Schedule

Schedule

2018 KLA Class Schedule (Tentative)

 

The venue for all classes, except #18:

WZI, Inc Board Room (Ferguson Building)

1717 28th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

 

  • 5th September 2018 – Wednesday

Class 1 – Reception, Orientation, Leadership

Faculty in Charge: Michael Turnipseed, Executive Director, Kern County Taxpayers Association

Objectives: Meet and Greet Reception; Orientation: Opening Remarks; Self-Introductions; Introduction to the Academy; What is effective leadership?

 

  • 10th September 2018 – Monday

Class 2 – Ethics, Leadership, Critical Thinking

Faculty in Charge: Christopher Meyers, The Kegley Institute, CSUB; Steven Gamboa, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, CSUB

Objective: Relating Leadership with Ethics; Learning to Think Critically and with an Open Mind; Developing Moral Imagination

Topics: What is leadership? What is ethics and how does it differ from other decision-making? What’s different about critical thinking (and reading and listening)? What are the processes at define good ethical choices? What role does character play in ethical leadership? Combining ethics fundamentals with critical thinking to develop moral imagination.

 

  • 12th September 2018 – Wednesday

Class 3 – Community Leadership: The View from the Dias

Faculty in Charge: Keith Wolaridge, Trustee, Panama-Buena Vista School District.

Objectives:  How does one’s view of the world change when elected to public office.

Panel:  Leticia Perez, Kern County Board of Supervisors; Romeo Agbalog, Kern Community College District; Jeff Flores, Kern High School District; Keith Wolaridge, Panama-Buena Vista School District

 

  • 17th September 2018 – Monday

Class 4 – Giving Back to your Community

Faculty in Charge: Heidi Carter-Escudero, Kern County Department of Human Services

Objectives: Some of the many ways people give back to their communities

 

  • 19th September 2018 – Wednesday

Class 5 -Community Leadership: The View from the Streets, Being an Effective Community Advocate.  Faculty in Charge: Romeo Agbalog, Kern Citizens for Sustainable Government

Objectives: To meet some effective community advocates.

           

           

  • 24th September 2018 – Monday

Class 6 – Healthcare: The National Issue with Massive Local Implications

Faculty in Charge: Sharlet Briggs, PhD, COO, San Joaquin Community Hospital

Objectives: To provide an overview of governmental policy decisions that affects people’s lives.

 

  • 26th September 2018 – Wednesday

Class 7 – Public Education

Faculty in Charge: Bryon Schaefer, Superintendent, Kern High School District

Objectives: To provide an objective overview of issues that affect our local education system, from K-12 to life-long learning.

 

  • 1st October 2018 – Monday

Class 8 – Civic Leadership: Addressing Societal Needs

Faculty in Charge: Karen Goh, Garden Pathways

Objectives: An examination of real-world issues not discussed during political campaigns and public meetings.

 

  • 3rd October 2018 – Wednesday

Class 9 – Kern County’s Economic Outlook/Changing Demographics

Faculty in Charge: Richard Chapman, Kern Economic Development Corporation; Dr. Richard Gearhart, Assistant Professor of Economics, CSUB; Dr. Nyakundi Michieka, Assistant Professor of Economics, CSUB.

Objectives: To provide an objective overview of Kern County; Status, Challenges, A Look at the Future

 

  • 8th October 2018 – Monday

Class 10 – Kern County Energy Production, Part I

Faculty in Charge: Robin Fleming, Chevron

Objectives: Introduction to California’s Energy Capital

 

  • 10th October 2018 – Wednesday

*Class 11 – Kern County Energy Production, Part II

Faculty in Charge: Robin Fleming, Chevron

Objectives: Introduction to California’s Energy Capital

 

  • 15th October 2018 – Wednesday Open for Rescheduling

 

  • 17th October 2018 – Monday

Class 12-Local Government Finance: The fundamentals of financing local government

Faculty in Charge: Nancy Lawson, Assistant County Administrative Officer for Budget and Finance, County of Kern; Elsa Martinez, Deputy County Administrative Officer at Kern County

Objectives:  To provide an overview the fundamentals of financing local government

 

22nd October 2018 – Monday

Class 13 – The San Joaquin Valley

Faculty in Charge: Barry Hibbard, Newmark Grubb

Objectives: To provide an objective overview of our valley’s economy, issues and opportunities and the effects on Kern County.

 

 

  • 24th October 2018 – Wednesday

Class 14 – Poverty: The Economic and Social Costs

Faculty in Charge: Dr. Oliver Rosales, Professor of History and Faculty Coordinator of the Social Justice Institute at Bakersfield College.

Objectives: 1.) Examine/discuss historical overview of poverty policy in the United States; 2) examine/discuss unique historical context of poverty in the San Joaquin Valley and efforts to overcome poverty; 3) examination of current statistics/policy implications related to poverty in the San Joaquin Valley from multiple perspectives, including student poverty, public health, substance abuse, etc.

 

  • 29th October 2018 – Monday

Class 15 – Introduction to State Issues / Ag and Water Issues

Faculty in Charge: Gene Voiland, Chairman, Valley Republic Bank

Faculty in Charge:  Melissa Poole, Wonderful Orchards

Objectives: To provide an objective overview of our state government, economy, issues and opportunities and the effects on Kern County.  The core issues that affect Kern County agriculture.

 

  • 31st October 2018, Halloween NO CLASS

 

  • 5th November 2018 – Monday

Class 16 – Introduction to Local Government

Faculty in Charge: Scott Hurlbert, City Manager, City of Shafter

Objectives: To provide an objective overview of governance at the local level (City/County): State impacts, budget challenges; public safety and job creation.

 

  • 7th November 2018 – Wednesday

Class 17 – Final Thoughts

Faculty in Charge: Christopher Meyers, The Kegley Institute, CSUB; Steven Gamboa, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, CSUB; Michael Turnipseed, Kern County Taxpayers Association

Objectives: Bringing it all together; seeing how ethics and character underlie the entire process; reviewing the Academy and making suggestions for 2017.

 

  • 13th November 2018 – Tuesday

Class 18 – Kegley Institute, CSUB, Lecture Series

Faculty in Charge: Michael Burroughs, Kegley, Institute, CSUB

Objectives:  Father Greg Boyle

 

  • 14th November 2018 – Wednesday

Graduation at Bakersfield Country Club