2017 Faculty Leadership Institute

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 5:00pm

Faculty Leadership Institute will be taking place at the Sacramento Sheraton Grand 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA. 95814 on June 15 - 17, 2017.

The Faculty Leadership Institute is the cornerstone of the Academic Senate’s governance training.  Created to assist new senate leaders navigate the complexity of local governance as well as become versed in state issues, the Faculty Leadership Institute brings seasoned leaders together to share tips and tools for new leaders to successfully lead their senate and influence their college policies.  We highly encourage new and experienced leadership to join us for lively discussions about basic college governance and exciting state issues.  




Early Registration: $490

Late Registration: $540 (Starts May 25, 2017)

1 Day Presenter Registration: $110

2 Day Presenter Registration: $215

Legislative Liaison Pre-Session Only: $0

Faculty Leadership Attendee's Pre-Session: $0

Is included in the registration price of the institute.

Eventbrite can take payment by check or credit card.  If you are choosing the check payment option, please select other payment options on the form at the bottom right.

Attendees are responsible for securing their own hotel rooms.  Please see the Hotel tab below for reservation information.



Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your registration is transferable, please contact the Senate Office in writing at events [at] asccc.org (events [at] asccc.org.)

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

  • Payment is required prior to entering an Academic Senate event.

  • Please remember that the last day to cancel your registration without penalty is always posted at the bottom of each event's webpage, and is listed in each confirmation email. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to events [at] asccc.org on or before the posted date. Registration will not be canceled due to non-payment. All cancellations made after the posted cancellation date will be assessed a $175 cancellation fee.

  • Full Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the posted cancellation deadline.

  • Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event will be billed the full registration amount for the conference.

  • No shows, unclaimed "TBA" attendees, and cancellations made after the deadline will be billed to you and/or your college for the total cost of registration and room if applicable to the event. As attendees are permitted to register without funds, we have no way of determining cancellation unless specifically told, in writing.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure payment of the registration fee. Submission of your registration signifies agreement with this policy.

  • Unpaid balances owed to the Academic Senate must be paid off before an attendee can register for a future event.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No, All attendee registrations must match the ticket.  If you would like to transfer your registration, you must cancel the first one, then register the second attendee online.  If a payment transfer needs to be made because payment was made by check, you must contact the Senate Office directly with a written notification at events [at] asccc.org (events [at] asccc.org.)


Hotel & Travel


Faculty Leadership Institute will be taking place at the Sacramento Sheraton Grand 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA. 

·         You can make hotel reservations online by utilizing the  website link.  The reservation website has been set up for making hotel reservations.  

If the online reservation system says that there are not rooms available, it simply means that we don't have the availability within our group block.  However, the hotel should still have availability outside of the room block. Please phone the reservation number below to make your reservations.    

Rooms are limited and will sell out.  Please make your hotel reservation early.

Room Rates: Single - $145, Double - $145.00, Triple - $170, Quad - $195

Included: Free guest room internet 


Please contact Patti Hughes - Academic Senate Event Planner at 916-445-4753x102 with any questions or concerns, patti [at] asccc.org.



Sheraton Grand Hotel
June 14 – 17, 2017


(attendance optional)

10:00 a.m. Check-In

11:00 a.m. Brief Welcome

Legislative Cycle and the Need for Advocacy: Political Landscape and Power Dynamics of Sacramento

Jonathan Lightman, Executive Director of FACCC

12:30 p.m. Lunch – Table Activity: Scenarios of Legislator Interaction

1:30 p.m. Advocacy at the System Level: Connecting Local Advocacy to Statewide Politics
Mario Rodriguez, Vice Chancellor of Fiscal Affairs
Laura Metune, Vice Chancellor of Governmental Affairs

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Present Scenarios
Jonathan Lightman, Executive Director of FACCC

4:30 p.m. Advocacy Talking Points Review and Dinner Arrangements

5:00 p.m. Break/Check-in to the hotel

6:00 p.m. Reception with Legislators, Board of Governors, and Chancellor’s Office


8:15 a.m. Walk to the Capitol
9:00 a.m. Tour the Capitol
10:15 a.m. Walk to the Chancellor’s Office
10:45 a.m. Meet Chancellor’s Office Staff
11:30 a.m. Walk back to the Sheraton Grand
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch for PDC Pilot participants and Early Arrivers
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Collegiality in Action
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Collegiality in Action
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Resolution Writing: From Idea to Acclamation! Resolution Writing Made Easy
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Break

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Breakout Session

1. Building Relationships and Culture  
2. Finding Your Successor from Day One 
3. Follow up to Collegiality in Action Presentation
4. MQs and Equivalency

5:45 p.m. Resolution Due

6:00 p.m. Dinner with Executive Committee Members

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Acronym Bingo

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. General Session: The Community College Budget

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session
1. Local Budget
2. Policies, Processes, and Practices 
3. Representation Matters: Building Diverse Faculty Leadership
4. Partnering with ASCCC

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Luncheon

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Building Relations -- Leadership Conversation 

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Second Breakout Session
1. Developing Leadership Style
2. Civil Discourse and Dialogue
3. Streamlining Curriculum and the Role of the Senate
4. Emotional Intelligence

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. Area Meetings: Building A Community

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Resolution Amendment Writing

5:30 p.m. Resolution Amendments Due

6:00 p.m. Leadership Academy Graduation Reception


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Third Breakout Session
1. Senate Resources at Your Finger Tips: Using the Local Senates Handbook and Navigating the ASCCC Website
2. Conversation with the President and Vice President
3. Senates’ Role in Recruiting, Hiring, Evaluating, and Mentor Faculty 
4. Brown Act

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. General Session: Mock Plenary Session

12:00 p.m. Adjournment