45-minute webinar

Some of us spend a large proportion of our working lives in meetings – and much of this time is wasted. That’s why good chairing skills are crucial. This practical and engaging programme shows how skillful chairing can steer a meeting to a successful conclusion, saving considerable time and significantly boosting efficiency.

Learning objectives

  • Learn what makes a great meeting
  • Learn what makes a great chairperson
  • Learn how to keep your meetings on track and to time
  • Learn how to structure and plan your meetings
  • Learn how to handle negative, time-wasting and disruptive behaviours effectively


Designed as a highly interactive 45-minute webinar for groups of 6 to 8, or 60 minutes for groups of up to 12, or 90 minutes for groups of up to 20.

Webinar overview

1 Achieving best practice in meetings

  • What drives you crazy about meetings?
  • How and why a meeting can go wrong – and right

2 The perfect chairperson / manager

  • What makes someone a really good chairperson/manager of a meeting?
  • How the role of the chairperson may be different in different kinds of meetings

3 The before, during and after stages

  • Planning ahead of time and setting things up to succeed
  • Getting off to a good start by setting the scene
  • How to keep the meeting on track and to time

4 Handling difficult people and situations

  • Managing group dynamics
  • Reading the group / meeting
  • Dealing with people who waste time, are negative or hold side conversations, etc
  • How to handle disagreement / conflict

5 Actions and next steps

  • Review
  • Personal action planning
  • Next steps

6 Close

To discuss which webinars would best suit you, just give us a call on 01582 463460 and we’ll be happy to talk you through the options.