Advocacy Day


Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel and the Capitol


March 22, 2023 from 9 am – 4 pm

Connect with your CCCAOE Regional Vice President for details.

We have made allocations for 6 people from each region to attend.


Informational Flyer

Connect with your CCCAOE RVP to Register for Advocacy Day


Advocacy Day is a legislative action day full of meetings between career education leaders and members of the California Legislature and their staff. CCCAOE, in partnership with W Strategies LLC, will schedule advocacy meetings for all participants and provide talking points and advocacy tips – all you have to do is travel to Sacramento and spend the day at the Capitol.

Advocacy Day Overview

8:30 am – Registration at Sheraton Grand Hotel

9:00 am – Welcome Speaker

9:30 am – Training – Join Austin and legislative staffers to learn the basics, messaging for the day, and role play.

11:00 am – Meetings at the Capitol

Apply what you have learned in small group meetings with legislators and staffers.

Box lunch on the go.

4:30 pm – Debrief Session – Join us back at the Sheraton to share stories, provide feedback on follow-up action items with members, and network with your peers.

Registration Price $85

Student Price $50

Reservations at Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

CCCAOE Rates start at $249

1 Day
in Historic Sacramento
the state capitol plus
advocacy training and meetings

Join us in Sacramento and make your voice heard at the Capitol.

Connect with your CCCAOE Regional Vice President to attend.

Advocacy Day is designed for:

Professors &
Classroom Educators

Deans &
Program Managers

Administrators &
Administrative Assistants

Top 5 reasons members attend:



1. “My students and colleagues are counting on me.”

Invest in your students and schools by attending. Get information, make connections, and learn tips for advocating for career technical education and your school.


2. “From a leadership perspective, I can’t afford not to attend.”

This is the only career education professional development opportunity that offers the leadership and faculty perspective. Partner directly with leaders from around the state making an impact in legislative policy and standing up for CTE across California.


3. “It’s how I make my voice heard and make a case for my students.”

Advocating for our schools is a full time job. Making your voice heard alongside others who share your interests and have the same goals makes advocacy much easier and more effective.


4. “I learn advocacy tips that I can take home and share with my staff.”

We deliver practical solutions to help Career Education teams improve education and economic development opportunities.


5. “It’s a way to stay in tune with education experts.”

Spend time with colleagues and education experts who understand the system and can help harness our collective voice to making the biggest difference.

Attending this event will inspire action at your college

Get a direct connection to a network of career education

practitioners that share best practices.


Learn how to navigate the California Community College

system and advocate more effectively for your programs.

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel and the Capitol.

March 22, 2023

“As always, the networking opportunities to connect with folks in my area at different campuses is the best thing about this conference.” – 2019 Conference Attendee

“My favorite part of the CCCAOE Conference is the knowledgeable and dedicated presenters that took time to collaborate and connect colleagues from various colleges!” – 2019 Conference Attendee

Learning about what other colleges are doing across the state, the best practices, and insight to overcome issues… these are the reasons I attend.” – 2019 Conference Attendee


Are hotel accommodations included in my registration?

No. – All attendees are responsible for covering the cost of their own hotel accommodations

Will meals be provided to attendees?

Yes, a box lunch will be provided.

Is there a way to request a refund if I register and am unable to attend?

Yes. – Please consult our refund policy here.
Refunds will take 4 – 6 weeks post conference.

Where can I find the schedule at a glance?

The schedule is outlined at the top of this page.

Can I substitute my registration for someone else?

Attendance Substitutes are acceptable. However, after the cancellation deadline, you are responsible for full payment.
Please email substitute’s first and last name, cellphone (for registration purposes) as well as their job title and college/organization affiliation to for name tag and registration purposes as early as possible.
Please include your name and organization in the email.

I have attended past events. Is there a place to login and skip entering all my information again?

No, each event is a new registration.

Will we know which state legislators we are meeting with before the day of the event?

No, appointments will be set and provided on the day of the training.


Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

March 22, 2023
1 Day
in Historic Sacramento
the state capitol plus
advocacy training and meetings


Kimberly Ranalla


Mailing Address:
1800 21st Street PMB 205
Sacramento, CA 95811


Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Other HOTEL options if Sheraton sells out:

(not with a CCCAOE rate)

Residence Inn Sacramento
Downtown at Capitol Park
1121 15th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


Best Western Plus Sutter House
1100 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Submit your Fall 2023 Breakout Session Proposal today!