Managing Meetings Training

Learn how to conduct a meeting, with this practical course

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Chairing a meeting

Chairing Meetings Course

Increase meeting productivity and reduce time spent in meetings.

Our one-day chairing meetings training course provides you with the techniques to structure meetings professionally and get the best contributions from the meeting participants.

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.

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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.

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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

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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

Managing participation

  • 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

Reviewing meetings

  • 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

Next Steps

  • 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

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Chairing meetings is one of our “in-house training” courses – delivered at your business premises anywhere in the UK, or at a venue of your choice. Contact us for pricing or to discuss your needs.

Training Dates

Flexible to suit client needs.

In-House Training Locations

We deliver in-house chairing meetings training courses for companies across the UK, including the following cities and regions. Please note that we do not offer public courses in these locations:

  • London and the South East
  • The Thames Valley – including Slough, Maidenhead, Oxford and Swindon
  • Cambridge
  • Norwich and East Anglia
  • Leeds and Bradford
  • Manchester and the North West
  • Southampton and Bournemouth
  • Birmingham and the Midlands
  • Nottingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff and South Wales
  • Exeter and the South West
  • Newcastle
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland

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Need bespoke effective meetings training?

At KSL Training, all our in-house courses include some tailoring to your business, as standard. For example, we will embed your own work-based scenarios into the training, at no additional cost.

Fully Bespoke Training

To discuss a fully bespoke course call: +44 (0) 1635 890450.

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