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Tips and advice for new PTO and PTA presidents.
All the know-how you need to be an effective and successful parent group leader, including tips for managing difficult people.
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.
Breaking your work into manageable chunks can help you have a successful year. Our checklist of tasks can make it easier.
An outline of weekly and monthly tasks, characteristics of a good PTO or PTA president, and other job requirements.
What you should know about your group's finances, how to build a strong executive board, and tips for recruiting committee chairpeople.
Checklist of tasks for newly elected presidents to take care of before the end of the school year.
Great tips, advice, and action steps to help you boost parent and student involvement by putting diversity and inclusion efforts front and center in your group, fixing a clique reputation, building school spirit, and much more.
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.
Take the quiz to see what your strengths are as a leader and determine which skills could use some work.
Learn from leadership experts while you’re on the go or even doing chores around the house.
Information on getting organized, getting your group focused, communicating with parents, and more.
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.
To deal with criticism effectively, leave your emotions out of the conversation.
These processes for reaching a decision can help parent group leaders get past (or avoid) a stalemate.
Some advance preparation and a few best practices will help your next presentation go smoothly despite any butterflies.
Working to form a cohesive executive board can pay off in long-term success for your parent group.
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.
Parent group presidents recall the worrying, the nerves, and the lessons learned from their first time wielding a gavel.
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.
Doing it all yourself leads to burnout—and isn't good for your parent group, either.