A group of 40 CEA members, 8 staff and the 4 CEA officers participated in the 2009 CEA/NEA orientation April 1-3. The CEA/NEA Orientation is an annual event organized by CEA staff for emerging local association leaders that builds awareness and understanding of the resources CEA and NEA offer.
Participants toured CEA Headquarters in Hartford in the late afternoon Wednesday, and enjoyed an informal dinner together along with a brief presentation. On Thursday the group traveled to Washington, DC, where members toured the National Education Association Headquarters and learned more about NEA. They had the opportunity to meet with CEA and NEA leaders and staff as well as visit government buildings and tour the sights.