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Classified Leadership Institute (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 116 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 their 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.

Early Bird Registration: February 17, 2023 – $675 ($50 Discount)
Presenter Registration: March 31, 2023 – $700 ($25 Discount)
Early Bird + Presenter Registration: February 17, 2023 – $650 ($75 Discount)
Regular Registration: May 26, 2023 – $725To register click here

The below schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Senate President’s Retreat
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Breakfast on your own
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration/Check-in
8:30 a.m. – 9:15a.m. Newcomer to CLI Session
9:45 a.m. – 10:30a.m. Using the Conference APP
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Welcome & Housekeeping
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. General Session
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions – 6 sessions
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions – 6 sessions
Dinner on your own
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Social Gathering & Spirit Contest
Thursday, June 8, 2023
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. General Session and Annual Business Meeting
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions – 6 sessions
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Opportunity Drawing
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions – 6 sessions
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions – 6 sessions
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 4CS President Hosted Social Hour (all welcome)
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Dinner, Awards, and Dancing
Friday, June 9, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Breakfast & Legislative Update, CLI Wrap-up and Final Drawings

The Marriott Visalia at the Convention Center, located at 300 South Court, Visalia, California 93291, is the official conference hotel. A special contracted room rate of $139/per night has been reserved for conference attendees. This includes complimentary basic internet and $7 discount parking.

The Hampton Inn, located at 4747 W. Noble Ave, Visalia, California 93291, is the official conference hotel. A special contracted room rate of $150/per night has been reserved for conference attendees.

The Comfort Suites, located at 210 E. Acequia Ave, Visalia, California 93291, is the official conference hotel. A special contracted room rate of $145/per night has been reserved for conference attendees.

A link to make a hotel reservation at the contracted room rate will be sent to registered attendees in their registration confirmation email. If you do not receive a registration confirmation email or the link, contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.

Family Members
If you plan to bring family members, please be sure to reserve a single room. If more than one room is needed, please book the additional room(s) directly with the hotel and not within the CLI room block. Family members are not included in reservations for CLI meals or activities, so please plan to pay for their meals and hotel services separately. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Keynote Speaker Information coming soon!

Workshops

Call for Presentations!

The California Community College Classified Senate (4CS) announces its Call for Presentations for the 2023 Classified Leadership Institute (CLI). You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for a panel/group discussion or small group breakouts.

Application Link – Deadline to submit your Presentation Proposal: March 31, 2023

Why Present?

  • Incredible professional development opportunity.
  • Collaborate with colleagues throughout the state
  • Presenters receive a $25 conference registration discount.
  • Expand your professional portfolio.
  • Be part of a vibrant community that has made CLI’s conference the “must-attend” event
  • Be part of the only state-wide leadership conference for California Community College Classified Professionals

Presentation Types:

  • Panel Discussion – Invited panelist provides multiple perspectives on an issue/topic. Generally, with a Q&A session at the end
  • Group Discussion – Group Discussions provide a more personal and interactive setting for exploring key issues. Discussion leaders facilitate substantive discussions.
  • Small Group Breakouts – Breakout Sessions feature a successful practice, program, or key issue.

Conference Workshop Strands

4CS is excited to announce the seven workshop strands that continue to evolve in response to the new opportunities facing community colleges. These primary strands help to create a dynamic program related to Classified Professionals improving student success.

  • Participatory Governance
  • Leadership
  • Senate Building
  • Personal Development & Wellness in your Persona/Professional Life
  • DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility)
  • Professional Development
  • Guided Pathways
  • Accreditation and Classified Involvement
  • Program Review
  • Grant Writing and other Funding Sources
  • Senates and Unions
  • Caring Campus

Additional Information

  • Presentations will be reviewed for relevance and purpose to provide a balanced informational program.
  • Presenters must register and pay the conference registration fee by March 31, 2023 to confirm participation.
  • Presenters are paid neither honoraria nor expenses.
  • 4CS reserves the right to make changes to proposed presentation titles and descriptions, to place sessions in alternative topic areas, and to encourage joint presentations if multiple proposals are
  • submitted on similar topics.

All applications for scholarships are due by February 24, 2023

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 is the conference for you. Click here for more information and to apply.

All applications for awards are due by March 17, 2023

Classified Senate President Service Award:

Do you know an exemplary Classified Senate President? One who models strong leadership skills, inspires others, and shares a strong vision of excellence for students, staff, and the college? Nominations can be submitted by clicking here.

