California State University San Marcos


Leadership Academy

Four-Day Conference | February 18-21, 2020

Four-day Conference

Attend the four-day conference on Environmental Leadership held in the Temecula area. This program provides California leaders with a balanced knowledge of critical environmental issues to support sound decision-making, functional solutions and best practices in the areas of population growth, water, climate change, land use changes, energy and endangered species.

Conference Goal is to enlighten and engage leaders and professionals in California on critical environmental issues affecting our quality of life.


February 18-21, 2020

Environmental Leadership Academy four-day agenda includes daily field trips to several exciting venues that provide unique insight and case studies on the environment.


8:30am – Check in & breakfast at the Temecula Conference Center | 41000 Main St., Temecula, CA 92590

9:00am – Introductions and program overview

10:30am – Travel to CR&R

11:15am – CR&R tour & lunch

2:00pm – Travel to Lake Elsinore

2:30pm – Campground Tour and LEAPS project discussion

4:45pm – Travel back to Temecula

5:30pm – Break

6:00pm – Reception & guest speaker


9:00am – Coffee & overview at the Temecula Conference Center | 41000 Main St., Temecula, CA 92590

10:00am – Travel to Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve

10:30am – Santa Margarita tour & renewable energy and land use planning discussion

12:00pm – Lunch & Liberty Quarry case study overview

1:30pm – Travel to Pechanga

2:00 – Natural gas, sustainability and waste, and cultural resources discussion

4:30pm – Travel back to Temecula

6:00pm – Reception & guest speaker


California’s Energy Future Symposium at Pechanga Casino
45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592 | Summit A in the Resort Tower

9:00am | Panel 1 – Includes experts from the electric, gas, and waste sectors, along with specialists on emerging technologies, renewable energy, and policy. The focus of this panel will be on facilitating a robust discussion on the current direction for energy in California and their vision for our energy future. Panelists include representatives from Southern California Edison, Sempra/SoCal Gas, CR&R Waste, WRCOG, plus others.

11:30am – Lunch

12:00pm | Panel 2 – Shifts focus to one of the most pressing issues facing California: wildfires and the wildland urban interface. The panel will include experts in wildland firefighting and policy, utilities, climate, and land use planning. The focus of this panel will be on facilitating a balanced discussion on the trends in California’s wildfires, where the major risks are now coming from, and how we can work together to reduce those risks and create more resilient communities. Panelists include representatives from Southern California Edison, Sempra/SoCal Gas, Cal Fire, Cal Fire L2881, CSUSM, Aaron Read & Associates, plus others.

3:30pm – Symposium conclusion & final thoughts

4:30pm – Break

5:00pm – Reception & guest speaker


9:30am – Coffee & overview at the Temecula Conference Center | 41000 Main St., Temecula, CA 92590

10:00am – CEQA discussion

11:00am – Healthy Communities Initiative

12:00pm – Lunch & Altair Project discussion

1:00pm – Ethics & the Environment

2:00pm – Academy conclusion & presentation of certificates

Field Trips

• Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve

• Lake Elsinore

• Pechanga Tribal Reservation

• Waste Management Facilities

• Anaerobic Digester Facilities

• Renewable Energy and Solar Development

• Cultural and Biological Resources

• Water Treatment Facilities

And many more!

Fostering Visionary, Spirited And Thoughtful Leadership Toward A Just And Sustainable Future.


In addition to over 32 hours of instruction and materials, your fee includes:

  • Transportation to all site visits
  • Meals at all sessions
  • California’s Energy Future Symposium
  • 3.0 Continuing education units (CEUs)
  • Certificate of completion
Conference Registration

$650 – Conference Registration (Includes Energy Symposium)

Conference Registration (Non-Profit /GOV)

$550 – Conference Registration for Non-Profit or Government Agency Employees (Please call for discount code)

Symposium Registration
$35 – California’s Energy Future Symposium Registration

Sponsorship Opportunity

$500 Sponsorship Benefits:
  1. Member of Speaker Panel
  2. One Table of 10
  3. Recognition in all event promotions
  4. Logo recognition in the printed Program
  5. Exhibitor Space
  6. Website and Social Media Presence
  7. Fair Market Value is $350



A highlight of this year’s conference is “California’s Energy Future,” a public symposium scheduled for February 20 that will facilitate a robust and balanced dialogue about energy and other public safety concerns in California.

Two expert panels will discuss topics related to environment, climate change, and wildfires in California. Panelists will provide key recommendations on how we can secure a viable energy future and sustainable economic growth while mitigating climate impact. Recommendations will also be shared on how local, state, and federal decision-makers can minimize and mitigate fire risk.