2024 Leadership Intensive: Early Registration Open Now!

CSDC is excited to announce the opening of early registration for the 2024 Leadership Intensive (LI) scheduled for June 24-27 at The Murieta Inn and Spa located just outside of Sacramento, CA.


Held every summer for over 20 years, LI is a 4-day summer training that empowers new charter school leaders with the knowledge, networks, and confidence to run impactful schools.

The program serves as a summer retreat for charter school leaders, administrative teams, and board members, allowing groups to reflect on their unique issues and opportunities, and apply the knowledge gained in the program before their schools reopen in the fall.


Topics vary from year-to-year depending upon the trainings needs of charter school leaders.

Past editions of LI have frequently featured in-depth trainings on the topics below. View the LI webpage for sample session descriptions.

  • Data, Accountability, and Renewal
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Renewal Preparation
  • Legal issues
  • Special Education
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Personnel Strategies
  • Authorizer Relationships
  • Facilities Fundamentals
  • Independent Study and Nonclassroom-based Instruction

Who Attends?

LI is especially intended for:

  • Leaders with education experience—but new to California charter schools
  • Charter schools that have hired or promoted
  • Experienced charter school leaders changing roles and/or seeking refresher training

Why Attend?

Receive training from CSDC’s experts and guest practitioners: LI participants receive dozens of hours of instruction from charter school experts on the most critical aspects of charter school leadership and management. Many sessions are taught directly by CSDC’s expert staff, including CSDC’s Executive Director and Founder, Eric Premack. CSDC also invites experienced guest practitioners to ground training material in day-to-day practice.

Build networks with leaders from across the state: LI participants engage in numerous structured networking activities, including team assignments, collaborative tasks, and evening receptions. These networking opportunities promote relationships that often last well beyond the 4-day training, creating powerful connections for problem solving and statewide advocacy.

Prepare for succession and ensure continuity: Retiring? Hiring? Promoting? LI is the place to get trained up before opening your school’s doors in the fall. It is especially valued for ensuring continuity during leadership changes. And numerous veteran charter school leaders have trusted it to ensure their legacies before their well-deserved retirements.


CSDC is excited to host the 2024 Leadership Intensive at the Murieta Inn and Spa, located just outside of downtown Sacramento, CA. Confirmed participants will gain access to a discounted room block at the Murieta Inn.

What’s Included?

  • Over 30 hours of instructor-led trainings, including presentations by CSDC’s expert staff
  • Curriculum developed and refined by CSDC, including access to slide decks, resources, and tools
  • Access to a veteran charter leader as a mentor and the option to participate in regular, post-program mentor sessions
  • Real-world scenarios and case studies from California charter schools
  • Relationship-building and networking activities with dozens of California charter school leaders
  • Evening reception and social activity
  • Access to CSDC's discounted room block at the Murieta Inn and Spa, which features on-site parking, gym access, an outdoor pool and spa, and great walkability to nearby restaurants and stores
  • Option of receiving 1-2 continuing education units (CEUs)

Why Register Early?

Early registration closes April 25. Here are the benefits of registering now:

  • Save your seat! To promote networking and relationship-building, seats in this year’s cohort are limited and capacity could be reached prior to the final deadline.
  • Save on program fees: Prices increase starting April 26.
  • Save even more with CSDC Membership: For many California charters schools, it’s less expensive to join/renew and attend LI at the members’ rate than it is to attend LI as a nonmember alone! Learn more about CSDC Membership.

We hope to see you this summer!

2024 Leadership Intensive

June 24-27, 2024
Sacramento, CA

Registration Deadline
Extended Until May 30, 2024!


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