ALL CONFERENCE WORKSHOP MATERIALS

Workshop handouts will be available for viewing or download by clicking the button above prior to the District Leadership Conference.

SESSION ONE

9:15 am – 10:45 am

101.  Unit President Part I (two-part workshop – register for both 101 & 301)

Congratulations on being elected PTA President! In this two-part class, we will review the basics of PTA policies and procedures and learn tips for unit management to help you meet the responsibilities of your new role. We will provide you with everything you need to successfully lead your unit efficiently and effectively.

102.  Unit Treasurer Part I (two-part workshop – register for both 102 & 302)

Review all responsibilities of the unit treasurer over the course of an entire financial year.  Topics include banking, budget, fundraising, contracts, money handling and financial reports.  

103.  Secretary

Learn the role and the job responsibilities of being the secretary, including: how to prepare minutes that are correct, concise, and complete; what should be “for the record’; what to leave out; how to approve, correct and file the master copy of the minutes; how to deal with correspondence; duties as an executive board member. Plan to review a brief meeting example and prepare sample minutes. This workshop will also include a small segment covering the tasks and responsibilities of the historian position.

104.  Membership Basics

Everything you need to conduct a successful year-long PTA membership campaign.  This workshop will include procedures, timelines, incentives, and resources.  Learn tips for asking people to join and receive sample materials.

105. Para Lideres de la Junta de la PTA-Parte 1 (en Español)   Unit Leaders Basics 1 – Spanish Track

Bienvenido a la Junta de la PTA.  Tenga en cuenta que los líderes de la PTA nunca están solos. Aprenda los conceptos de todos los puestos de la junta, cómo trabajar con los miembros de la junta de manera eficiente y efectiva, y qué recursos están disponibles para hacer el trabajo. Aprenda a tener reuniones divertidas y productivas mientras brinda excelentes programas a los niños de su escuela.

106. Parliamentarian Basics & Bylaws Start to Finish

Learn basic parliamentary procedure and duties of the parliamentarian.  Learn what’s in your bylaws and the procedure for amending them.  We will also cover nominations and elections.

107. You’re on the PTA Board, What Now? 

Board members are never alone. Learn the basics of all board positions, how to work with board members efficiently and effectively, and what resources are available to get the job done.  Learn how to have fun and productive meetings.

ALL CONFERENCE WORKSHOP MATERIALS

Workshop handouts will be available for viewing or download by clicking the button above prior to the District Leadership Conference.

SESSION TWO

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

201. Tax Compliance Support Center

Are those tax forms overwhelming and confusing? Learn how to complete them correctly and file on time.   Keep your PTA unit in compliance and good standing with PTA, the IRS, the State of California, and the Office of the Attorney General.  

202. Advocacy is Asking!

Advocacy for kids can happen in places other than just Sacramento.  What is local advocacy and how does it work at the unit and council level? How do you identify issues, plan an effective advocacy effort, and make a difference? Can PTAs adopt positions? How does a Study Committee work? What’s involved in planning timelines for action? And more.  Join us to learn how to amplify your voice for all children.

203. Mental Health Awareness

“…an estimated 49.5 percent of adolescents have had a mental health disorder at some point in their lives. The good news is that promoting positive mental health can prevent some problems.” (HHS.gov) Now more than ever it is essential that we prioritize our youth’s mental health. Learn more about this important topic and share ideas and best practices for supporting the mental wellness of the young people in our lives.

204. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In a rapidly changing landscape of volunteers and prospective members, how does your PTA stack up? Does your board/association reflect your diverse student/family population? Join us as we share success stories of diversifying your PTA to build a strong foundation for your board/association.

205. Successful PTA Programs, Fundraising & Events

Keep your PTA fresh by adding a new program or updating a current one.  This workshop will share successful tactics that turn a good event into a great one.  Get ideas from other PTAs that engage parents, raise funds, provide family entertainment, and meet the goals of your community.

206. Council Leadership Essentials

For Council presidents, treasurers, and membership chairs.  You’re on the council board now…and things are a little different! Learn the role of the Council PTA board members, their responsibilities and how each role interacts with units and the district.  Learn tips and tricks from district leaders to make your transition to council smooth!

207. Reflections

Learn about the PTA Reflections Arts Recognition Program. Unleash students’ creative talents and be inspired.  We’ll show you how to engage teachers, and parents from TK-12th grade students.  Art categories are Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.  Let’s discuss the who, what, why, when, and where of this exciting program.  

ALL CONFERENCE WORKSHOP MATERIALS

Workshop handouts will be available for viewing or download by clicking the button above prior to the District Leadership Conference.

SESSION THREE

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

301.  Unit President Part 2 (two-part workshop – register for both 101 & 301)

Part two of the information presented in Unit President 101. Includes how to create an agenda, financial responsibilities, communication, and conflict management for leaders.

302.  Unit Treasurer Part 2 (two-part workshop – register for both 102 & 302)

Review all responsibilities of the unit treasurer over the course of an entire financial year.  Topics include banking, budget, fundraising, contracts, money handling and financial reports.

303.  Membership Themes & Idea Exchange

Membership the easy way!  Developing a membership theme for your PTA will make your campaign run easier and add some excitement. Use the theme to create incentives and build events. Come and share your successful events and network with others for new and fun ideas for your next PTA event. Staff Appreciation, student/parent fun activities, and parent engagement/ education programs can be nearly free. 

304.  PTA Communications

PTAs are encouraged to communicate with PTA members, the school community, and the community at large to inform them about the value of PTA. This workshop will focus on tips, tricks, and strategies to help spotlight your PTA’s goals and accomplishments to your school community and beyond! We will touch on digital communication tools (email, websites, etc.), social media best practices, and more.

305.  Managing Conflict

Manage conflict. Do not fear. Conflict can be healthy. How you deal with it makes the difference.  Come get tips on meeting the challenge of working effectively together as a team when there are different personalities, leadership styles, experience levels, ages and understanding the association.

306.  eBylaws

Bylaws review and Step by step instructions to updating bylaws using e-bylaws, participate in a live demonstration and get your e-bylaws questions answered.

307.  PTA Audits

Everything you need to know to conduct a PTA audit at any level!  Walk step by step through the Audit Checklist and learn how to fill out the Audit Report. Come and hear tips and tricks from seasoned auditors.

308. Para Lideres de la Junta de la PTA-Parte 2 (en Español    Unit Leaders Basics 2 – Spanish Track

Continuamos nuestra discusión interactiva sobre cómo los miembros de la junta trabajan juntos, formando equipo con maestros y administradores para el beneficio de todos los niños de su escuela.