CHAIRING SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS
You've been to many meetings in your working life but how are local council meetings different? Our helpful 2-part course provides you with the techniques to structure council meetings professionally and get the best contributions from the meeting participants.
This course is recommended for current meeting chairmen, vice-chairmen and aspiring chairmen.
By the end of the session you will be confident in leading council meetings, understand the key procedures and get the most from your councillor colleagues and clerk.
Training the whole council
Chairing successful meetings can be delivered and tailored specially for your council, which can be a cost-effective approach if you have a number of councillors who require training. You choose where and when you want our tutors to deliver. We can tailor the course content to suit your council's needs.
When & where
Our last course was held in June 2020. We are planning a face-to-face course in the Autumn
£75 includes refreshments, course handouts and a certificate
20% discount for NPTS subscribers: £60
From the June 2020 course, the satisfaction rating was 100%. We always receive consistently high scores for this course.
Understanding the role and qualities required of the chairman
Understanding the role of the clerk and the importance of building a good working relationship with the clerk
Legal specifics, such as voting, convening meetings, standing orders, signing minutes
Preparing for a meeting - whether that's a virtual meeting or at your usual venue
How to stimulate discussion and manage energy levels
Managing difficult behaviours at a meeting
Chairing a challenging meeting
Dealing with public partipation and speakers
Knowing your council - assessing skills
Getting the most from meetings (looking at decisions and actions, meeting reflection)