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Through partnerships with clients and leading associations throughout the state, you’ll find a wide range of professional development opportunities. We invite you to explore our Frequently Requested Workshop Listing, or any of the specific events below. To connect your staff to convenient trainings and cost-effective professional development opportunities, Lozano Smith offers numerous online training options. For more information on these workshops, or to schedule a training for you, please contact Client Services or your nearest Lozano Smith office.

California Voting Rights Act and By-Trustee Area Elections

California Voting Rights Act and By-Trustee Area Elections

Approximately a quarter of school districts in the state have moved to by-trustee area elections. Plaintiffs' counsel continue to send out demands to public agencies to make the transition to by-trustee area elections under the California Voting Righ...

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Developing Effective Superintendent Contracts and Evaluation Procedures

Developing Effective Superintendent Contracts and Evaluation Procedures

Board members have all heard, and likely experienced, the impacts of the labor shortage. The impacts of this shortage can be felt even in the districts' highest-level position where there have been increased vacancies and where leadership is more imp...

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Brown Act Basics: Concepts of Transparency, Community Involvement, Government Accountability and More

Brown Act Basics: Concepts of Transparency, Community Involvement, Government Accountability and More

California's open meeting law requirements in a nutshell, with answers to challenging questions by seasoned legal practitioners. Dos and don'ts related to serial meetings, closed sessions, public testimony, agenda-setting, social media and e-communic...

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Real Estate And Legal Best Practices Navigating School Closures, Surplus Sites And Underutilized Campuses

Real Estate And Legal Best Practices Navigating School Closures, Surplus Sites And Underutilized Campuses

The Real Estate Best Practices Navigating School Closures, Surplus Sites and Underutilized Campuses session will provide districts with the necessary steps to begin thinking critically about their real estate and understanding its value. Districts wi...

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Current Legal Issues Facing Governing Boards: Guidance for Board Members

Current Legal Issues Facing Governing Boards: Guidance for Board Members

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Trust and Negotiations: Relationship Building for the Good Times and Bad

Trust and Negotiations: Relationship Building for the Good Times and Bad

This presentation will focus on the importance of trust in the bargaining process. When boards and their bargaining teams have trust with their labor unions, bargaining is smoother and the results are better for all parties. The speakers have over 5...

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California Voting Rights Act and By-Trustee Area Elections

California Voting Rights Act and By-Trustee Area Elections

Approximately a quarter of school districts in the state have moved to by-trustee area elections. Plaintiffs' counsel continue to send out demands to public agencies to make the transition to by-trustee area elections under the California Voting Righ...

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Table Talk - Title IX: Here and Now Meets Proposed

Table Talk - Title IX: Here and Now Meets Proposed

School districts have adjusted to sweeping Title IX changes over the past two years. While the 2020 regulations remain in effect, significant proposed changes are on the horizon. This presentation equips board members with an outlook of which practic...

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Contracting with Confidence

Contracting with Confidence

School districts use a wide-range of methods for procurement, and staff are expected to comply with a stringent set of legal requirements when they purchase materials, equipment, supplies and services. These requirements can sometimes create complica...

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