Conferences

Registration for the CCA Fall Conference is now OPEN!

At this conference, we will focus on enhancing bargaining skills and coordinating strategies focused on collective bargaining. In addition to sessions on bargaining-related issues, we have our first Council meeting of the academic year. Legislative updates will also be offered at the Fall Conference.
The 2021 CCA Fall Conference will take place virtually, October 15-17, 2021.

A few of the sessions in our program this year include:

  • Bargaining and Advocacy for Part-Time Contingent Faculty
  • Bargaining Rights and Obligations in the New Funding Environment
  • Reopening in a Not-Quite-Post COVID World
  • Using Social Media to Build Bargaining Power in Your Local

The Building Strong Locals (BSL) Academy will take place during the conference as well (third of three parts, accessible only to those who attended during the 2021 Winter and Spring Conferences).


General Conference Information

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, CCA has decided to keep its members safe while still providing amazing training opportunities for them.

CCA is pleased to offer three distinct and timely statewide conferences each year.  In 2014-15, CCA transitioned to a revised schedule that more closely follows membership, bargaining, and legislative calendars.


Fall Conference
The Fall Conference is always held in early October and is dedicated to enhancing bargaining skills and coordinating strategies focused on collective bargaining. In addition to sessions on bargaining-related issues, we have our first Council meeting of the academic year. Legislative updates will also be offered at the Fall Conference.

The Fall Conference also features either our CCA California Leadership Academy or our CCA Building Strong Locals Academy.

Winter Conference
The Winter Conference is held in mid-February.  The Winter Conference highlights Advocacy in addition to lobbying and contract enforcement issues. We also offer one of the following Academies at our Winter Conference:  Bargaining, Grievance, or Advocacy.  Legislation pertaining to Community Colleges will also be addressed. There is no Council meeting at the Winter Conference.

Spring Conference
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 at the Spring Conference. The Spring Conference also features our CCA California Leadership Academy or our CCA Building Strong Locals Academy Graduations. Members will also receive Legislative  updates pertaining to California Community Colleges.


2021-2022 Conference Dates and Times


October 15-17, 2021 – FALL CONFERENCE

Virtual

This year, the fall conference will be held virtually, again, in order to protect our members during the pandemic.

Bargaining

Academies:  Leadership and Bargaining Academies will be taking place

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February 11-13, 2022 – WINTER CONFERENCE

Doubletree by Hilton – San Diego Mission Valley

Advocacy

Academies:  Leadership Academy (Session 3) and  one of the following Academies will be offered: Bargaining, Grievance, or Advocacy


April 29- May 1, 2022 – SPRING CONFERENCE & WHO AWARDS

Location TBD

Membership and Membership Engagement

Academies:  Building Strong Locals (Session 1)


Please view the complete conference list for 20/21 through 21/22  information

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.