Management Essentials

Management Essentials is back!
June 3, 2022
San Diego Mesa College

At this time we are planning on an in person event, should we need to pivot due to COVID-19 we will notify all registered participants. 

Additional dates are listed below for next sessions and online registration is now OPEN! The $150 registration fee includes materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

This one-day regional training was developed based on recent surveys and feedback about the needs of today’s community college administrators and encompasses years of research. A key finding that drove the development of this program is that being an effective manager is essential in a political environment, but it isn’t enough to be successful.

Management Essentials is intended for those administrators who desire to learn the following knowledge, skills and practices:

  • How to manage up, down and sideways
  • How to extend their influence throughout the organization
  • How to forge strong ties to build momentum

A diverse group of seasoned and dynamic presenters will provide focused training on four topics:

  1. Framing Leadership  
  2. Navigating Political Landscapes

  3. ACCCA Table Talk: Building a Support Network for Women

  4. Landing Zone: Tips for Getting the Job

This is an interactive program where participants are encouraged to share their experiences in a safe learning environment.

The $150 registration fee include all materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments. 

2022 Sessions:

  • June 3, 2022 - San Diego Mesa College
  • October 21, 2022 -San Joaquin Delta College

Meet Your June 2022 Instructors!

  • Dr. Pamela Luster, President of San Diego Mesa College
  • Dr. Helen Benjamin, President HSV Consulting and Former Chancellor of Contra Costa Community College District
  • Dr. Julianna Barnes, President of Cuyamaca College
  • Dr. Ashanti Hands, Vice President of Student Services at San Diego Mesa College
  • Dr. Star Rivera-Lacey, Superintendent/President of Palomar Community College District
  • Dr. Geisce Ly, ACCCA Board Member and Management Development Commission Chair
ACCCA develops and supports current and future California community college administrators through
professional development, networking and advocacy.
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