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CCA conferences are growing in popularity, and the winter conference was no exception. Advanced bargaining strategies, cyber issues for part-time faculty, creating social media shareables and equity in the classroom were a few of the many workshops members took at the CCA Winter Conference in San Diego Feb. 7-9.  Other topics included:

  • Bargaining compensation for extra duties
  • Bargaining overview for newbies
  • Elections training
  • Equity on campus
  • Persuasive communication and managing the conversation
  • Sunshine to settlement: engaging members in an effective bargaining campaign
  • Power systems and unionism
  • Financial narratives: Telling a winning story to mobilize and win

Members networked, shared resources and discovered new friendships.  Dozens of members CCA members also attended the California Leadership Academy, which provides resources, skill-building and opportunities for those interested in leadership positions within CCA and CTA during this conference. And, three-member teams learned strategy and best practices on how to enforce negotiated agreements and uphold faculty rights under the negotiated agreement during the Grievance Academy, a new resource for CCA activists.

Plan now to attend the CCA Spring Conference April 24-26 at the Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport. In addition to excellent professional development opportunities, conference highlights include the WHO (We Honor Ours) Awards banquet. Click here to nominate a colleague or or local CCA chapter for a WHO Award Scroll down for the two forms and for details about the award.

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