All elected board members must take yearly Washington State PTA-approved training.  At least one elected board member from each unit must take PTA and the Law.

In order to best serve PTA Leaders, Washington State PTA is offers all Region Conferences and PTA and the Law free of charge.

Fulfilling the Training Requirement
Why the emphasis on training?  As board members, it is our fiduciary responsibility to manage the corporation in the best interest of its members as a whole. To run programs and handle budgets responsibly, knowledge of the applicable state and federal regulations is key to operate your non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable corporation. Training is what helps to build trust and give our local units credibility in their communities. A well-trained and informed board should be a great selling point to encourage the community to join a local unit. Trained board members should be proud of stepping up to the responsibility in their local unit.

Upcoming 2017-2018 Training Opportunities

Training for the 2017-2018 school year began with the WA State PTA Convention. Council has some offerings coming up before the end of the school year.

  • Wed, May 24, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
    Choose one class:

    • Managing Your Non-profit PTA: Financial Responsibilities of Board Members
      (formerly known as Money Matters)
      great class for ALL Board members, not just treasurers.
      LWRC, Board Room
    • Transitioning Gracefully.
      An excellent class for current presidents, even if you are continuing in the same role next year.
      LWRC, Hughes room
  • Tues, May 30, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
    • Presidents: Plan to Succeed
      A must for first-time presidents–or returning presidents!
      LWRC, Hughes Room
    • Ready, Set, Go!
      Another good training for ALL Board members.
      LWRC, Sammamish Room
Washington State PTA Convention 2017

104th Annual WSPTA Convention
April 28 – 30, 2017
More information TBA

Convention training counts toward the 2017-2018 school year.

Past 2016-2017 Training Opportunities

Nominating Committee Training
Monday, Jan. 30, 10:00-11:30 a.m., LWRC Sammamish Room

 Want to start out your officer election process smoothly? Send your Nom Comm to training! And Presidents, you are highly encouraged to attend as well. You can’t be on the Nom Comm, but understanding the process is crucial. In the meantime, if you have questions about electing your nominating committee check out the useful Nominating Committee & Elections handbook from the WA State PTA website. (The password/sign-in is growing/together.) Your Area VP is also a great resource for questions.

Training Webinars

This year, instead of a Region 2 Mid-Winter conference, we are trying something new: webinars. There will be two webinar classes that will be offered that people can “attend.”

Be sure to register in advance. They will be limited to 100 call-ins. Priority for the Money Matters class will be given to those who need training to fulfill their training requirement for Standards of Affiliation. During the webinar you will be able to see the presentation on your screen, and you will hear the presenter’s voice, live. You will also be able to type in questions, which the presenter will receive and will be able to address during the presentation.

 If you have any questions, contact LWPTSA Council President Liz Hedreen.

“Running Great After School Activities: The Do’s, the Don’ts and Everything In Between”
Thursday, Nov. 17th, 2016
LWRC, Sammamish Room
Bring your lunch!
** This class fulfills WSPTA-approved training requirements.

Region 2 Fall Conference
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Redmond High school

5:15 – 5:30pm Arrival/Networking
5:30 – 5:55pm Welcome – Introductions, Update on Standards of Affiliation
6:00 – 7:30pm Class Session 1 and PTA and the Law Pt 1
7:35 – 9:00pm Class Session 2 and PTA and the Law Pt 2

No food or water is allowed in the Performing Arts Center for general session and PTA & the Law.
Information about classes and Registration

Additional Training Opportunities

PTA and the LAW:
9/14 | LWRC (Region 2) | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
9/24 | LWRC (Region 2) | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

R2 PTA & The Law **
Tuesday, October 4
6-9 pm, Tolt Middle School, Carnation

Money Matters**

Tuesday, October 11

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
taught by LWSD Council Treasurer, Mindy Lincicome

Secondary schools: Support, Sustain, Succeed

*includes roundtable discussion

Tuesday, October 11

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
taught by WA State PTA Leadership Director, Julie Haase (former LWPTSA Exec VP)

R2 PTA & the Law**

Tuesday, October 25
5:30 p.m. sign-in; 6 – 9 p.m. program
Wilburton Instructional Services Center, Bellevue Details
Membership Bootcamp: How to Market Your PTA for Success
Wednesday, October 26, 10:00-11:30am, LWRC
taught by Judy East, FACE Director, WSPTA
Effective Meetings
Wednesday, October 26, 10:00-11:30m, LWRC
taught by Jay Pulacode, LWPTSA Co-Executive VP and Liz Hedreen, LWPTSA President
** Fulfills the WA State PTA training requirement for 2016-2017 elected officers
Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly
October 21 – 22
Red Lion | Olympia, WA