Keeping our union community on track


Welcome to our full-featured online calendar with up-to-date event information! Find union events and key dates in a list view or a month view. You can also sort the color-coded events to view only trainings and awareness events. It’s one-stop shopping!


Training Schedule
Current training opportunities

Training Schedule

CFT offers a mix of in-person trainings and webinars. You can learn more about the training being offered and register to attend by clicking on the name of the training.

Date Time Topic
Nov 15 4 –7 pm Preparing Peers for Wellness – IN PERSON
Nov 16 4–5:30 pm Preparing Peers for Wellness – WEBINAR
Dec 6 4–5:15 pm Panel Discussion: Supporting LGBTQ+ Communities
Feb 3-4 11:30 am–3 pm Leadership Conference

CFT's highest policymaking body, now biennial


The Convention is the Federation’s highest governance body, where delegates shape union policy and positions on issues affecting all members. The biennial Convention is open to all CFT members, but only elected delegates can vote.


Division Councils
Formulating policy for member constituents

The union’s Division Councils represent the educational divisions of the CFT and retired members. The councils meet regularly to share information and to formulate policy proposals for constituent members. Get to know your division of the CFT and join in the discussion!

    Upcoming Division Council meetings

    • March 17, 2023 – CFT Convention, San Francisco
    • May 13, 2023 – Location TBD
    • August 11, 2023 – Location TBD
    • October 13, 2023 – Location TBD
    • March 15-16, 2024 – State Council Summit, Location TBD
    • May 17, 2024 – Location TBD
    • August 9, 2024 – Location TBD
    • October 4, 2024 – Location TBD
    • March 21, 2025 – CFT Convention, Location TBD
    • May 2, 2025 – Location TBD

    State Council
    Making decisions for the CFT between Conventions

    Between Conventions, the State Council makes decisions for the Federation. All locals may send a delegate to State Council. It meets twice yearly during non-Convention years (even-numbered years) and once during a Convention year.

    State Council also sits as the CFT Committee on Political Education, or COPE, and reviews ballot propositions and political candidates and their positions on issues. Through COPE, the CFT participates actively in the campaigns of endorsed candidates.

    Upcoming State Councils

    • October 14, 2023 – Location TBD
    • March 15-16, 2024 – State Council Summit, Location TBD
    • October 5, 2024 – Location TBD

    Member-driven committees develop topic expertise


    The standing committees of the CFT meet regularly to examine issues of importance to educators and unions, ranging from special education to labor education. The committees also put forward policy proposals for the CFT in their areas of expertise. Learn more about our union committees and the members who serve on them. 

    Upcoming committee meetings


    Executive Council
    Officers of the CFT meet

    The Executive Council, comprising the union’s elected officers, makes decisions for the Federation between State Council meetings, including endorsements for the Committee on Political Education, or COPE. 

    Upcoming Executive Council meetings

    • January 14, 2023 – CFT Los Angeles County Office
    • April 29, 2023 – Location TBD
    • June 2-3, 2023 – Location TBD
    • September 9, 2023 – Location TBD
    • November 4, 2023 – Location TBD
    • January 20, 2024 – Location TBD    
    • April 26, 2024 – Location TBD
    • June 7-8, 2024 – Location TBD
    • September 14, 2024 – Location TBD
    • November 2, 2024 – Location TBD
    • January 18, 2025 – Location TBD
    • April 26, 2025 – Location TBD
    • June 13-14, 2025 – Location TBD

    Union Summer School
    Study topics in-depth during our week-long summer training

    Union Summer School

    This week-long training intensive equips local leaders with the powerful skills to organize successful campaigns, involve members in union activities, increase the political voice of educators, and establish excellent representational and collective bargaining programs.

    • June 26–30, 2023 – Southern California location TBD
    • Learn more about Summer School from our 2022 event page.

    Classified Conference
    Annual networking and learning opportunity for support staff and classified professionals

    Classified Conference

    At our annual Classified Conference, you can look expect to find an exciting line-up of events with plenary sessions, meal events, workshops, and social events. The conference is a great opportunity to get know your colleagues around the state, share best practices, and get the knowledge you need to strengthen your union and your workplace.

    • Our Classified Conference 2022 just wrapped up! Read about it here. 
    • No date has been set yet for 2023