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Chairing Meetings

Duration: One Day

Trainer: Irish Times Training

Target Audience:

This programme is designed for individuals who wish to develop a more productive chairing style.  Participants will be given the tools to enable them achieve optimal outcomes from meetings.

Course Aim:

  • Make better decisions in meetings
  • Achieve greater participation
  • Support trusted communication channels and enhance motivation by managing the meeting process effectively

Course Objectives:

Participants will learn how to:

  • Use communication techniques to faciliatate productive discussion
  • Manage challenging people and situations more constructively
  • Prepare tailored, realistic agendas
  • Step confidently through the meeting process to decisions and responsibilities
  • Achieve greater consensus and support positive dissent
  • Devise a charter of expectations for your committee

Course Content:

  • Clarifying the chairperson's role before, during and after meetings
  • Preparing and drafting effective agendas
  • Using listening and questioning techniques to enhance discussions
  • Sequencing the steps to agreed decisions
  • Managing challenging people and situations
  • Developing a charter of expectations for meetings