Does your organisation need a more effective way to run meetings? Would you like to be confident that the meetings you chair are as efficient and action-oriented as possible? Do the minutes accurately reflect the decisions taken and actions agreed?
Chairing a meeting can be challenging. On this highly practical half-day course, participants learn how to lead and listen more effectively during meetings. It is delivered by a former journalist and politician who has extensive experience in chairing meetings.
It covers the A to Z of chairing a meeting from devising an agenda, working with the minute-taker, Freedom of Information Act requirements, developing listening skills, and following-up and signing-off on minutes.
This course is an essential tool for anyone who chairs meetings – from university staff and government employees to financial and legal executives.
On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the role and responsibilities of the chair
- Run a more efficient and productive meeting
- Appreciate the value of listening to the messages
- Recognise the importance of minutes, for internal and external purposes
- Understand the value of an effective and organised agenda
- Create a closer working relationship with the minute-taker
Who should attend?
- Anyone who chairs meetings but has never received formal training
- Anyone who would like to polish their chairing skills
- Anyone who will have to chair meetings in the future and wants to be able to understand and apply best practice
Part 1 – Before the meeting
- What is an effective agenda?
- Creating an effective agenda
- Liaison with the minute-taker and attendees
- How best to use additional reports/documents
Part 2 – During the meeting
- How to lay down rules for meetings
- How to manage difficult attendees
- How to manage time efficiently at meetings
- Learning to summarise in meetings
- Managing the minute-taker and the minutes
- Managing conference calls in meetings
Part 3 – After the meeting
- Finalising the minutes
- Liaising with participants
- Circulation of minutes
- External notifications/media requirements
Part 4 – Becoming the chair
- Learning and applying the skills above
- Defining a set of rules that you can apply
- Leading the meeting
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