Posted May 18th, 2015 by Terri McHugh
Northwest Cook Region PTA offers the following trainings in June. All trainings will begin at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Junior High School, 800 Hassell Road in Hoffman Estates. Register online or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are welcome but materials cannot be guaranteed.
June 2 and 8 – PTA Road to Success
This course explains the who, what and why of PTA. This course is for everyone. The bylaws require this for the entire board (chairmen and officers).
June 2 – Reflections Get a Head Start Now
Share the arts with your students while helping build confidence and self-esteem through recognition and celebration of their efforts. Learn more about the ins and outs of hosting and supporting the Reflections program, including rules, due dates, packaging, promotion, judging, best practices, success stories, program tips and Q&A time.
June 2 and June 10 – Market Your PTA Workshop
Create a display board to show your community what PTA is and what your PTA continues to do; or one to use at your membership table at PTA functions; how about a board to help promote your Reflections Program. Come prepared to make a marketing piece. You must supply your own large tri-fold board to use.
June 2 and 10 – Money Matters 101
This course will take you through everything you will be responsible for as a PTA treasurer including how to prepare a budget, conducting an audit, fundraising, managing money and bank accounts, electronic banking, treasurer’s financial reports, accountability to members and the government, and how to protect your 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. It is suggested that all PTA treasurers and presidents take this course, but it would be beneficial to any PTA officer.
June 3 – Membership Recruitment All Year Long
Learn what resources are available to you. Learn how to engage everyone in growing your membership and the benefits of every-one being a PTA member. This can be a simple and fun job to take on. It’s a great way to meet your community.
June 3 and 8 – President’s Course
Now that you have stepped up to be president, learn what it takes to do the job well. This course will give you the information needed to manage your PTA and have a fun exciting time doing it. Vice presidents and any other interested members are welcome to take this as well.
June 8 – Council Course
This course explains what a council is, how it connects multiple PTAs together and enhances our voice for children, what councils can do for PTAs and its role within the PTA structure. This course should be attended by Presidents and Council Board members or anyone who wants to learn more about PTA.
June 10 – Cool Tech Tools
Cool Tech Tools to help you as a volunteer. This will include social media, graphics apps, volunteer coordination, email systems, scheduling, etc.
For more information, contact Nicole Fentem, Northwest Cook Region Director, at email@example.com.