CHAIRING SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS
10 am - 12 pm both days
This is a two-part course on consecutive Thursday mornings (21 & 28 January)
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.
Hosted as an online session
£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.
We'll send you a link via email a day or two before the session is due to be held, so you can just click on the link to join in. You'll need a laptop, tablet or smartphone with a camera; if you haven't tried this technology before that's fine - we'll happily conduct a quick test session with you the day before if you like.