AFT Sponsored Professional Development Activities

Dear SDCCD College and Continuing Education Faculty Colleagues,

Please see the schedule below of the professional development activities your AFT Guild will be sponsoring during flex week. You may attend any activity at any site.

Best of luck for a successful fall semester!

In Unity,


Jim Mahler, President
AFT Guild, Local 1931
San Diego & Grossmont-Cuyamaca
Community Colleges
Updates to Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement, presented by Jim Mahler, AFT President
This session will highlight the main changes to our collective bargaining agreement (CBA) which we have been negotiating over the past two years. This new CBA we will soon be sent out to all faculty for ratification.
Wednesday, 8/19, 9:00-10:30am, City College, Room MS-123
Wednesday, 8/19, 2:00-3:30pm, Miramar College, Room M-110
Thursday, 8/20, 2:00-3:30pm, Mesa College, Room G-108
Thursday, 9/3, 1:30-3:00 pm, ECC, Room 186

CalSTRS “Know Your Retirement,” 
presented by CalSTRS Board member Sharon Hendricks and CalSTRS Deputy Chief Executive Officer Ed Derman
The essentials of CalSTRS membership and teaches about member benefits as the foundation of a personal financial plan as well as covering the basics regarding how the retirement benefit is calculated, the retirement process, and required steps needed to take towards retirement.
Wednesday, 8/19, 10:30am-12:00pm, City College, Room MS-123
Wednesday, 8/19, 1:00-2:30pm, Mesa College, Room G-108
Wednesday, 8/19, 3:30-5:00pm, Miramar College, Room M-110

The Joy of Retirement: Lifestyle Changes & Challenges, presented by AFT Guild, Local 1931 Retiree Chapter Members
Retired colleagues will discuss their preparation and adjustment to 
the retirement lifestyle. They will share important lessons learned, and offer practical advice regarding how to prepare and enjoy post retirement life!
Wednesday, 8/19, 9:00-10:30am, City College, Room MS-221
Wednesday, 8/19, 2:30-4:00pm, Mesa College, Room G-108
Thursday, 9/3, 3:00-4:30pm, ECC, Room 186

AFT Guild, Local 1931 General Membership Union Meeting w/lunch,presented by Jim Mahler, AFT President and AFT Executive Council Members
State and district budget issues, negotiations, community outreach, membership benefits, staff development, liaison meetings, adjunct issues, and more – lunch provided. Come hear the latest news regarding what’s going on with our union and how it affects you and your job!
Wednesday, 8/19, 11:30-1:00pm, Mesa College Cafeteria
Thursday, 9/3, 12:00-1:30pm, ECC Foyer
Adjunct Faculty Meeting, presented by Jim Mahler, AFT President
Session especially for adjunct faculty to help better understand their workplace and legal/contractual rights including paid office hours, job security, health benefits, unemployment benefits, salary advancement, and more!
Thursday, 8/20, 3:30-4:30pm, Mesa College, Room G-108