Chairing Meetings Course
Increase meeting productivity and reduce time spent in meetings.
Our chairing meetings training provides valuable techniques to help you structure meetings more professionally, in order to get the best contributions from the meeting participants. Available as a half-day or full-day course.
To help managers get the most from the meetings they chair. The training will also help them achieve clearly defined meeting outcomes, by improving participant contributions and overcoming meeting challenges.
For those who chair face to face meetings and want to maximise participant contributions. It can also be tailored for those who wish to develop their skills in conducting telephone or conference meetings.
By the end of this one-day training course, the participants will have:
- Acquired a common understanding of the roles and expectations within effective meetings, including the role of the chairperson, facilitator, minute taker and attendees
- Established the best structure for conducting their meetings and the tools available to achieve the meeting outcomes
- Developed skills and techniques to manage different behaviours and energy levels within a meeting to ensure they get the most from the meeting attendees’ contributions
Principles and roles within effective meetings
- Types of meetings
- Characteristics and structure of effective meetings
- Role of chairperson, facilitator, minute taker and attendees
- Whole group speed chatting exercise, rotating flipchart group work, individual questionnaire and reflection
Using Meeting Agendas
- Producing the meeting agenda
- Scheduling the agenda items and managing attendance
- Achieving the desired outcome/s
- Managing action plans
- Small group exercise, meeting facilitation and presentation
- Recognising natural roles people take within a meeting
- Channelling the different behaviours
- Techniques to manage participation and channel energy
- Using questions to manage participation
- Whole group meeting practice exercise with briefs, Metaplanning exercise, individual questionnaire and facilitated group discussion
- Methods available to review meetings
- Presentation and facilitated group review
Meeting skills practice
- Small group meetings with review and observer feedback
- Feedback and review of learning in small groups
- Small group meeting skills practice with observer feedback
- Review of learning and action planning
The chairing meetings training will be supported with:
- An optional participant pre-course questionnaire and/or pre-course reading
- A colour printed workbook with tips, techniques and space for personal notes
Standard UK course pricing - chairing meetings
The pricing below is for delivering the chairing meetings course on a weekday, for the specified number of participants. Prices exclude travel expenses and optional workbook printing. We supply a free PDF for our client to print the training materials.
- 3-4 participants £625 +VAT
- 5-6 participants £650 +VAT
- 7-12 participants £695 +VAT
- 3-4 participants £895 +VAT
- 5-6 participants £950 +VAT
- 7-12 participants £995 +VAT
2 x Half-day courses…
Run on the same weekday.
- 6 participants £950 +VAT
- 7-12 participants £995 +VAT
- 13-24 participants £1095 +VAT
Type of course: In-house
Our prices already include some tailoring of the course to your business needs, as standard. For example, we will embed your own work-based scenarios into the training, at no additional cost. Alternatively, to discuss a fully bespoke course…
Some additional discounts are available for not-for-profit organisations, the NHS and Public Sector, as well as registered charities…
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In-House Training Locations
We deliver in-house chairing meetings courses for companies right across the UK and have local trainers covering the following areas:
- London and the South East
- The Thames Valley – including Slough, Maidenhead, Oxford and Swindon
- Norwich and East Anglia
- Leeds and Bradford
- Manchester and the North West
- Southampton and Bournemouth
- Birmingham and the Midlands
- Cardiff and South Wales
- Exeter and the South West
- Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland
Testimonials from previous attendees
Excellent training for staff who are new to chairing or facilitating meetings. Easy going course + good content.
Excellent resources – very well presented. Good interactions from the group. Enjoyable session.
Very interesting and enlightening and fun. Ann was a great ‘leader’ of the course.
Very informative, enthusiastic trainer, non threatening environment. Good workbook will refer back and keep in my management folder. Thank you
This course has enabled me to gain renewed confidence in tackling the difficult behaviours that can be presented in meetings – thank you!
Taken away some really practical ideas and tools to improve my skills in chairing meetings more effectively.