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This conference, “ Fight for the Present, Shape the Future” is centered on the idea that building strong local unions and school site structures through nuts and bolts organizing, including Member and Community Engagement, is the key to a stronger Union.  Our ability to connect with every member on school sites around our shared values is the foundation of building the necessary power to continue in our roles as advocates for students, colleagues, the teaching profession and public education in California.  Please consider joining your colleagues from across Southern California as we hone the practice of building relationships by developing our skills and knowledge through multiple course offerings.


AGENDA*: Click here to download the agenda.
WORKSHOP GRID*: Click here to download the workshop grid.
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS*: Click here for the workshop descriptions.

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

Friday, April 22

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Presidents’ Meeting/Chapter Treasurers’ Training Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chapter Treasurer Training

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

SPARKS Training

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Presidents’ Meeting w/Executive Officers

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

PAC Treasurers’ Training Registration, Lunch Buffet

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

PAC Treasurer Training

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conference Check-in, Business Partner Displays

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Service Center Councils’ Reception/Dinner, Friends of Bill W

Saturday, April 23

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Conference Check-in continues

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Business Partner Displays

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

CTA Budget Forum

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Buffet Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Welcome / Opening Session

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Session 1: Core Session – We Have The Power!

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Lunch Buffet and Keynote Speaker E. Toby Boyd, CTA President

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 2: Electives

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Session 3: Electives

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Caucus Meetings

6:00 PM

Dinner on your own

Sunday, April 24

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 4: Electives

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Brunch Buffet and Keynote Speaker Tony Thurmond

Friday Pre-Conference Trainings & Meetings

SPARKS Training
9:30 AM-3:00 PM

You MUST be pre-approved by your Chapter President to attend this session.


Build a Stronger Local
Build Your Local’s Leadership Capacity

This one-day pre-conference training is for new and emerging leaders in your local association. Topics covered will include: Unionism 101, History and Structure of Locals/CTA/NEA, Assessing Leadership Styles, Importance of “Your” Story (an Organizing Tool), Exploring Leadership Opportunities within the Union and Networking with Other Emerging Leaders.


Chapter Treasurer Training
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Assist local Treasurers to understand their primary duties
  • Training on books, records, and compliance requirements from regulatory agencies, and fiduciary responsibility
  • Business practices component designed for the Executive Board to address issues and work together to build a stronger local


Presidents’ Meeting with Executive Officers
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

This session is for Chapter Presidents (and/or their designee) only.

The Annual Region IV Chapter Presidents meeting with CTA Executive Officers is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22. President E. Toby Boyd, Vice President David B. Goldberg, Secretary-Treasurer Leslie S. Littman, Executive Director Joe Boyd, and Assistant Executive Director Nicole Love look forward to meeting with all Region IV Chapter Presidents.

President Boyd wishes to emphasize that this is your meeting and an opportunity to bring topics of concern, interest and/or discussion before the CTA Officers and management staff. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with other chapter presidents.

Again, we look forward to seeing all of you on April 22!


PAC Treasurer Training
1:30 PM-3:30 PM

This session will assist local PAC Treasurers regarding political reporting responsibilities and campaign compliance disclosure laws and regulations. Both paper filing of campaign finance reports and Netfile, the electronic campaign finance system used for political reporting responsibilities in accordance with campaign compliance disclosure laws and regulations, will be covered.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Obtain a Netfile account
  • Report and input how money is coming in and going out of the PAC
  • Compile and file regular FPPC reports

*Some counties may already be using Netfile. Others who are using eCampaign may find it useful to attend this training as Netfile and eCampaign are similar systems. Both require the same information related to campaign contributions and expenditures.


Conference Hotel – Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Group Rate: $125 + tax
Parking: $20/night
Booking Deadline: April 7, 2022 (or until rooms sell out)

The booking link will be provided during conference registration.


Conference Registration: $225.00
Early Bird Registration: $200.00 (Register by February 18th)
Exhibitor Fee: $675.00

Health & Safety Policies

The health and safety of attendees, speakers, exhibitors and staff are our highest priority. In partnership with hotels, CTA will adhere to all official government and local authority guidance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations.

All attendees, staff, presenters, exhibitors, and invited guests will be required to show proof of vaccination OR a written negative COVID-19 test taken within 1 day for an antigen test or 2 days for a PCR test upon check-in at the CTA Registration Desk.

Proof of vaccination can be in the form of your physical Vaccination Record Card (CRC) from the CDC, an image of the card, if you have a picture on your phone, or your digital COVID -19 vaccine record issued by the State of California.

Click here to see CTA’s health and safety policies for in-person events.


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


Professional Growth Hours: Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost for CTA members. Confirmation of professional growth hours will be emailed shortly after the conference.

University Credit: The 2021-2022 University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2021-2022 school year. CTA Members, through attending in-person or virtual conferences, will be given the opportunity to accumulate the professional growth hours needed to qualify for university credit units with CSU, Chico. As a benefit to members, CTA will cover the cost for up to six university credit units with CSU, Chico, normally $75/unit. The professional growth hours can be accumulated by attending conferences live and/or by watching recordings. By attending this conference in person, members will earn 15 hours of professional growth. Click here for more information on how to claim the units.


Planner Names: Di Gallert & Becky Roberts


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