Sixth District Leadership Trainings

Training Day

Register Today for the Sixth District Spring Leadership Training!

When: 8am - 4pm, Saturday, June 1, 2019

Where: Peterson Middle School,
               1380 Rosalia Dr, Sunnyvale, CA  94087

What: Sixth District Training is a way for your
incoming board to learn the PTA Basics and
share Best Practices!

What does Training Day Look Like?

8:00am – 8:30am – Check In & Registration, Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 8:55am – Welcome & Association Meeting

8:55am – 9:30am – Keynote and Executive Board Training

9:30am – 9:40am – Break
9:40am – 11:10am - Workshop #1
11:10am – 11:25am – Break
11:25am – 12:55pm - Workshop #2
12:55pm – 2:15pm – Lunch, Resource & Vendor Fair

2:15pm – 3:45pm - Workshop #3
PTA Mini-Store will be open during lunch

Are you curious about how best to communicate with your child's teacher & Principal? Is there a system for addressing your concerns? What is the role of the School District & School Board members and why does it matter? This workshop is an introduction to advocacy at the unit level. Please join us to learn more about how best to advocate for your child at your school!

Learn how to effectively utilize social media and websites to communicate in today’s PTA/PTSA. Explore multiple forms of social media, learn about best practices for social media policy and gain traffic for your PTA/PTSA. This workshop will give insight to the virtual world of marketing and communications that is proving to be more effective and reachable for members across the state!

Come learn more about e-Bylaws and how to work with the new Bylaws template!

Learn more about Totem the California State PTA online membership platform that your PTA/PTSA can utilize to get your membership up and distribute e-membership cards!

Managing the PTA’s finances is not just the treasurer’s job. Discover how all board members fit into the finance picture. Attendees will understand the importance of complying with federal government standards needed to protect the assets of the PTA.

Understanding volunteers: what is different today? How do you recruit them? What do they want and need? How best to appreciate them. Let’s share strategies that have worked with our PTAs to recruit and retain volunteers!

The new insurance requires audits and monthly review of the bank statement and reconciliation by a non-check signer. This hands on workshop will get you started toward completing your audit. If your PTA has not done an audit bring the copies of reconciled bank statements and treasurers reports for the first six months. We will discuss how this meets the new insurance requirements. We will also show you how this can cut the semi-annual audit time in more than half. If your school has not done and audit this year bring your bank statements and treasurer report for the first six months.

Join us as we go over the do's and don'ts of fundraising. We will give you the guidelines for raffles, alcohol permits and the 3-to-1 rule.

California State PTA Insurance requires that there be audits. If loss occurs and there have been no audit there is no coverage. Don’t wait until the end of the year to prepare for the audit. Get simple strategies and tips for making audits a piece of cake! Learn how to plan, conduct and report the outcome of your PTA audit. Reassure your members their resources are being managed in a businesslike manner which complies with all regulations. This workshop is not just for auditors; any officer, especially the president, treasurer and secretary, would benefit from understanding what is required to pass a PTA audit.

Get inspired to Make Your Members Matter! Membership is essential! Learn about making year-round campaigns and developing the right channels to communicate by building strong and unified PTAs to advocate and volunteer for all children.

Parts 1 & 2 - This workshop provides an in-depth discussion of financial procedures. Attendees will be guided step- by-step through an entire financial year. Topics include banking, budgets, money handling and financial reports. We will explore in detail fundraising, workers’ compensation and more.

We will discuss the role and duties of the parliamentarian. We will also review unit bylaws. Learn what is in your bylaws and why. Knowing what's in your bylaws can make you a better officer and PTA member. Make your PTA life easier — Get the most out of your bylaws!

Programs are at the heart of PTA. Learn how to develop your own effective, engaging PTA programs. We'll tackle the Nuts and Bolts of PTA programs and we'll share best practices and practical tips. We'll also find out about the great programs offered by California State PTA and National PTA. We'll share free resources, and program ideas that won't cost you a cent.

Parts 1 & 2 - Excited about your election to the presidency? But a bit nervous also? This workshop will provide the basics of PTA policies, structure and support that are available to help you in your new role. We will help you learn how to successfully lead your PTA with confidence.

You’ve taken the classes, but still have some questions. Bring them to this session of nothing but questions and answers. Inquiring minds need to know and Sixth District PTA officers will be on hand to help you with answers.

Whether you use a pen and paper, electronic tablet, laptop, cell phone or quill, bring it to this workshop and learn how to be the best secretary ever! Get a better picture of what you are required to record during meetings. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of being a secretary.