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. 
 
A Lasting Legacy of Leadership: Bill Chiat
By Graham Knaus 

Like many of you, I was shocked and so deeply saddened when I heard that Bill Chiat passed away so unexpectedly. And like many of you, I am a better person because of him; he definitely enriched my life.
 
Bill was good people -- talented in so many ways and always with a big heart. He was the pre-eminent host and would light up in a room full of friends and colleagues, good food, and great wine. I’ll never forget the first time I experienced the Christmas city of trains and decor that filled Bill and Jim’s living room. The scale and attention to detail was far beyond any festive display I had ever seen. And that was Bill. He always brought flair and passion to everything he cared about.
 
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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. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, CSAC Institute is moving all Institute classes online. Register for our Summer-Fall Courses here.  

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
5 Years of Continuous Growth