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Protect your parent group in 2015 from theft, injury, property damage, and embezzlement.
Information on getting organized, getting your group focused, communicating with parents, and more.
Focusing on parent involvement will make all your group's challenges easier to deal with. We'll show you how. (Free; registration required.)
An outline of weekly and monthly tasks, characteristics of a good PTO or PTA president, and other job requirements.
Breaking your work into manageable chunks can help you have a successful year. Our checklist of tasks can make it easier.
Tips and advice for new PTO and PTA presidents.
To deal with criticism effectively, leave your emotions out of the conversation.
Get off to a fast start and keep the momentum going all year long with our list of essential dos and don'ts for leaders.
Good leadership and effective management call for different skills. Depending on the situation, you'll need to decide which of those skills to employ.
These processes for reaching a decision can help parent group leaders get past (or avoid) a stalemate.
Some advance preparation and a few best practices will help your next presentation go smoothly despite any butterflies.
Working to form a cohesive executive board can pay off in long-term success for your parent group.
What you should know about your group's finances, how to build a strong executive board, and tips for recruiting committee chairpeople.
Even if you have no experience, you can be an effective leader. Just play to your strengths.
It can be challenging to find balance. But a little strategy, a little organization, and a lot of support from friends and family go a long way.
Parent group presidents recall the worrying, the nerves, and the lessons learned from their first time wielding a gavel.
Robert's Rules do help you run an effective meeting. And you don't have to know a whole book's worth of details—just a few key concepts.
The way you handle the decisionmaking process can determine whether a difficult issue grows into an acrimonious fight.
Doing it all yourself leads to burnout—and isn't good for your parent group, either.
The best leaders recognize their natural tendencies and use that knowledge to respond appropriately in different situations.
Good communication about priorities and respect for each others' roles makes for a strong partnership.