Leadership Training Videos

Welcome to New Jersey PTA Leadership Training!

Thank you for stepping up to a leadership role in your PTA.  You have accepted the challenge to lead your PTA into the future and New Jersey PTA is committed to helping you meet this challenge!

Per the NJPTA Standards of Affiliation agreement, the annual training requirement states that all elected officers must attend at least one NJPTA-approved training before this year’s Leadership Convention (April 1 & 2, 2022).  Your local PTA and PTA as a whole are stronger when we have leaders who are trained in running their nonprofit business.

NJPTA has developed pre-recorded webinars you can view, at your convenience, from the comfort of your home.  Please see below for the details.


Pre-requisite for all elected officers:

Standards of Affiliation – This is a review of the New Jersey PTA Local PTA Standards of Affiliation Agreement (SOA).  The SOA addresses all of the NJPTA and governing agency requirements to keep your local unit compliant.  This document is referenced in all of the other training modules – view this first!!


The Role of Grassroots Advocacy in Your Local PTA – National PTA was founded by advocates and has a strong history of impacting education policy and advocating for children. Learn how you/your PTA can advocate while achieving success for all children.


Membership in Your PTA (Will be posted shortly) – Discover tools and tips to help increase your PTA membership!  


Elected Officer Training

View all of the ‘essentials’ videos!  NJPTA believes all officers should be cross-trained in every position making your leadership team stronger.


Leading Your PTA – Local PTA President and Vice President Essentials

Money and Sense – Local PTA Treasurer Essentials

Minutes, Records and Correspondence – Local PTA Secretary Essentials


Rules and Procedures – Bylaws and Standing Rules Essentials – Officers are responsible for leading the association per policy and procedure.  A PTA bylaws chair is the ‘expert’ in all things procedural.  This training details how the Local PTA Bylaws and Standing Rules work together to govern a PTA. 


After viewing all of the training videos, please fill out the brief survey.  NJPTA needs your feedback to continue to provide effective training tools to help you lead your PTA!  Upon completion of the survey, you will receive your official ‘Training Complete’ certificate!


Additional Training Opportunities!

  • Check out the weekly NJPTA Local Leader Weekly Update for additional leadership training opportunities added throughout the year.
  • Attend the 121st NJPTA Leadership Convention – Friday, April 1st & Saturday, April 2nd at the Doubletree by Hilton, Fairfield, NJ. Details can be found at njpta.org.
  • Reach out to your Field Service Team member. Each local unit has a council and/or Region Director assigned to them by county.  Their role is to assist local units with policy and procedure, compliance, and questions and issues as they arise.  Their contact information can be found by clicking here



Local PTA Standards of Affiliation Training – Length: 11:04 Minutes
Local PTA President and Vice President Training – Length: 14:24 Minutes Local PTA Treasurer Training – Length: 9:15 Minutes Local PTA Secretary Training – Length: 13:02 Minutes
Local PTA Advocacy Training – Length: 15:51 Minutes Local PTA Bylaws and Standing Rules Training – Length: 15:00 Minutes COMING SOONLocal PTA Membership Training – Length: TBA

Please complete the survey through the link below upon completion of your assigned/chosen videos to receive your training certificate. Congratulations on completing your Leadership Training for the 2021-2022 PTA year!  We look forward to working with you as you go out and PTA!!

Leadership Training Survey