Chairing Meetings Effectively

Course Aims:

The overall purpose of this course is to enable delegates to chair / facilitate meetings that are focused, keep to time, and get results. 

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Make their meetings shorter, more focused and productive.
  • Set expectations and standards of behaviour in meetings.
  • Manage distractions, interruptions and disruptive people.
  • Know how to participate actively and make effective contributions.


  • 1 day/In house or consultant facilitated virtual course/online training session((s)

Course Contents:

  • Objectives and road map for the day
  • Meeting exercise
  • Characterisers of effective meetings
  • Why are you meeting?
  • When not to meet
  • Who should attend
  • Why should people attend?
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • POP principle
  • Planning the agenda and meeting process
  • Responsibilities
  • Making meetings brief
  • Tools for generating ideas
  • Tools for gaining consensus and making decisions
  • Ensuring follow up action


  • Taking a different approach
  • Focusing on outcomes rather than tasks
  • The 4 R’s performance management tool
  • What not to review or give feedback on
  • Tips to encourage commitment and self responsibility


  • Encouraging participation
  • Making proactive interventions
  • Tips for dealing with difficult situations
  • Managing virtual meetings
  • Meeting planning and preparation
  • Meeting skills in practice
  • Transferring learning back to the workplace


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What Our Clients Say about our Chairing Meetings Effectively Training
"The managers attending this course were very pleased with the practicality of the information; lots of tips and tools, which enabled them to easily transfer the skills to their meeting occasions. The training was focussed to their needs and interactive, which has improved the effectiveness and efficiency of many of our meetings."

Marie Wood - Training Manager
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