Conferences and Professional Development

Union supported professional development opportunities are posted below as they come available. Check back regularly for updates.


The first of CCA’s three annual conferences takes place at the San Jose Marriott Hotel from Oct. 12-14. The theme of the Fall Conference is “Together We Are Stronger” and as usual, will highlight membership accomplishments and various aspects of keeping our members engaged in the union.

Dates: October 12-14, 2018 Location: San Jose Marriott

CTA is proud to present the tenth annual CTA conference addressing GLBT issues involving educators, students and community. This conference is open to all CTA members and will serve as a venue to discuss a variety of subjects affecting the entire membership and California’s youth. Participants will have a variety of workshops to choose from as well as opportunities to interact as a group.

Dates: December 7-9, 2017 Location: Palm Springs Riviera

CCA Conferences

Fall Conference

The Fall Conference is always held in early October and highlights membership accomplishments and various aspects of keeping our members engaged in the union.

Winter Conference

The Winter Conference is held in mid-February and focuses on collective bargaining. Since there is no Council meeting at the Winter Conference, it is an ideal time for bargaining teams and members to attend a conference dedicated to enhancing bargaining skills and coordinating bargaining strategies with other local associations throughout the state.

Spring Conference

The Spring Conference is held in April and highlights advocacy. While we wish that politics did not play a role in education, we know that having effective advocacy in Sacramento, a well-informed membership, and local Boards of Trustees who support our faculty and students are critical to our success. At this conference, we also highlight our "We Honor Ours” (WHO) Awards winners. This is a special program which honors our own local and state union leaders.

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