2020 Classified Leadership Institute

Thu, Jun 11, 2020 to Sat, Jun 13, 2020
Riverside Convention Center
General Info

We invite you to attend the 28th Annual Classified Leadership Institute at the Riverside Convention Center, situated in historical Riverside, CA. The annual institute focuses on effective classified participation in participatory (shared) governance processes, both state-wide and at the local district and college levels. We have a great set of presenters and will be counting on you to participate and share your knowledge. 


  • General session and motivational speakers
  • Breakout sessions focusing on leadership tools, senate building, professional development and shared governance resources
  • Opportunity drawing and college memento exchange
  • Ample networking opportunities
  • Presentation of awards and recognitions
  • Legislative & budget updates
  • 4CS Annual Board Meeting


Please note that you will NOT be able to check in to the hotel until 3:00 p.m. To enhance your CLI experience, you should be on time and plan to arrange your travel schedule around the following times:

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

12:00 p.m.   Pre-Conference Option: Classified Senate Presidents Retreat

3:00 p.m.     Hotel Check-In

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Breakfast on your own

8:30 a.m.     Registration Opens

8:30 a.m.     Opportunity Drawing Opens

8:30 a.m.     Elections Opens

9:30 a.m.     Newcomer Session

10:30 a.m.   Opening General Session & 4CS Business Meeting

12:00 p.m.   Buffet Lunch

1:30 p.m.     Concurrent Sessions

2:45 p.m.     Concurrent Sessions

4:00 p.m.     General Session: Budget & Legislative Update

6:00 p.m.     Spirit Social Hour

Dinner on your own

Friday, June 12, 2020

7:30 a.m.     Buffet Breakfast

8:30 a.m.     Opportunity Drawing Opens

8:30 a.m.     Elections Opens

8:30 a.m.     General Session: Leadership

10:30 a.m.   Concurrent Sessions

12:00 p.m.   Buffet Lunch

1:15 p.m.     Concurrent Sessions

2:30 p.m.     Concurrent Sessions

6:00 p.m.     President’s Hosted Social Hour

7:00 p.m.     Awards Dinner

8:30 p.m.     Music and Dancing

Saturday, June 13, 2020

8:30 a.m.      Buffet Breakfast & General Session

10:30 a.m.    Review of 2020 & Building CLI 2021

11:30 a.m.    Conference Closes

12:00 p.m.    Hotel Check-out

12:30 p.m.    4CS Executive Board Meeting



Early-Bird General Registration - $655.00
After Feb. 29, 2020 this registration rate will increase to $680.

Early-Bird Presenter Registration - $605
This registration rate is for presenters only. After Feb. 29, 2020 this rate will increase to $630.

Guest Meal Tickets

  • Thursday Lunch: $45 
  • Friday Breakfast: $40
  • Friday Lunch: $45
  • Friday Dinner: $55
  • Saturday Breakfast: $40


Full payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. If you have any questions, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org. ​Registration ends on May 25, 2020, or until space fills.

Registration Cancellation Policy

All refund requests must be made in writing. To request a refund for your registration email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org. A $50 processing fee will be charged for all refunds.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after May 25, 2020.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Accommodations

The Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center is located in the heart of historic downtown Riverside nestled in the Inland Empire. The hotel is located adjacent to the newly renovated Riverside Convention Center, and 15 miles from Ontario International Airport. The hotel features 292 luxurious accommodations including 24 spacious suites ideal for the business and leisure travelers. The hotel is within walking distance to the Fox Performing Arts Center, the historic Mission Inn, and the Riverside Pedestrian Main Street Mall. The hotel offers a business center, a dedicated Concierge lounge with breakfast & evening Hors d'oeuvres. You will make your own hotel reservations by calling the Marriott at (800) 627-7468 and asking for the CCL room block. Only a specific number of rooms will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Make your reservations early for the best available conference accommodations.

