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

NOTE: The 2018-19 CWA Executive Boot Camp has reached class capacity for the 1st time in the history of the boot camp! Registration for the 2018-19 year is now closed. We will open the 2019-20 Session in June of 2019, to get on the wait list contact Megan Bailey

 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

2018-19 Executive Bootcamp Session Dates

Dates of 2018 – 2019 Sessions

  • December 12, 2018, Sacramento, CA – The Citizen Hotel

  • March 5, 2019, Sacramento, CA – The Citizen Hotel

  • June 5, 2019, Sacramento, CA – The Kimpton Sawyer

  • September 3, 2019, 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.

Contact Megan Bailey if you have further questions or challenges regarding session logistics and hotel information 





2019 CWA Executive Bootcamp Fee

Cost of Program

Cost: $2,790*

*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:

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NOTE: The 2018-19 CWA Executive Boot Camp has reached class capacity for the 1st time ever! Registration for the 2018-19 year is now closed. We will open the 2019-20 Session in June of 2019.
Registration Deadline
The boot camp was scheduled for registrations to close Friday, November 2, 2018 for the 2018-19 Executive Boot Camp, however, registration has reached capacity 9/10/2018. There may be an alternative national workforce leadership boot camp offering available – please check back for details. 
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received by email only: no later than Friday, 10/5/2018 to qualify for a refund, a $150.00. cancellation fee will apply. There will be absolutely no refunds for cancellations after Friday, 10/5/2018. Individuals that have not cancelled by that date may send another person in their place. Last day to swap attendee is Friday, 11/2/2018.
Request for Accommodation

Request for Accommodations

If you require any 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.

2017-18 Executive Bootcamp Class

View the 2017-18 California Workforce Association’s, Executive Bootcamp participants’ capstone projects, plus contact information go to>  The Executive Edge

(Left to Right, Back Row to Front Row) Tim Aldinger, Boot Camp Facilitator, FCCC; Traci Holt, Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc.; Julie Davis-Jaffe, SETA; Kristine Farrell, Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc.; Maritza Dubie-Uribe, WDACS; Rhonda Boykin, Alameda County Workforce Development Board; Diane Russell-Carter,Foothill Workforce Development Board (FWDB); Luz Flores, Anaheim Workforce Development Board; Julia Olson, Pacific Gateway; Manuel Ruiz, WDACS; Cheren Payne, WDACS; JP Elma, Pacific Gateway. Not pictured; Cherylynn Hoff, WDACS; Katy Chevalier, County of Santa Cruz, Human Services Department Congratulations to all our 2017-18 California Workforce Association Executive Boot Camp graduates!

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