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CCCSAA Professional Development Conference 2024

June 12 - June 14, 2024


Partnership, Relationship, Citizenship, and Friendship

Conference Registration Deadline and Fees

Early Registration
*Full payment must be received on or before Friday, March 29, 2024, to be eligible for membership discount price.​
- Members: $400*
- Non-Members: $500

Regular Registration
**Full payment must be received on or before Friday, May 3, 2024, to be eligible for membership discount price.​
- Members: $450**
- Non-Members: $500

Late Registration after Friday, May 3, 2024
- Members: $550
- Non-Members: $550

**While CCCSAA is committed to making every effort to accommodate your needs, please understand that with only three weeks remaining until the conference, we may not be able to fulfill all requests. However, your satisfaction is our priority. Kindly reach out to with any accommodations required to enhance your experience, and we'll do our best to ensure it's excellent!

About the Conference

Program Description
This program training is designed to increase the competencies of individuals serving or desiring to serve in roles of social justices change agents, educators, and practitioners. It is structured to engage participants at all level of social and cultural awareness, and competencies. The session offers theoretical framework and interactive engagement to promote learning. This development lab is designed to equip participants to lead other dialogue/sessions within the agency. The session is customized to meet the needs of the members attending the California Community College Student Affairs Association Professional Development Conference.

Conference Focus Topics

  1. Advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice within your role
  2. Conflict Resolution: Navigating institutional culture and politics
  3. Enhancing health, well-being, and the quality of life for you and others
  4. Meeting the needs and supporting the work you do
  5. Professional development and growth for me
  6. Thriving in your role: Strategies for addressing the challenges of your position

Conference Details
This three-day Advisor Program focuses on building individual member leadership and technical skills and professional collaborative connections. The conference will start at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 and will conclude by 3 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024. Participants are required to attend the entire training program if they wish to in order to receive the certificate of completion from CCCSAA. Lunch on Thursday is included in the conference registration costs. In-room and lobby WiFi is complimentary and may not be available in meeting spaces.

Opening Speaker:

Seize Your Life:
How to Carpe Diem Every Day Paperback

Presented by Jasmine Brett Stringer
Jasmine leveraged a pivotal moment in her life to learn the true meaning of carpe diem. She found endless, little ways to connect with herself and others through “JAZZ’ed UP” DIY projects, style, entertaining and travel on a budget. Today, Jasmine is on a mission to help people live empowered and authentic lives. Through her Seize Your Life, Jasmine guides clients and audiences through a simple process to identify their goals and achieve their personal definition of success.

Jasmine’s common-sense approach to creating a life of one’s own has inspired thousands of people across the world to carpe diem! Jasmine has shared her positive message to corporate and nonprofit organizations such as Land O’ Lakes, Federal Reserve Bank, Airbnb, Cargill, Goodwill, Mondelēz International, Bayer and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Jasmine inspires revelation and change by leveraging her experiences working with some of the world’s biggest brands including Kraft Foods, General Mills, Toyota, Box Tops for Education, Fox Searchlight, Publicis Groupe and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN TV). Additionally, Jasmine speaks on how to effectively network and how to build synergy and develop interpersonal skills- core tools for living a vision-driven life. Jasmine is a graduate of American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C. She was named a Twin Cities Fearless Woman in 2017 and a Woman of Promise by the Girl Scouts in 2012. Additionally, she was awarded Distinguished Alumna of American University. Ebony Magazine featured her as one of its “30 Future Leaders Under the Age of 30 in America.” Jasmine is based in Minneapolis, but can often be found two hours south of the city working with her husband Roger at the family farm.

Closing Speaker:

California Secretary of State
Dr. Shirley Weber

Presented by Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., California Secretary of State
Shirley Nash Weber, Ph.D. was nominated to serve as California Secretary of State by Governor Gavin Newsom on December 22, 2020, and sworn into office on January 29, 2021. Voters elected her for a full term on November 8, 2022.

Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., California Secretary of State

Weber is California’s first Black Secretary of State and only the fifth African American to serve as a state constitutional officer in California’s 173-year history. Weber’s genuine passion and tireless quest for equality and fairness in all sectors of life have resulted in her pursuit of reforms in education and criminal justice.

Weber was born to sharecroppers in Hope, Arkansas during the segregationist Jim Crow era. Her father, who left Arkansas after being threatened by a lynch mob, did not have the opportunity to vote until he was in his 30s. Her grandfather never voted as custom and law in the South, before the Voting Rights Act of 1965, systemically suppressed voting by Blacks. Although her family moved to California when Weber was three years old, it was her family’s experience in the Jim Crow South that has driven her activism and legislative work. She has fought to secure and expand civil rights for all Californians, including restoring voting rights for individuals who have completed their prison term.

During her tenure in the Assembly, Weber chaired the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee, Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety, and Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health. She also served as a member of the Standing Committees on Education, Higher Education, Elections, Budget, Banking and Finance. In addition, Weber chaired the Select Committee on Campus Climate, which was created to examine and mitigate hate crimes on California’s college and university campuses. The committee also explored student hunger, sexual assaults, homelessness, and freedom of expression.

Weber attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she received her BA, MA, and PhD by the age of 26. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she became a professor at San Diego State University (SDSU) at the age of 23. She also taught at California State University at Los Angeles (CSULA) and Los Angeles City College before coming to SDSU. She retired from the Department of Africana Studies after 40 years as a faculty member and serving several terms as department chair.

Professional Development and Training
Conference Schedule at a Glance

We are looking for Conference Sessions to Inspire, Motivate, and Share Knowledge with your Colleagues.
Submissions now Closed. Email Events Chair for more information.

The Biltmore Los Angeles

Reservation Information
Book your hotel room at the Host Conference Hotel website. The last day to make reservations at the special rate is by Friday, May 3, 2024.
Check-in: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Check-out: Friday, June 14, 2024
Room Rates: $195 plus plus
Select "Attendee"
*If you are wanting to come up to three days earlier or stay three days later, discount price may still be eligible via contacting the Hotel directly or emailing the Events Chair.

Resort Fee 
There will be NO daily resort fee. The Resort Fee includes: high speed Wi-Fi, in room bottled water and coffee, local phone calls, use of the business center, and access to the pool, hot tub and fitness center. Visit the hotel website for additional amenities.

Overnight valet parking: $60.00 (daily)

If you need any further information, please email CCCSAA Events Chair, Dr. Nicky Damania at

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