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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.

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How to Negotiate Anything: Every Day Negotiations and CBO Contracts

How to Negotiate Anything: Every Day Negotiations and CBO Contracts

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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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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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Superintendent Evaluation

Superintendent Evaluation

Superintendent Evaluation...

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Navigating the Maze of Employee Complaints and Investigations

Navigating the Maze of Employee Complaints and Investigations

This session is designed to provide an overview of the employee complaint processes that exist in school districts and to provide practical tips for addressing such complaints. Specifically, this session will offer guidance on when and how to invest...

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Principles of School Law

Principles of School Law

Topics:
• Effective use of Legal Counsel
• The Brown Act, Public Records Act and Tort Claims Act
• Conflicts of Interest
• Delegation of Authority in Contracting
• Purchasing and Constructio...

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CASBO Records Retention

CASBO Records Retention

In light of modern business practices, records retention has become increasingly convoluted and the management of various records, including electronic documents, impacts many departments within each special district. Changes in technology have playe...

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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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