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Successful chairing skills for Parish & Town Councils

This workshop is designed to enable Parish and Town Councillors to consider all aspects of the Chair’s/Vice Chair’s role when chairing in a virtual, hybrid or in council basis. The workshop will assist in further developing practical performance in this area.

On completion of this development workshop Councillors will be able to:

  • Describe the leadership role of the Chair/Vice Chair in a meeting
  • Understand the importance of preparation and follow up when undertaking a meeting
  • Further develop the skills required for effective chairing of a virtual, hybrid and in council meeting
  • Draw up an action plan for developing their chairing skills.

The course will consist of:

  • Reviewing the virtual/hybrid Meetings process. What has gone well & areas for future improvement.
  • Leadership role of the Chair/ Vice Chair of a meeting.
  • Characteristics of a well chaired meeting
  • Setting the tone: opening remarks
  • Preparing effectively for a virtual, hybrid or in council meeting
  • Key skills to chair a successful virtual, hybrid or in council meeting e.g. listening, body language and summarising
  • Taking control of a meeting and managing time
  • Developing a range of techniques for dealing with different meeting participants
  •  Involving/ engaging the public in a virtual and in council meeting
  • The importance of ‘Follow up’ post meeting
  • Taking the learning forward, developing an action plan

The workshop will take place on:
  • Wednesday 14 July 2021, 10am – 12pm on Zoom
  • £75 per delegate for SEE Associate member councils
  • £99 per delegate for non-member councils

Please ensure you have read our Cancellation Policy before booking.

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14 Jul 2021


10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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