Managing and Leading Meetings


The aim of this module is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to manage and lead effective meetings

Who should attend?

Anyone who would like to improve their competence and confidence in managing and leading meetings


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

• Identify those situations where a meeting is necessary and when another alternative solution would be better
• State why clear, agreed objectives for meetings are a pre-requisite
• List the characteristics of an agenda designed to be a working brief for meeting participants
• Identify the role and skills of the chairperson
• Identify ways in which the behaviour of individuals in meetings can contribute to or detract from effective meeting processes
• Practise specific interventions by the chair to address areas of difficulty in managing group process in meetings

Course Overview:

• Common problems associated with meetings
• Preparing for the meeting
• Constructing an effective agenda
• The role and skills of the meeting chair
• Encouraging participation at meetings
• Problem solving framework
• Dealing with difficult situations
• Action planning

Style of the Course:

The course is highly active and participative. During the workshop participants undertake activities, exercises and discussions to help them put what they learn into practice

Course Length:

One Day Workshop 09.00 to 17.00 with an hour for lunch

We can run this course for you in-company at favourable rates for 4 or more people. Please contact us on 01628 526535 or

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