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Chairing Skills

This half or one-day workshop encourages you to consider all aspects of the Chair’s role in a meeting. It enables you to build practical ways to develop your performance in this area. It is suitable for both councillors and officers.

"I think your session received the most praise I have ever known our members to give a training session" - Jane Burke, Buckinghamshire CC

"Worth attending, whoever you are" - Colin Taylor, Surrey CC

"Many excellent tips and skills" - Sharon Thomas, Test Valley BC

99% of previous attendees would recommend this Chairing Skills course to others.

Take a look at the next open Chairing Skills course offered by SEE.

Target audience:

Those who wish to develop their Chairing skills or who wish to learn more about the effective conduct of a range of different types of meetings.

Councillors - we offer a Chairing Skills course tailored specifically for you.


Sue Keogh, Development Consultant, SEE

About us

SEE is a Regional Employers' Organisation. We offer advice to local authorities across the south east, in addition to a range of training, development and consultancy opportunities tailored to your needs.


Content will be tailored to meet your specific needs but will cover:

  • Welcome, introductions and expectations
  • Characteristics of a well chaired meeting
  • Understanding the role of the Chairman
  • Adopting different styles for different meetings
  • Setting the tone: opening remarks
  • Preparing effectively for a meeting
  • Using a range of skills including listening and summarising
  • Taking control of a meeting and managing time
  • Developing a range of techniques for dealing with different meeting participants
  • Involving and helping the public
  • Learning points and action plan
  • Evaluation.

For further information, please email or call 01962 840664.

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