If you plan to bring family members, please be sure to reserve a single room. If more than one room is needed, please book the additional room(s) directly with the hotel and not within the CLI room block. Family members are not included in reservations for CLI meals or activities, so please plan to pay for their meals and hotel services separately. Additional meals must be purchased via the CCLC registration process. “Guest Meals” include any individual joining you for a meal who is not registered for the conference.

The conference fee (paid to CCLC) covers conference registration costs, facilities, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Please understand that the CLI room block is limited and that rooms are available and reserved for conference participants only. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


Travel Information

Parking is $8 per night at the Marriott for attendees of the Classified Leadership Institute.

Ontario International Airport (ONT)
Hotel direction: 16 miles E

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Bon Voyage Transportation; reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 40 USD (one way)

From Ontario International Airport
CA-60 East to the downtown exit on the right for Market Street. Merge onto Market Street and proceed to 5th Street. Turn left and the hotel will be on the left.

From Orange County (John Wayne Airport)/Beach Cities
Take 405 North to 55 North to 91 East and exit at University Avenue. Turn left to Market Street and proceed to 5th Street. Turn left and the hotel will be on the left.

From Los Angeles International Airport
Take 105 East to 605 North to CA-60 East to the downtown exit on the right for Market Street. Merge onto Market Street and proceed to 5th Street. Turn left and the hotel will be on the left.

From San Diego/Temecula
15 North to 91 East (Riverside), Exit University Ave/Downtown. Turn left and proceed to Market Street. Turn right and the hotel is three blocks on the right.

From Palm Springs
10 West to 60 West. Turn left to Market Street and proceed to 5th Street. Turn left and the hotel will be on the left.


Area Information

Riverside Really?

Anchored by two historic performing arts centers managed by Live Nation, downtown Riverside offers the best in nightlife and entertainment, all within steps of the Riverside Convention Center and downtown hotels. A lively restaurant, bar/pub and nightclub scene is a constant in downtown Riverside, with numerous annual festivals, including the famed six-week Festival of Lights, the Lunar Fest, and Dicken’s Festival regularly enlivening downtown.

Downtown Riverside is the cultural, entertainment and retail center of Inland Southern California, featuring a legendary collection of cultural landmarks, including Main Street’s pedestrian mall’s statues of great leaders. Downtown’s buildings are attractions in and of themselves, with even more inspiration waiting inside at spots like the Fox Performing Arts Center and the Riverside Municipal Auditorium and Events Center; the Riverside Art Museum; the National Historic Landmark Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, the Mission Inn Museum, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, and the most beautiful courthouse in America, the famed Riverside County Courthouse.

Downtown Riverside offers the finest in boutique shops, all right outside the doors of the convention center and convention hotels.

Meetings & Activities

Meetings & Activities

4CS Business Meeting
The California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) will be holding their annual business meeting and acting on various items on Thursday, June 11, 2020. The Business Meeting is open to all classified staff of the California Community Colleges. Registration for the conference is not necessary to attend only the 4CS Business Meeting.

Opportunity Drawing
The annual 4CS Opportunity Drawing will be held throughout the first two days of the conference. The purpose of the drawing is to raise funds to support the operations of the 4CS. Please also consider bringing something to donate to the 4CS Opportunity Drawing either as an individual or from your senate. If you need more information, please contact Karen Hunter @ khunter@ccccs.org

Memento Exchange
Individual participants are encouraged to bring a memento that is representative of their college to exchange with other participants. The memento exchange is designed to encourage networking and interaction between participants.


CLI Awards and Recognition Program

2020 Outstanding Classified Staff Recognition Program. Our goal is to include and recognize, statewide, all classified staff that has received an award anytime from July 2019 through May 2020. With your help, they will be included in our slide presentation during the Classified Leadership Institute 2020 and on our website following the event. Awards information will be sent out in February 2020. Please send questions to Justin Hunt at jhunt@ccccs.org