Become a confident, effective meeting chairperson.

Training available live online, at your offices or at our training centres.

Chairing Meetings Courses

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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

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

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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
Arrival
9.30 - 11.00
Training Session 1
11.00 - 11.15
Break
11.15 - 12.30
Training Session 2
12.30 - 13.30
Lunch
13.30 - 14.45
Training Session 3
14.45 - 15-00
Break
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

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.