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The CCA Winter Conference highlights advocacy. While we wish politics did not play a role in education, we know 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. The 2021 Winter Conference will take place virtually, January 29-30.

Some highlights include:

  • Grievance Training
  • Part-Time Faculty
  • Unionism 101
  • Social Media/Communications
  • School Safety and Crisis Intervention: The Association’s Role

The Bargaining Academy and Building Strong Locals Academy will also take place in parallel to the conference.

Bargaining Academy

The Bargaining Academy is an exciting and unique opportunity designed exclusively for chapter negotiating teams, not individuals, which will run parallel to the regular conference program. The Bargaining Academy will include training on essential bargaining skills, provide up-to-date knowledge on bargaining law and district budgets, all done in a very interactive, team-based session. Bargaining Team members should have a copy of their CBA in either paper or electronic format.

The Bargaining Academy will begin on Friday, January 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. and end no later than 6:00 p.m. The Academy will continue on Saturday, January 30, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending no later than 2:00 p.m. Participants are expected to attend the entire program.

The Bargaining Academy is limited to the first 40 participants who register. A minimum of two participants from a bargaining team is required in order for a chapter to participate. Advance registration is required. Please complete the Registration Form and return it to Karen Boll by January 22, 2021.

Building Strong Locals Academy

The Building Strong Locals (BSL) Academy is designed to train and empower faculty members with an emphasis on strengthening local chapters. Approximately 20 faculty members from local chapters will be chosen. The primary goal of the Academy is to help prepare faculty to work in their local chapters with confidence and a working knowledge of their rights and responsibilities and to educate members to serve effectively at the local chapter level. The desired outcome of the Academy is to make our local chapters stronger by having informed members participating at each and every one of our local colleges.

Members chosen for the 2021 BSL Academy will begin their training at the 2021 CCA Winter Conference. The BSL Academy will continue at the 2021 CCA Spring and Fall Conferences. BSL Applications must be emailed to Karen Boll by 5:00 p.m. on January 11, 2021.

If you received an email about this conference, be sure to use that email address to register or click the link in the email to register even more quickly.  

For questions, please email the conference staff at


All program details and documents are subject to change.

Friday, January 29

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

CCA Board Meeting

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

CCA Bargaining Academy - Session I

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

New Delegates/Conference Attendees Orientation

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

CCA Building Strong Locals Academy - Session I

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Professional Development Workshops - Session I

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

CCA Building Strong Locals Academy - Session II

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Professional Development Workshops - Session II

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Vendor/CCA Committees Showcase

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

General Session I + State Budget Update

Saturday, January 30

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

CCA Bargaining Academy - Session II

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

CCA Building Strong Locals Academy - Session III

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Professional Development Workshops - Session III

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vendor/CCA Committees Showcase

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

General Session II + Legislative Update

Virtual Venue

Attendee Hub

The CCA Winter Conference will be hosted online using the CTA Attendee Hub. This online event platform is where you will be able to build your agenda, join all your sessions, meet with exhibitors and more! You will receive more information about the platform once registered for the conference. The sessions themselves will take place on Webex.

Webex Tips

  • We highly recommend that you download and install the Webex Meetings app in advance.
  • You’ll need a device with speakers or a headphone connection.
  • We recommend you use a computer rather than a mobile device to take full advantage of the Q&A and polling features.


  • CCA Members – Complimentary
  • Invited Exhibitor Booth – $200 / page


All program details and documents are subject to change. Session documents will be available online in the Attendee Hub within each session page.




Planners: Karen Boll & Béline Falzon


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