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Training & Development

Empowering volunteers through learning opportunities

The National PTA® is committed to providing comprehensive learning and growth opportunities for members and leaders. When you train with PTA resources, you have a chance to

  • Gain the knowledge and skills to effectively serve your PTA community;
  • Participate in workshops and seminars with family-engagement experts; and
  • Network with and learn from your peers.
E-Learning Course Library

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in your role in PTA when you participate in self-paced e-learning courses. Each course takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete and can be revisited repeatedly for more practice.

E-learning gives National PTA the power to advance membership training by quickly moving knowledge from people who have it to people who need it. Members can develop or hone leadership skills when, where, and as they need them. E-learning's up-to-the-minute information is accessible from home, in the office, at the library, or on the road 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Questions? Contact the Training Department at or 800-307-4782.

E-Learning Courses Available

Local Unit Secretary 

This course is an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the local unit PTA secretary.

Cultural Competency

Learn cultural awareness and how to build relationships across cultural groups.

Parliamentary Procedure

Learn how rules of conduct positively affect PTA decision-making, while ensuring fair and orderly unit operations.

Ethical Leadership

Learn how to accomplish your goals with fairness and integrity.

Board Basics

Learn the basic governance structures behind most PTA units.

Preventing Theft in Your PTA

This course is a must for leadership.