Meetings/Robert's Rules

  • Meetings

    Prepare for Your First Meeting

    Tips to make your first meeting the best it can be.

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  • Meetings

    19 Ideas for Better PTO and PTA Meetings

    PTO and PTA meetings don’t have to be a drag. Make them more enjoyable with these straightforward steps.

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  • PTO Today Article

    What’s the Big Deal About Robert’s Rules?

    Five key practices that are must-knows to run your meetings effectively.

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  • PTO Today Article

    PTO Meeting Magic

    A well-run meeting lets you get more business done in a shorter time.

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  • Meetings

    PTO Meetings Resources List

    What are the best ways to plan and run PTO meetings? We’ve made it easy by compiling this list with links to our best articles and downloadables.

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  • Challenges

    Eliminate a Negative Vibe at PTO Meetings

    Critics got you down? Using a diplomatic approach to handle difficult situations (and people) can often help get things back on a positive path.

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  • PTO Today Article

    The One-Hour Meeting Manager

    If your PTO meetings run longer than an hour, they’re too long. Here’s how to make them shorter and more efficient.

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  • Meetings

    Icebreakers for PTO Meetings

    Keep the conversation flowing at your meetings with this printable sheet of eight icebreaker questions (and tags for writing in your own).

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  • PTO Today Article

    Make Meetings More Fun

    Is it hard for your group to get people to come to meetings? With some creativity, you can increase attendance—and parent involvement.

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  • Minutes

    Meeting Minutes Dos and Don'ts

    Minutes are a legal document and an important record of your decisions. Guidelines on when to take minutes and what to record.

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  • Minutes

    PTO Minutes Approval Process Printable

    Step-by-step guide to take you through the minutes process, from taking them to publishing them and getting them approved.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Robert’s Rules: Sticky Situations

    Straight answers to common questions about voting, agendas, and best practices for your meetings.

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  • Minutes

    How To Take Meeting Minutes

    What to write down and what not to, plus tips to make the job easier.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Do Meetings Matter?

    There are better ways to gauge the success of your parent group than counting how many seats get filled during your meetings.

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  • Meetings

    Boost Meeting Attendance

    Do you struggle to get people to come to meetings? The problem might be publicity or timing—or it might be the meetings themselves.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Put Meetings in Perspective

    Parents have limited time to devote to volunteering. Should you ask them to spend it attending meetings?

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  • PTO Today Article

    Meeting Minutes: Just the Facts

    Keeping complete and accurate minutes is an important legal obligation. Here's why certain types of information should—or shouldn't—be included.

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