What kind of trainings does the program offer?
The Cadre Training Program has trainings that cover five content areas:
Transformative SEL examines and addresses root causes of inequity, in order to develop collaborative solutions that lead to personal, community, and societal well-being. It emphasizes the development of identity, agency, belonging, curiosity, and collaborative problem solving.
Racial Justice Advocacy seeks to provide and promote education and action to dismantle systemic racism in education and within our communities. Our trainers endeavor to highlight the lived experiences of the global majority in a racialized society while offering ways to be change agents and promoters of social justice and racial equity. In exploring racial justice, we wish to amplify the intersections of race, gender, language, sexual orientation, class, ableism, etc. to promote liberation for all through continued action.
BIPOC Leadership Advocacy critically looks at union structures, prioritizes BIPOC voices and perspectives, and navigates barriers preventing BIPOC engagement. By cultivating a shared space where BIPOC thrive, we ensure our collective power.
LGBTQ+ Leadership Advocacy is dedicated to LGBTQ+ members and allies by uplifting members, students, and communities by working toward LGBTQ+ liberation, with a focus on intersectionality. The trainings will give a clear definition of LGBTQ+ safe spaces and how to create and maintain them to prevent and end violence. This work is dedicated to creating these spaces for our members to foster joy, community, and empowerment.
Women’s Leadership Advocacy illuminates the issues impacting self-identified womxn and girls in schools, unions, and communities. We will focus on gender justice broadly with special attention paid to marginalized and BIPOC communities, and will offer healing-centered strategies and tools in order to promote womxn’s rights.
Can I bring a cadre training to my local chapter?
Locals can work with their CTA Primary Contact Staff and Human Rights Regional Staff to learn how to bring cadre trainings to your local, and build them into your equity plans.
What is a Cadre Trainer?
A Cadre Trainer is a CTA member passionate about developing racial and social justice perspectives of other CTA members.
Our trainers have:
- Strong adult learning, teaching and facilitation skills
- Advocate for educators, students and the community
- Understand CTA mission, focus and vision
- Have training and content expertise in racial and social justice issues
- Are committed to delivering an authentic, inspiring & transformative program for CTA members!