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The premier training of its kind, CTA’s Summer Institute takes place on the campus of UCLA. Offering sessions in a variety of areas that assist chapter leaders in the day-to-day representation of their members, this five-day event will feature hands-on activities to hone the skills needed to meet the challenges of the coming year.

This year the Summer Institute offers eleven full-week trainings with instruction that spans Sunday to Thursday. Participants register for the training of their choice. Some sessions fill up quickly, so it is important to register as early as possible. You may be waitlisted if your first choice is not available at registration. You will be given the opportunity to register for other available trainings while you are waitlisted for your first choice.

Here’s the list of available trainings. For more details about each training click here.

  • Building Worksite Power through Member Engagement CAPACITY FULL
  • Charter Educators Organizing and Bargaining
  • Communications
  • Community Schools (Invite-Only)
  • Economic Justice
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Essential Bargaining Skills CAPACITY FULL
  • Fundamental Skills for Bargaining Chairs
  • Instruction and Professional Development (IPD)
  • Member Benefits
  • School Finance

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


AGENDA*: Click here to download the agenda.

TRAINING DESCRIPTIONS*: Click here to download the training descriptions.

BONUS ELECTIVE DESCRIPTIONS*: Click here to download the bonus elective descriptions.

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

The Summer Institute begins on Sunday, July 24 with registration opening at 9:00 am and instruction beginning at 1:00 pm. All week-long trainings will begin instruction at this time.


9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Training Instructional Sessions Begin

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Opening General Session with CTA President E. Toby Boyd

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Welcome Reception


8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructional Sessions by Training

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bonus Elective: State Budget Overview

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Casino Night and Karaoke

8:00 PM

Movie: The Eyes of Tammy Faye


8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructional Sessions by Training

5:30 PM

Night on the Town

8:00 PM

Movie: Emma


6:30 AM

5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructional Sessions by Training

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bonus Elective: Generation Debt: Student Loan Forgiveness

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bonus Elective: Universal TK - Questions, Answers & Updates

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Closing Reception and Dance

8:00 PM

Movie: Spider-Man: No Way Home


8:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Instructional Sessions by Training

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Closing General Session


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Parking: $14/day Self Parking

If you plan to stay on campus, you will be able to book your housing during conference registration. Instructions on how to register your car and pay for parking will be provided closer to the Summer Institute. 

Click here for additional travel information.


The registration fee is per Institute participant and includes UCLA housing (if applicable), conference meals, receptions, and conference materials. Parking is not included.

  • Single, Private Bath – $680
  • Double, Private Bath – $420
  • Triple, Private Bath – $375
  • Single, Shared Bath – $580
  • Double, Shared Bath – $375
  • Triple, Shared Bath – $355
  • Commuter – $355

Click here for more information on the accommodations.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, you must contact the CTA Conference Coordination Center at 650-552-5355 by July 10 in order to avoid being charged. Two weeks before Summer Institute, CTA must prepay UCLA for all rooms reserved and UCLA will not refund this money. If you cannot attend due to unforeseen circumstances, it would be best to have your local chapter send someone in your place so as not to miss out on their investment in this training.

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.

As of June 16, 2022, UCLA is requiring all individuals to wear a face mask in indoor spaces on the UCLA campus (except when actively eating or drinking).

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.


CTA has you covered each evening at Summer Institute. We have bonus electives planned after dinner followed by evening activities such as Casino Night, receptions, and karaoke. You can also choose to relax and take in a movie complete with popcorn and candy.

UCLA’s campus is just off Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles and is located next to Westwood Village, known for its unique shops, restaurants and entertainment all within walking distance of the conference center. Click here for more information about Westwood Village.

Night on the Town

We have group tickets to Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Hollywood Pantages Theater on Tuesday, July 26th available to purchase when you register – round trip transportation is included.

Orchestra Section C – $73.50 SOLD OUT
Orchestra Section D – $55.50 SOLD OUT

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and — above all — Love. With a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan; music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award® winner Justin Levine; and choreography by Tony Award® winner Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical — it is a state of mind.


Masks are required for all ticketholders, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn at all times, except while eating or drinking in designated areas.

This policy is in effect for all performances until further notice and will be re-assessed on an ongoing basis. Proof of vaccination is not required at this time. This policy is subject to change at any time. Prior to performance, please check for current policy updates here:


Session documents will be available in the conference app and attendee hub 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 2022 Summer Pass to Online Learning and University Credit is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the summer conference season. CTA Members, through attending in-person or watching CTA Virtual Pass sessions, 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 $75/unit cost for up to six university credit units available. 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 3 university credit units.

Click here for more information on how to claim the credit. 


The CTA Board of Directors will award conference grants for the upcoming Summer Institute. These incentive grants are available to new members, ethnic minority members and members from small chapters. Please click here for more details.


  • Application Deadline: May 11, 2022 at Midnight


Planner Name: Michaela Tee


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