Chairing Meetings

This course will explore the role of the chair in getting the best out of meetings. The day will provide information on carrying through the role of chair and will consider some of the difficulties that can confront “the person in the chair”.  In addition, we will look at how to chair an online meeting.

This workshop is currently available online as Face-to-Face Live Online Learning using Zoom for public bookings. We are able to offer classroom sessions for private bookings only — please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

What you will learn

  • To understand the responsibilities of the chair
  • To be able to plan and lead meetings more effectively
  • To be able to assist the meeting in achieving its aims
  • To explore ways of getting the best from meetings
  • To use online platforms to chair a meeting

Themes covered

  • Preparations for chairing a meeting
  • Different styles
  • Working with other officers
  • Working with the minute-taker
  • Forming and managing the agenda
  • Problems arising during the meeting
  • The main tasks of setting the scene, holding the boundaries and summarising the discussion
  • Responsibilities after the meeting, including confirming the minutes
  • Chairing online meetings
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Chairing Meetings
There are currently no upcoming public course dates available. Please email our team on hello@happy.co.uk and ask to be added to the waiting list for this course. We'll let you know as soon as a date is available.

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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

The course will run from 10am to 4:30pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

Due to COVID-19, our public programme is currently only being held online through our Face-to-Face Live Online learning sessions. However, we are now able to offer classroom training sessions for private bookings. Please get in touch for more information, pricing and availability.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

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Did you know...

...repeating back key points to people lets them know they've been heard and encourages further participation?

It can also provide focus as the participant gets an idea of the elements of their input that you value. 

Happy has a number of other leadership and management programmes, including those focused on giving feedback and exercising active listening skills. 

Active Listening and Giving Constructive Feedback looks at how communication works and the difference between listening and hearing. It'll show you the key steps in providing clear and constructive feedback. Find out more