Resources for Presidents

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Put Parent Involvement First

Put Parent Involvement First: 10 Tips

Make involvement your top priority and every challenge your group faces will get a whole lot easier.

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Planning for Next Year

7 Tasks for New PTO Presidents

Checklist of tasks for newly elected presidents to take care of before the end of the school year.

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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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Leadership

6 Ways To Be a Successful Leader

Quick tips for leadership success.

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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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Presidents

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.

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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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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.

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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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Downloadable

Parent Group President Job Description

An outline of weekly and monthly tasks, characteristics of a good PTO or PTA president, and other job requirements.

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How To Be a Successful PTO President

Tips and advice for new PTO and PTA presidents.

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Responding to Criticism

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

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Leadership

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.

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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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Three Decisionmaking Methods

These processes for reaching a decision can help parent group leaders get past (or avoid) a stalemate.

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Public Speaking: Overcome the Jitters

Some advance preparation and a few best practices will help your next presentation go smoothly despite any butterflies.

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Build a Strong Executive Board

Working to form a cohesive executive board can pay off in long-term success for your parent group.

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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.

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Becoming a Great Leader

Even if you have no experience, you can be an effective leader. Just play to your strengths.

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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.

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My First Meeting: Presidents Remember

Parent group presidents recall the worrying, the nerves, and the lessons learned from their first time wielding a gavel.

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