Utah PTA Leadership Convention 2021
Utah PTA Leadership Convention 2021
Connecting with PTA leaders statewide to ignite outreach and impact in your school community—and make a difference for every child
May 05, 2021 - August 01, 2021  ·  Davis Conference Center

The Utah PTA Leadership Convention allows attendees to... 

  • Engage and connect with mission-minded peers and experts
  • Transform your leadership and membership approach through workshops
  • Stay informed on trends and issues affecting our children
  • Find your next spirit wear, fundraiser or program in the Expo Hall
  • Celebrate our standout members, local units and students

Attend in person or virtually - your choice. You will have access to recordings of all sessions. 

Tickets

Registration Options
PTA Member
100.00 USD
Not a PTA Member
150.00 USD

Agenda
Tuesday, April 27
7:00 PM - 8:10 PM
7:00 PM - 8:10 PM
Are you coming to Utah PTA Convention for the first time? We are hosting a pre-convention webinar to talk about what to expect at Convention, some tips and tricks and what makes convention the best training all year!
Monday, May 3
1:00 PM - 2:10 PM
1:00 PM - 2:10 PM
Come learn about the Resolutions and Bylaws being voted on at the Business meeting. Ask questions, make suggestions and learn how to be a part of the process.
Wednesday, May 5
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Welcome to convention! The Opening session includes the announcement of Utah PTA Awards and Gold Star Awards. Donald Dunn, our visitor from National PTA, will speak to us.
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Learn about the structure of PTA and how our bylaws govern all of it. Understand how PTA membership plays a part at every level of PTA.
All
11:00 AM - 12:10 PM
11:00 AM - 12:10 PM
Learn about the President's roles and responsibilities. Learn what you need to know to get your year started off right. Bring your President's handbook.
How to start the year right with your PTA/PTSA finances. Bring your Treasurer handbook.
Too busy to be an advocate for children? This session will teach you the tips and tricks of speaking in behalf of children and recognizing the time, talents, and resources you can use to make it not so overwhelming.
In this workshop you will learn the basics of building a successful membership campaign.
A guide to getting men more involved in the PTA and in the classroom.
Join this fast-paced lecture on what’s going on in the world of technology. Gaming, AI, WiFi, social media and more will be covered.
Learn the basic skills of writing grants and/or requests to foundations/corporations for funds they are offering.
Please note: The sound on the recording is not there for the first few minutes, but returns. The slides are helpful so we kept the recording whole.
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch for Regions: 1, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19 See more instructions in your program.
Vendor Specific time for Regions: 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 See more instructions in your program.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
How do you make PTSA work in Middle or High School? How do you get volunteers with so many booster clubs? How do you start a Student Committee and help it thrive? Come ask your questions and learn from Utah PTA leaders. Pick up your lunch or eat first.
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch for Regions: 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 See more instructions in your program.
Vendor Specific time for Regions: 1, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19 See more instructions in your program.
2:10 PM - 3:20 PM
2:10 PM - 3:20 PM
You have your PTA/PTSA set up and running, what is next? How to keep your books concise and current, help your board to be aware of the budget and where it stands, making sure you have receipts and accounting sheets for all you do
What’s the difference between Sponsorship and Partnership? How to get businesses to support your PTA? What other avenues of funding is there? How do you protect your PTA brand and how “Come Play with PTA” not only be fun, but also beneficial to your PTA?
We need to involve students in our PTSAs. Come learn the best practices and get ideas on how to help your students be more involved, develop leadership skills, and learn how to advocate for themselves.
Learn to fold a mini book in various sizes. Then paint a tree or draw a sweet floral pattern, or do your own thing. Participants do not need to bring anything.
Come learn ways to foster kindness at home and in the classroom. Class attendees will receive a copy of “POWERUP for families” workbook #6, Empathy.
Planning for and managing money individually, or as a leadership team, is best done with an understanding not only of dollars and cents but also while taking bias, reasoning and technology into consideration.
Migraine at School is a comprehensive program to train parents, students, nurses, and educators to recognize or understand the symptoms of migraine in affected children.
B3: Brain Body Boost!: Learn how you can help your school earn free school supplies and PE equipment through SelectHealth's one-of-a-kind, school-based wellness program integrated with Utah's Health Education Core Curriculum.
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
This meeting is Utah PTA's Annual Business Meeting where we conduct all our business. We will also recognize our Friend of Children Award and have a Keynote Speaker, Timothy Shriver.
All
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
We will do drawings at the end of the Business Meeting which could be done before 6:30pm. Please attend the meeting so you don't miss the prize drawings.
All
Thursday, May 6
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
