Chairing Meetings

Who should attend

Managers, team leaders and others who spend a high proportion of their time at meetings.

Course Overview

Meetings are a vital business activity that fuel planning, debate, sharing information and decision-making. A carefully prepared and well managed meeting can save valuable time and allow businesses to meet objectives.

The Chairing Meetings training will help individuals achieve clearly defined meeting outcomes, by improving participant contributions and overcoming meeting challenges. The course is designed to give participants guidelines on how to prepare for and structure meetings to ensure successful results.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • identify factors that contribute to the effectiveness of meetings
  • explain the roles and responsibilities of the Chairperson
  • prepare for, compile and structure agendas
  • use techniques for making meetings more stimulating and productive
  • chair meetings effectively and deal with behavioural issues that arise
  • make contributions at meetings assertively, calmly and at the right tim

This training course will provide you with the techniques to structure meetings professionally and get the best contributions from the meeting participants.

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Call James now on 0131 625 7151 to get a full detailed course description and next available dates.

Course Location

This course will be run at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, which is situated in the centre of Edinburgh, just 5 minutes walk from Waverley Station and close to major bus routes, including the airport bus. Discounted parking is available at the St John’s Hill NCP Car Park. Our training rooms are light and spacious, all are air conditioned with natural daylight.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will provided, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day. If you’ve got any special dietary requirements just let us know, ideally in advance, and we will be pleased to cater for them. Our team will be there on the day to make sure everything goes smoothly. If there’s anything you need please ask, because “If we Can we Will”.

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