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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current browser to register for a webinar.
Paper Service Retirement Application Demonstration
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.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, July 2, 2021, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 9, 2021, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, June 18, 2021, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, July 8, 2021, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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
myCalSTRS. Log in to be sure your password and account
information are up to date; you will be using myCalSTRS
during the webinar.
Friday, June 18, 2021, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
June 22, 2021, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 8, 2021, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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
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.
Download My Retirement System handout
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.
Download My Retirement Benefits handout
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.
Download My Retirement Decisions handout
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday, June 25, 2021, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
July 1, 2021, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
July 16, 2021, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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.
Download Save For Your Future workbook
Plan for Your Future
It’s not too early to start planning for your future. Have you
thought about how you’ll be spending your days in retirement?
Picturing specifics will help you prepare the best plan to
accomplish your goals.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to create an action plan for
your retirement picture, how to identify your expenses in
retirement and how they’ll likely change over time, about
Medicare basics and Social Security offsets, and strategies for
managing your current and future expenses.
Download Plan for Your Future workbook
Protect Your Future
Many retirees underestimate their retirement income and expenses.
Being realistic, planning ahead and learning ways to mitigate
common obstacles, including inflation, rising health care costs
and scams, can help you make sure your money lasts throughout
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to identify your income
sources, ways to reduce the risks of underestimating your
expenses, strategies for withdrawing you invested dollars, and
get step-by-step guide to choosing a financial professional.
Download Protect Your Future workbook
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.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday, June 21, 2021, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 24, 2021, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
myCalSTRS: Discover What You Can Do
With your myCalSTRS online account, you can change your
address and income tax withholdings; view and print your benefit
statements and 1099-R forms; manage your direct deposit account;
and update your one-time death benefit recipient. Be sure to
register for a myCalSTRS account before the webinar at
myCalSTRS.com. Need help
registering an account? Watch the myCalSTRS registration
*You will need an updated internet browser to view the video.
Want to find out more about the CalSTRS benefits and services you
have access to as a part-time educator? In this webinar, you’ll
compare the two benefit programs that may be available to you and
determine which program you’re paying into. You’ll learn about
how to increase your retirement income, the importance of
supplemental savings, and considerations to keep in mind
throughout your career. You’re helping students build their
future, don’t forget about yours.
Download Considerations for Part-time Educators fact sheet
Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
June 21, 2021, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, June 24, 2021, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
July 12, 2021, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Retired Educator: Learn and Discover
As a retired educator, you have access to valuable CalSTRS tools
and resources, including the Your Newly Retired Member Kit and the
Retired Educator page.
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®.