Programs + Events

Regional Leadership Conferences

DON’T MISS THESE EXCITING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Join California State PTA leaders, local officers and volunteers for a day of leadership training, workshops, table talks and networking designed to help you succeed in your PTA leadership role. For just $25, you’ll learn new skills to help you and your PTA succeed. (Includes breakfast and lunch.)

The upcoming Regional Leadership Conferences offer numerous workshops for PTA leaders in a wide variety of topics. We’ve got something for everyone:

  • Workshops for presidents, treasurers, parliamentarians and other roles
  • Hot topics in health, membership, communications, family engagement and more
  • Arts education resources and information
  • Vendor fair with access to fundraisers, programs and services to bring back to your school
  • Tax-filing support and electronic membership with TOTEM signups onsite
  • FREE breakfast from McDonald’s and FREE lunch provided by Panda Express
  • And more!

REGISTER TODAY!

Registration Now Open:

September 22, 2018 at the Novato Unified School District — Hill Education Center, Novato

October 6, 2018 at the Ventura County Office of Education — Conference and Education Services Center, Camarillo

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SCHEDULE & CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Event Schedule:

  • 8 a.m. – Registration Opens and Breakfast (provided by McDonald’s in Sacramento and Visalia, provided by PTA in Novato and Camarillo)
  • 8:45 a.m. – Welcome
  • 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. – Session 1
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.- Session 2
  • 12:30 p.m. – Lunch (provided by Panda Express in all locations)
  • 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. – Session 3

Class Descriptions:

We have a variety of classes for every PTA leader to benefit from. View the full list of classes with descriptions.

  • PRESIDENT (101 and 201)
  • TREASURER (102 and 202)
  • MEMBERSHIP (103)
  • COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA (104)
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DASHBOARD (205)
  • PARLIAMENTARIAN (106)
  • ENGAGING FAMILIES AND BUILDING COMMUNITIES (107)
  • ELECTRONIC MEMBERSHIP (203)
  • FUNDRAISING (204)
  • LEGISLATION (105)
  • SECRETARY (206)
  • COUNCIL LEADERS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (207)
  • PTA 411 (301)
  • BUDGET (302)
  • PROGRAMS AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT (303)
  • UNDERSTANDING CULTURE TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN A DIVERSE BOARD (304)
  • HOT TOPICS IN HEALTH & COMMUNITY CONCERNS (305)
  • BYLAWS & E-BYLAWS (306) ***
  • BUILDING TEAMS AND HANDLING CONFLICT (307)

***For individuals who are planning to take the bylaws class and would like to do e-bylaws while at this event, please contact California State PTA to obtain your e-bylaws login information by completing the request form here at least three days in advance of the training event. Additionally, please bring your laptop or other device so that you can complete your e-bylaws while working with the California State PTA Parliamentarian.

Plus, Just Added for all Locations:

Sign up your unit for the electronic membership system TOTEM! After several months of testing and incorporating feedback from leaders at all levels of PTA, California State PTA is excited to announce the electronic membership system TOTEM is ready for your PTA – and we can sign up your unit onsite at the Regional Leadership Conferences. Just bring a PTA check and come to the TOTEM table or the electronic membership workshop. Five easy steps to connect to e-membership:

  1. Invite your leaders—you can request your invitation
  2. Confirm your PTA/PTSA information specifically your Dues amount (pre-filled information is from California State PTA records, but should be confirmed by local leaders)
  3. Connect your bank account
  4. Authenticate the bank account (If the treasurer signed your PTA up then the President authenticates, if the President signed up then the Treasurer authenticates — or other two officers)
  5. Personalize your site.

Need a little TLC when it comes to tax filing for your PTA? We are here to help! Simply bring a completed copy of the Unit Needs Form along with payment and we’ll do the tax filing for you onsite at all Regional Leadership Conferences. We’ll be able to assist with the following:

  • Attorney General CT-1 Charitable Trust Registration
  • Attorney General RRF-1 Registration/Renewal Report
  • IRS 990 N
  • Franchise Tax Board 199N
  • Plus, guidance and answers to your questions about tax filing required for all PTAs.

You do not need to be registered for the Regional Leadership Conference in order to take advantage of this service – come by the Tax Filing Support Center for free and we’ll file your returns for you! (Although registration to the Regional Leadership Conference is only $25 and includes free breakfast from McDonald’s, free lunch from Panda Express and access to great PTA leadership trainings. Register Today!)

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS

Thank you to our sponsors for the Regional Leadership Conferences! Interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor for these events? Visit www.capta.org/regional-leadership-conferences/vendor-fair-application.