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Call for Leaders Now Open

Showcase your leadership development strategies, mission successes, team-building practices, or advocacy wins in Columbus, OH at the 2019 National PTA Convention & Expo.

This year’s Call for Leaders focuses on three primary speaking roles:

  1. Success Speakers – Share your best practice or lessons learned in a 20-minute presentation.
  2. Workshop Presenters – Develop and present a full 75-minute workshop.
  3. Meet-Up Facilitators – Convene a conversation with your PTA peers or like-minded PTA leaders.

Call for Leaders

You can apply for several roles, however, National PTA limits speakers to two speaking opportunities max.

Applications close on January 23, 2019.

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Beyond the pride you’ll feel, speakers will receive:

  • Registration discount equal to early bird registration 
  • Special ribbon for each leadership role
  • Recognition during a “please stand” moment for our PTA leaders at a General Session
  • Access to special social media badges to promote your featured role to others

Application Tips
  • Be specific and share results. Volunteer reviewers rank your submission based on the information you provide.
  • Remember National PTA’s audience is made up of mostly council, district, regional or state PTA volunteers. A small fraction of our audience are new local leaders, but many train local leaders.
  • Write down your log-in and password so you can save and come back later to finish.
  • Use the preview questions link and prepare answers for your application in Microsoft Word first.
  • Copy/paste standard answers, such as your short bio, if you are working on multiple applications.
  • Keep your bio short (less than 150 words) and write in complete sentences using third person point of view (he/she/we). 
  • Apply as many times as you like!

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