North State Together will focus professional development and training efforts around community partnership, attainment and impact, scale, and sustainability of systems and will facilitate professional development opportunities for each county collective impact team to build strong, sustainable collective impact partnerships.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will expand our listing to include helpful online trainings, webinars, and events that can assist our communities navigate the rapidly changing evironments.

As a backbone organization to our region, North State Together is focused on developing sustainable shared measurement systems.   North State Together’s role is to ensure that our county network partners see the value in data and have the data capacity to collect, analyze, and use data for their own continuous improvement.  As a backbone organization,  establishing shared measurement practices and building partners’ capacity to contribute and use data in a shared measurement system is a priority for our team.  We recognize our partners need ongoing assistance with data, and NST staff are here to provide technical assistance and additional staff capacity.  For assistance, please contact the North State Together backbone team at

Events/Trainings Updated April 6, 2020 10:12 AM

COVID-19 Financial Planning for K-12 Districts


Friday, April 10, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (PDT)

In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, California school districts are facing financial challenges and decisions as never before.

To help, CASBO Strategic Alliance Partner Forecast5 Analytics, Inc., is hosting a complimentary forum that will be broken down into three distinct topics and timeframes.

Join their representatives as they present a look back at the Great Recession, identify the financial questions you should be asking today, and discuss what the financial future will look like.

COVID-19 and It’s Impact on Educational Institutions: AALRR Continuous Update

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo will continue to provide up-to-date information in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant impact on our educational institutions. Our complimentary webinars will provide updated information two times per week concerning executive orders, new legislation and recommendations from government agencies.
AALRR, a California legal firm, is offering free legal updates or K-14 public institutions

This webinar meet  9 times.

  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Fri, Apr 3, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Tue, Apr 7, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Tue, Apr 14, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Fri, Apr 17, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Tue, Apr 21, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Fri, Apr 24, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Tue, Apr 28, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT


An Overview of Natonal Student Clearnghouse StudentTracker for High Schools (60 minutes)
Join this webinar to learn what StudentTracker for High Schools is and the reports available. For secondary schools active with StudentTracker for High Schools or looking to learn more about the service.

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM


April 8, 2020, 11 – 11:30 a.m. PT | Hosted By: Action for Healthy Kids

Families have a powerful role in supporting their children’s health and learning. However, it’s challenging to build relationships in a remote environment. How can families effectively partner with schools during distance learning? Presented in partnership by Kaiser Permanente and Action for Healthy Kids this live, interactive session will provide parents and caregivers with concrete ways to connect and build relationships with educators during distance learning to support student health and academic success.

Register here.

FREE WEBINAR: Equity-Minded Student Services in the Online Environment

Apr 9, 2020 10:00 AM PST


Description: In response to COVID-19, this webinar will focus on equity-minded student services strategies and practices that can be employed by community college professionals in the online environment. This webinar is facilitated by Drs. J Luke Wood​ Frank Harris III and sponsored by Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement – CORAACPA – College Student Educators International, and Chief Student Services Officers Association.

Various Online Webinars for Northern California Businesses Coping with COVID-19


Coping with COVID — 10 minute overview of Forms Needed to Apply for Disaster Assistance

Northern California SBDC Finance Center advisor Sunita Maharaj shares step-by-step guidance on filing an application for the SBA Disaster Relief loan.
SBA-FORM-5C  |  SBA-FORM-5  |  SBA-413  |  SBA-1368  |  SBA-2022  |  SBA-4506-T

Moderated by Scott Rogalski | Topics: SBA Disaster Relief Loan | Date Recorded: March 19 2020


Coping with COVID: Emergency cash flow resources and opportunities

Northern California SBDC Hosts a panel of expert advisors who will offer suggestions and answer your questions on how small businesses can cope with tight cash flow during the Covid-19 emergency. Panelists include expert financial advisors from across the Norcal SBDC network.

Moderated by Ann Johnson-Stromberg | Topics: Cash Flow, Online Sales Strategies, Debt Consolidation, Financial Management, Emergency Working Capital | Date Recorded: March 19 2020


Coping with COVID: Prepping to apply for Emergency SBA Economic Injury Loans

Northern California SBDC Hosts a panel of advisors to answer your questions on how small businesses can prepare and apply for an SBA Economic Injury Loan. Panelists include expert financial advisors from across the Norcal SBDC network as well as a representative from the Small Business Administration.

