Chair Effective Meetings

Taking a course on chairing effective meetings can improve your ability to lead and manage teams, increase productivity, and save time. By learning how to plan, facilitate, and follow up on meetings effectively, you can make sure that your team meetings are purposeful, engaging, and achieve their objectives.

Who’s it for?

Individuals who are responsible for leading meetings, such as managers, team leaders, or project managers, would benefit from this course. Additionally, anyone who wants to develop their leadership and communication skills in a professional setting could benefit from this course.


Course content

Meeting Preparation:

Strategies for setting clear objectives, developing agendas, and identifying and inviting participants with relevant expertise.

Communication Skills:
Techniques for facilitating discussions, active listening, and summarising key points, as well as managing disruptions and handling difficult participants.

Decision-Making Strategies:
Approaches for building consensus, making decisions based on evidence, and understanding the impact of cultural and individual differences on the decision-making process.

Time Management:
Tips for managing meeting times and schedules, ensuring participation from all attendees, and avoiding unnecessary delays and distractions.

Meeting Documentation:
Best practices for documenting meeting minutes, tracking action items and decisions, and ensuring accountability and follow-up.

Continuous Improvement:
Tools for assessing meeting effectiveness, soliciting feedback, and making improvements to the meeting process over time.

Key Features

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Available as a standalone course or as part of a programme

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*This course is ready-to-go or fully customisable

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Face-to-face / Live virtual / Blended

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Fully updated for 2023 with content designed by Crescente

Chair Effective Meetings

Course Summary

Guided Learning

Half-day course*
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"I just wanted to thank you for the great sessions that have been delivered over the last 4 months, I personally get a great deal to reflect upon out of them and have found the learning to be very insightful within my fairly new role."

Gemma Shone - NHS

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