Summer Leadership Conference

Summer Leadership Conference 2018 Information

When: July 20-22, 2018

Where: Union College, Schenectady NY

SLC online registration is now closed.  If you are interested in attending, you will have to register on-site. 

Click HERE for SLC Workshop materials and handouts

Click HERE for SLC Program


Summer Leadership Conference 2018 “At a Glance” Schedule

Friday, July 20, 2018 – Family Engagement Conference
11:30am-12:45pm Registration
12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch for Family Engagement Conference attendees
1:00pm-2:00pm Welcome and Keynote Speaker
2:15pm-3:15pm Workshop 1 (four sessions – repeated)
3:30pm-4:30pm Workshop 2 (four sessions – repeated)
4:30pm-5:00pm Closing

Friday, July 20, 2018 – SLC
4:00pm – 8:00pm Registration/arrival for BOD and optional early package attendees
4:30pm – 6:15pm RD/FSC Meeting 1 – Working Dinner
5:30pm – 6:45pm Dinner (for all SLC early arrivals)
6:15pm – 6:45pm Convention Committee 2018 meeting
6:30pm – 9:30pm PTA Store
7:00pm – 9:00 pm Evening Presentation for early arriving attendees

Saturday, July 21, 2018 – SLC
7:00am – 8:45am Breakfast for early arriving attendees
8:00am – 12:00pm Board of Directors Meeting
9:00am – 4:00pm SLC Opens; Registration, 1st Timers, Workshop/Info table
9:00am – 4:00pm Exhibitors; PTA Store
9:15am – 10:00am Presentation 1 (for attendees present)
10:00am – 11:15am Dedicated Exhibit time
11:15am – 12:00pm Presentation 2 (for all attendees)
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch (for all)
12:00pm – 1:00pm Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach Caucus Lunch Meeting
12:00pm – 2:00pm RD/FSC Meeting 2 – Working Lunch
1:30pm – 2:00pm Meet the Board of Directors
2:30pm – 3:30pm Workshop Session 1:

101 Region MemberHub System Training – click HERE for workshop evaluation
102 CANCELLED (please see workshop information table for reassignment)
103 Are You Biting More Than You Can Chew? How to Run a Successful Health & Wellness Fair! – click HERE for workshop evaluation
104 1st Year Presidents – Starting Your Leadership Journey – click HERE for workshop evaluation
105 Computational Thinking & the Importance of STEAM Education for your Child’s Future – click HERE for workshop evaluation
106 School Aid Primer and Federal Reporting on School Spending – click HERE for workshop evaluation

3:45pm – 4:45pm Workshop Session 2:

201 Leadership for Strengthening Early Care and Education – click HERE for workshop evaluation
202 Bylaws Wizard for Units and Councils – click HERE for workshop evaluation
203 Let’s PARP with Read for My School! – click HERE for workshop evaluation
204 Update on Services for Students with Disabilities – click HERE for workshop evaluation
205 Protecting Your Assets – Why is Insurance Required for My PTA? – click HERE for workshop evaluation
206 Transitions and Transformation: Effective Transitions for Your PTA – click HERE for workshop evaluation

5:00pm – 6:00pm Workshop Session 3:

301 Why Net Neutrality is Critical in the Fight for Equity – click HERE for workshop evaluation
302 How to PARP: The Secrets to Running a Successful PARP Program – click HERE for workshop evaluation
303 Region Board Member Training – We Need You to Help Carry Out the Work of PTA! – click HERE for workshop evaluation
304 MemberHub System Training for Unit Officers – click HERE for workshop evaluation
305 Family Engagement and Empowerment with Kinesthetic Learning – click HERE for workshop evaluation
306 When Men Like You Care a Whole Awful Lot, Children and PTA Get Better. A Lot. – click HERE for workshop evaluation

6:30pm – 7:30pm Dinner – wear SLC T-shirt (outside, weather permitting) – click HERE for workshop evaluation
7:45pm – 9:30pm Evening Presentation – click HERE for workshop evaluation

Click HERE for overall SLC evaluation

Sunday, July 22, 2018 – SLC
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
7:30am – 8:30am LGBTQ Caucus Breakfast Meeting
7:30am – 9:00am PTA Store
8:45am – 9:45am Workshop Session 4:

401 WORKSHOP CANCELLED
402 Support High School Success – The Role of the PTA Education Committee – click HERE for workshop evaluation
403 Technology and Social Media: A Tool for Family Engagement – click HERE for workshop evaluation
404 30 Point Check-Up for Your Unit – click HERE for workshop evaluation
405 Hot Topics in Education – click HERE for workshop evaluation
406 Hands on Advocacy – click HERE for workshop evaluation
407 Icebreakers and Team Builders – Great Ways to Help Your Team Bond – click HERE for workshop evaluation

10:00am – 11:00pm Workshop Session 5:

501 Bylaws and Procedures – What Goes in What? – click HERE for workshop evaluation
502 Board Orientation – Preparing Your Team for a Great PTA Year – click HERE for workshop evaluation
503 Reflections 101 – click HERE for workshop evaluation
504 Understanding the Generational Gap of Dealing with Change – click HERE for workshop evaluation
505 Treasurer 1 – click HERE for workshop evaluation
506 The Passing of Raise the Age Legislation – click HERE for workshop evaluation
507 National PTA: Valuing Diversity and Learning with Inclusion – click HERE for workshop evaluation

11:15am – 12:15pm Workshop Session 6:

601 Really Engage Your Parents and Families & Impact Student Learning – click HERE for workshop evaluation
602 Thing One, Thing Two and All of the Membership Things You Can Do! – click HERE for workshop evaluation
603 Treasurer 2 – click HERE for workshop evaluation
604 Ethical PTA Leadership – click HERE for workshop evaluation
605 Using Technology to Engage Parents to Support their Student and Promote Literacy (for Educators/Administrators/Parents) – click HERE for workshop evaluation
606 Bylaws for Region Chairs – click HERE for workshop evaluation
607 A Guide to the NYS PTA Resource Guide – click HERE for workshop evaluation

Click HERE for overall SLC evaluation

12:15pm Lunch
1:00pm SLC ends


ATTENTION TEACHERS and SCHOOL RELATED PROFESSIONALS

New York State PTA is now an approved provider of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) for education professionals!

More information about CTLE

Summer Leadership Conference (known as SLC) is an annual event designed to provide training and programs to all local PTA members, helping them to establish grass-roots advocacy in their schools and preparing them to be key leaders in their education community. Held on a college campus, Summer Leadership is casual and fun. Attendees enjoy college dorms, campus food and college classroom resources.


Exhibitors: We are pleased to offer an Exhibit Hall during the Summer Leadership Conference. Our members are looking to find the best resources to help them achieve their PTA goals. Click here for more details about exhibiting at the next Summer Leadership Conference.