How to Chair Committees Effectively

Posted: 29 November 2023

Event: 1 February and 19 June 2024.

Effective chairing of committees is a skill that is highly valued in organisations.

The skills required of a Chair are constantly changing. Organisations are operating in a rapidly changing environment and still managing the ongoing fallout of the pandemic.

Chairs without training lack chairing skills and the ability to run effective committees and meetings. Poorly run meetings are a risk to committees’ efficiency and motivation.

There is a need for flexible, time-efficient workshop sessions to help develop these skills among Committee Chairs.

Join us to learn new skills and ensure that you chair committees and their meetings most effectively and efficiently. Your organisation and your team will thank you.

The virtual workshop format is a mix of interactive presentations and large and small group discussions and activities.

Who is this workshop for?

Committee Chairs or those interested in chairing committees in research settings, including ethics committees.

You can claim 3 CPD points from this workshop.

What’s covered?

  • The role, structure and function of committees
  • The role of the chair and members
  • Understanding the rules of debate and committee process
  • Building good relationships with executive officers, committee members  and committee stakeholders
  • The role of the Chair outside of Committee meetings
  • Preparing for meetings
  • Ownership of meeting intentions and agendas
  • Effective chairing of Committee meetings
  • Making decisions
  • Arriving at implementable actions
  • Dealing with challenging members
  • Managing crucial conversations and disputes

Learning outcomes

On completion, you will:  


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