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Meetings: Why They Go Wrong – and Why It’s Your Fault!

Price: £145 + VAT
Duration: 3.5 Hours

Many meetings just don’t achieve anything – which makes them an expensive waste of time.  An effective chairperson and an effective record of the decisions makes all the difference.

What will be covered?

  • Do we really need a meeting?
  • Why meetings fail – and what makes a good meeting
  • The role of the chairperson – and why you’re doing it wrong!
  • Maintaining control – standards, discipline & behaviours
  • Communication for meeting
  • Any Other Business – the risks and how to avoid them
  • Planning and preparation – the agenda and calling notice
  • Recording decisions and actions – minutes and action points – how you should support the minute taker

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for:

  • Anyone who hates meetings
  • Anyone who chairs meetings
  • Those intending to chair a meeting
  • Anyone who attends meetings

Outcome and benefits

Meetings that:

  • Start & finish on time
  • Have clear objectives – and achieve them
  • Don’t waste people’s time
  • Arrive at decisions & deliver actions
  • Only have relevant attendees
  • Are motivational
  • People look forward to attending

Course materials (included)

Delegates receive courseware to refer to throughout the course and as a refresher following the course


There are no pre-requisites for this programme.

Further courses that may be of interest:

  • Company Secretary: An Introduction
  • Delegation Skills
  • Developing Critical Thinking