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Leadership

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Rate Your Leadership Skills

Take the quiz to see what your strengths are as a leader and determine which skills could use some work.

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Free Leadership Guide
PTO and PTA New Leader Kit

New Leader? No Problem

All the know-how you need to be an effective and successful parent group leader, including tips for managing difficult people.

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Leadership

6 Ways To Be a Successful Leader

Quick tips for leadership success.

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Connections

Join Our Facebook Group!

We’ve created a Facebook group called PTO and PTA Leaders! Join us for chatting, sharing ideas, and connecting with fellow leaders! Check it out here.

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Free Leadership Resources for PTOs and PTAs

Learn from leadership experts while you’re on the go or even doing chores around the house.

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Join PTO Today Plus!

">Sign up for PTO Today Plus and get instant access to eight expert guides (a $332 value), first dibs on sampling programs, discounts on products and programs, and much more.

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Leadership

Your Toughest Leadership Challenges Tackled

We asked and you told us—here’s what leaders say are the key ways to strengthen leadership skills.

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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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Communication

Polish Your Delegation Skills

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

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When No One Steps Up To Lead

Tips for finding new leaders, even if folks aren’t stepping up.

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Expert Guide

Leader's Toolkit

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

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Leadership

10 Questions for Potential Leaders

Are you interested in being a leader? Before you take the plunge, ask yourself these 10 important questions.

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Leadership

Building a Leader Network

When it comes to building a network, take a look around. You'll find help in places you might not expect.

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Making Smart Decisions as PTO Leaders

Fear of controversy often pushes us to the status quo. But you can make good decisions for your PTO or PTA without alienating members.

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What I Wish I Knew

We asked our Facebook community what they wish they’d known before becoming a PTO leader. Here’s what they had to say.

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Help Prepare New Officers for Success

With good planning and communication, you can help ensure a quick and easy leadership transition.

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Developing New PTO and PTA Leaders

It takes ongoing effort to cultivate the parents who will run the group after you retire.

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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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Challenges

A Key To Avoiding PTO Burnout: Take a Breather

Remembering to give yourself a break is essential to the long-term success of your group.

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Communication

How To React to Critics

Is there anything more annoying than disapproving comments from people who never help? But as a leader, you can deal with them positively.

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Prevent Burnout in Your PTO

Learn how to recognize the signs of burnout in your volunteers, how to eliminate it, and how to keep it from happening again.

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Officers

Hold a PTO Officers Retreat in the Summer

Spending a few hours together during the summer can help your group be more organized and energized when school starts.

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Video Series

8 Habits for Successful PTOs and PTAs

Expert advice and practical tips on how to run a successful PTO or PTA, in a nine-part video keynote by Tim.

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Pep Up Your Parent Group

Is your parent group in a rut? Here's how to get out of it.

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