Meetings that are run well and kept short will build your parent group's reputation for being organized and effective. This guide is for anyone who prepares documents for meetings or presides over them, or for anyone who would like to know how to be a good meeting leader.
The toolkit walks through what it takes to present a meeting well, from tasks beforehand (such as putting together an agenda and publicizing the meeting), during (such as the order of business, how to take a vote, and dealing with challenging discussions), and after (getting the minutes in order). Helpful templates for common meeting documents are also included.
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Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Before the Meeting
Section 3: At the Meeting
Section 4: Keeping Order and Staying on Schedule
Section 5: Q&A and Best Practices
Appendix A: Robert's Rules: Sticky Situations
Appendix B: Public Speaking: Overcome the Jitters
Appendix C: Put Meetings in Perspective
Appendix D: Make Your First Meeting Count
Appendix E: Taking Meeting Minutes
- Monthly Meeting Announcements, August-June (English and Spanish)
- Meeting Reminder Stickers Template
- Meeting Agenda Sample and Template
- Meeting Minutes Sample and Template
- Conversation-Starters for PTO Meetings
- Robert's Rules 101
- Robert's Rules—Top 10 for Leaders