Event description

The San Diego and Imperial Service Center Councils are privileged to again host the annual Fall Leadership Conference in Palm Springs, CA. The 2018 conference is packed with new tools designed to assist you in representing your members by providing clear, current and comprehensive information.

Click to view the current workshop agenda and workshop descriptions! (subject to change)

CONFERENCE AGENDA (subject to change)

Friday, November 30

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm           CTA Registration Desk & Exhibits
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm           Welcome Reception and Dinner

Saturday, December 1

7:30 am – 3:00 pm           CTA Registration Desk & Exhibits
8:00 am – 9:00 am           Breakfast Buffet and General Session

Welcome and Introductions:
Dave Szymanski and James Taylor, Chairpersons
San Diego and Imperial Service Center Councils

9:00 am – 10:15 am        Workshop Session 1
10:30 am – 11:45 am      Workshop Session 2
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm        Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm          Workshop Session 3
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm          Workshop Session 4
                                          Dinner on Your Own

Sunday, December 2

8:00 am – 11:00 am          CTA Registration Desk
8:00 am – 8:45 am            Coffee Stations
9:00 am – 10:30 am          Workshop Session 5
10:45 am – 12:00 pm        Brunch and Closing General Session
                                           Door Prize Drawings

University Credit is available online from California State University Chico Department of Education.  One semester unit of credit is available at this conference.  The cost is $60 per unit and is payable by check or credit card.  Click here to purchase the unit.

Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost.



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Date: Friday, November 30, 9:30AM- 3:30PM

Lighting a SPARK: Fostering New Leaders

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
  • Leadership, Leaders and Assessing Leadership Styles
  • Importance of “Your” Story (an Organizing Tool)
  • History and Structure of Locals/CTA/NEA
  • Exploring Leadership Opportunities within the Union
  • Networking with Other Emerging Leaders

Region IV will cover the following costs for Friday only:

  • There is no registration fee if attending only the SPARKS training.
  • Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Release time
  • Hotel for Thursday night ONLY if needed to arrive on time.
  • Contact Nancy Stinson at nstinson@cta.org or 951-372-2522 for release time and/or Thursday night hotel reimbursement questions.

 Locals are responsible for:

  • Lodging for Friday & Saturday if staying for the conference
  • Travel costs and meals not covered as stated above as well as any other expenses the local approves
  • Conference registration fee if attending the SDISCC Fall Leadership Conference