Presentation on theme: "How to be an Effective Chair. This workshop will: define the role of the Chair, and ensure that your meetings are achieving exactly what they are meant."— Presentation transcript:
How to be an Effective Chair
This workshop will: define the role of the Chair, and ensure that your meetings are achieving exactly what they are meant to achieve Use this session to share good practise with other experienced chairs Workshop Outline
Introductions Who are you? Where are you from? How long have you been a Chair??
What are the responsibilities of the Chair? On your tables come up with a list of the roles and responsibilities of the Chair? Be prepared to feedback to the rest of the group
Roles and Responsibilities of the Chair Organising meetings Chairing meetings Working with the committee Getting things done Getting everybody involved Representing the Group Gone are the days when chairing was just about meetings!
Evaluating your Chairmanship See handout. Assess how well you perform as a Chair by responding to the statements on the handout Mark the options that are closest to your experience
What makes a successful meeting? Share your ideas with the rest of your table Appoint someone from your table to present your ideas to the rest of us
Tips for the Trickiest Bits Pacing a meeting Controlling a meeting Being unbiased If discussion stalls… Closing the meeting Following up…
Dealing with problems What problems have you come across whilst chairing meetings?
Intervention Techniques & Phrases Anger and frustration Going of the point Personal issues Domineering Shy & nervous people Impossible questions Lack of response
Personal Action Plan What have you learnt from today’s workshop? How will you implement what you have learnt?