Leadership Conference
In conjunction with State Council and Division Councils

Training Training Department

Organizing for Racial and Social Justice in Education

The CFT is holding a three-day event that combines leadership training with State Council — the policymaking body of CFT in between Conventions. Our Division Councils will also meet. All events will be held in-person at the Hyatt Regency on San Francisco’s Embarcadero.

The Leadership Conference will bring together local union leaders to organize around the shortage of staffing at schools and other key issues under the theme “Organizing for Racial and Social Justice in Education.”  Attendees will have the opportunity to attend useful plenaries and workshops, hear inspired speakers, and get important updates to sharpen leadership skills. There will be organizing and political strands, and a racial and social justice strand to give leaders the skills and knowledge necessary to address the systemic racism in our society and in the educational community.

State Council follows the Leadership Conference! Members are encouraged to attend the late Friday afternoon meeting of their Division Council, where you will can discuss current issues with our colleagues. On Saturday, join the State Council, which brings together all constituents to make decisions for the Federation in between Conventions. 

About meals: CFT-hosted meals are available to members attending each event — Leadership Conference, Division Councils, and State Council. Meals will be buffet style but served by hotel staff.

About safety protocols: COVID safety protocols will be in place. Attendees with be required to show proof of vaccination in advance of the event. A booster is recommended. Rapid COVID tests will also be administered on-site.

Three-Day Schedule

Day Time Event
Thurs & Fri, Mar 17-18 11:30 am start Leadership Conference
Fri, Mar 18 3 pm – 6 pm Division Councils
Sat, Mar 19 9 am – 3 pm State Council

Leadership Conference Tentative Schedule


11:30 am  Lunch General Session

12:45 pm  Workshops

2 pm  Workshops

3:45 pm  Plenary 

5 pm  Dinner on your own


9 am  General Session

10:15 am  Workshops

12 Noon  Lunch

1:15 pm  Workshops

2:45 pm  Adjourn

Register Your Attendance For All Events

  • The deadline to register your attendance with the CFT is February 23. 
  • There is no registration fee.
  • There is a single registration form for all three events — Leadership Conference, State Council and Division Councils. Please register your attendance for any or all of the events below. 

Register Now

Reserve Hotel Rooms

  • The room rate at the Hyatt Regency is $149 per night.
  • The deadline to register and receive the CFT room rate is February 23. 

Reserve Room

Getting There

Airport Information

  • If you will be flying, you may choose San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK).
  • SFO is slightly closer being 14.5 miles from the hotel; OAK is 19 miles from the hotel.
  • Public transportation is available through the Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART.

About Taking BART

You may take the BART from either airport. The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is a five-minute walk from the Embarcadero BART Station. 

From SFO: The San Francisco Airport BART station is located at the International Terminal (you will likely arrive in the Domestic Terminal). Board any San Francisco bound (northbound) train to the Embarcadero Station. Trains run about every 15-20 minutes; the fare is $9.65 each way. At the Embarcadero Station, use the Drumm Street exit.

From OAK: The Oakland Airport BART station is located across from the Terminal 1 baggage claim area and a short walk from Terminal 2. Take the shuttle train to the Coliseum Station, then board a San Francisco/Daly City-bound train to the Embarcadero Station. Trains run every 15-20 minutes; the fare is $11 each way. At the Embarcadero Station, use the Drumm Street exit.

About Parking

  • If you drive, there are two parking options.
  • Valet parking: The Hyatt Regency has valet parking available to overnight guests for a charge of $80 (inclusive with tax) per day. 
  • Self parking: Self park is available nearby at 3 Embarcadero Center Garages for a daily rate of $34; there are no in/out privileges. The entrance/exit is on Drumm Street between Clay and Sacramento Streets. Garage phone: (415) 772-0670