Strategic Long-Term Planning
The California Teachers Association has embarked upon a strategic planning process, at the direction of its State Council of Education, and under the guidance of the Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) at the University of Oregon. Started last August, the process – called “Your Voice, Our Union, Our Future” – is designed to build a long‐term plan for CTA that will engage all members and staff, look at what we are doing now and where we want to go, embrace new ideas, set priorities and focus organizational resources, and build the CTA we want for our future.
In order to accomplish this goal, CTA will rely on the people that know the organization best—the members and the staff. Initial committees were formed to design the initial research phase of this project.
In this phase CTA reached out to CTA members in several different ways: two member surveys, including an online survey that was open to ALL CTA members, retired members and student members; discussions at CTA conferences, State Council meetings, Service Center Council meetings and local chapter meetings; and one-on-one interviews. CTA’s current practices and structures were also reviewed and conversations were held with parents, education partners, community groups, state labor unions and business groups.
After months of talking to, listening to and getting input from CTA members and staff, eight key areas were identified upon which to focus and build a strategic plan to lead CTA for the next three to five years.
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