• For Parent Groups

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  • Resource Guide

    Leader's Toolkit

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

  • Downloadable

    Parent Group President Job Description

    An outline of weekly and monthly tasks, characteristics of a good PTO or PTA president, and other job requirements.

  • PTO Today Article

    How To Be a Successful PTO President

    Tips and advice for new PTO and PTA presidents.

  • PTO Today Article

    Don’t Do It!

    Sometimes it's more important to know what not to do. We outline 12 common mistakes PTOs make and offer positive alternatives.

  • 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.

  • PTO Today Article

    Responding to Criticism

    To deal with criticism effectively, leave your emotions out of the conversation.

  • Presidents

    PTO President’s Planning Checklist

    Breaking your work into manageable chunks can help you have a successful year. Our checklist of tasks can make it easier.

  • Communication

    Polish Your Delegation Skills

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

  • PTO Today Article

    From Controversy to Consensus

    The way you handle the decisionmaking process can determine whether a difficult issue grows into an acrimonious fight.

  • PTO Today Article

    My First Meeting: Presidents Remember

    Parent group presidents recall the worrying, the nerves, and the lessons learned from their first time wielding a gavel.

  • PTO Today Article

    Becoming a Great Leader

    Even if you have no experience, you can be an effective leader. Just play to your strengths.