Training Materials/Webinars

Leadership Webinar Series


Family Engagement Innovation Challenge Conference

Session A: Using Technology to Engage Parents to Support their Student and Promote Literacy (Bonnie Russell, NYS PTA Immediate Past President)

Session B: Strong Parent and School Partnerships (Kara Georgi, Parent Leader, NYS Childrens Trust Fund)

Session C: The State of Family and Community Engagement in New York (Maria DeWald and Catherine Romano, NYS Family Engagement Coalition)

Session D: Building Capacity for Family School Engagement in Schools (Carolyn L. Williams, NYS United Teachers)


Summer Leadership Conference ’18 Workshop Materials

Session 101: Region MemberHub System Training (Jenn Southan, VP Customer Experience, MemberHub; Dania Welch, NYS PTA Membership/Insurance Manager)

Session 103: Are You Biting More Than You Can Chew? How to Run a Successful Health & Wellness Fair! (Amany Messieha Dgheim, MD, NYS PTA Wellness Coordinator)

Session 104: 1st Year Presidents – Starting Your Leadership Journey (Gracemarie Rozea, NYS PTA President; Lorey Zaman, NYS PTA Vice President; Dana Platin, NYS PTA Vice President)

Session 106: School Aid Primer and Federal Reporting on School Spending (Dr. Andrew VanAlstyne, Deputy Director of Education and Research, NYSASBO; Brady Regan, Deputy Director of Government Relations, NYSASBO)

Session 202: Bylaws Wizard for Units and Councils (Jacqueline Wilson, NYS PTA Bylaws Coordinator)

Session 205: Protecting Your Assets – Why is Insurance Required for My PTA? (Jamie Fagan, President, AIM Insurance)

Session 206: Transitions and Transformation: Effective Transitions for Your PTA (Antoinette Darden-Cintron, NYS PTA Leadership Development Coordinator)

Session 301: Why Net Neutrality Is Critical in the Fight for Equity (Caroline Bobick, Governmental Relations Representative, NYSSBA)

Session 302: How to PARP: The Secrets to Running a Successful PARP Program (Melissa Cancro, NYS PTA Programs Coordinator; Helen Hoffman, NYS PTA Secretary)

Session 303: Region Board Member Training – We Need You to Help Carry Out the Work of PTA! (Jane Harsha, NYS PTA Vice President; Kelly Howe, NYS PTA Southeastern Region Director)

Session 304: MemberHub System Training for Unit Officers (Jenn Southan, VP Customer Experience, MemberHub; Dania Welch, NYS PTA Membership/Insurance Manager)

Session 306: When Men Like You Care a Whole Awful Lot, Children and PTA Get Better. A Lot. (Kevin Lundell NYS PTA Male Engagement Specialist)

Session 402: Support High School Success ‐ The Role of the PTA Education Committee (Jane Harsha, NYS PTA Vice President)

Session 403: Technology and Social Media: A Tool for Family Engagement (Bonnie Russell, Immediate Past President; Kim Blasiak, NYS PTA Family Engagement Coordinator)

Session 404: 30 Point Check‐Up for Your Unit (Patty Frazier, NYS PTA Outreach Coordinator)

Session 405: Hot Topics in Education (Kyle Belokopitsky, NYS PTA Executive Director; Amy Hysick, NYS PTA Education Coordinator)

Session 406: Hands on Advocacy (Dana Platin, NYS PTA Vice President; Lucille Vitale, NYS PTA Legislation Coordinator)

Session 407: Icebreakers and Team Builders – Great Ways to Help Your Team Bond (Gracemarie Rozea, NYS PTA President; Lorey Zaman, NYS PTA Vice President; Dana Platin, NYS PTA Vice President)

Session 501: Bylaws and Procedures – What Goes in What? (Helen Hoffman, NYS PTA Secretary; Jacqueline Wilson, NYS PTA Bylaws Coordinator)

