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Chairing Skills

Tuesday, 10 September '24   10am – 1pm BST
Weybrook Park Golf Club, Rooksdown Lane, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, RG24 9NT
14 spaces available


In this 3 hour session Chairing Skills introduces the knowledge, skills and attributes (the tools) needed to become an effective chair. Topics include the role and responsibilities of the chair, the framework in which the chair operates and relationships with stakeholders.
The session will also help you to be a more successful chair by improving awareness of yourself and others and understanding the role of a leader. This skills development session will assist you as a chair with running effective meetings, upholding professional conduct, dealing with difficult situations, engaging with stakeholders, maintaining good relationships with the clerk and other members of staff and effective communications.

Suitable Audience
Chairs, committee chairs or those who might aspire to these roles. This training is held at a venue.

By the end of ‘Chairing Skills’ you will:

  1. Understand the role of chairman including responsibilities and limitations
  2. Know that preparation before a meeting is key for an effective meeting
  3. Understand chairing styles and the link with professional conduct
  4. Have tools to manage the public and the media
  5. Understand how through effective leadership, a chairman can build effective partnership and engage with the community

You will have considered:

  1. The skills required to chair a challenging meeting – stimulating debate, maintaining focus and managing conflict
  2. How to assess your members skills
  3. Tools for effective influencing, facilitation and control of meetings
  4. Questioning and listening skills


Out of respect to other delegates and members of our staff, if you feel unwell on the morning of the course, please do not attend, but contact the Hampshire ALC office either by telephone or email.



Hampshire ALC Member/Development Partner


Berkshire ALC Member

Non Member



Weybrook Park Golf Club
Rooksdown Lane
Sherborne St John
RG24 9NT


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