CalSTRS webinars


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.


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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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.

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.

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

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 your retirement.

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.

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 video.

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Part-time Educator

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

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®.