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  • Challenges

    How To Deal With Difficult People

    Whiners, Know-It-Alls, and Steamrollers: Strategies to cope with even the most hard-to-take personalities.

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  • Communication

    Polish Your Delegation Skills

    Doing it all yourself leads to burnout—and isn't good for your parent group, either.

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  • PTO Today Article

    When No One Steps Up To Lead

    Tips for finding new leaders, even if folks aren’t stepping up.

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  • Expert Guide

    Leader's Toolkit

    Information on getting organized, getting your group focused, communicating with parents, and more.

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  • Leadership

    10 Questions for Potential Leaders

    Are you interested in being a leader? Before you take the plunge, ask yourself these 10 important questions.

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  • Leadership

    Building a Leader Network

    When it comes to building a network, take a look around. You'll find help in places you might not expect.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Making Smart Decisions as PTO Leaders

    Fear of controversy often pushes us to the status quo. But you can make good decisions for your PTO or PTA without alienating members.

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  • PTO Today Article

    What I Wish I Knew

    We asked our Facebook community what they wish they’d known before becoming a PTO leader. Here’s what they had to say.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Help Prepare New Officers for Success

    With good planning and communication, you can help ensure a quick and easy leadership transition.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Developing New PTO and PTA Leaders

    It takes ongoing effort to cultivate the parents who will run the group after you retire.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Are You a Leader or a Manager?

    Good leadership and effective management call for different skills. Depending on the situation, you'll need to decide which of those skills to employ.

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  • Challenges

    A Key To Avoiding PTO Burnout: Take a Breather

    Remembering to give yourself a break is essential to the long-term success of your group.

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  • Communication

    How To React to Critics

    Is there anything more annoying than disapproving comments from people who never help? But as a leader, you can deal with them positively.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Prevent Burnout in Your PTO

    Learn how to recognize the signs of burnout in your volunteers, how to eliminate it, and how to keep it from happening again.

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  • Officers

    Hold a PTO Officers Retreat in the Summer

    Spending a few hours together during the summer can help your group be more organized and energized when school starts.

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  • Video Series

    8 Habits for Successful PTOs and PTAs

    Expert advice and practical tips on how to run a successful PTO or PTA, in a nine-part video keynote by Tim.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Pep Up Your Parent Group

    Is your parent group in a rut? Here's how to get out of it.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Stop the PTO Drama

    Drama seems like a fact of PTO life—but it doesn’t have to be.

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