The regional structures of staff and offices are responsible for providing and/or coordinating most of CTA’s programs and services for members and local chapters. The funding for the local service program, including staff and facilities, flows through the four regions.
The 2014-2015 Regional Services program will place emphasis on the following areas:
- Teachers professionalism and teacher-led education reform
- Member advocacy, including bargaining and organizing
- Leadership development and supporting stronger local chapters
- Representational organizing
- Community Outreach
SERVICE CENTER COUNCILS 1.0
Provide a center for exchange of information and discussion of actions under consideration by State Council. Serve as a forum and hearing body on issues, coordinates regional activities, and assists in identifying priorities for and evaluation of regional programs and service needs.
The UniServ program provides services through a unified staff program in order to unify and coordinate NEA, CTA and local programs and services.
CHAPTER LIABILITY INSURANCE 3.0
Provide a program to insure individual chapters for liability exposure.
Training programs implemented regionally for leaders, members and staff with emphasis on providing current information and building stronger local chapters through leadership and skill development. Training opportunities include region-wide conferences as well as specialized topic-specific sessions.
Provide consulting to UTLA/NEA (United Teachers Los Angeles/National Education Association) and CFA (California Faculty Association, affiliates, through cash grants and other support services.
Regional Strategic Action/Special Projects support local chapters and regional programs through numerous specialized activities & events sponsoring both internal & external organizing efforts.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS 7.0:
Community Outreach provides statewide services to local chapters, UniServ units and Service Center Councils in support of community engagement projects. The goal is to build strong, collaborative relationships between communities and local chapters in each of the four CTA Regions.