Welcome to the CSAC Institute

CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government is a professional, practical continuing education program for senior county staff and elected officials. Its goal is to expand capacity and capability of county elected officials and senior staff to provide extraordinary services to their communities. The Institute was established in 2008 and is a component of the California Counties Foundation, Inc. and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC). Nearly 6,000 county staff and elected officials have taken courses.

Welcome to the CSAC Institute

CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government is a professional, practical continuing education program for senior county staff and elected officials. Its goal is to expand capacity and capability of county elected officials and senior staff to provide extraordinary services to their communities. The Institute was established in 2008 and is a component of the California Counties Foundation, Inc. and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC). Nearly 6,000 county staff and elected officials have taken courses. 
 
CSAC Institute COVID-19 Update:
The health and safety of our entire County Family and the nearly 40 million people you serve continues to be the utmost importance to CSAC. On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued, Executive Order N-33-20, a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the State in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

In line with the directives of the Governor and public health officials, CSAC Institute has postponed/cancelled all CSAC Institute courses through June 30, 2020. You can find a full list of the cancelled/postponed here. It is hard to know when restrictions on gatherings will be lifted AND when county staff and elected officials will be in a place to attend classes again. Once we have a clearer picture of the future, we will reach out to all of you and share the new course schedule.

We have created a special, carefully curated CSAC Institute COVID-19 Pandemic Leadership Resources  website with practice tip sheets, articles and other resources to assist you in exercising leadership during the crisis response and recovery. If you are interested in additional resources regarding the coronavirus, you can visit the CSAC website here

Stay healthy and safe, 

CSAC Institute Staff
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