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.”

Why not sign up to the ‘Minute Taking’ course which takes place in the afternoon?

Course Location

Uttlesford CVS
45 Stortford Road,
Great Dunmow,

Location Notes

No parking onsite, but parking is available very nearby at White Street car park (next to Co-op). Post code for this is CM6 1BD.

Training room is on ground floor. An accessibility lift is in place to bypass the very small number of steps. Ramp outside as well.

If you are late for the course and it is clear that the course has already started, press the CSVU button on the intercom and a staff member will come downstairs and take you to the room where the course is running.

Tea and coffee is available with a small donation.

8 May 2019
9:30 am - 12:45 pm



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