Admin 101

The Admin 101 program was researched and developed in 1998 and current data is applied annually to ensure program content continues to serve participants.  The purpose of the program is to provide a multi-faceted onboarding experience for new or recently hired administrators in an intensive week-long in-person professional-learning setting. It has been 23 years since its first cohort and the program continues to thrive and fill to capacity each year. Every ACCCA PD program is strategically crafted to guarantee a diverse group of highly skilled leaders is prepared to meet the future administrative requirements of California community colleges.

Program Overview

The program is divided into core areas of competency that align with college/district operations and is presented in a cross-platform method.  Program content transitions year to year and additional segments are added based on current events and issues impacting the system.  Learn from seasoned panels of top administrators in a cohort or community learning environment.

Generally, the core areas of focus through this multi-prong approach are:

    • Governance
    • Budget/Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Enrollment Management
    • Instruction and Student Services
    • DEIA and Change Management


  • Application required to be accepted into this program.

Who should consider this program?

  • NEWER ADMINISTRATORS LESS THAN 5 YEARS New administrators, eager to learn, make an impact, and excel while navigating the California CC System.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Consider strategies to manage with DEIAA as a core value.
  2. Gain a basic understanding of key components as leaders in: (a) CCC governance, (b) Budgeting, (c) Enrollment management, and (d) Human resources.
  3. Build social capital to become a more successful administrator
  4. Contemplate how to manage up and down.

July 21-25, 2024
Irvine Valley College

Please join the interest list if you would like to receive an email when applications open for the next cohort.


Jamal Cooks
Chabot College

Russi Egan
Vice President of Administrative Services
Lake Tahoe CCD

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