Winter Conference 2021 Registration is LIVE


The CCA Winter Conference highlights advocacy. While we wish politics did not play a role in education, we know 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. The 2021 Winter Conference will take place virtually, January 29-30.

Check out the Conference Program for details!

Some highlights include:

  • Grievance Training
  • Part-Time Faculty
  • Unionism 101
  • Social Media/Communications
  • School Safety and Crisis Intervention: The Association’s Role

The Bargaining Academy and Building Strong Locals Academy will also take place in parallel to the conference.

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. Advance registration is required. Please complete the Registration Form and return it to Karen Boll ( by January 22, 2021.

General Conference Information

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

CCA is please 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.

2020-2021 Conference Dates and Times

October 9-11, 2020 – FALL CONFERENCE

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


Academies:  Leadership and Bargaining Academies will be taking place


January 29-31, 2021 – WINTER CONFERENCE

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


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


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 at least 12 weeks in advance of the scheduled conference.