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The Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) represents the California’s network of 21 regional centers, serving over 350,000 Californian children and adults with developmental disabilities.

In mid-2019, several ARCA board members were discussing the interest their regional centers’ boards had in training and professional development opportunities. They brought forward the idea of a training event, open to all regional center boards, meant to bring board members together to learn best practices, improve their oversight skills, and generally support their work as the people in charge of large non-profits.

The ARCA Board of Directors formally approved the idea, and through the work of ARCA staff, under the direction of an ad hoc committee, an event was held in February 2020, tailored to best meet the development needs of all attendees. Over one hundred attendees from every regional center joined this day-long event, featuring plenary speakers and breakout sessions. More information is available at https://www.cal-collab.net/academy2020/

Based on participant and ARCA Board feedback, it was decided that additional trainings should be developed. With the COVID-19 pandemic, those trainings were converted to webinars, providing additional flexibility in scheduling and participation.

The Collaborative’s Board of Directors voted to sponsor the February 20202 event, as well as the webinars.


November 14, 2020 – Boards In The Community

Legal ConsiderationsErin Bradrick, NEO Law Group
Presentation PowerPoint

Outreach In Affordable HousingWilliam Pickel, Housing California
Presentation PowerPoint

Legislative Advocacy and “The Advocats”Audrey DeChadenedes, Golden Gate Regional Center
Presentation narrative (pdf)
Postcard template
Request for family letters
Assorted letters to legislators

Bridging The Cultural GapPamela Kerman, San Andreas Regional Center
Presentation PowerPoint

Event agenda
Download pdf

Event recording
YouTube video


December 12, 2020 – Working Together

Helping New Board Members SucceedRegina Birdsell, Southern California Center for Nonprofit Management
Board Pledge pdf
Word Document version

Leadership MattersMeg Storer, 211 San Diego
Presentation PowerPoint

Best Practices in Recruiting Qualified Board MembersPamela Kerman, San Andreas Regional Center
Presentation PowerPoint

Connecting, Character, and COVIDDan Strauss, Far Northern Regional Center
Presentation PowerPoint
pdf version

Event agenda
Download pdf

Event recording
YouTube video

BONUS Material from Cal NonProfits and BoardSource

  • Board Self-Assessment walk-through
  • Board roles and responsibilities checklist
  • Two-page overview on governing as a team
  • Template on the various roles and responsibilities of a board
  • Seven questions to ask to determine if your organization has a high-impact board

  • January 9, 2021 – Strategic Planning

    Strategic Planning: Not just another ProcessAmi Sullivan, Kinetic Flow
    Presentation pdf
    Planning walkthrough pdf with additional details on strategic planning

    Inclusive Strategic PlanningAbby Yim, Golden Gate Regional Center
    Presentation pdf

    Lanterman Regional Center’s Performance PlanCarmine Manicone, Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
    Performance plan components and duties

    Event agenda
    Download pdf

    Event recording
    YouTube video


    March 13, 2021 – Diversity, Part 1

    Key Concepts in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: What do they Mean?Dr. Tawara Goode, Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence
    Presentation pdf This resource is posted with with permission from the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development © NCCC, 2021.
    Video of Elver Ariza-Silva, “Disparities caused by limited capacity to serve Spanish speaking families”
    Video of Scott Lindbloom, “Disparities in speech and language services in rural communities in Arizona”
    Georgetown University’s Disparities in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services and Supports site

    Panel Discussion
    Wanda Cathran, Luis Maldonado, Chloe Page – no additional materials

    Event agenda
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    Event recording
    YouTube video


    May 8, 2021 – Diversity, Part 2

    Panel Discussion
    Wanda Cathran, Luis Maldonado, Chloe Page – no materials

    Event agenda
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    Event recording
    YouTube video


    July 10, 2021 – Decoding Regional Center Purchase of Service Data

    Regional Center POS Overview 2019-20
    Vivian Umenei, Chief Financial Officer
    Download PowerPoint

    How Data Supports Equity Efforts to be More Transparent, Responsive, and Client-Centered – July 2021
    Dr. Vicky Lovell, Chief of Research, Audit and Evaluation Branch, DDS
    Leinani Walter, Assistant Deputy Director, Service Access and Equity, DDS

    Download pdf

    Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center, Strategies Used in the Reduced Caseload Project
    Carmen Luna, Supervisor, Family Services & Support, ELARC
    Download pdf

    Event agenda
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    Event recording
    YouTube video


    September 14, 2021 – How Services And Supports Meet The Needs Of Infants And Toddlers

    KK’s Mission Moment
    San Diego Regional Center
    YouTube video

    Early Start Intake and Eligibility
    Dr. Ingrid Lin, Director of Clinical Services, Golden Gate Regional Center
    Download presentation (pdf)

    Service Planning in Early Start
    Jennifer Bloom, Associate Director of Client Services, Alta California Regional Center
    Download presentation (PowerPoint)
    Download remote services introduction letter (pdf)

    Transition from Early Start
    Tara Sisemore-Hester, Director of Consumer Services-Children, Valley Mountain Regional Center
    Download presentation (PowerPoint)

    Event agenda
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    Event recording
    YouTube video


    November 9, 2021 – Services for school-age individuals

    Noah at Age 8
    Harbor Regional Center
    Abridged YouTube video used at the webinar
    Full original video

    Lanterman Act Services Intake and Eligibility
    Dr. Carlo DeAntonio, Clinical Services Director, North Los Angeles County Regional Center
    Download presentation (PowerPoint)

    Services and Supports For School-Age Clients
    Cesar Garcia, Director of Client Services, Westside Regional Center
    Download presentation (PowerPoint)
    Westside Regional Center – basic services for individuals ages 23 and older – English version or disponible en español (pdf)
    Westside Regional Center – basic services for individuals ages 18 to 22 – English version or disponible en español (pdf)
    Westside Regional Center – basic services for individuals ages 11 to 17 – English version or disponible en español (pdf)
    Westside Regional Center – basic services for individuals ages 3 to 10 – English version or disponible en español (pdf)

    Transitioning Out Of The School System
    Don Meza, Director of Adult Services, Inland Regional Center
    Download presentation (PowerPoint)

    Event agenda
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    Event recording
    YouTube video


    January 11, 2022 – Meeting the service needs of adults of all ages

    Adventures With Kendall
    Central Valley Regional Center
    YouTube video

    Adult Day and Employment Service Options
    Arturo Cazares, Director of Community Services, Regional Center of Orange County
    Download presentation (PowerPoint)

    Living Options
    Ronke Sodipo, Director of Case Management, Regional Center of the East Bay
    Download presentation (PowerPoint)

    Coordinated Future Planning
    Mechelle Johnson, Director of Client Services and John W. Decker, Director of Community Services and Supports, Alta California Regional Center
    Download presentation (PowerPoint)

    Event agenda
    Download agenda (pdf)

    Event recording
    YouTube video


    March 8, 2022 – Your role in legislative advocacy

    Public Testimony
    Self-advocacy at a committee hearing
    YouTube video

    Your role in legislative advocacy
    Daniel Savino, Government Affairs Director, Association of Regional Center Agencies
    Download presentation (PowerPoint)

    Event agenda
    Download agenda (pdf)

    Event recording
    YouTube video


    May, 2022 – Topic coming soon!

    We’ll let you know!

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