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Ethnic Minority Leadership Development Program

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This workshop series was developed by the Minority Leadership Development Program Committee to assist in creating pluralistic leadership within the California Teachers Association. Major goals of this program are to promote the value of minority involvement at all levels within CTA and to increase awareness of cultural diversity.  

The program consists of a core of four (4) components that are to be presented in an eight (8) hour workshop sponsored by the service center council or local chapter.


One full day of training is recommended. Individual workshop times are 90 minutes - 2 hours.

Participant Limit:

Minimum 15 participants to a maximum of 50.

Workshop Components:

  • Understanding the System - Association Accessibility

    This training component presents an overview of the National and State Association governance and program structures with a focus on local responsibility to access power.

  • Communication for Effective Leadership

    This component deals with the importance of good communication with a focus on interpersonal skills, group articulation and intergroup dynamics. Included is a survey of communication styles.

  • Obstacles to Association Involvement

    This training session examines difficulties experienced by minority members in becoming successfully involved in association activities and programs. There are discussions dealing with stereotyping and other obstacles.

  • Empowerment for Leaders

    This component focuses on the definition of power and how leaders use power to achieve their goals within the Association. Attention is given to campaign strategies.


Contact Pat Fuentes of Human Rights Department at (562) 478-1374 or pfuentes@cta.org .

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