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Chairing Meetings Courses

Chairing Meetings Training: 1/2 Day Run Efficient Meetings Course

Chairing Meetings Run Efficient Meetings

Length :
1/2 Day
Where :
Online, Client Site & Classroom

This half-day course focuses on the basics of running effective meetings.

  • Clarifying the purpose of your meeting
  • Making sure the right people are present
  • Agenda items are dealt with effectively
  • Encouraging participation
  • Eliminating time-wasting
Chairing Meetings Training: One Day Course

Chairing Meetings One Day Course

Length :
1 Day
Where :
Online, London & Guildford + Client Site
Next Date :
July 5th

This detailed one-day course gives you all the tools you need to chair impactful meetings.

  • Creating a clear, useful agenda
  • Controlling the meeting
  • Questions to encourage discussion
  • Building consensus for clear decisions
  • Documentation & follow up
Chairing Meetings Training: Group Bookings & Private Courses

Chairing Meetings Group Bookings & Private Courses

Length :
Where :
Online, Client Site & Classroom

We also offer private training. Contact us for more details about how we can create a customised course, designed just for you and your organisation.

Where you are booking 2 or more people onto the same course we offer group discounts. Please contact us for more details.

Effective Meetings Course: Combined Minute Taking & Chairing Meetings Training

Chairing Meetings Combined Minute Taking + Chairing Meetings

Length :
1 Day
Where :
Online, London & Guildford + Client Site
Next Date :
June 24th

This effective meetings course combines minute taking and chairing meetings training.

Learn how to run & follow up meetings that get things done.

  • Structure meetings so people are prepared
  • Generate real discussion & decisions
  • Create clear, actionable minutes

Choosing The Right Chairing Meetings Course


If you are unsure which course is appropriate for you please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Read on below for more on the specifics of each course.

This is a short introductory course that will give you the skills necessary to chair meetings. You do not need any previous experience to attend.

It is designed for people who are looking to:

  1. Chair meetings effectively and effortlessly
  2. Make decisions on who should attend
  3. Ensure no time is wasted in a meeting

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Clarify the purpose of your meeting
  2. Make sure the right people are present
  3. Ensure agenda items are dealt with effectively
  4. Encourage participation

This is a more comprehensive full-day training course that will cover every aspect of chairing meetings in detail.

It is designed for people who will be:

  1. Chairing important meetings that will effect a companies decisions
  2. Controlling the meetings directly
  3. Documenting and following up on the meeting

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Create a clear, useful agenda
  2. Control the meeting with assertiveness and respect
  3. Propose questions to encourage discussion
  4. Build up a consensus for clear decisions and outcomes

Our combined course is designed beginners with no prior experience. It is for those looking to take chair meetings and take minutes

It is made up of an intensive one-day course – this will be a tough day but is all you need!

Doing this session offers the most effective way to develop both these skills side by side.

Our courses can run at your offices, at one of our training centres in London and Guildford or online in a virtual classroom.

Our online courses can be run using either Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Online Courses

We offer all of our chairing meetings training courses remotely, as well as in-person.
Our remote courses cover the same content as our in-person courses and run over Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Course Locations

London Training Courses
Fleet House, 8-12 New Bridge St
London, EC4V 6AL
Tel: 0203 603 0150


Guildford Training Courses
Surrey Technology Centre, 40 Occam Road
Guildford, GU2 7YG
Tel: 01483 688 488


Private Courses

Looking for private group training or a 1-2-1 chairing meetings course?
Our custom courses are organised on dates to suit you, either at your office, our offices or online whichever you’d prefer.
Our free pre-course reviews ensure that our custom courses are focused only on the topics you need.

The Training Day

Course Times

9.15 - 9.30
9.30 - 11.00
Training Session 1
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 12.30
Training Session 2
12.30 - 13.30
13.30 - 14.45
Training Session 3
14.45 - 15-00
15.00 - 16.30
Training Session 4

What's Included?

Everything you need for a great day's training

A full-colour manual to keep A full-colour manual to keep
A USB stick to take files home with you A USB stick to take files home with you
Pens & pads for taking notes Pens & pads for taking notes
Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits
6 months of post course support 6 months of post course support
A modern comfortable air-conditions training environment A modern comfortable air-conditions training environment
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Chairing Meetings FAQs

  • The maximum number of delegates per course has been reduced to 4.
  • Temperature checks on arrival
  • Desk distancing complies with Government guidelines
  • Hand sanitiser available on arrival
  • Facemasks available
  • All training equipment and furniture is cleaned thoroughly after use
  • Communal areas in the building are regularly disinfected.

Our online training is designed to re-create the classroom chairing meetings training experience as closely as possible.

It is a live training session using Zoom or Microsoft Teams and the trainer is there throughout.

If you have a question we would encourage you to ask it as you go along, as you would in a class.

The trainers like to see you! They much prefer it if you have a camera on so they can see you as well as you being able to see them.

We don’t want to be the biggest training company but we are trying to be the best.

We have now won the Feefo Gold Award for customer service for 7 years in a row.

We always limit our chairing meetings training classes to a maximum of 8 delegates but try to keep them smaller.

During 2020 our average class size was 4 people.

To back up our promise of great training we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.

Meetings represent a significant investment of time and company resources.

A chairperson is responsible for ensuring that a meeting is run efficiently and effectively to achieve its aims.

A good chairperson will manage the entire process from distributing an agenda before the meeting to ensure that everyone who attends knows what is to be discussed, through to distributing minutes after the meeting with agreed action items to ensure that decisions are followed through on.

A good chairperson will bring a great deal of value to a workplace.

Please come wearing whatever you are most comfortable in.

We do not have a dress code for our courses.

Effective meetings allow for efficient information sharing, discussion, and decision-making.

If you chair meetings where you struggle to keep them on time and on topic then this training would be helpful for you.

Chairing meetings well is a learned skill and increasingly important as you progress through your career.

Learning to facilitate an open and honest discussion before guiding a group to a decision isn’t straightforward.

The skills required to do this are often acquired over a lifetime of work. Hence chairpeople often being some of the most senior employees in the room at a meeting.


We offer two standard training courses: One day and Half day.

If you will be chairing meetings occasionally then the half-day efficient meetings course will give you a great grounding. However, inevitably it can only cover the key items.

If you will be chairing meetings frequently, or those meetings will be contentious, we recommend our full one-day training course. This covers the entire process in detail and gives you the best grounding possible.