Knowledge and Skill to Support the Future of California
The California Policy Collaborative hosts e-learning courses and a relationship-building learning community approach to support legislative staff as they build foundational knowledge skills and connections.
The California Policy Collaborative’s mission is to build the policy knowledge, expertise of and connections between policy staff through accurate and relevant content coupled with engaging, enriching and fun experiences, all for the ultimate benefit of California’s children and communities.
Professional Policy Learning Communities for Legislative Staff
The CPC approach builds on the science of adult learning and ensures that every programming design decision is grounded in the unique needs of legislative staff. Our program provides an opportunity for participants to effectively shape state policy by gaining:
About Our Courses
Early Care and Learning
In CPC’s early care and learning course, students will explore state and federal child care, preschool, Transitional Kindergarten and after school policy. Topic areas include California child demographics and well being indicators, governance, finance, workforce, program design, facilities and data system.
TK-12 Education Policy
The TK-12 Education Policy course is designed to build foundational California TK-12 policy knowledge. Topic areas include California student demographics and student outcomes, governance, finance, facilities, workforce, standards, assessments, system of support and accountability.
How CPC Courses Work
Explore relevant, engaging content using an online learning system that allows cohort members to work at their own pace in preparation for corresponding in-person convenings.
Participate in networking opportunities intended to build comradery and support relationship-building with your fellow legislative staff while applying course material.
Engagement with Experts
Engage in interactive, inquiry-based activities with leading California education experts, including fellow policy staff, researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders to exercise and amplify skills learned during each module.
Cohort Schedule & Application Period
Courses are conducted during the legislative recess, from October to December annually. The application period to enroll in these courses will occur when the Legislature returns from summer recess. Check back in once applications are available.
Who is Eligible to Participate?
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