Effective Chairing Skills

Develop and improve the critical skills to chair effective meetings.


Holding meetings is an essential aspect of business life and are vehicles which allow business to be transacted efficiently and effectively. They should be stimulating, motivating and even fun.

Typically, a chair assumes the role based on seniority, technical expertise, or a combination of the two. Training in the art of holding a successful meeting may be overlooked or even deemed unnecessary, but an effective meeting requires an effective chair.

The Effective Chairing Skills course teaches the practical skills that every chair needs to facilitate effective meetings. Delivered with a mix of teaching, exercises and discussion, we focus on three key areas. Planning, chairing, and evaluation.

Who is this course for

This course is perfect for:

  • Anyone responsible for chairing board or committee meetings, or other business meetings.
  • Anyone who has recently taken on the role of chair.

This training course is relevant to all sectors, including listed and private companies, charities, the public sector and the NHS.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day you will have:

  1. All the core skills: Confidence. Assertiveness. Time-Management.
  2. A framework to show effective leadership and get the most from your meetings.
  3. The ability to improve group participation and improve your personal impact.
  4. The self-confidence to manage difficult situations and overcome barriers to good decision-making.

You will also receive:

  • A delegate pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland. This includes a subscription to G+C Magazine as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base.

People who take this course often go on to book:

Useful CGI Resources:

A wealth of further information and guidance on governance practices can be found on CGI’s website.

Competency framework:

This course aligns to CGI’s competency framework: Entry/Emerging
Use the competency framework to identify your strengths and areas for improvement in governance.


£550 + VAT (Non-members)
£495 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£440 + VAT (CGIUKI members)

There are discounts available if you are working for a registered charity. Please call us to get the reduced rate.

14 November 2024
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Location: Virtual
Time: 9:15am - 17:00pm

Alternative dates

04 June 2025
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27 November 2025
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If you have a group of 5 people or over, it may be beneficial to run this programme as a bespoke, in-house course. Click below to contact us.

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