Institute of Public AdministrationChairing and Managing Meetings

Chairing and Managing Meetings

€ 300.00
Half Day
Live Online Classes, Online Courses - Distance Learning
10:00am - 1:00pm

Course description

This online workshop aims to take the pain out of meetings and to introduce staff to the principles and techniques involved. Meetings are an important and integrated part of organisational communication consultation, debate and decision-making. Organisations need effective meetings but these do not happen without correct procedures, preparation and planning. The workshop will focus on providing an opportunity to participants to understand the skills needed to chair and/or contribute effectively to meetings.

Upon completion of this training, participants will:

  • understand of the principles and best practice of preparing for and conducting meetings
  • learn the techniques most commonly encountered in meetings
  • enhance skills in communication and assertiveness
  • improve existing, or acquire new skills to maximise their contribution at meetings.


The course will cover the following areas:

  • Why have a meeting
  • different roles and responsibilities of staff attending meetings
  • planning for meetings
  • leading and managing a meeting effectively
  • attending and contributing positively at meetings
  • managing conflict, decision-making and assertiveness after meetings – what needs to be done and who is going to do it.

This is a half day course (10:00 am – 1:00pm).  It will be delivered remotely via MS Teams and facilitated by a subject matter expert.

Course Date

  • 7 November 2023

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