For Local Presidents
CEA holds a variety of meetings, conferences and workshops for the benefit of its members. We have annual conferences and also hold workshops in your school district if you request it. We also list conferences of interest for educators. Let us know if you would like us to post your conference here.
August - September
Member Engagement and Financial Workshops for Local Leaders and Officers
The Hartford workshop on August 16th begins with lunch at noon and the program concludes at 3:30pm. For all other locations registration begins at 3:30pm, the meeting promptly at 4:00pm and dinner at approximately 6pm.
August 16 CEA Hartford office
August 20 Inn at Woodstock
August 21 Cascades
August 22 Crystal Peak
August 23 CEA Norwalk Office
August 27 Spa at the Norwich Inn
September 6 Waterbury Courtyard
September 11 Trumbull Marriott
September 12 Water's Edge
The Janus decision has created many changes and challenges that affect union membership and the way we process dues at both the state and local levels.
CEA's new member engagement and financial workshops provide local Association leaders and officers with the essential information to remain a vibrant and strong local Association. The workshops will focus on how to properly handle your financial records, collect dues, and how to treat former agency fee payers who are now nonunion members.
Attend one of nine free workshops across the state and learn:
- Effective strategies to help you approach, recruit, and sign up new members
- New membership engagement strategies
- Updated membership processing requirements
- New financial responsibilities of locals
- How to inform members of the benefits of the union, including special services and discounts
CEA Retirement Workshops
September - April
Our comprehensive workshop will cover all issues related to the State Teachers' Retirement System, such as retirement eligibility, purchasing additional service, how Social Security may be affected, retiree health insurance, and choosing a retirement plan.
New Teacher Conference
Heritage Hotel and Conference Center, Southbury
Your first years in a classroom will be some of the most exciting, memorable, and challenging in your career. Trade insights and advice with other early-career teachers at CEA's annual conference for new teachers. Choose from a dozen timely workshops to help hone your skills in those first years—from managing behavior, administrators, and debt to supporting introverts, struggling readers, and students from diverse backgrounds.
The CEA RA, held each May, is CEA's highest policy-making body. During two days of business, approximately 500 delegates take action to decide Association policies, including adopting amendments to the CEA RA Standing Rules, the CEA Constitution and Bylaws, approving revisions to the CEA Resolutions, and voting on new business items.
The RA is convened every July during the Annual Meeting. The first two days are devoted to discussions, conferences, and exhibits-but the highlight is the Representative Assembly itself. During this important event, delegates debate issues that impact American public education, elect top officers, and set policy for the 3.2 million-member Association.
New Teacher Conference
Our annual New Teacher Conference offers workshops for new teachers, provides networking opportunities with your colleagues and more!
Understand and Plan Your Retirement! Workshops are held around the state in the Fall and in early Spring . Any CEA member who wishes to begin planning for retirement is encouraged to attend. It is never too early to educate yourself! Contact Robyn Kaplan-Cho for more information.
Held around the state in August and September every year. These workshops deal with membership processing procedures, special services, and treasurers' responsibilities.