Moderated by Scott Rogalski | Topics: SBA Loan| Date Recorded: March 19 2020


Restaurants ~ Responding to COVID 19

This webinar is for restaurants, bars and the hospitality industry. Join the SBDC Restaurant Program and the SBA to get more information on loans and resources, the ABC for information on licensing status, transfers and changing restrictions, the Health Department on keeping your opened businesses and employees safe and EDD on resources for managing workforce.

Moderated by Louise Dawson | Topics: Restaurants, Bars, Hospitality, Loans & Resources | Date Recorded: March 20 2020


Past Events/Trainings:

North State Together county networks have been invited by our Jobs for the Future partner in the following peering learning call. Please feel free to forward to those in your counties who may be interested.

Effective Strategies for Work Based Learning in Rural Communities (REL West)
Peer Learning Call
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This is a peer learning call to showcase the evidence-informed quality work-based learning framework developed for rural communities by the Tulare Kings College and Career Collaborative. The call will feature a case study of the development, implementation, and scaling of an impactful work-based learning program at Cutler-Orosi School District in the Central Valley.

Join by Video  
ID: 798185857

Join by phone
1-408-792-6300 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 798 185 857



Managing Change in (Rapidly) Changing Times
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Cost: Free

If you have questions about how to manage change, whether it’s about managing your work priorities, your partner relationships, your teams, or even *how* to work at this time, we’re here to help.

Join us for this week’s webinar where we will be answering your questions and offering recommendations and resources for what to think about and how to move forward when our work seems to be shifting by the day.


What Districts & COEs Must Know about COVID 19

ENCORE: What Districts & COEs Must Know about COVID 19: Preparation, Policy Particulars, Safety Control, Communications

Join us for a webinar on Apr 02, 2020 at 3:00 PM PDT.


This webcast will focus on what you must know about COVID 19, including strategies to prepare for workplace disruption, illness and quarantines, leaves, accommodations and compliance with federal and state regulations and emergency declarations. We will help participants make sense of the quickly changing – and, often, conflicting – reports and guidelines from the CDC, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies. We will help you identify your own entity’s unique concerns for employees, the public, students and families as we all grapple with foreseeable and potential developments. We will provide tools for preparation with proactive policies and strategies. We currently anticipate the following major topics:

Explanation, in plain, non-alarmist, and objective terms, of the range of issues for school districts and COEs for maintaining appropriate precautions to prevent exposures and keep students and staff safe.

Making sense of conflicting or changing guidelines, recommendations, travel advisories and emergency declarations regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and potential pandemic.
How to handle employee absenteeism for those who are ill, or required to self-quarantine for up to 14 days.

Imposing travel restrictions on business and personal travel – what is lawful and constitutional for public employees.

Wage and hour and leave issues – legal standards, MOU and policy issues; and proactive plans for employees who are quarantined and cannot report for duty or work remotely.

How to enact and enforce effective telework policies, for both temporary and longer-term options, as they may become necessary.

Potential industrial and non-industrial illness claims, including RTW issues with mandated testing, fitness for duty statements, and more

How to sidestep discrimination, harassment or retaliation traps for the unwary

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Stress Management for Educators

A Live Interactive Webinar
Wednesday, April 1
11:00 AM PST

Kaiser Permanente, Sanford Harmony, and Healthier Generation will help you learn the impacts and response patterns associated with stress, along with practical tips to rise above and maintain your cool even in times of crisis.


Online School: A Thoughtful Approach

Association of California School Administrators is hosting an online webinar:

Online School: A Thoughtful Approach
Tuesday, March 31st at 5:00 pm
Click Here to Join the Zoom Meeting

You’re invited to join three former California educators Tuesday evening at 5:00 pm as they share their online school journey. The American International School in Hong Kong serves a global community of students from early childhood to high school. Candy Lee, elementary Student Support teacher, Dave Han, elementary Assistant Principal, and Cami Okubo, elementary Principal are eager to support ACSA elementary administrators and educators as they thoughtfully launch new learning experiences for elementary students and families during these uncertain times. You are invited to a Zoom webinar that will provide an authentic case study on communication strategies, technology tools, and wellness planning.



POSTPONED: National Student Clearinghouse and Race to Rigor

Registration is free but required.


Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

This training will benefit school administrators, educational data specialists, school counselors, and county network team members.

