Workforce Executive Bootcamp

Where the future leaders of the system are developed

The California Workforce Association [CWA] is proud to offer our members this year-long training for directors, deputy directors, and executive workforce development board staff. There is a total of 60 hours of content and learning. Bootcamp will provide the knowledge, tools, and peer-to-peer learning needed to thrive in the ever changing workforce development world as a regional leader, a steward of public resources, and an effective workforce development professional. Scroll down to learn more about the program, or read to register click on the button below. Not a CWA Member yet…? Click here to learn how to become one.

2016-17 Executive Bootcamp Class





Meet the 2016-17 CWA Executive Bootcamp, and view their final Capstone Projects presented at the CWA Meeting of the Minds 2017 Pre-Conference Session, “The Executive Edge”. Click Here For “The Executive Edge” & 2016-17 Bootcamper’s contact information.

Who Should Attend?


  • Established Executive Directors

  • New Executive Directors

  • Deputy Directors

  • Associate Directors

  • Division Managers

  • Operation Managers

  • Anyone who has broad leadership responsibilities and/or people on a promotional track to executive positions

Even established WDB Directors will get some great tips out of this training!

Session Descriptions


Session 1: Leadership & The WDB Director

– Leadership
– Management

Session 2: Workforce Development & Managing Priorities

– Understanding the Labor Market
– Effective Meetings
– Fiscal and Grant Management
– Current State and National Policy Developments
– Sector Strategies & Career Pathway Development

Session 3: Collaboration

– Managing Politics
– Connecting with Business
– WIOA: One-Stops & Required Partners
– Collective Impact Framework
– Stakeholder Mapping

Session 4: Final Capstone Projects

– Review of Year
– Post Assessment on Director Knowledge
– Presentations & Feedback

Meet The Facilitators

Program facilitated by:

Bob Lanter – Executive Director, California Workforce Association

Tim Aldinger – Foundation for California Community Colleges, Director of Workforce Development Services

2018 Executive Bootcamp Session Dates


Dates of 2017 – 2018 Sessions

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento, CA
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – DoubleTree Hotel, Sacramento, CA
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento, CA
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – Meeting of the Minds Pre-Conference Session/Capstone Presentations

Multiple emails will be sent out to Bootcampers prior to sessions with the following information; hotel room block information, session start and end times, session agendas and other information throughout the year. Contact Megan Bailey if you have further questions or concerns regarding session logistics and hotel information 





CWA Executive Bootcamp Fee



Cost of Program

Cost: $2,770*

*Cost includes Continental breakfast and lunch at the first three of the sessions, graduation lunch at the fourth session, and materials. Cost does not cover participants travel, parking, wifi or lodging.


Request for Accommodation & Cancellation Info.



Request for Accommodations
If you require special accommodations for the training environment, materials, food, etc., please email Megan Bailey – at least two weeks prior to the training date to request the accommodations needed.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received via email to three weeks prior to your session to qualify for a refund. A $150.00 cancellation fee will apply. Individuals that have not cancelled by that date may send another person in their place. No-shows are still responsible for the full registration fee. No exceptions will be made.

Payment Link & Request for Invoice

Payment Options

To register and pay by credit card for the 2017-18 CWA Executive Bootcamp CLICK HERE TO PAY NOW

If you are unable to pay by credit card, contact to request invoice option.


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