Advocacy & Governance

Strong leaders influence change in governance and policies through effective advocacy

Developing advocacy skills is a key step in becoming a strong PTA leader; this is true for any position in the organization. The best advocates not only actively support a cause themselves, but also influence others to believe, engage, and mobilize to drive changes that benefit children. That community engagement can present as volunteerism, funding, or, most directly, membership. As leaders, we need to weave advocacy into all that we do.

Learn to advocate and govern within your PTA, campus, and beyond using LEAD Academy tools

Explore course offerings to learn a broad array of information, including parliamentary procedure, TX PTA legislative priorities, and insights on leveraging state advocacy to drive parent and student engagement. Every interaction with our members is an opportunity to share our advocacy goals and accomplishments - learn how to do this effectively and positively.

Advocacy and Governance courses will benefit all leaders. Our "Essentials" trainings in this section are geared towards specific advocacy-focused PTA positions, while the remaining trainings and resources are developed with all PTA board members in mind!

"Essentials" in this section focus specifically on the PTA roles of:

Ready to explore these leadership topics, from chair Essentials to leadership Insights? Click below for more details on available trainings and resources.


New to a PTA role? Want to broaden your chair expertise? From basics to advanced, explore the building blocks for success!


Find the tools from Council and TX PTA to help you in your PTA board role, including forms, templates, guides and more!


Further develop your core leadership skills critical for long term success. For all board positions! Click here for available trainings.


Looking for a quick overview on a specific topic? Great for individual learning and for boards to do together! Click here for available snapshots.