Shasta County Office of Education Professional Development Center | 2985 Innsbruck Drive | Redding, CA 96003
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

BREAKFAST 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM


Attendees will:
• Gain an understanding of the services of National Student Clearinghouse
• Learn about NSC participating colleges and universities
• Find out about NSC data gathering and NSC report structure
• Learn how to read high school reports and their possible uses to improve college readiness and going rates

To learn more about the morning session, please watch:

LUNCH 12:30-1:30


Attendees will:
• Learn about Race to Rigor, an intentional effort to increase students’ access and success in rigorous coursework including UC/CSU A-G completion, Advanced Placement(AP), Dual Enrollment (DE)
• Discover how to use Race to Rigor to ensure preparation and academic success in college
• Understand how this program will help with counseling support for elementary, middle and high school.

END 3:30 PM

Questions? Contact North State Together by email at


North State Together’s partner, The Collective Impact Forum,  is hosting the following free event:

Managing Change in (Rapidly) Changing Times)
Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT


Managing Change in (Rapidly) Changing Times


This has been a time of massive disruption in all of our lives and work. Those of us who are facilitating and supporting collective impact will have to lead our groups through change. This may involve:
– Changing the common agenda, intended results, or performance measures
– Adapting strategies and workplans
– Assisting partners who are meeting urgent needs or are facing organizational crises
– Changing your teams, meetings, and communication, including moving to virtual work
– Working with funders to lift restrictions on grants to focus on urgent needs of community members and organizations


Communicating through the Coronavirus

North State Together is a member of the National College Attainment Network and our county networks including schools are eligible to register for the following webinar:

Signal Vine webinar: Communicating Through the Coronavirus: A Panel Discussion

Friday, March 20
10:00 – 11:00 am PST
Register here.

Right now, every college and university is grappling with the impact of COVID-19 and building business continuity plans. Schools that can are moving online and others are rethinking ways to serve their students and provide for basic needs, especially for the under-resourced. It’s an uncertain time for faculty, staff, and students alike, but if there is one underlying theme, it’s the need to communicate. This includes communicating across campus and with staff and faculty as well.

Join Signal Vine as they invite expert panelists and institutional leaders to discuss how they’re conducting campus-wide communications in light of COVID-19. Participants will walk away with best practices and ideas on how to ensure the right message is sent to the right people at the right time.


POSTPONED – 2020 NST Annual Summit

2020 North State Together County Network Summit – Connect, Collaborate, Contribute

Each year, we bring the county network teams together for a deep dive collaboration session. This year the collective impact teams will work on sharing best practices int the morning and in the afternoon they will learn communication strategies from our Hattaway Communications partner provided as part of our Lumina Talent Hub designation.

We are excited to announce the tentative agenda and registration link for the 2020 North State Together summit on March 16th.    Please register for this event so we can get an accurate picture of who will be in attendance.   Mileage and one night lodging will be provided for those traveling more than one hour to get here.  Please submit your reimbursement form for these expenses.


For the morning, we have listened to your feedback from last year’s summit survey and are providing morning county collaboration time.  Please send us your agenda items for the morning session to  If you would like to present something your county networks are doing during that time, we think that would be  a great addition to the morning session.

As part of our Lumina Talent Hub designation, we have partnered with Hattaway Communications to provide us with a great afternoon workshop for you and your county network team.

Summit Tentative Agenda:
8:30-9:00 Breakfast (Provided)
9:00-9:30 Welcome
9:30-12:00 County Collective Impact Team Networking Time (Please Send Agenda Items to
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (Provided)
1:00-4:30 Hattaway Communications:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Introducing Aspirational Communication
  • Crafting Your Shared Aspirational Narrative
  • Strategic Storytelling
  • Takeaway and Next Steps

Hattaway Communications, a strategic communications firm based in Washington, D.C., will host an Aspirational Communication Workshop in the afternoon of March 16. During this session, the Hattaway team will teach, through a series of fun exercises, communications tools and frameworks—such as a simple but powerful narrative framework—to create a shared authentic and aspirational narrative that unites the region’s message and will help strategically guide your communications work. Participants will leave the workshop with a narrative framework, an elevator speech, and a template to share strategic stories from your work with key audiences. To learn more about Aspirational Communication and its methodology, you can read this article that the firm’s president wrote for Stanford Social Innovation Review.


Cal-Pass Plus
Free & Actionable Student Data System Overview
Wed, Feb 12, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
Join us for an overview of the most robust longitudinal, intersegmental student data system in California! We will outline how Cal-PASS Plus can help improve student success and increase college and career readiness. Our dynamic dashboards are utilized by over 1500+ members across K-12 institutions, community colleges, and universities. Connect student information across these institutions and transform your data-driven decision making.


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