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Committees

PTO Today Article

Chairing a Committee: The Basics

Get organized, get the information you need, find volunteers, and start your committee on a path to success.

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Committees

Good Committee Management

Give your committees a good name by making sure they have a clearly defined purpose, then empowering the members to achieve it.

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Event Evaluation Checklist

Use this self-assessment checklist to decice whether to change or cancel a parent group event or project.

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Committees

6 Keys to Effective Committees

Try these tips to improve your committee work.

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Committee Chair Year-End Report

End-of-year review worksheet for PTO and PTA committee chairpeople—keep track of what went well, what went wrong, and what to tell the next chairperson.

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Downloadable Resources

Committees File Exchange

Procedures, forms, tips, and other tools to help PTO and PTA committee chairpeople lead their committees effectively.

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Committees

Committee Chair Success Tips

In-depth orientation guide to prepare new (or veteran) commmittee chairpeople for a great year.

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Committees

Cochair Survival Skills

Working in tandem doesn't have to be difficult. Following a few simple guidelines will help you reap the many benefits of having a partner.

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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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PTO Today Article

Responding to Criticism

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

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PTO Today Article

Empowering Committee Chairs

A formal orientation for committee leaders puts veterans and newcomers alike on equal footing, and gets everyone on the same page.

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PTO Today Article

Procedures Book: Your PTO's Instruction Manual

Helpful information and resources to create policies and procedures books for your leaders.

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