Chairing Meetings Course

Chairing Meetings Course

Meetings come in all shapes and sizes, from the convention to a quick huddle in an office hallway. This one-day program will be concerned with small working meetings; with groups that have a job to do requiring the energy, commitment, and talents of those who participate.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Understand the value of meetings as a management tool.
  • Recognise the critical planning step that makes meeting time more effective.
  • Identify process tools that can help create an open and safe forum for discussion.
  • Develop and practice techniques for handling counter productive behaviour.

This chairing meetings course is designed to teach participants about all the actions required to organise and chair meetings.

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What will I learn

The current outline for the chairing meetings course enables you to:

  • Decide whether a meeting is the best answer to the problem
  • Decide whom to invite to the meeting
  • Gather information and plan the format of the meeting
  • Set a well-structured agenda for meeting
  • Set clear objectives for each item in the meeting planning
  • Liaise closely with the minutes secretary during the meetingChairing Meetings Course
  • Exercise effective time management during the meeting
  • Lead, facilitate and summarise as required
  • Identify and clarify the decisions of the meeting
  • Handle challenging people and keep order at the meeting whilst chairing meetings
  • Be aware of group behaviour and the importance of non-verbal communication
  • Ensure that all the follow-up actions are carried out
  • Evaluate the meeting and suggest improvements

Course Outline

During this interactive, linked and practical chairing meetings course, you will cover:

    • Welcome – introductions and housekeeping points
    • Workshop aims, objectives and agenda
    • Aims of meetings: Is your meeting really necessary?
    • Types of meeting
    • Gathering information and planning the meeting
    • Setting the agenda and setting objectives
    • At the meeting – Leading and facilitating; liaising with the minute’s secretary; time management; summarising; identifying and clarifying the decisions; carrying out post-meeting actions
    • Group behaviour and non-verbal communication
    • Practical exercise on running a meeting; each participant takes a turn at chairing the meeting
    • Debrief of practical exercise
    • Evaluating the meeting and suggesting improvements
    • Workshop summary and evaluation:
    • Resolution of any difficulties
    • Personal action plans

How we’re making training safe for you and your delegates

We will be implementing the following measures to keep your delegates and our employees safe:

  • If a delegate has any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. new persistent cough, high temperature, loss or change to sense of smell or taste) they must not attend training. We will provide a free transfer to a future course
  • We will implement social distancing measures between everyone at all times during the course and request the same of delegates during breaks. To do this we have reduced class sizes dependent on the size of the room
  • There will be hand sanitisation available and regular hand-washing protocols in place
  •  We have altered our training strategies to ensure that trainers and delegates don’t touch and remain socially distanced during practical sessions
  •  We will continue to provide gloves for relevant practical sessions
  •  Face-coverings will not be provided but delegates are welcome to wear their own should they wish.

In House prices start from £595 - £949 for up to 12 delegates (no travel charged for online courses)

This course is available as a Public Course – Call us On 0843 2891713