Conferences

Registration for the CCA 2023 Winter Conference is now OPEN!

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For information on workshops and timing feel free to view the Winter Conference Agenda, the Winter Conference Session Descriptions, and the Winter Conference Workshop Grid


Two academies will be offered during this conference, information below, and CalSTRS will be available for individual counseling sessions to CCA members.

Academy Information

Building Strong Locals

It’s more important than ever for chapter union leaders to be knowledgeable and prepared for addressing the needs of members. Through the Building Strong Locals (BSL) Academy, CCA is doing just that. Focused on strengthening local chapters, the primary goal of the Academy is to educate members to serve effectively at the local chapter level with confidence and a working knowledge of their rights and responsibilities. Up to 20 faculty members from local CCA chapters are chosen annually to participate in the Academy. These candidates will begin their exclusive training at the CCA Winter Conference, and then participate in training sessions parallel to the Spring and Fall CCA conferences. The academy was initially funded by a grant from NEA but is currently funded solely by CCA.

BSL Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 13, 2023.  Download the BSL Application

Bargaining Academy. (ALL SLOTS FILLED)

The Bargaining Academy is an exciting and unique opportunity designed exclusively for chapter negotiating teams, not individuals, which will run parallel to the regular conference program. The Bargaining Academy will include training on essential bargaining skills, provide up-to-date knowledge on bargaining law and district budgets, all done in a very interactive, team-based session. Bargaining Team members should have a copy of their CBA in either paper or electronic format.  The Bargaining Academy will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023, and conclude at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2023. In addition, the trainers will provide an assignment via email to be completed prior to the opening session.  Participants are expected to attend the entire program.  The Bargaining Academy is limited to the first 40 participants who register. A minimum of two participants from a bargaining team is required in order for a chapter to participate.

CalSTRS Individual Retirement Consultations

Winter Conference participants will have an opportunity to meet with CalSTRS retirement specialists on Sunday, February 12, 2023.  The individual sessions will be 15 minutes long and will go over the member’s progress report, provide an estimate, and answer any questions the member may have. Complete a CalSTRS Estimate Request Form if you would like to meet with a CalSTRS retirement specialist. Completed forms should be emailed by January 24, 2023, to: ccaconference@cta.org.


Conference Information

CCA is pleased to offer three distinct and timely statewide conferences each year; Fall, Winter, and Spring


2022-2023 Conference Dates and Times

WINTER CONFERENCE 2023

February 10-12

Doubletree by Hilton, San Diego Mission Valley

Advocacy

Academies: Building Strong Locals (Session 1) and  one of the following Academies will be offered: Bargaining or Grievance,

The Winter Conference is held in mid-February. The Winter Council highlights Advocacy in addition to lobbying and contract enforcement issues. We also offer one of the following Academies at our Winter Conference: Bargaining or Grievance. Generally, Legislation pertaining to Community Colleges will also be addressed. There is no Council meeting at the Winter Conference.  Additionally, for 2023, the CCA Building Strong Locals Academy begins with its first class session.


SPRING CONFERENCE & WHO AWARDS 2023

April 28-30

Location TBD

Membership and Membership Engagement

Academies:  Building Strong Locals (Session 2)

The Spring Conference is held in April and highlights membership. 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. We also hold our last Council of the academic year. Generally, members will also receive Legislative updates pertaining to California Community Colleges.


If you are interested in providing a training session at a conference fill out this Conference Session Proposal Form
Please submit your completed Conference Session Proposal Form to the CCA Conference Chair via email at conference@cca4us.org at least 12 weeks in advance of the scheduled conference.