2020-2021 Executive Bootcamp Cohort Registration

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…? Join CWA Now


2019-2020 Executive Bootcamp Cohort

To view the 2019-2020 California Workforce Association’s, Executive Bootcamp participants’ capstone projects, click HERE.

 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 with a focus on workforce development

Even established workforce leaders will increase their benefit from this workforce leadership capacity building training!

Session Descriptions

Session 1: Workforce Development Leadership

  • Leadership

  • Management

  • WIA to WIOA

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: Workforce Collaboration

  • Managing Politics

  • Connecting with Business

  • WIOA: One-Stops & Required Partners

  • Collective Impact Framework

  • Stakeholder Mapping

Capstone Development – Mentor Connect

  • Connect with capstone mentors / Conference call

  • Out-of-Session Capstone project work

Session 4: Final Capstone Projects

  • Capstone Presentations at MMM Conference & Feedback

  • Review of Year

  • Post Assessment on Director Knowledge

Meet The Facilitators


Bob Lanter – Executive Director, California Workforce Association

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

2020-2021 Executive Bootcamp Session Dates

Dates of 2020 – 2021 Sessions

  • December 2020

  • March 2021

  • June 2021

  • September 2021, Meeting of the Minds in Monterey Leadership Conference, Monterey Marriott

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.  Sessions 1-3 precede the California Workforce Association quarterly board meetings.


3-day long classes followed by a presentation day – 4 days total.

Due to COVID-19, the first and second classes may be virtual.

Contact Matthew Hayes if you have further questions or challenges regarding session logistics and hotel information mhayes@calworkforce.org





2021 CWA Executive Bootcamp Fee

Cost of Program

Cost: $2,850*

*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.

The CWA Executive Boot Camp is a Member Only exclusive offering, if you are currently not a California Workforce Association Member it is quick and easy to join. We offer Individual & Affiliate packages. To join now, go to: https://calworkforce.org/join-cwa/

Register, Payment, Cancellation
Payment Options
Please contact Matthew Hayes at mhayes@calworkforce.org for payment options.
Registration Deadline
The deadline for registration is Friday, November 13, 2020.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received by email only: info@calworkforce.org no later than Friday, 11/6/2020 to qualify for a refund, a $150.00. cancellation fee will apply. There will be absolutely no refunds for cancellations after Friday, 11/6/2020. Individuals that have not cancelled by that date may send another person in their place. Last day to swap attendee is Friday, 11/13/2020.
Request for Accommodation

Request for Accommodations

If you require any special accommodations for the training environment, materials, food, etc., please email Matthew Hayes (mhayes@calworkforce.org) at least two weeks prior to the training date to request the accommodations needed.

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