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Facilitating Meetings

  • Price £345.00
  • Duration 1 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


This course is suitable for all people who are required to chair meetings. Meetings can often be tedious, irrelevant and sometimes an actual waste of time. On the other hand, they should be inspiring, decisive and something that people actually want to attend. This 1 day seminar is designed to help you to transform your meetings to make them enjoyable and effective events.


No special entry requirements


To equip Chair people with the skills and techniques required to deliver more effective meetings. Not just in formal pre-arranged meetings but in impromptu, informal meetings too. By the end of the course you will be able to:

• Recognise the importance of planning
• Deal with difficult moments
• Handle silence
• Work to the consensus view
• Produce quality minutes

Course Content

Welcome and Introductions

Setting the Objectives

• Introduction to effectively chairing a meeting
• Part 1 Preparation- Reasons, purpose, objectives and attendees
• Part 2- Preparation-Setting up the meeting
• Part 3- Structure- General guidelines
• Opening the meeting- agenda items participants roles- setting ground rules
• Part 4- Structure-Specific guideline making decisions- planning & reviewing progress- solving problems-checking participant’s reactions.
• Part 5- Control- Handling difficult participants
• Part 6- Ensuring results are achieved
• Recap of the day and open discussion

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