Managing Meetings

Joanna Gutmann Training
Joanna Gutmann Training
Administrative Training
Joanna Gutmann Training

Why you need Managing Meetings

Very few of those who chair meetings have been trained, and observe a wide variety of styles, making it difficult to identify good practice.  People recognise and respect a good chairperson, and enjoy attending effective meetings, so effective chairing leads to personal and organisational gain.

Why is it good

Managing Meetings takes every stage of a meeting, from preparation, through the various sections to the follow-up and provides tips and techniques through discussion and practical exercises (no PowerPoint).  Questions are welcome throughout the day, detailed reference handouts are provided and trainer-support is available after the course.

Meetings are a part of everyday working life and sometimes seem to be the purpose, rather than the means to an end. If meetings are to meet their objectives, they need to be chaired professionally with participants contributing appropriately.  However, few of those who chair meetings have any training or support and as a result time and money are wasted. This course aims to give delegates the skills and confidence to set up, run and contribute to meetings effectively.

Managing Meetings

Course Content
Managing Meetings Course

• The role and input of the chairperson and participants.

• The sections of the meeting and how to manage each effectively.

• Using the agenda as a a mangement tool.

• Encouraging and managing discussion.

• Achieving clear decisions and actions.

• Personal development plan.

Who should attend?

Anyone who leads, or will lead formal or informal meetings

A course at your workplace


Duration: one day (usually 9:30 – 4:30).

Minimum of six delegates, maximum of twelve

You need to provide a suitable room and a flipchart/pad, we bring all course materials and stationery; detailed reference notes and provide post-course support. 

Delegates receive a certificate of attendance.

Live online training

A one-hour live webinar covering effective management of each stage and how to ensure online meetings are effective.

Maximum of sixteen delegates

Generally run through WebinarJam (available by internet browser, no download required) but can also be offered on MS Teams, Zoom, etc.

Reference notes are available for download.  Post-course support is provided by email or by a weekly open clinic session on Zoom.

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