What’s a Utah PTA Commissioner and how can they help your Local units thrive? Don’t recreate the wheel! Come learn how Commissioners help your Local PTA with programs, contacts, and resources to help you accomplish your goals.
All
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
This session includes the audit report, installation of new officers, recognition of LEAP Awards, Arts Education Fund and Supplies Grants, and Reflections. Hear our keynote speaker, Jennie Taylor, mother of 7 and wife of fallen soldier Brent Taylor.
10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Learn how to lead the PTA way. Topics include: transitions, procedure books, conflict management, organizing your board, using committees, creating and using needs assessments, etc.
Questions about Bylaws - renewal, amending, what are they? Come to this class to talk about, learn about, and review PTA Bylaws!
All
In a world where technology is continually advancing, come learn about innovative and evidence based strategies to help families and parents.
Come meet our panel of experts and learn how your PTA can better include students with disabilities and their families in activities and the school community in general. This class is geared for everyone, not just parents of students with special needs.
The purpose of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign is to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding.
You'll leave this session with information about a tool that can be used to support the social-emotional wellbeing of all students, parents, and teachers.
Learn key indicators that educators look at for graduation rates, and how we as PTAs & PTSAs can advocate for and help.
Finding and keeping good volunteers. Why we keep track of volunteers hours, and ways to Appreciate both Teachers and Volunteers.
11:50 AM - 12:50 PM
11:50 AM - 12:50 PM
Superintendent Lunch for Regions: 1, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19 See more instructions in your program and which room to attend.
Vendor Specific time for Regions: 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 See more instructions in your program.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Superintendent Lunch for Regions: 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 See more instructions in your program and which room to attend.
Vendor Specific time for Regions: 1, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19 See more instructions in your program.
2:10 PM - 3:20 PM
2:10 PM - 3:20 PM
Get your questions answered about PTA and being the President.
Do you have a concern at your school? Do you have a program you would like to implement but don't know where to begin?
Despite rumors to the contrary, being a PTA Secretary isn't hard, it's not the worst job in PTA and it isn't just about agendas and minutes. Join us as we go through the process from start to finish, and then answer any questions you have.
We will share lots of ideas for membership campaigns and we will have time for all your questions.
Recognizing those that do so much for our students. Writing and submitting Utah PTA Awards.
Real life solutions to help today's digital family navigate cell phones and digital devices.
In this session, participants will learn about the work of the Gee's Bend Quilters and construct an abstract quilt reflecting their OWN PERSONAL story.
Learn about Diversity and Leadership from our National PTA Visitor, Donald Dunn.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Did you complete the Bingo Card today???? Come see if your name is drawn for one the of the great prizes.
Tuesday, May 11
9:00 AM - 10:10 AM
9:00 AM - 10:10 AM
PTAs and School Community Councils (SCCs) fill different roles at a school.
Learn how to mentor and guide local and council units as they navigate all things treasurer.
1:00 PM - 2:10 PM
1:00 PM - 2:10 PM
Learn the fundamentals of working as a council president. Share ideas and learn what is needed to have a successful year.
Wednesday, May 12
10:00 AM - 11:10 AM
10:00 AM - 11:10 AM
This session will focus on navigating the school system in situations where parents are facing challenges or struggles with their children and do not know where to go for assistance.
12:00 PM - 1:10 PM
12:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Have questions about memberhub? Want to know more about the store, website or communication hubs? Bring your questions to this workshop and we will provide answers.
Tuesday, May 18
10:00 AM - 11:10 AM
10:00 AM - 11:10 AM
Intro to Utah PTA Reflections Online
In this workshop, we will talk about diversity and making all parents feel welcome!
2:00 PM - 3:10 PM
2:00 PM - 3:10 PM
Students whose families are engaged with schools achieve more even when taking into account parent education, socioeconomic status and other factors.
Wednesday, May 19
10:00 AM - 11:10 AM
10:00 AM - 11:10 AM
This class will go more in depth on qualifying entries, changes from last year, common issues, and frequently asked questions. New and returning specialists are invited to attend.
12:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Sunday, August 1
11:55 PM
11:55 PM
Speakers
Exhibitors
Sponsors
LOCATION
Davis Conference Center, 1651 N 700 W, Layton, UT 84041
Map
Location: Davis Conference Center, 1651 N 700 W, Layton, UT 84041

Please indicate if you plan to attend in person or virtually.  Learn more  Everyone who doesn't attend the conference in person will receive the convention packet in the mail after the conference.  All Presidents and Treasurers who attend in person will pick up their handbook at the conference.  Those who don't attend the conference in person will receive their handbook from their Region Director during the summer.  All handbooks are available online at https://www.utahpta.org/handbooks.