Session 502: Board Orientation – Preparing Your Team for a Great PTA Year (Gracemarie Rozea, NYS PTA President; Lorey Zaman, NYS PTA Vice President; Dana Platin, NYS PTA Vice President)

Session 503: Reflections 101 (Alaina Rullo, NYS PTA Reflections Specialist)

Session 504: Understanding the Generational Gap of Dealing with Change (Khaleela Zaman and Richard Gakshteyn, NYS PTA Youth Members)

Session 505: Treasurer 1 (Sean Hannam, NYS PTA Treasurer)

Session 506: The Passing of Raise the Age Legislation (Susanne Smoller, NYS PTA Juvenile Protection Specialist)

Session 507: National PTA: Valuing Diversity and Learning with Inclusion (Nore Walton, National PTA Service Manager)

Session 601: Really Engage Your Parents and Families & Impact Student Learning (Kyle Belokopitsky, NYS PTA Executive Director; Kim Blasiak, NYS PTA Family Engagement Coordinator)

Session 603: Treasurer 2 (Sean Hannam, NYS PTA Treasurer)

Session 602: Thing One, Thing Two and All of the Membership Things You Can Do! (Kelly Short, NYS PTA Membership Coordinator)

Session 604: Ethical PTA Leadership (Jane Harsha, NYS PTA Vice President; Michael Jaime, NYS PTA Diversity Coordinator)

Session 605: Using Technology to Engage Parents to Support their Student and Promote Literacy (Bonnie Russell, NYS PTA Immediate Past President)

Session 606: Bylaws for Region Chairs (Jacqueline Wilson, NYS PTA Bylaws Coordinator)

Session 607: A Guide to the NYS PTA Resource Guide (Lori Fontana, NYS PTA Field Support Coordinator)


Convention ’17 Workshop Materials

Session 101: Parliamentary Tools for the Convention Delegate (Carol Schilansky, Parliamentarian)

Session 102: President to President Chat (Gracemarie Rozea, NYS PTA President & Judy Van Haaren, NYS PTA 1st Vice President)

Session 103: Resolutions: From Issue to Action (Lisa Christoffel, NYS PTA Resolutions Coordinator)

Session 104: Hot Topics in Education: What You Need to Know Now to Support Children (Catherine M. Romano, NYS PTA Education Coordinator & Kyle McCauley Belokopitsky, Esq., NYS PTA Executive Director)

Session 106: Troubling Connections (Louis Olander, NYS PTA Urban Specialist)

Session 201: Protecting Your Assets (Elgin Allen, AIM Insurance Companies)

Session 204: The Messy Truth: When Implicit & Explicit Bias Gets in the Way of Leadership that is Diverse & Culturally Responsive in your School and PTA (Antoinette Darden-Cintron, NYS PTA Leadership Development Coordinator)

Session 205: Inside the ADHD Mind: Where it Wanders, Why it Wanders, and How to Help it (Jeff Nathan, Boston’s Award-Winning Children’s Author)

Session 206: Why Real Family Engagement Matters (Kim Blasiak, NYS PTA Family Engagement Coordinator & Catherine M. Romano, NYS PTA Education Coordinator)

Session 208: Bylaws Wizard Training (George Kimble, NYS PTA Bylaws Coordinator)

Session 209: National PTA – Leading the PTA Way (Chuck Saylors, Past National PTA President)

Session 302: Post Convention Advocacy Planning (Dana Platin, NYS PTA Vice President & Susanne Smoller, NYS PTA Legislation Coordinator)

Session 305: Executive Function Difficulties: Helping Students Be Successful (Susan Brown, Genesee Valley Region Director)

Session 306: Programs on the Go! (Melissa Cancro, NYS PTA Programs Coordinator, Lynn Petrofsky, NYS PTA Awards Specialist, Stephanie Avidon, NYS PTA PARP Specialist, Amanda Tobias, NYS PTA Reflections Specialist)