CSEA's 92nd Annual Conference will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center July 29 - Aug. 2, 2018 with pre-conference activities beginning on Sunday, July 28. Representing their local chapters back home, delegates will gather from all across California. They will vote on resolutions, adopt a budget, present major awards and set the course for the year ahead. In all, more than 2,000 delegates, leaders, staff and guests are expected to attend CSEA's biggest event of the year.
In addition to the formally scheduled events, the conference presents members with a unique opportunity to listen and exchange ideas, share problems and solutions, and network with colleagues from around the state.
Delegates will debate and vote on resolutions, which are formally submitted proposals, often written by local chapters, which determine policies and priorities for the union. Delegates will review the association’s budget to ensure members’ dues dollars are spent appropriately and with the greatest return to members. The next CSEA budget does not go forward until these members approve it with a majority vote.
CSEA will honor its most outstanding members throughout the week with the presentation of several awards, including Life Member and Honor Roll, Members of the Year, Activist of the Year, Communication Awards, Wally Blice (political action), Circle of Stars (Victory Club growth), Humanitarian of the Year and Membership Unity Program (chapter organizing).
One of the goals of conference is to provide quality training focused on specific job skills; common issues impacting classified employees; and how to be more involved union activists. Education Days offers a wide selection of workshops, seminars and forums about issues that impact classified employees and education.
TREASURER TRAINING: Financial stewardship for a strong local union
This comprehensive training will put you at ease and provide you practical tools to effectively carry out your role and responsibilities as a local union treasurer. It is designed specifically for AFT Treasurers of all levels of experience whose responsibilities include the union’s financial records and reports. Using a hands-on format, accounting experts will share examples of best practices essential in union administration. In addition to financial topics, this course will also cover the strategies and leadership skills necessary to building an effective union with the ability to achieve gains for our members and our students.
The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) is the only organization working exclusively for the mental health counseling profession. Mental health counselors diagnose and treat psychological disorders, support clients through difficult life experiences, and teach the skills and attitudes needed to bring about positive behavioral change.
The AMHCA Annual Conference is the premier gathering for sharing ideas, discussing challenges, gaining insights and finding solutions in this field. Sessions will tackle the key policy issues impacting the profession today and provide valuable pragmatic advice across the full range of services offered by mental health counselors in public and private practice, including:
Integrated Care, Practice Issues, and Healthcare Reform
Military and Veterans Issues
Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders
Trauma - Assessment and Treatment
The Summer 2018 combined 4CUG/CHUGADUG Conference will be held at Merced College.