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Fall LogoA new cohort for the California Leadership Academy will be formed so don’t forget to sign up and reserve your spot this year! See below for a link to more info and an application.

Some highly requested breakout sessions are back and better than ever including:

  • “Advocacy Skills During Investigatory Interviews”
  • “Drug Culture & the Effect on Community College Members:                                              Faculty, Staff, & Students
  • “Part-Timers Advocating for Themselves”
  • “Building an Equity-Minded Faculty”

Please note: there will be a Council Session on Sunday 9am-12pm.Delegates and CCA California Leadership Academy participants must attend ALL sessions and sign in and out at Sunday’s Council Session to be eligible for expense reimbursement. Please plan travel accordingly.

DELEGATES: Each chapter is allotted a specific number of paid delegates based on chapter membership. Chapter leaders may verify the number of chapter delegates with Bonita Lovell, Field Services Specialist, at (916) 288-4921 or Contact your local chapter leaders if you would like to be a conference delegate.

NON-DELEGATE PARTICIPATION/INCENTIVE GRANTS: Pursuant to Standing Rule 2-2, … CCA will reimburse the higher number of four participants at CCA conferences or the number of delegates allocated to the chapter as specified in the Bylaws. If a chapter is allocated less than four delegates, the remaining participants will attend as non-delegates. For non-delegates not covered by CCA Standing Rules, registration fees are $300.

TRANSPORTATION: The nearest airport to the San Jose Hilton is the Mineta San Jose International Airport, which is approximately four miles from the hotel.  The hotel does not provide shuttle service. Participants can take SuperShuttle from the airport to the hotel. Reservations can be made either online or call 800-BLUE VAN ((800) 258-3826).

PARKING:Discounted Overnight Hotel Guest Self-Parking is $15 per day and includes in and out privileges. Daily Commuter Self-Parking is $15 per day and does not include in and out privileges.

CONFERENCE DELEGATE MEALS: Conference delegate meals included with registration: Friday Dinner; Saturday Breakfast and Lunch; and Sunday Breakfast. Your name badge is your meal ticket and entry into the dining area. Delegates will be required by the hotel to wear name badges.

GUEST MEALS: Guest entry into the dining area will require a meal ticket. Single meal tickets or family-friendly weekend meal passes (Friday Dinner; Saturday Breakfast and Lunch; and Sunday Breakfast) are available for purchase at an additional cost. Guest meal tickets can be purchased during the registration process or at the conference.

Reduced Meal Package Options:

  • Weekend Meal Pass – Adult: $20
  • Weekend Meal Pass – Child: $10
  • Weekend Meal Pass – Family: $40
  • Single Meal Pass – Adult/Child: $5

Meal Refunds: Meals are guaranteed; therefore guest meal refunds will only be available until 5:00 p.m. on September 27, 2019, email requests to

UNIVERSITY CREDIT: All CCA conferences have been designed to meet educational requirements approved for University Credit through CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education. University Credit is available to those attending the CCA Fall Conference. Information regarding University Credit and registration forms are available online at

DEPENDENT CARE REIMBURSEMENT: Dependent care reimbursement will be available per CCA policy and guidelines. More information will follow.

CALIFORNIA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: The California Leadership Academy (CLA) is a learning community made up of local community college representatives. The primary goal of the CLA is for participants to develop advanced leadership skills, gain knowledge of the history and importance of unionism, and learn more about our important statewide organizations. Graduates of the CLA are CCA board members, local leaders, statewide leaders, and important faculty advocates in California. CLA participants have the unique opportunity to learn from CCA leaders, CTA staff, and each other. Click here for more information and click here for an application.

General Conference Information

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 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.

2019-2020 Conference Dates and Times

October 11-13, 2019 -FALL CONFERENCE

Membership: The Road to Success

Hilton, San Jose

Friday, Oct 11        12:00pm-4:00pm, Board Meeting

6:00pm-9:00pm, Fall Conference

Saturday, Oct 12    8:30am-6:00pm, Fall Conference

Sunday, Oct 13      8:30am-12:00pm, Fall Council


February 7-9, 2020 -WINTER CONFERENCE


Doubletree by Hilton, San Diego Mission Valley

Friday, Feb 7            9:00am-12:00pm, Committee Meetings

12:30pm-4:00pm, Board Meeting

6:00pm-9:00pm, Winter Conference

Saturday, Feb 8        8:30am-6:00pm, Winter Conference

Sunday, Feb 9           8:30am-12:00pm, Winter Conference


April 24-26, 2019 -SPRING CONFERNECE


Hilton Irvine, Orange County Airport

Friday, Apr 24         12:30pm-4:00pm, Board Meeting

6:00pm-9:00pm, Conference

Saturday, Apr 25     8:30am-6:00pm, Conference

Sunday, Apr 26        8:30am-12:00pm, Spring Council