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December 10, 2020 - Vision in Action No. 14

California State Capitol

Government Relations and College Finance & Facilities Planning Launch Monthly Policy Advocacy Webinars

The Chancellor’s Office Government Relations & College Finance and Facilities Planning divisions are launching monthly systemwide Policy Advocacy Webinars to provide timely updates on major policy decisions affecting the California Community Colleges, including state and federal legislative and budget actions. These webinars are intended for community college leaders who lead and/or support policy advocacy, including CEOs, chief business officers, marketing directors and/or government relations and public information officers, as well as student leaders, policy advocacy organizations and higher education stakeholders.

With a difficult budget year for state revenues and many priority issues occupying the attention of the Legislature in 2021-22, community college advocacy coalitions will be critical to ensure the needs of community colleges and our most vulnerable students are a top priority for policymakers. We hope you will join us in these monthly webinars.

Webinars will take place on the second Friday of each month, unless otherwise noted:

  • Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10 am
  • Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10 am (Rescheduled from January 8th)
  • Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10 am
  • Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10 am
  • Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10 am
  • Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10 am

Register for the Webinar

If you have any questions, please contact Imran Majid by email or at (916) 324-2363.

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System Guidance/News

Join us for the next Chancellor’s Office system webinar on Wednesday, December 16 at 9:00 a.m. If you haven’t already done so, register for the webinars. Previous webinar recordings are available on the Vision Resource Center.

The Chancellor’s Office is committed to keeping everyone informed during this uncertain time. We encourage administrators, faculty, staff and students to regularly check the Chancellor’s Office COVID-19 resource page and the Chancellor’s Office Communications to Colleges section for ongoing executive orders, guidance memos and announcements. Current and prospective students can also get connected with their local college to find out specific resources and support services available as well as enroll in their local community college.

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Online Instruction/Webinars

Dr. Estela Mara Bensimon - one of the nation’s leading scholars on racial equity, organizational learning and practitioner inquiry and change - will be conversing with the Learning Lab community about the meaning of racial equity. This event is the first of a four-part equity conversation series. We invite you to join this important conversation on Friday, December 11th at 12:00 p.m. Register for the event.

Student Supports

The California Youth Crisis line runs 24-hours a day, seven days a week: 800-843-5200. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides confidential assistance to anyone in crisis and their loved ones through a live chat and free 24-hour hotline at 800-273-8255. You can also text COURAGE to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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