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. Nominations can be submitted by clicking here.

Website Competition

Think you have the best Classified Senate website in the State of California? Show us your stuff by entering the 2023 annual Classified Senate Website Competition. Click here for the entry form.

2023 Classified Leadership Institute Wed, June 7, 2023, to Fri, June 9, 2023 Visalia Convention Center

Exhibitor Opportunities

The California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) 2023 Classified Leadership Institute (CLI) offers a great opportunity to exhibit your products and services while gaining brand recognition through advertising and sponsorships. The Annual CLI Conference has proven to be a highly effective way to reach those within California’s 116 community colleges; more than 200 community college classified professionals throughout the state attend this premier event. This year’s conference will be held June 7-9 at the Visalia Convention Center. All opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible! The deadline to register as a sponsor is Friday, April 29, 2023, or until space fills. Exhibitor opportunities are limited and will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. No refunds will be issued for cancellations. To inquire about exhibitor opportunities, please contact Kathy Matthies at area-b-rep@ccccs.org.

Table Fee: $700: includes one space with a table and two chairs. Meals include two lunches on Wednesday, two of each breakfast, lunch, and awards dinner on Thursday.

Event Details

  • Setup: Wednesday & Thursday, June 7-8, 7:00 am–8:00 am
  • Exhibitor Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, June 7-8, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Please mail the completed form with payment to California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS): 2037 W Bullard Avenue, PMB 387 Fresno, CA 93711
  • Checks payable to California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS)
  • 4CS and CCLC will not be held responsible for any items lost, stolen, or damaged.
  • Confirmation of participation/space will be sent via email. Please notify us of any special needs that you may have.

Click here for our exhibitor form: Exhibitor Flyer and Application CLI 2023

2023 Classified Leadership Institute Wed, June 7, 2023, to Fri, June 9, 2023 Visalia Convention Center

Sponsorship Opportunities

Businesses and organizations that sponsor the Classified Leadership Institute activities have an impact on hundreds of community college leaders and affect more than two million students. Sponsorships are essential to further the work of educating California’s current and future workforce. The deadline to register as a sponsor is Friday, April 29, 2023, or until space fills. Sponsorship opportunities are limited and will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. No refunds will be issued for sponsor cancellations. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Matthies at area-b-rep@ccccs.org.

Click here for our sponsorship form: CLI Sponsorship Letter and Form

Conference Sponsor:

One at $10,000

  • Introduction at the opening general session and opportunity to introduce the company (3-minute max)
  • Complimentary Exhibitor Table for two (includes all conference meals)
  • Listing with name and/or logo on the 4CS website, 4CS social media, and conference mobile application
  • Prominent placement of company signage at the conference (supplied by the company)
  • List of attendees prior to the conference
Awards Dinner Sponsor:

One at $5,000

  • Recognition at the Awards Dinner and dinner for two.
  • Listing with name and/or logo on the 4CS website, 4CS social media, and conference mobile application
  • Prominent placement of company signage at awards dinner (supplied by the company)
  • List of attendees prior to the conference
General Session Sponsor:

Two at $2,500

  • Recognition at the General Session
  • Listing with name and/or logo on the 4CS website and conference mobile application
  • Prominent placement of company signage at the general session (supplied by the company)
  • List of attendees prior to the conference
Breakfast Sponsor:

Two at $2,000

  • Listing with name and/or logo on the 4CS website and conference mobile application
  • Prominent placement of company signage at breakfast (supplied by the company)
  • List of attendees prior to the conference
Evening Social Mixer Sponsor:

Two at $1,500

  • Listing with name and/or logo on the 4CS website and conference mobile application
  • Sponsored by signage at the mixer sponsored (supplied by the company)
  • List of attendees prior to the conference
Coffee Break Sponsor:

Four at $1,000

  • Listing with name and/or logo on the 4CS website and conference mobile application
  • Sponsored by signage at the coffee break sponsored (supplied by the company)
  • List of attendees prior to the conference
Badge Sponsorship:

One at $750

  • Name and logo listed on the back of attendee’s name badges
  • Listing with name and/or logo on conference mobile application
  • List of attendees prior to the conference
One-Page Flyer Placement:

$500

  • One full-page flyer placed on the information table near registration
  • Listing with name and/or logo on conference mobile application
  • List of attendees prior to the conference