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AUDIENCE: CTA Local Chapter Presidents and Vice-Presidents Only.

Join us for the Presidents Conference – Home Edition!July 12-16, 2021. Interactive sessions for new and experienced chapter leaders will provide training designed to enhance your skills as a local president and help build systems of success for your local chapter.

On the horizon are constant challenges to the labor movement that will impact the work we do as an organization. The Presidents Conference will provide new and returning presidents a foundation to rely upon as we prepare our chapters well into the future. This conference will host a variety of informative skill building sessions and provide opportunities to build lasting relationships with other presidents. The content focus and design of Presidents Conference is with chapter operations in mind.

The 2021 Presidents Conference – Home Edition! will be provided free of charge to CTA Presidents and Vice-Presidents. Do not miss this extraordinary opportunity!

If you have any questions, please email the conference staff at


AGENDA & SESSION GRID*: Click here to see the current session grid.

DESCRIPTIONS*: Click here to see the current session descriptions.

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

Monday, July 12

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Opening Keynote Session with CTA President E. Toby Boyd

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

New Presidents Training - Module 1

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

CTA Directorial District Sessions - Based on Your District

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Workshop Session 1

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Social Shuffle: Virtual Networking Game

Tuesday, July 13

7:45 AM - 8:15 AM

Morning Zumba

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

New Presidents Training - Module 2

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Workshop Session 2

11:00 AM - 11:45AM

Virtual Exhibit Booths

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Workshop Session 3

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

CTA Ethnic Caucus Meetings

Wednesday, July 14

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

New Presidents Training - Module 3

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Workshop Session 4

11:00 AM - 11:45AM

Virtual Exhibit Booths

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Workshop Session 5

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

State of the Budget

Thursday, July 15

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

New Presidents Training - Module 4

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Workshop Session 6

11:00 AM - 11:45AM

Virtual Exhibit Booths

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Workshop Session 7

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

CTA Caucus Meetings

Friday, July 16

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

CTA Budget Forum with CTA Secretary/Treasurer Leslie Littman

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Workshop Session 8

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Closing Keynote Session with Senator Alex Padilla & CTA President E. Toby Boyd

Virtual Venue

Platform Name: 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.
  • If you wish to share your personal pronouns, you can find instructions on how to do so in Webex on our dedicated webpage.

Attendee Hub

The Presidents Conference will be hosted online using our Attendee Hub! On the attendee hub you can build your agenda, join all your sessions, meet with exhibitors and more! Please check back for more information and updates.


  • CTA Members – Complimentary
  • Invited Exhibitor Page – $250 / page
  • Invited Exhibitor Virtual Booth – $500 / virtual booth


Session documents will be available in the virtual attendee hub within each session closer to the start of the conference.


University Credit: The University Credit Summer Pass is a benefit available to members attending the Presidents Conference and/or the Summer Institute. CTA Members who attend these virtual conferences live, or watch recordings, can accumulate the 15 hours of professional growth needed to qualify for one university credit unit. As a benefit to members, CTA will cover the cost of that university unit from CSU, Chico, normally $75. More information coming soon.

Professional Growth Hours: Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost for CTA members and will be based on the number of sessions you attend. Confirmation of professional growth hours will be emailed within two to four weeks after the conference.


The Presidents Conference will host an engaging Social Shuffle Networking Game on Monday, July 12 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. This networking opportunity will offer you a chance to WIN PRIZES and meet fellow CTA leaders!

The CTA Zumba Caucus is also offering a fun morning zumba session on Tuesday, July 13 from 7:45 – 8:15 am.


Planner Name: Heather Worsham


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