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Love them or hate them meetings are an essential part of day to day business. They take up a lot of staff time so you need to get the most out of them.

Successful meetings provide an essential forum for planning, debate, sharing information and decision-making. A carefully prepared and well managed meeting can save valuable time and help the business meet its objectives and targets.

The Chair’s role is critical – when carried out correctly it is an influential and respected position.

This workshop will help you in your role as Chair. It provides guidance and an opportunity to practice your skills in a safe environment. It covers the essentials of how to achieve a productive meeting – chairing a meeting effectively and efficiently, building rapport with attendees.

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    Workshop outline:


    • Introductions and objectives
    • Agenda
    • Good and bad experiences.

    Establishing purpose

    • Responsibilities and expectations of the chair
    • The key reasons for effective chairing and leading successful meetings.


    • Skills practice
    • Top tips.

    Who should attend?

    This training course is essential for anyone new to chairing or wanting to refresh their skills.

  • Our trainer

    Tahira Hussain (MBPsS), has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sector. She had a 22-year career in social work, mental health, community development and housing. Having worked in the social housing sector as part of an equality and diversity unit, Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. She is a graduate member of British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She has worked as a mental health professional practitioner for a number of NHS Trusts nationally and is a private therapist providing assessment and treatment services to individuals, legal firms, schools and corporations. She is a qualified trainer on safeguarding, professional boundaries, equalities, stress management and personal development. As a freelance consultant her clients include local authorities, the education, health and housing sector nationwide.

We can bring this course to you.
If you have five or more staff interested our in-house training offers great value for money.

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