CFT March Summit

Training Training Department
Leadership Conference

The CFT March Summit will bring members together to organize around our union’s work to address ongoing challenges in public education and other key issues. March 14th-16th will include Division Councils, State Council and the CFT Leadership Conference.

The conference will be held in person at the Grand Sheraton Sacramento Hotel.  

State council will be held at the Elks Tower.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sharpen leadership skills by attending useful plenaries, a legal update, and workshops on a variety of topics. There will be organizing, political, racial and social justice strands to give members the skills and knowledge to address the systemic racism in our society and in the educational community. 

Register Your Attendance

Registration has closed. Please reach out to Crystal Drake with any questions.

Reserve a Hotel Room

  • The deadline has passed for the special group rate at the Grand Sheraton Sacramento. There are rooms available at the standard rate. Please contact Crystal Drake if you need assistance. 



11:30 am Lunch
11:30 am – 6:00 pm  Leadership Conference


8:00 am  Breakfast
9:00 am – 2:45 pm  Leadership Conference
3:00 pm Division Councils
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Mary Bergan Memorial Dinner


8:00 am  Breakfast
9:00 am – 3:00 pm  State Council


  • 1-1 Conversations 
  • AFT Member Benefits
  • Better Together
  • Climate Justice Activism for Educators
  • Community Organizing 
  • Community Schools
  • Crash Course for New Presidents
  • Foundations and Futures
  • Gripes or Grievances
  • Keeping it Legal for COPE
  • Layoff Preparation
  • Legal Rights and Responsibilities of a Site Representative
  • Lobbying 101
  • Mental Health Awareness by Kaiser
  • PINK Tax
  • Strategic Communications
  • The Campaign Workshop 
  • Treasurer Training
  • Understanding the new CA law and Opioid epidemic

Getting There


  • If are you flying, the closest airport is the Sacramento International Airport (SMF).
  • The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel Sacramento is 10 miles from the Sacramento airport.
  • You can take a taxi to the hotel; it’s about a 15-minute ride.


Set your driving directions to: 

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Parking rates at the hotel

  • Overnight self park: $30
  • Overnight valet park: $40

Parking at the Elks

The Elks Tower does not have private parking facilities. There is parking at the City Hall Garage across the street from The Elks Tower; rates and hours are subject to change by the City. 

City Hall Garage (10th & I Street, 11th & I Street)

Daily rate (6 a.m. – 5 p.m.)                              
$1.50 each half hour or fraction thereof  
$25 daily max         

Weekend rate
$1.50 each half hour or fraction thereof
$5.00 daily max