• Reminders

  • HCAFA Executive Committee monthly meetings listed below. Meetings start at 9:30 AM. All HCAFA members are invited to join the sessions. Dates as follows:

    • April 28
    • May 12 (TBD)
    • June 23 (TBD)
  • For information, contact HCAFA President Robert Allare at hcafapresident@gmail.com Unfortunately, our local Illinois Education Association office in Palatine is closed due to the pandemic, but messages (847.359.0300) are forwarded to us. For an emergency situation, you may contact the HCAFA President via email (hcafapresident@gmail.com) or IEA's central office in Springfield at https://ieanea.org/ieaconnect/ for telephone and live chat during their limited weekday hours as well as the email option. 

Summer Leadership Academy

A  message from HCAFA President Ilona Sala,
Adjunct Colleagues,

This summer, as the last newsletter, said the Illinois Education Association is offering the Summer Leadership Academy. Ordinarily, this academy would be interesting for those already active in HCAFA. However, it is crucial that some of you who have thought of becoming active seriously consider going to this summer’s academy.  The next few years are extremely important in our leadership and particularly because 2011-2012 are negotiation years.  One does not just step into those roles.  The training and preparation are important.

It is the nature of higher ed that its members are older; that is positive because it brings experience, discipline, and steadfastness.  However, an organization also needs youth’s stamina and dreams.  We know our adjuncts are busy, but it’s time to take small parts in a fast growing union. What  you learn from this academy can help in so many ways. Take a look at the agenda; it promises to inform and even lead to personal growth. After all negotiating skills can be used anywhere.

The academy is paid for, so participants do not incur any expenses.  Go to the IEA website to view all the courses, let Ilona Sala, Janice Cutler, Charmian Tashjian, or Amy Kunz know if you are interested in going.


EA Summer Leadership Academy
Leadership Fundamentals
July 27-30, 2010
Illinois State University

  • Registration coming soon..will launch on Tuesday, May 25.

Ilona Sala, President HCAFA

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