Per the WSPTA Standards of Affiliation agreement, at least one elected officer must attend PTA and the Law, and all other elected officers must attend at least one WSPTA-approved training before this year’s WSPTA convention. Visit the WSPTA website for a training requirement flyer and tracking spreadsheet.

Training Classes

We talk a lot about training, about being trained, tracking training requirements, and making sure all of your elected officers are trained. How do you know which training is right for you or your board? Here are some possible classes that LWPTSA Council can provide.

  • PTA 101 Classes – For first time board members and those looking for refreshers.
  • PTA 201 Classes – For those who’ve served on a PTA board and/or are looking for more in-depth classes.

We are always happy to work with PTAs to provide training. Contact your AVP or any member of the Board of Directors to request training.

Training Calendar

Managing Your Nonprofit PTA (Training) @ Virtual
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The financial management of the PTA is the responsibility of the entire board of directors. Learn the basic financial skills to manage and track PTA funds, online accounts, legal obligations to maintain your tax-exempt status and other considerations. Recommended for all elected officers and board members. This WSPTA-approved training session will be led by LWPTSA Council.


Special Education Chair Training @ LWSD Resource Center
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Are you the Special Education Chair for your school’s PTA? Would you like to take on this role? We would love to connect with you and support the work you are doing! If you have not already done so, please have your PTA president email the LWPTSA Council secretary at and SEG chairs Kaity Mason & Huma Zarif at to let us know you have been appointed to this role.

We will host a training with LWPTSA President Yumna Green on Tuesday, March 28, from 6:30 to 8 pm at the LWSD Resource Center for all chairs and anyone interested in this role! Please RSVP to as soon as possible. We will learn about the PTA ins and outs from Yumna and share ideas for success. We are looking forward to this time together!

PTA & the Law (WSPTA Training) @ Virtual
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is the most important and useful class of them all, as it will prepare you and your fellow officers to run your PTA with an eye toward the important legal and fiscal requirements in running a nonprofit. PTA and the Law deals with state and federal rules and regulations relevant to running a charitable, tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation in the state of Washington and will explain how these rules impact your PTA. PTA and the Law is a required class for at least one PTA officer each year. This is the final scheduled date for this training this school year.

Register for this training

WSPTA 2023 Spring Training Conference @ Hilton Bellevue
May 6 – May 7 all-day
In order to better meet the preferences of members and satisfy bylaws requirements, WSPTA has decided to reimagine its annual convention in 2023. On May 6 and 7, WSPTA will hold its first ever Spring Training Conference. This will be a in-person event at the Hilton Bellevue with a registration fee. Attendees will have the ability to learn, network, and celebrate the successes of the past year. WSPTA is in the process of building registration for this event and will announce more details through Leadership News, social media and the WSPTA website.

State and National PTA Training