Classified Leadership Academy

Overview

The Classified Leadership Academy (CLA) is a dynamic training and professional development program for permanent, classified employees who will have completed at least one year of regular service by August 25, 2019. The purpose of CLA is to develop the skills and abilities of classified employees who have leadership and advancement potential. Participants gain essential core knowledge for leadership, practical tools for improving performance in the workplace, and opportunities for networking.

Participants commit to a one-year training program. Using a cohort-based approach, participants will attend regularly scheduled sessions that include instruction, self-assessments, individual and group exercises, hands-on activities, lectures, and videos. Presenters include experts from across the district, some of which may have been previous CLA participants themselves.

Successful applicants are expected to commit to attending every session in order to receive the final CLA Certificate of Successful Completion. One missed session is allowed for unforeseen circumstances.

Calendar

2019-2020 CLA Schedule

Locations vary between District Office and campus sites. Schedule subject to change.
Date/Time Session Location
September 6, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 1: Welcome, Introductions, Orientation, Leadership: What It Is & Who You Are District Office Board Room
September 20, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 2: How Leaders Behave and Communicate District Office Board Room
October 4, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Session 3: Hiring Committee and Equity Representative Training West Sacramento Community Center
October 18, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 4: Staying Legal; Trauma-Informed Support Facilities Management Training Room
3753 Bradview Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827
November 1, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 5: Dealing with Difficult Behavior; How to Evaluate/Provide Feedback/FRISK Facilities Management Training Room
3753 Bradview Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827
November 15, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 6: IBA Overview; Conflict Resolution Cosumnes River College Winn Center, Room 150
December 6, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 7: Building and Working with Diverse Teams Cosumnes River College Winn Center, Room 150
January 10, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 8: Effective Facilitation – for Meetings and Other Situations, Memory and Mental Health Sacramento City College Learning Resource Center, Room 105
January 24, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 9: Basics of Supervision Sacramento City College Learning Resource Center, Room 105
February 7, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 10: Customer Service: Positive Attitude, Problem Solving, and Taking Initiative American River College Student Center Community Rooms 1 and 2
February 21, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 11: Developing Higher Level Skills on the Job; Finding & Working with a Mentor Workforce and Economic Development Center, Room 150
1410 Ethan Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
March 6, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 12: Deep Dive on Implicit Bias Folsom Lake College Community Room
March 27, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 13: Present Yourself Well in Writing Folsom Lake College Community Room
April 3, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 14: How to Apply for Jobs at Los Rios; Mock Interviews District Office Board Room
April 17, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 15: Public Speaking and Networking District Office Board Room
May 8, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Session 16: Final Review Session and Graduation District Office Board Room

Registration

We invite employees who are interested to apply for the 2019-2020 Classified Leadership Academy through our online jobs portal by Friday, June 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Be sure to include the following with your online application:

  • Letter of interest stating why you want to participate (one page maximum)
  • Letter of recommendation and approval from your supervisor

Former CLA participants may apply.

Go to CLA Application

Selection Criteria

Candidates are selected based on:

  • Application content
  • Past and present service at Los Rios
  • Potential for leadership

Notifications

Applicants will be notified by mid-August 2019 regarding the status of their application.

Contact

Valerie Carrigan
carrigv@losrios.edu
(916) 568-3106