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Chairing Effective Business Meetings

Chairing Effective Business Meetings



1-Day Workshop

The irony of managing organisations in this technological age is that in most organisations there are more meetings, rather than less.

Meetings are becoming increasingly problematic, with attendees reporting lack of productivity, boredom, time-wasting, pettiness, frustration, conflict and irritation.

An effective meeting chairman is able to reduce all of these problems and ensure an effective, efficient and productive meeting that serves as a valuable tool for managing an organization.

Not many chairmen receive the necessary training to enable them to fulfill their role as a committee chairman effectively!

This one-day intervention aims to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to those who act as a chairman of any meeting or committee.


  • Understand the purpose of meetings
  • Ensure you are familiar with meeting terminology and formalities
  • Understand the role of various office bearers
  • Become familiar with required and accepted meeting conduct, formal procedures and the mechanism used to control meetings
  • Learn to read the signs indicated by the body language of attendees and energise attendees
  • Learn to deal with abuse of position, voting, motions, dissent, rescissions, no confidence etc.
  • Understand how speakers should be accommodated at formal meetings and understand formal debating procedure.

This workshop will provide all who chair, facilitate and participate in meeting with an understanding of formal meeting processes and procedures.

It will ensure that attendees feel comfortable running a meeting and that they are able to rise to the challenges and apply the necessary solutions.

Learn competence in the following areas:

Terminology that can be used

Terminology that is recognized and understood

How formality is retained

How a professional image is conveyed

Office bearers are knowledgeable

Attendees comply with meeting process

This will ensure that problematic meetings can be controlled and smooth progress ensured. 

 Including meetings that:

Become top-heavy with business

Drag on beyond the allotted time

Achieve little – or nothing

Are not progressing

Threaten to become uncontrolled/uncontrollable

Meetings will be less stressful, antagonistic and boring. 

Competent attendees and office bearers will ensure that meetings are productive and a great deal more fun because attendees will be more willing, cooperative, enlivened, participative and committed and will welcome challenges.

Specific roles and responsibilities of:

The Chairman

The Meeting Secretary

The Treasurer

Committee Members

Honorary Officers

We cover:

Meeting Conduct

Meeting Matters

Standard Terminology

Standard Documentation

Rules of Debate



On-Site Workshops

  • All workshops are offered in-house at your offices to a minimum of 5 delegates
  • You provide the venue and refreshments, Front Foot supply all the workshop material 

Remote Workshops

  • All workshops are offered remotely to a minimum of 5 delegates
  • Front Foot supply all the electronic workshop material


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