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The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has reached maximum capacity for on-campus housing.
Please complete your registration to secure your spot in the training session. If you are interested in securing a dormitory room, we encourage you to join the Housing Waitlist after you complete your registration.
To do so, please send an email to and indicate your preferred room type.
Please note that any available rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis from the Housing Waitlist.
We recommend that you make arrangements to book your own lodging at nearby hotels in the event that no rooms become available on campus.
This will ensure that you have a place to stay while attending the Summer Institute at UCLA.

The premier training of its kind, CTA’s Summer Institute takes place on the beautiful University of California, Los Angeles campus. 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 ten 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.

For more details about each training click here.

  • Building Worksite Power to Win! CAPACITY FULL
  • 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.


9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructional Sessions Begin

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Opening General Session with CTA President

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Welcome Reception


8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructional Sessions

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: Dolores (2017)


8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructional Sessions

5:30 PM

Night on the Town or Broadway in Hollywood

8:00 PM

Movie: 12 Years a Slave


6:30 AM

5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Instructional Sessions

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bonus Elective: Unlocking the Potential of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in Education

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bonus Elective: Generation Debt: Student Loan Forgiveness

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Closing Reception and Dance

8:00 PM

Movie: Hidden Figures


8:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Instructional Sessions

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Closing General Session


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Parking: $15/day Self Parking

If you plan to stay on campus, you will be able to book your housing during conference registration.

Traveling to the Conference

Please consider using public transportation to travel to the conference. Please visit for maps, schedules, fares, and more information.

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.

UCLA guest rooms are now sold out or on low availability. If there are cancellations, rooms will become available. Please check periodically during your registration process.

  • Single, Private Bath – $720
  • Double, Private Bath – $440
  • Triple, Private Bath – $395
  • Single, Shared Bath – $610
  • Double, Shared Bath – $395
  • Commuter – $355

Learn more about UCLA guest rooms, amenities, meals, and other campus information.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, you must contact the CTA Conference Coordination Center at 650-552-5355 by July 9 in order to avoid being charged. 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, 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 are strongly encouraged to wear a mask on-site in conference-designated programming areas. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is not required to attend the event.

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

Code of Conduct for CTA 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

Beetlejuice The Musical tickets are now Sold Out!

We have group tickets to Beetlejuice at the Hollywood Pantages Theater on Tuesday, July 25th available to purchase when you register – round trip transportation is included.

Orchestra Section BSold Out!
Orchestra Section CSold Out!

It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set, and a score that’s out of this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is “SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!” (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!

Hollywood Pantages Theatre Health & Safety Policy.


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 University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences. 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. More information is coming soon regarding the University Credit Program for Summer 2023. In the meantime, check out our current program here for more information.

By attending this conference in person, members can earn 3 university credit units.


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


  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2023 at Midnight



Phone: 650-552-5355

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