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CPD25 – Introduction to Chairing Meetings 9.30am – 5.30pm 14th December 2005 facilitated by Glenor Roberts of LEVELheaded Aim To enable participants to be more effective chairs of meetings. Objectives By the end of the course you will be able to: • select the right sort of meeting for the purpose • plan and prepare before a meeting • design and use agenda which structure the meeting and aid advance preparation • list the responsibilities of the Chair and the Clerk throughout the meeting cycle • structure and control meetings appropriately • use the two principle key chairing skills • list positive ways of dealing with common problem behaviours exhibited in meetings Level For those with limited experience of chairing meetings and no previous training. Approach Following a series of exercises and discussions, the group will undertake a practice meeting at which some volunteer participants will be asked to chair. This will enable the group to experience what we have learnt. Programme 9.30 Introductions and Objectives Introductions What do we want to achieve? Session 1 Types of meetings Different types of meetings Session 2 Preparation When not to have a meeting Purpose Attendance Pre-work Agenda and documents Session 3 Responsibilities Role and responsibilities of chair and clerk before, during and after the meeting Session 4 Structure Structuring the meeting Opening and closing items Session 5 Chairing skills Questioning Summarising Dealing with problem behaviours Session 6 Practise meeting 3 volunteer chairs Discussion arising from practice 5.30 Close © LEVELheaded 2003
Booking Information: Cost is £100 for CPD25 subscribers, £120 M25 affiliate members and £150 for other institutions, including refreshments. To book, please book online at, or contact Dave Puplett at Please note that there are limited places available for this event, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Bookings will close on the 10th December 2005 and any cancellations after that date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Provisional bookings will be held for 7 working days. A “no show??? on the day will incur 100% cancellation charges. © LEVELheaded 2003

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