May 2019,  OneVoice CSDA Newsletter

2019 Leadership Institute

We are looking forward to holding this year’s Leadership Institute at the Granlibakken on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe in Placer County. This year we will build on the experiences of our retreat last year to UC Santa Cruz where we engaged in our very first Ropes Course experience in an effort to step out of (and 100 feet above) our comfort zone!

Those who have attended in recent years can attest that this week is an invaluable investment in leaders with courses focused on authenticity, trust, culture, and coaching. We also focus on leadership vision, strategic planning, the budget, and a look into the future of our program. Each year we offer unique courses that coincide with our location. This year will be no exception, as we will offer “night labs” and host leadership activities in the outdoors.

The Leadership Institute is designed for leadership at the lead, supervisory, managerial, and executive levels. Recent participants have noted how the experience is ever evolving and worth attending for a second time if you have not been in a few years. Aside from renewing your own relationship to leadership, the other focus of the event is to create deeper relationships among leaders throughout the California child support program.

Leadership requires each of us to continue our journey of learning and reflection so that we can better support the people and organizations that rely on us. Come join current and future leaders in an experience that you will not forget and an opportunity to make friendships that will last a lifetime.


Lisa Dugan, Regional Director, North Coast Regional DCSS

Cassandra Holzhauer, Staff Services Manager II, Ventura County DCSS