2016-17 Regional Cohort Training

Labor-Management Collaboration Training for District and School Stakeholders

Working with the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) and faculty from Rutgers University, the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation (CDEF) is pleased to offer a series of trainings to support schools and districts engaged in labor management collaboration work by expert facilitators.

This Labor-Management Collaboration training is for all Labor Management Initiative teams to build knowledge and capacity for collaboration in our school systems. The training is designed to support and expand strong collaborative relationships focused on improving professional practices to deepen student learning. The training series includes three training sessions over 5 days.

Download a PDF Invitation / Flyer for the Regional Cohort Training

Target Audience

We encourage district and union leadership to establish a joint stakeholder team to send to the training that includes:

Training Dates & Locations

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Bay Area Cohort

Date(s) Session
November 29-30, 2016 Session 1
February 7-8, 2017 Session 2
March 1, 2017 Session 3

March 1 Location:
MUSD District Office Board Room (Bldg 500)
1331 E. Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035

Sacramento Cohort

Date(s) Session
TBD Session 1
TBD Session 2
TBD Session 3

Southern California Cohort

Date(s) Session
January 24-25, 2017 Session 2
February 6, 2017 Session 3

Location (All Sessions):
Corona Norco Teachers Association
1189 Mountain Ave #100, Norco, CA 92860

Training Session Overview

Session 1: Orientation “How to Build a Collaborative Community” / Goal Setting and Skill Building

The orientation session is intended to provide an overview of a systemic approach to develop a culture of collaboration among school, district and union leadership focused on deepening student learning.

Topics Include:

This two-day session enables teams to jointly determine priority goals and authentic ways to monitor and share progress, using Michael Fullan’s Coherence Framework. In addition, teams will examine the purpose of School Leadership/Learning Teams, membership criteria and collaborative decision-making tools that promote team effectiveness.

Session 2: Developing School and District Learning & Leadership Teams

This two-day session focuses on the purpose, roles, responsibilities and alignment of the School Leadership Team, District Leadership Team and Collaboration Teams in a listening-learning organization.

Session 3: Launching the Listening-Learning System

This one-day session provides an opportunity for teams to develop and refine their own plans toward establishing and strengthening collaborative, reflective leadership structures, processes, goals and indicators in schools and districts focused on improving professional practices and deepening student voice.

Cost Information

The cost for each person to attend a full three-session (5-day) training series is $60.

Register here for the Training Series.