Webinars

CalSTRS webinars

Overview

CalSTRS offers webinars designed for early career, midcareer and members nearing retirement. Communicating virtually is now more important than ever. Register today so you can plan ahead by better understanding your CalSTRS benefits.

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COVID-19 updates

To protect our members in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have formatted our in-person workshops to online webinars. We are committed to providing the same educational workshops in webinar format so you can continue to take an active role in your retirement from the safety of your home. 

You can register for webinars by clicking on the links below.

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Application Roundtable

Are you ready to retire? In this webinar, a CalSTRS benefits specialist will walk you through how to complete and submit your Service Retirement Application, as well as, show you how to update your one-time death benefit recipient.

Online Service Retirement Application Demonstration

Are you ready to retire? In this webinar, a CalSTRS benefits specialist will walk you through how to use your myCalSTRS account to complete and submit your Service Retirement Application online, as well as, show you how to update your one-time death benefit recipient.

Retire Now or Later

Are you trying to decide when to retire? Have you been offered a retirement incentive? If you’re comfortable with technology and want to better understand your retirement options and calculate your own retirement estimates, this Retire Now or Later webinar if perfect for you. With the guidance of a CalSTRS benefit specialist, you will learn how to: 

  • Access CalSTRS online resources. 
  • Log into your myCalSTRS account and access your Retirement Progress Report
  • Use the CalSTRS Retirement Benefits Calculator to generate multiple retirement estimates. 
  • Determine if you can retire now or later. 

Before signing up for this webinar, be sure you are registered for myCalSTRS. Log in to be sure your password and account information are up to date; you will be using myCalSTRS during the webinar.

My Retirement System

Looking for a quick and easy way to learn about CalSTRS and how it plays a large part in your retirement?  This webinar is designed to provide you with the foundation you need to know as a CalSTRS member.

You will learn important topics that include understanding the CalSTRS hybrid retirement system, contributions, creditable services and other resources CalSTRS offers based on your career stage. Take the first step in your life journey with CalSTRS.

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My Retirement Benefits

Are you ready to get serious about understanding your retirement? This interactive workshop is designed to give you all the tools you need to calculate your retirement. You will also learn about important topics like the CalSTRS’ hybrid retirement system, survivor benefits, your retirement gap, and steps to increase your retirement income. Get the information you need to know to be informed about CalSTRS retirement.

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My Retirement Decisions

Is your retirement date within reach? This workshop is designed for members who are close to retirement and are looking for information on the steps you needed to make informed decisions.

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to calculate your retirement benefit but also include topics like beneficiary options, service retirement forms, choosing retirement dates, defined benefit supplement and what to know for after retirement. Start preparing for the retirement you want by getting the accurate information you need.

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Save For Your Future

A spending plan gives you control of your money, keeps you focused on your financial goals, and helps you organize your expenses, debt and savings. Spend an hour and a half learning the strategies financial planners use to get their clients on the right financial path.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create a spending plan, understand your credit report, build/keep good credit, and manage your debt. You’ll also get worksheets, strategies for creating a spending plan, and more.

Start Saving Now with Pension2

Have you heard the terms “403(b),” “TSA” or “retirement savings” and wondered what they meant or how they could potentially benefit you? Come learn more about the CalSTRS Pension2 program, the one voluntary component of the CalSTRS hybrid retirement system that may seem optional, but for almost all employees, is crucial for ensuring a comfortable retirement, particularly for CalSTRS members hired after January 1, 2013.

In this webinar, you’ll understand how valuable saving even a little money today will benefit you hugely by the time you’re ready to retire. Even if you already have a retirement savings account, the CalSTRS Pension2 program may provide you with a greater retirement income, allowing you to afford the retirement you desire. You may not be retiring soon, but there’s no time like the present to start saving for it.

Navigating Market Volatility with Pension2

All investing involves some degree of risk. Investing your emotions in a relationship opens you up to potentially getting hurt, while also allowing for personal growth. Investing for your retirement is similar. In order to properly invest for your retirement, your savings in a defined contribution plan will be exposed to stock market fluctuations.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the variety of emotions you may experience as an investor and understand why the stock market fluctuates in the first place. You’ll also receive risk mitigation strategies to ensure, even in times of stress, that your emotions remain composed while your retirement savings stay on course. In addition, you’ll find out how to take control of your retirement savings future with CalSTRS Pension2®.