This masterclass is part of the Changing Conversations: Changing Outcomes Programme.

Great chairs make great meetings. They serve the meeting and all of the participants to create the very best chance for everyone to reach their destination safely, having made a contribution and been heard. Chairs participate in the meeting but their participation is of a different kind. They are a guide for the group. They lead yet the group will only be lead with their permission. 

The Chair’s contribution is vital but sometimes unsung. An effective Chair can make Chairing look easy. So easy, that you may not see what it is they’re actually doing. It’s a kind of magic! But the good news is that you can learn that magic. While some good Chairs possess what might be called a natural flair for it, even they had to learn how to do it. 

This session will encourage you to refine your skills and understanding of chairing. And it’s an opportunity to grow. To take your Chairing to the next level. Together we’ll explore your existing value and discover what extra potential exists within you. You bring the raw material, your experience, what works, and where you’re facing challenges. John will bring new ideas and stimulations to get you thinking. And you’ll work together to carve out your path to progress.

John will walk you through a framework that will give you the confidence to make your work as a Chair, a rewarding, productive and enjoyable experience for you and the group you’re working with. You’ll leave with what you need to enable your group to work together, to create move forward, in the right direction, a key aspect of any meeting. 

  • Introductions: and goals for the session

  • Perspectives: what makes a great meeting?

  • You as the chair: key management and communication aspects of the chair, how to play them well.

  • Introducing the 4PS: Preparation, Practise, Performance and Personal Confidence for Chairs

  • Handling difficult situations: a model to support Chairs to tackle any scenario

  • Chairing when your audience is not in the same room: chairing Zoom and teleconference calls. 

  • Action plan: what will you do next to turn your learning into action?

Who this is for

This session will suit those with some experience of Chairing. If you’ve just begun, you’ll learn a framework and take away the confidence to make your early adventures rewarding and enjoyable. And if you’ve got some chairing experience behind you, it will stimulate you to review and add to what you know. In both cases, it’s an opportunity to grow as a Chair, to refine your skills and take your Chairing to the next level.

What's included
Elements Live
Presentation live
Reflection & discussion
Access to the recording post event
Discussion forum for tutor and delegates 
Enrolement Fees
Members 195.00
Subscribers 245.00
AMCs, PCOs & Event Management companies 245.00
Associate Members 195.00

Fees are in GBP, subject to 20% VAT and payment is only by card.