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Managing Meetings

Managing Meetings

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Everybody who works will have to attend meetings, usually on a regular basis. Sadly it is very common for people to leave their meetings feeling that; it was a waste of time; little was achieved; it wasn’t run well; no conclusions were drawn up; the control was lost at times; there were hidden agendas not dealt with; the meeting should not even have been called in the first place; their attendance was not necessary; it did not start or finish on time; the agenda was poor or non-existent; and that ….well, it could have been run a whole lot better.

Aims and Objectives

This workshop, ideal for anyone who convenes a group of people together to meet and discuss, will, through several practical demonstrations and role plays, enable delegates to:

  • Understand and apply what makes a good, positive meeting and how to Chair that meeting
  • Draw up an effective agenda
  • Recognise the elements of good and bad meetings
  • Take good minutes
  • Ensure post meeting follow up
  • Chair a meeting well understanding precisely what the role of the Chair is
  • Keep the meeting lively and fresh
  • Maintain good control
  • Understand group psychology and the different types of meeting contributions
  • Gain insight into other organisations’ ideas
  • Take away a whole series of meeting tips and an Action Plan to improve their own meetings


The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Good and Bad Meetings
  • ‘Let’s Meet!’
  • Agendas
  • Effective Minutes
  • The Role of the Chair
  • Group Psychology
  • Meeting Contributions
  • The Role of the Participant
  • Keeping Control
  • Meeting Ideas from other Companies
  • Meeting Role Play

Delegate Feedback

'Very Useful.'
Assistant Principal , Chichester College

'Good for people who want to take a step back and look at how meetings can make the most efficient use of colleagues time and add most value to the organisation.'
Associate, Social Finance

'Very good to help you hold meetings.'
R.M.A, Scrivens Opticians

'Very engaging & useful. Thank you.'
Assistant Head, Phoenix School

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for anyone who chairs, plans or leads meetings and will be of benefit to anyone who would like to manage meetings more effectively. The workshop will also be of benefit to people who have the responsibility to train/ensure their staff run effective meetings.

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This workshop is  Price Band C 

Workshop Style

This training course is delivered in a workshop style. It is highly participative with a blend of presentation, group exercises and debate.  A comprehensive delegate pack is included. .


To ensure effective levels of delegate participation, involvement and interaction, delegate numbers are restricted.  This workshop is suitable for groups of 2 to 20 delegates.


Formal CPD certificates are provided after the event in a form which is acceptable as CPD evidence to many professional bodies and institutions.


The facilitator for this workshop is a highly experienced trainer with in-depth subject knowledge.