Chairing Meetings


A half day course looking at practical ways, components and the skills required in ensuring trustee, committee and other types of meetings are effective, efficient and productive.

We’ll cover:

  • Agenda planning and setting
  • Creating the right environment
  • Principles of good behaviour
  • Chairing and participating skills

Benefits to you

By the end of the course you will have understood the importance of making an annual or six monthly agenda plan, practiced setting an agenda that is logical, practical and designed to achieve decisions and actions, understood the chair’s preparation for a meeting and the importance of creating the right environment. You will also have learnt good chairing skills including methods of dealing with difficult people, developed methods for stimulating creative and effective discussions and utilising the skills of the participants involved in the meeting.

Delegate feedback from last course:

““Really useful training. I have learnt so much more than I expected. Great!””

“Clear concise information which I will use on a regular basis.”

“If you think there’s not much more you could learn, think again – the wealth of experience of the trainer is most impressive.”


Course Location

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The Place, Pitsea
The Place, Northlands Pavement,
SS13 3DU

Location Notes

The Place, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea, Essex. SS13 3DU

The Place is situated in the town centre of Pitsea. We are opposite the new Range Store at the top of the market square.
The Place is a 5-10 minute walk from Pitsea Rail Station and just a couple of minutes from the local bus stops and taxi rank. We are easily accessible from the A13 and A127 both of which are a just few minutes drive away.

Up to 3 hours free parking is available in the nearly Aldi car park which is a 2 minute walk from The Place. This car park includes accessible parking bays. You can access this car park via Rectory Park Drive. Please note that parking enforcement operates within this
car park. Alternatively, the staff car park at the rear of the The Place can be used by centre users only. Accessible bays here are limited. The staff car park can be accessed via Maydells, off of Wickford Avenue.

For satellite navigation purposes, please use the postcode SS13 3HW.

30 September 2019
1:15 pm - 4:45 pm



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Ticket TypePriceSpaces
1. Voluntary and community organisations, Town & Parish Councils and CICs with over £500,000 income pa£95.00
2. Voluntary and community organisations, Town & Parish Councils and CICs with £100,000 - £500,000 income pa£70.00
3. Voluntary and community organisations, Town & Parish Councils and CICs with less than £100,000 income pa£45.00
Statutory and Commercial Organisations£120.00