This year’s Leadership Conference is focused on Beyond Recovery: The Fight for LA Schools - our comprehensive contract campaign. The Leadership Conference will delve into our package of bargaining proposals how we will organize to build the power to win our demands. There will be speakers on the broader labor movement, a state of the union from UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz, a parent/community/student panel, core trainings, workshops and much more.
As the second largest union local in the nation, what happens at UTLA reverberates across the nation. Let's continue the movement — August 5–7 — as we work together to attract and retain educators in LAUSD, and fight for a broad set of demands for our students, families and communities.
2021 Virtual Leadership Conference
Open to All Members
Dates: August 4 - 6, 2021
LA STUDENTS DESERVE
Healthy, Healing, Racially Just Schools
This year’s Leadership Conference will challenge members to envision a physical return to campus that is transformative for our students and communities – not a return to the status quo. As we move into contract bargaining in 2022, we will use this year’s Leadership Conference to launch a process to identify bargaining priorities and begin organizing to build the power to win our demands. All UTLA members are invited to register and attend.
As the second largest union local in the nation, what happens at UTLA reverberates across the nation. Let's continue the movement — August 4–6 — as we work together to physically return to healthy, healing, racially just schools!
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
Wednesday, August 4th
General Session I
3:30 PM – 4:40 PM
4:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 5th
Core Training by Area
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
General Session II
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Friday, August 6th
General Session III
8:55 AM – 10:20 AM
10:25 AM – 12:25 PM
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Conference t-shirts are available for sale at the UTLA Online store.
UTLA 2020 Virtual Leadership Conference
Uplifting the health, safety and well-being of our members, students, and communities
Dates: Aug. 5-7, 2020
Over three days, we will strategize and organize as we recognize our responsibility in this unique moment to rise together for the safety, health, and well-being of our students and communities.
***For questions, email: LeadershipConference@utla.net
FAQs + Agenda
Who can attend the conference?
This year the conference is open to all UTLA members. We especially encourage all chapter leaders and CAT members to attend.
What is the conference agenda?
Here’s a quick breakdown for the three days:
- On Wednesday at 3:30 pm, UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz will deliver her first State of the Union address, followed by a virtual DJ party at the Member Reception.
- Thursday will begin with Core Trainings from 9 am to 11 am, followed by a panel discussion from 11:15 am to 1 pm with activists who have been leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement long before it was a global phenomenon.
- On Friday at 9 am, Dr. Bettina Love will deliver the keynote address on how we acknowledge with honesty the institutional racism in education and embrace a revisioning of pedagogy and practice to improve educational opportunities for Black students. At 10 am the UTLA officers will address the conference, and then participants will break into groups for the UTLA Area meetings from 10:30 am to noon.
Can nonmembers participate in the conference?
Many of the sessions are for members only, but the State of the Union address on Wednesday and the Black Lives Matter panel on Thursday will be streamed live on Facebook and Instagram.
Where can I get more info?
Questions can be sent to LeadershipConference@utla.net