Vice President Archive

Whether you're a new leader or a veteran, you'll find tons of ideas and tips for vice presidents in the articles below. Find more helpful tools and info on the Parent Group Vice President resources page.

  • Are You Ready To Lead?

    Being an effective parent group leader requires a commitment to the big picture and a willingness to let others help achieve those goals.
  • Successful Meetings: 14 Tips

    Done right, meetings help keep the group cohesive and on track. Done wrong, they can become a time pit and involvement killer.
  • You're Elected! Now What?

    An overview of what lies ahead for first-time board members, and tips for getting off to a strong start.
  • From Controversy to Consensus

    The way you handle the decisionmaking process can determine whether a difficult issue grows into an acrimonious fight.
  • 11 Midyear Problems and Solutions

    From low turnout to conflicts with the principal, our PTO answer guide will help make your whole year great.
  • Energize Your Parent Group

    Tips to build interest and enthusiasm, then keep the momentum going all year long.
  • Energize Your School

    A strong parent group can instill pride, promote a positive attitude, and get parents involved in the school all year long. Follow these tips to help your PTO build—and maintain—school spirit.
  • Build Support for New Ideas

    When members resist change, reduce the chance of conflict with patience and understanding.
  • Visibility: A Leadership Challenge

    You've done the work—do people know about it? Getting your group's name and message out to a wide audience, in the right way, is an essential part of success.
  • Create a Mission Statement

    Talking clearly and intentionally about group goals can inspire your PTO and help make decisions to achieve them.
  • Polish Your Delegation Skills

    Doing it all yourself leads to burnout—and isn't good for your parent group, either.
  • When Conflict Splits Your Group

    Ways to prevent controversy from escalating, and how to bring the PTO back together if it already has.
  • Find Your Leadership Style

    The best leaders recognize their natural tendencies and use that knowledge to respond appropriately in different situations.