Classified Leadership Academy
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.
|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|
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.
Candidates are selected based on:
- Application content
- Past and present service at Los Rios
- Potential for leadership
Applicants will be notified by mid-August 2019 regarding the status of their application.
- All Employees
- Classified Professional Development
- Faculty Professional Development
- Manager/Confidential Professional Development
- Prospective Employees