Building Your Chairperson Skills
In this age of multi-tasking, many people are expected to chair meetings; however, they often do so without confidence in or knowledge about what they’re really supposed to do as the chair. Getting agreements and ending the meeting on time are but two of their tasks. They also need to be able to synthesize and summarize information well “on the spot,” listen to both sides of a discussion impartially, and deal effectively with various kinds of interruptions and discord. In this one-day workshop, through discussions, tasks, self-assessments, checklists and practice, participants will learn how to increase their effectiveness as a skilled chairperson.
Characteristics of a good chairperson
Do’s and don’ts of chairing a meeting
Planning and preparing for meetings
Creating clear expectations and agendas that work
Determining and achieving outcomes for both consultative and directive meetings
Setting and maintaining a meeting culture
Structuring meeting times to best advantage
Achieving the most important responsibilities
Using the minute-taker more effectively
Applying meeting rules informally and knowing when to use formal meeting rules
Responding appropriately to participant behaviours
Increasing desirable meeting participation
Differences between in-person meetings and tele-meetings
Tips for chairing video- and tele-conferences
- Anyone who chairs or will chair a meeting and wants to be effective.
Elva Keip has designed and delivered workshops in the adult education field for over 25 years. She relies on her experience and extensive research, along with her dynamic presence and sense of humour, to provide superb training in a variety of areas, such as facilitation, writing (basic, advanced and web), competencies interviewing, policies and procedures, and briefing notes. A key focus in all her workshops is the effective use of plain language. Elva also offers one-on-one coaching for individuals who prefer a personal approach to their skills development.
Important Information FALL 2020
Due to COVID-19 all in-person fall dates are likely to be subject to change in order to accommodate online virtual delivery. We invite you to register to reserve your spot today.
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