Events & Training
The next CSEA Board of Directors meeting will be held in person at CSEA Headquarters in San Jose. More Info: https://csea.com/events/board-of-directors-meeting-12-17-22
February 18, 2023
Thursday, February 23, 2023 5:00 - 7:00 pm
All CSEA members are welcome!
Please contact the Orange Field Office at (714) 532-3766 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this training.
Come learn more about your rights as a classified employee of your district! Many
of your rights are secured by the Education Code or court rulings, but most are contained
in the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement (your contract!) between CSEA and
your school district. This training will give you the knowledge you need to protect
yourself and your rights on the job.
Have you wondered what your rights are on your job, during a leave, or during a layoff? Would you like to know more about where those rights come from? Let us tell you all about it! Please register and join us for this informative presentation on your rights as a classified employee and union member!
This training will be presented virtually via Zoom. Details to register forthcoming.
Level 3 will be offered in-person on Saturday, March 4, 2023 in the Glendale, Ventura and Santa Maria areas. Mark your calendars.
CSEA's Pre-Retirement Committee has arranged a FREE CSEA CalPERS Pre-Retirement online webinar. All K-12, Community College and County Office of Education CalPERS members are invited to attend.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
The Leadership Institute for Tomorrow is a program created by former community college Chancellor Dr. Ding-Jo Currie to mentor, coach, and uplift professionals who want to progress as leaders in higher education. The LIFT institute will provide participants with the skills and expertise needed to realize their leadership potential. We are hosting a free four-part live webinar series focused on career pathways for classified professionals, leadership development strategies within their current roles, and approaches to advance justice and equity.
February 10 – Where can I go from here?
Gain insights to career mindset
Enhance your career aspirations about possibilities
Learn Career navigational mapping skills
March 24 – What is my pathway to the professoriate?
Gain insights to the faculty role and responsibilities
Learn career navigation to become a FT/PT faculty
Understand education/training needed
April 21 – What can I do to stand up to injustice and inequity?
Learn to recognize injustice/inequity
Gain skills in having your voice heard
Enhance your upstander capacity
June 16 –How can I develop professionally?
Learn how to lead in your current role
Gain insights to the leadership ladder
Enhance your professional and leadership development strategies
April 4–6, 2023
Ontario Convention Center
CSEA’s 26th Annual Paraeducator Conference will be held in-person at the Ontario Convention Center April 4 through 6, 2023 and is open to all classified staff. The doors open for this conference at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, and the conference ends at noon on Thursday, April 6.
About the event
CSEA’s long-running, annual paraeducator conference is one of our most popular events. Held each spring, the conference provides paraeducators with an opportunity to improve their knowledge, learn the latest in education trends and network with other paraeducators from around the state. The conference has grown in size and popularity every year since it debuted in 1998. Today, it is known statewide by members and school district administrators alike as the premier training and development opportunity for paraeducators.
Who can attend
Although the conference is designed with paraeducators specifically in mind, it is open to all classified staff. This conference offers skill-specific classes across a variety of topics that cross over into other classifications having daily contact with students. Please note, this conference is open to both CSEA members and potential members.
Classes and workshops
New this year each attendee will pre-select their classes in March. Registration and payment must be completed by March 1, 2023 in order to pre-select classes. Instructions for the pre-selection process will be posted here in March and will also be emailed to all fully paid registrants. A list of class descriptions for the 2023 Paraeducator Conference will be available in March. To see what classes were offered at last year’s conference, please see our list of 2022 Paraeducator Conference Courses.
More info: https://csea.com/conferences/csea-paraeducator-conference
The Communications Committee is hard at work preparing for the 2023 Virtual Communications Academy April 22 and 23. This year’s academy is available at no cost to ALL CSEA members interested in improving union communication. All CSEA members are eligible to attend, whether already a leader or thinking about becoming one.
Wear your favorite pajama pants, slippers and CSEA shirt and learn from the comfort of your home via Zoom.
Successful CSEA regions, chapters, districts, and councils rely on effective communications with members. Master how to take your local communications program to the next level and create engaging newsletters, email, social media, and online content.
This is more than a training. It’s a virtual event full of terrific workshops and a wealth of useful information, all designed to provide communications officers, webmasters and other CSEA leaders with the tools, teamwork and confidence needed to be an exceptional communicator.
This year’s event will include:
- Communications Tool Box
- Telling and Writing the Story
- Two-way Communications
- What’s the role of a CCO?
- Webmasters – How to Update your Website and Q&A
- The Elevator Pitch
- CSEW Flyer Lab
- Introduction to Design Elements
- Protecting Member Security and Privacy
Save April 22 and 23 on your calendar and plan to join us online. Registration information will be emailed to you soon.
And if you didn’t get a chance to attend the 2022 Communications Academy, you can
view videos from this virtual training at the Communications Academy: Archive & Resources.
May 13, 2023 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This training is open to all members. Come and learn more about the Merit System in your District.
- What it is & What it does
- Benefits of the Merit System
- What is the Personnel Commission
- Question/answer session
Attend this informative workshop and you will gain a better understanding of how the Merit System works!
RSVP and location information will be emailed approximately one-month prior to the event date.
March 6-10, 2023
The Organizing Institute is optimal for participants who lead teams and want to take on greater roles in Action Campaigns.
This is an opportunity to learn what it takes to:
- Effectively engage in One-on-One communication skills;
- Convert potential members into members and retain existing members;
- Strengthen and enforce your contract through concerted activity;
- Create and implement an organizing plan;
- Build your capacity to help protect the jobs, benefits, pensions and living standards of classified employees.
All members interested in this training must submit the required application by Friday, January 13, 2023 to be considered. The number of members who can be accepted is limited. More Info: https://csea.com/events/csea-organizing-institute
Costa y Valles Field Office presents Workers’ Compensation Training, to be held virtually, on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Come learn the four major benefits of Workers' Compensation and Legislative updates with keynote speakers Rose Klein & Marias LLP. This training is open to all active members of CSEA.
Registration information will be provided approximately one month prior to the date of the training.
Celebrate CSEW May 21-27, 2023
Each May, California salutes the important contributions of classified school employees during “Classified School Employee Week” (CSEW).;
Classified employees have earned respect as educators and partners in the education community. More importantly, they have become recognized as the essential frontline workers who kept our schools running through the COVID-19 pandemic and helped schools reopen their doors to students of all ages.
- Custodial and maintenance staff are keeping our campuses clean and safe.
- Bus drivers and transportation staff are getting students to school safely.
- Office staff are meeting the needs of students, parents and administrators.
- Food service workers are keeping students fed and ready to learn.
- Technical staff are keeping everyone connected and online.
- Paraeducators are supporting students as they overcome so many new challenges.
- School safety officers are keeping an eye on our schoolgrounds to keep them secure.
“Meeting students’ basic needs as well as their social and emotional needs has been more important than ever,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. “Thankfully, our classified employees have made heroic efforts to step up and support California’s students so they can continue to learn.”
CSEA's 97th Annual Conference will be held July 23 – 28, 2023 in Reno, NV