This half-day chairing meetings training course will show you how to keep meetings productive. 

By the end of this course, you will understand how to:

  • Get clear on the purpose of your meeting
  • Make sure the right people are present and prepared
  • Ensure that each agenda item is introduced and dealt with effectively
  • Encourage appropriate participation and eliminate time-wasting

The Trainer

Jo has been a professional development coach and trainer for over 20 years. She is Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) certified.

She started her career in engineering before transferring to a leading pharmaceutical company. She spent 18 years there in a number of leadership and technical roles across a number of departments including HR, customer service, and training.

Course Details

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By the end of this course you will understand the following:

  • The purpose of your meeting
  • Planning your meeting
  • Documenting your meeting
  • Encouraging participation
  • Keeping focused
  • Closing meetings
  • Evaluating a meeting’s effectiveness
  • Documenting your meeting
  • Taking agreed-upon actions

Is This The Right Course For Me?

This course is useful for anyone who spends a material amount of time in meetings.

It is especially useful for anyone who occasionally has to organise and / or chair meetings.

If you are looking for a more detailed course our one-day chairing meetings training course would be more appropriate.

The Training Day

We include everything that you need for a great day’s training, you don’t need to bring anything with you.

  • A full-colour training manual.
  • A certificate of attendance
  • Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day.
  • A comfortable fully air-conditioned training environment.

Our training days run from 9.30 am to approximately 4.30 pm.

This course runs in conjunction with our sister company, Development Academy, which is focused on professional development training.

Online Training Requirements

To attend this Chairing Meetings course online, you will need:

Zoom on your Windows PC/laptop with a camera, speakers & microphone
A stable internet connection capable of running Zoom
To be a confident computer user and able to use Zoom to attend the course

If you have access to a second screen, we would encourage you to use it as it improves the experience.