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Director Development, Leadership & Management

How to Chair Excellent Meetings

Course details

CPD Points





Half day (09:30-12:30)

Course Overview

This half day course will enhance your skills which will enable you to chair meetings in an efficient and effective manner leading to engaged and motivated attendees and business success.

Course Content

Introductions & admin

Why is it important to chair meetings effectively?

Prepare for the meeting

  • Paperwork – or not
  • Business awareness
  • Meet the note taker

At the meeting

  • Arrival
  • Keep focus
  • Encourage participation
  • Summarise
  • Keep to time
  • Work with the meeting secretary
  • Modern technology

After the meeting

  • Follow up
  • Check the minutes
  • Prepare for next meeting

Personal action plan

Course Benefits

This half day course will give you the opportunity to find ways to run effective meetings.

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s) Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 721555.

If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.

Course Tutor

  • Heather Baker

    Heather Baker had 22 years' experience as a secretary and PA before setting up Baker Thompson Associates in 2000. Heather now travels all over the UK, Channel Islands, Middle and Far East, Australia and Africa to motivate and develop the skills of staff in many different organisations. Heather has given presentations at PA and secretarial seminars and presents webinars for the USA and Cayman Islands.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.