Chairing Power Meetings

Aimed At: This workshop is aimed at anyone who chairs formal or informal meetings.

Workshop Overview

Whether you are new to chairing meetings or want to build on the knowledge and skills you already have in this area this workshop can help.

When chairing a meeting; do you keep to the agenda? How well do you cope with unexpected items on the agenda? Did it finish on time? Were difficult situations or people managed to your satisfaction? If the answer to any of these is no, attend this workshop to enhance your skills at chairing meetings.

This half-day workshop takes a practical approach to chairing meetings which will enable you to decide what style and processes are best for you when chairing a meeting(s). Together these will help you to have positive outcomes from meetings and give you confidence to chair a meeting with authority and keep to the purpose, agenda items and the timelines of the meeting.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe four qualities a chairperson should have
  • Explain the different types of chairperson roles
  • List the five things that you must do when preparing for a meeting
  • Establish the expectations of those attending the meeting
  • State ground rules for the meeting
  • Judge when distractions/additions/interruptions to the meeting agenda are meaningful or destructive
  • Manage the time available for the meeting effectively
  • Recognise what needs to happen at the end of a meeting
Success Factors
  • Inspiring others : Communicating
  • Inspiring others : Influencing
  • Inspiring others : Projecting confidence
  • Working together : Understanding others
  • Taking responsibility : Planning and organising
Outline Programme

The workshop programme is as follows:

  • The purpose of the meeting
  • Preparation for the meeting
  • Making the agenda work for you
  • Roles people take within a meeting
  • Techniques to manage
    • different numbers of people attending meetings
    • interruptions
    • difficult situations and people
  • What should happen after a meeting
Booking Details

Jennifer Archer

9:15am - 12:30pm

    It is not possible to access the workshop booking form unless connected to the University's campus network, should you wish to book a place on this workshop please contact the Staff Development Unit on 0191 208 6119 direct.


    1/2 Day


    Jane Eggleston extension 3451

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