What will I learn?

Ineffective meetings are a source of frustration. Effective meetings can be positive and productive, leaving people informed and motivated to take action.

This course will look at how to run effective meetings, with a focus on the skills to facilitate or chair your meetings effectively. If you need to run meetings, you’ll find the approaches on this course are applicable to a range of situations, from team briefings to Board meetings to informal training events.

You will learn how to:

1. Set up an effective meeting:

  • Identify the essential elements of an effective meeting
  • Craft a thought provoking agenda

    2. Use effective facilitation/chairing skills to:

  • Open the meeting in a positive way
  • Engage and involve people in the meeting
  • Avoid group-think
  • Deal with difficult situations arising in a meeting
  • Incorporate creative techniques for generating ideas
  • Confirm objectives are met

    3. Follow up effectively

  • Tips for note/minute taking
  • Follow up on actions agreed

    Where will it lead me?

    If you are responsible for taking notes at formal meetings, you might like to explore this aspect in more depth on our Minute Taking Skills course

    Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements

  • Fees:


    Level of Study:



    • 24/05/2024 - (VQFEM/FC02)




    Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


    09:00 - 16:30