How To Be a Successful PTO President
Tips and advice for new PTO and PTA presidents.
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.
Reengage Parents With a Free Virtual Internet Safety Event
From cat memes to TikTok, what are kids up to online? Sign up to have an Internet safety expert run this FREE virtual event for your school's parents.
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.
Parent Group President Job Description
An outline of weekly and monthly tasks, characteristics of a good PTO or PTA president, and other job requirements.
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.
7 Tasks for New PTO Presidents
Checklist of tasks for newly elected presidents to take care of before the end of the school year.
23 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.
Quiz: Rate Your Leadership Skills
Take the quiz to see what your strengths are as a leader and determine which skills could use some work.
Free and Cheap Leadership Resources for PTOs and PTAs
Learn from experts while you’re on the go or scrolling through social media.
Information on getting organized, getting your group focused, communicating with parents, and more.
Don’t Burn Out Your Board!
Creating an organized and energized PTO board can help you have a great year. These tips will help you all get moving in the same direction.
Responding to Criticism
To deal with criticism effectively, leave your emotions out of the conversation.
Three Decisionmaking Methods
These processes for reaching a decision can help parent group leaders get past (or avoid) a stalemate.
Public Speaking: Overcome the Jitters
Some advance preparation and a few best practices will help your next presentation go smoothly despite any butterflies.
Build a Strong Executive Board
Working to create a cohesive board now can pay off in long-term success for your parent group.
Balancing PTO and Personal Life
It can be challenging to find balance. But a little strategy, a little organization, and a lot of support from friends and family go a long way.
My First Meeting: Presidents Remember
Parent group presidents recall the worrying, the nerves, and the lessons learned from their first time wielding a gavel.
Robert's Rules: What You Should Know
Robert's Rules do help you run an effective meeting. And you don't have to know a whole book's worth of details—just a few key concepts.
Polish Your Delegation Skills
Doing it all yourself leads to burnout—and isn't good for your parent group, either.