Workforce Executive Bootcamp

Where the future leaders of the system are developed

Program facilitated by:
  • Bob Lanter – Executive Director, California Workforce Association
  • Tim Aldinger – Foundation for California Community Colleges, Director of Workforce Development Services
CWA is proud to offer 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.

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 WIB Directors will get some great tips out of this training!

Dates of 2016 – 2017 Sessions

Wednesday, December 14th – Sheraton Grand Hotel
Wednesday, March 8th – The Citizen Hotel
Wednesday, June 7th –  The Citizen Hotel (CLICK HERE TO RESERVE ROOM – Last day for CWA Room Block is 05/06/2017)
Wednesday, September 5th*

*Locations to be determined.

Session Descriptions

Session 1: Leadership and the WIB Director

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • WIA to WIOA

Session 2: Workforce Development and managing priorities

  • Understanding the labor market
  • Effective meetings
  • Fiscal and Grant Management
  • Current State and National policy developments
  • Sector strategies and career pathway development

Session 3: Collaboration

  • Managing politics
  • Connecting with business
  • WIOA: one-stops and required partners
  • Collective impact framework
  • Stakeholder mapping

Session 4: Final Projects

  • Review of Year
  • Post assessment on director knowledge
  • Presentations and feedback

Cost of Program

Cost: $2,750*
*Cost includes lunch at each of the four sessions. Participants will need to travel to the four trainings, which will require one extra day for the quarterly meetings.


Disability Accommodations
If you require disability accommodations, please email Megan Bailey – at least two weeks prior to the training date to explain 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.

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CWA Business

Thu 27

Executive Committee Call

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 16

Legislative Committee Call

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 17

Capacity Building Committee Call

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 18

Opportunities Committee Call

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 25

Executive Committee Call

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm