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California Network of Learning Professionals Forum

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Who is CNLP?

Our Mission

The mission of CNLP is to serve as an alliance of learning professionals collaboratively networking to provide the California State workforce with effective and timely learning solutions.

​​Our Members

CNLP members consist of civil service employees who specialize and perform duties in the field of learning and development.​

If you are a state or civil service employee, the CNLP recommends you join the California Trainers ListServ and gain access to the CNLP Teams Site​.​ ​To gain access to the CNLP Teams site in order to find CNLP and Special Interest Group discussion boards, resources, and more, click on the blue box to Subscribe below.

Subscribe to CNLP Teams Site & ListServ

​Once you have received your invitation to the Teams Site, please follow the steps below to access via Google Chrome or the Microsoft (MS) Teams Application:​

Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome and enter the MS Teams link (​) into the URL
  • Log into your MS Account using your department credentials (please follow any authentication protocols)​
  • Open Teams and click on your name icon on the right-hand side of the screen
  • Toggle to the California Department of Human Resources department by selecting it from the dropdown options
  • To return to your department’s MS Team channel, select your name icon on the right-hand side of the screen and select your department

MS Teams App

  • Open MS Teams application 
  • ​Select your department’s name in the upper right-hand corner (to the right of the search box) 
  • Click on California Department of Human Resources 
  • Please follow any authentication protocols 
  • To return to your department’s MS Team channel, select your name icon on the right-hand side of the screen and select your department

For technical questions please contact your Department's IT Division or
For any CNLP-related questions, please reach out to Michael Cicchitti ​at​.

CNLP Quarterly Forums & Special Interest Groups Events

For a Full List of Upcoming Events, log into the CNLP TEAMS site.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The purpose of the CNLP SIGs is to provide a networking forum for people that share an interest in a particular topic related to learning and professional development.  Additionally, SIGs allow members to collaborate with a focused network of professionals outside of the quarterly CNLP Forums.

Sign into TEAMs for SIG R​esourc​​es​


​Contact: Ginger Wisema​n

The eLearning SIG is intended to help members design, develop, and implement instruction in online settings and integrate with existing platforms such as LMS systems, SharePoint sites, and other hosting platforms.


​​​Contact: Will Phung

​The Leadership SIG explores topics for leadership development and provides resources and best practices to share within your departments.

Attendance is encouraged for anyone interested in professional growth in leadership development.​​

Board Members

​Mike Cicchitti​​
​Franchise Tax Board
​Jasper Jacobs
Vice Chair​
Dept. of Child Support Services
​Mike Clearwater
​Past Chair
​CA State Library
Sarah Tomlinson
​Membership Director
Franchise Tax Board
​Alison Kilpatric
​Marketing Director
Dept. of Child Support Services​​​
​Sunnie Munar
​Communicati​on Director
​State Controller's Office
Lyudmila Moraru
​Accessibility Director
Dept. of State Hospitals
​Lisa Bacon
​Rep. of Large Agencies
​Dept. of Consumer Affairs
​Victoria Quambao
​Rep. of Large Agencies
​Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation
​Karyn Lombard​
Rep. of Large Agencies​
​Employment Development Department
​Mickey Griffith
​Rep. of Large Agencies
​Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Melissa Langley
​Rep. of Medium Agencies
​Dept. of Rehabilitation
Jenny Fitzgerald
Rep. of Medium Agencies
Water Resources Control Board​​
​Alicia Altman
​Rep. of Small Agencies
​Dept. of Human Resources
​Jeff Jenkins
​Rep. of Small Agencies
California Lottery
​Anne Crew-Renzo
​Rep. of Small Agencies
​Office of Data and Innovation​
​Ginger Wiseman
​SIG Leader - eLearning
​Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation​
​Will Phung
​SIG Leader - Leadership Development
Dept. of Fish & Wildlife​​


​CalHR Executive Sponsor

​​John Sanborn ​ Chief Learning Officer​​​​​​​​​​​

Board Membership Interest

If you are interested in serving on the CNLP Board please fill out an Interest Form or email our Membership Director Sarah Tomlinson.

  Updated: 2/13/2024
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