4CSD Annual Conference 2022
October 12-14, 2022
Doubletree Hotel in Claremont, CA
The theme for this year’s conference is
The Road to Transformation: Creating and Sustaining Meaningful Professional Development for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access.
Each year, we seek to recognize those who have accomplished outstanding things!
The announcement about awards will be sent on August 15.
Start thinking about those PD colleagues who are most deserving - including yourself!
Registration will open soon. We are finalizing details and will send an email to our list once it's open. Be sure to subscribe to our communications.
$595 through Sept. 26
$695 through October 4
After October 4, only district checks will be accepted
Dr. Abdimalik Buul
Visiting Executive of Educational Excellence
California Community College Chancellor's Office
Dr. Abdimalik Buul is an award-winning professor, theorist, antiracist activist, progressive practitioner, and emancipatory educator. He is currently serving as the Visiting Executive of Educational Excellence Equal Employment Opportunity Program at the California Community Chancellor’s Office. He is an innovative dynamic leader within the San Diego community and throughout the state of California. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in community-based counseling and social justice, both from San Diego State University (SDSU). He completed his doctorate work in Educational leadership with an emphasis in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California (USC). He previously was an assistant professor and Transfer Center Director in the counseling department at San Diego City College. Dr. Buul is also a lecturer at San Diego State University (SDSU) where he teaches Restorative Practices and Conflict Transformation to students in the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Recovery & Trauma-informed Care MA in Education with concentration in Counseling program. He also previously served as a taskforce member on the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Equity Diversity and Action Committee. As an active community leader, he served on serval boards and roles including • President for Markaz al Madina a community-based non-profit in Southeast San Diego • Vice President of the Somali Community of San Diego non profit • Vice President Board member for African American Male and Educational Development Network (A2mend), • Board Member at large for the the United Taxi Drivers Union in San Diego. He was the first Somali ever to be hired as a tenure track faculty member at Southwestern Community College where he served in the following roles: • Coordinator of the Umoja program • Faculty Chair of the Black Alliance • Academic senate senator for the School of Counseling and Student Support Programs. • Chair of the Political Action Committee for SCEA. In 2019, he was awarded the Golden Apple award and voted by students as the faculty member of the year at San Diego City Community College, it is the first time such a distinction was given to a faculty member from the Student Services division. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Ocean leaf emerging leader award. He’s a published researcher and scholar practitioner who uses social justice and activism as his guiding pedagogy for change. Along with two of his peers in English he co-founded Curriculum Trauma. He has published articles, conducts research and facilitates training on the following topics: • Antiracism • Diversity Equity & Inclusion • Curriculum trauma • Black Males Success • Restorative Justice Practices • Leadership & Community Development • Parent & Community Engagement • Student Leadership & Activism
Schedule at a Glance
Conference Check-In opens at Noon
Conference ends after lunch
Session Schedule - Coming Soon
* Opportunity to table throughout the entire conference in high-traffic area * One complimentary conference registration (valued at $595), which includes an invitation to attend the Networking Reception on the evening of October 13 * Recognition by the 4CSD Board at Welcome Session and Keynote Presentation * VIP Seating at Keynote presentation * Show a 60-90 second video at the beginning and end of Networking Reception * Half-page ad in printed conference materials and logo on conference website
* Opportunity to table throughout the entire conference in high-traffic area * Recognition by the 4CSD board at Welcome Session * Show a 30-second video at the start of three breakout sessions (your choice of sessions) * Company logo on printed conference materials
* Opportunity to table throughout the entire conference in high-traffic area * Two complimentary conference registrations (valued at $1,190), which includes invitations to attend the Networking Reception on the evening of October 13 * Recognition by the 4CSD Board at Welcome Session and Keynote Presentation * VIP Seating at Keynote presentation * Show a 60-90 second video at the beginning of Keynote with additional acknowledgement at the end of the Keynote * Show a 30-second video at the start of three breakout sessions (your choice of sessions) * Full-page ad in printed conference materials and logo on conference website