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.

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • 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 delivered workshops and courses in the adult education field for over 20 years. Her finely honed skills and dynamic presence ensure superb training and facilitation. She also designs and develops highly detailed instructors’ guides for other trainers to use. As a writer, Elva provides clients with plain language documentation for procedures, policies, fact sheets, and manuals. 

 

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Working with Others

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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.

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Title: 

Building Your Chairperson Skills

Course Code: 

694

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10days before the course start date

Speaker Bio: 

Elva Keip, has delivered workshops and courses in the adult education field for over 20 years. Her finely honed skills and dynamic presence ensure superb training and facilitation. She also designs and develops highly detailed instructors’ guides for other trainers to use. As a writer, Elva provides clients with plain language documentation for procedures, policies, fact sheets, and manuals. 

 

Audience: 

Anyone who chairs or will chair a meeting and wants to be effective.

Select a session

September 7, 2017
9:00 - 16:00
$480.00
January 30, 2018
9:00 - 16:00
$480.00
May 28, 2018
9:00 - 16:00
$480.00
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