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Chairing and Facilitating Effective Meetings

1 Day


This course has been designed for those who need to hold regular meetings and wish to make them more productive.

The day will cover how to cope with difficult people and situations in a meetings context, how to prepare, and participate as well as what to do when Chairing.

Programme Objectives

The objective of attending is to give participants the skills and confidence to ensure that meetings achieve their aims and are seen as a positive contribution to the management process.

Participants will gain the skills needed to confidently Chair a meeting to ensure the agenda aims are achieved.

Programme Content

Planning Meetings

  • Why hold the meeting?
  • Who should attend?
  • The agenda
  • Timescale
  • Self preparation

Conducting the Meeting

  • Formal and informal meetings
  • Using the agenda and keeping to it
  • Keeping an accurate record
  • Distributing Information

Managing the Meeting

  • Chairing Effectively
  • Controlling the discussion
  • Effective Listening
  • Being impartial
  • Focusing on the matter in hand
  • Recording action points

Benefits of Effective Meetings

  • Uniting the group and team building
  • Giving feedback
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