Classified Leadership Academy
The Classified Leadership Academy (CLA) is a dynamic training and professional development program for permanent, classified employees. The purpose of CLA is to grow and uplift classified employees to become leaders in the Los Rios Community College District. Participants gain essential core knowledge for leadership, practical tools for improving performance in the workplace, and a strong and supportive network.
Participants commit to a nine month workshop program. Using a cohort-based approach, participants will attend regularly scheduled sessions centered on leadership, communication, problem solving, collaboration, and how to become a leader. Presenters include practitioners from across the district, some of which may have been previous CLA participants themselves.
Attendees are expected to commit to being present at and active in every session in order to receive the Classified Leadership Academy Diploma. This program is recognized across the district and supported by leaders at all campuses and outreach centers.
To be eligible, you must:
- Have completed at least one year of regular service
- Be interested in enhancing your skills for leadership and promotional opportunities
- Be available to commit to the session calendar in coordination with your supervisor
Sessions will be held on Fridays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, September 2023 through May 2024.
|Mixer||September 22, 2023|
|Session 1||October 13, 2023|
|Session 2||November 3, 2023|
|Session 3||November 17, 2023|
|Session 4||December 8, 2023|
|Session 5||January 19, 2024|
|Session 6||February 9, 2024|
|Session 7||March 1, 2024|
|Session 8||March 22, 2024|
|Session 9||April 12, 2024|
|Session 10||May 3, 2024|
|Graduation||May 10, 2024|
How to Apply
Complete the application between July 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023. Every attempt will be made to include all applicants.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
One missed session is allowed for unforeseen circumstances. Makeup work will be organized based on the session that is missed.
Yes, you need supervisor support to participate in CLA. If you are interested in applying for CLA, then communicate this interest to your supervisor as early as possible.
Even if your work schedule doesn't align with CLA, you can still participate. If CLA takes place outside of your normal work hours, then discuss the possibility of adjusting your schedule to align with the CLA schedule with your supervisor.
Supporting Your Leadership Development
Los Rios Community College District is committed to providing you with leadership development opportunities. We encourage all employees to acquire new resources, tools, and skills that build on your leadership potential and may propel you toward promotional opportunities.
- Dr. Brian King, Chancellor
- Carrie Bray, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, District Office
- Koue Vang, Vice President of Administration, ARC
- Theresa Tena, Vice President of Administration & Student Support, CRC
- Dan McKechnie, Vice President of Administration, FLC
- Mitch Campbell, Interim Vice President of Administrative Services, SCC
Los Rios Community College District champions equity and diversity as foundational to our values and mission. Read more about Equity and Diversity.
- Brenda Balsamo
- Director, Human Resources
- (916) 568-3103