? In this workshop you will learn how to access various Google Drive functions, including Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets, sharing, etc. You will also have time to ask specific questions about your Google Drive struggles and goals.

Thursday, July 15th, 2021   11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Google Drive for Advanced Users
Rob Smith, ARC Student Personnel Assistant, Veterans Resource Center
You know how to use Google Drive, but you’re a whiz at technology. In this workshop you will learn how to use the fancy features of Google drive such as reporting tools and much more.