Planning and delivering effective meetings

A one-day course which will equip you with a toolkit of knowledge and skills to boost your confidence and ability to plan and deliver effective board and committee meetings.


Board and committee meetings are vital to the governance of any organisation but all too often this is undermined by bad preparation and delivery. Badly organised work plans, poorly constructed agendas, badly structured and communicated board papers, overly lengthy and inefficient meetings and poor use of space and technology can all lessen the value of the meeting.

This practical and interactive course will equip you with the key knowledge and skills needed to deliver effective board and committee meetings. It sets out the context for different types of meeting before bringing to life the key elements of holding effective meetings.

Who is this course for

Anyone responsible for managing the governance of board meetings. This could include:

  • Governance professionals
  • Junior company secretaries
  • Support staff
  • Anyone with governance and organisational responsibility for meetings of the board.

Participants in this course may be learning about board meeting governance for the first time or may want to refresh their knowledge to help apply their learning in practice.

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 this course, delegates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a practical understanding of the key issues involved in the governance of board meetings
  2. Execute the key governance arrangements for holding board meetings in support of the Company Secretary and/or the chair
  3. Identify key risks related to the conduct of board meetings
  4. Identify and appraise solutions to common problems.

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 go on this course often go on to take:


£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 and get up to 30% discount.



Time: 9:30 - 16:00

23 October 2024
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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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