Some PA/PTAs hold a series of lectures or workshops, sometimes called “What’s a Parent To Do,” at which experts in a certain field speak to parents at the school about a range of topics, including internet safety, helping children develop organizational skills, special education, and bullying. These events are usually held at night — though sometimes in the mornings after drop-off — and are, for the most part, free. In some cases, the speakers are parents; sometimes a parent with a connection to a specialist on the topic to be presented will arrange for the speaker to volunteer his/her time.

Outside organizations, including the those listed below, also host workshops for parents at their locations. Some, like Advocates for Children, bring certain workshops directly to the parents at a school in their district.