CHAIRING SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS
10 am - 12 pm
This is a two part course taking place online on 7 & 8 October 2021 from 10 am - 12 pm
You've been to many meetings in your working life but how are local council meetings different? Our course provides you with the techniques to structure council meetings professionally and get the best contributions from the meeting participants.
Thursday, 7 October 2021
£48 subscribers | £60 non-subscribers
This course is recommended for current meeting chairs, vice-chairs and aspiring chairs.
Understanding the role and qualities required of the chair
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)
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.
The course was last held in June 2021 and received a 99% satisfaction rating
Just to say thank you very much for the Chairmanship course. It was extremely useful and very timely for me. Looking forward to putting some of the ideas into practice.
I feel so much more confident now thanks to Julie's guidance. Thank you!
It was absolutely brilliant, as was Luisa.
Very thorough and informative; I learnt a good deal.