Chairing meetings

Overview

This 1-day course is designed to help you improve your ability to successfully chair meetings by developing your interpersonal skills. It focuses on enhancing meeting skills, time management techniques and influencing skills.

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

  • Lead and control meetings
  • Ensure meetings are focused, productive and time-efficient
  • Appreciate the impact you have on others
  • Deal effectively with interruptions and difficult people
  • Assertively state your point while being empathetic

Content

BEFORE THE MEETING

  • Establishing the purpose of the meeting
  • Preparing for meetings
    • Room layout
    • Role allocation
    • Being the ideal chairperson
    • Personal impact

DURING THE MEETING

  • Communication skills
    • Listening to others
    • Getting your point across assertively
    • Managing awkward people
    • Summarising and paraphrasing
    • Maintaining the self-esteem of others
    • Asking questions
  • Making decisions
    • 6 thinking hats
  • Contributing in meetings
    • Recording information
    • Managing time
    • Calculating the cost of meetings
    • Gate keeping

AFTER THE MEETING

  • Process consultation

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