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  • Resources

    Leader's Toolkit

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

  • 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.

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    How To Be a Successful PTO President

    Tips and advice for new PTO and PTA presidents.

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    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.

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    Responding to Criticism

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

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    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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    Three Decisionmaking Methods

    These processes for reaching a decision can help parent group leaders get past (or avoid) a stalemate.

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    Public Speaking: Overcome the Jitters

    Some advance preparation and a few best practices will help your next presentation go smoothly despite any butterflies.

  • Leadership

    17 Dos and Don'ts for Presidents

    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.

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    Build a Strong Executive Board

    Working to form a cohesive executive board can pay off in long-term success for your parent group.

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    23 Essential Tips for Presidents

    What you should know about your group's finances, how to build a strong executive board, and tips for recruiting committee chairpeople.