Meetings/Robert's Rules

  • Meetings

    Infographic: Last-Minute Meeting Tips

    Meeting tonight? Don't stress—we have you covered.

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  • PTO Today Article

    PTO Meeting Magic

    A well-run meeting lets you get more business done in a shorter time.

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  • This full-color printable with tips on the steps to Robert's Rules can help keep your meetings on track.

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  • Meetings

    PTO Meetings Resources List

    What are the best ways to plan and run PTO meetings? We’ve made it easy by compiling this list with links to our best articles and downloadables.

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  • Challenges

    Eliminate a Negative Vibe at PTO Meetings

    Critics got you down? Using a diplomatic approach to handle difficult situations (and people) can often help get things back on a positive path.

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  • PTO Today Article

    The One-Hour Meeting Manager

    If your PTO meetings run longer than an hour, they’re too long. Here’s how to make them shorter and more efficient.

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  • Free Resource

    New Leader Kit

    Tools and tips to strengthen your skills, develop new tactics, and help you become an even more effective leader. Free download with registration.

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  • Meetings

    Icebreakers for PTO Meetings

    Keep the conversation flowing at your meetings with this printable sheet of eight icebreaker questions (and tags for writing in your own).

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  • PTO Today Article

    Make Meetings More Fun

    Is it hard for your group to get people to come to meetings? With some creativity, you can increase attendance—and parent involvement.

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  • Minutes

    Meeting Minutes Dos and Don'ts

    Minutes are a legal document and an important record of your decisions. Guidelines on when to take minutes and what to record.

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  • Minutes

    PTO Minutes Approval Process Printable

    Step-by-step guide to take you through the minutes process, from taking them to publishing them and getting them approved.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Robert’s Rules: Sticky Situations

    Straight answers to common questions about voting, agendas, and best practices for your meetings.

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  • Minutes

    How To Take Meeting Minutes

    What to write down and what not to, plus tips to make the job easier.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Measuring Meetings

    There are much better ways to gauge the success of your parent group than counting how many seats get filled to go through a monthly agenda.

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  • Meetings

    Boost Meeting Attendance

    Do you struggle to get people to come to meetings? The problem might be publicity or timing—or it might be the meetings themselves.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Put Meetings in Perspective

    Parents have limited time to devote to volunteering. Should you ask them to spend it attending meetings?

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  • PTO Today Article

    Meeting Minutes: Just the Facts

    Keeping complete and accurate minutes is an important legal obligation. Here's why certain types of information should—or shouldn't—be included.

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