Chairing Skills Suitable Audience Chairmen, committee chairmen or those who might aspire to these roles. This training is held at a venue. Session Overview In this 3-hour session Chairing Skills introduces the knowledge, skills, and attributes (the tools) needed to become an effective chairman. Topics include the role and responsibilities of the chairman, the framework in which the chairman operates and relationships with stakeholders. The session will also help you to be a more successful chairman by improving awareness of yourself and others and understanding the role of a leader. This skills development session will assist you as a chairman with running effective meetings, upholding professional conduct, dealing with difficult situations, engaging with stakeholders, maintaining good relationships with the clerk and other employees and effective communications. Session Benefits By the end of ‘Chairing Skills’ you will: • Understand the role of chairman including responsibilities and limitations • Know that preparation before a meeting is key for an effective meeting • Understand chairing styles and the link with professional conduct • Have tools to manage the public and the media • Understand how through effective leadership, a chairman can build effective partnership and engage with the community You will have considered: • The skills required to chair a challenging meeting – stimulating debate, maintaining focus, and managing conflict • How to assess your members skills • Tools for effective influencing, facilitation, and control of meetings • Questioning and listening skills All current prices for these courses can be found on the Hampshire ALC website. Submission of a booking will amount to your acceptance of the LCPD Training & Events Terms & Conditions. You might also be interested in • Councillor Development: The Knowledge & Core Skills for Councillors Back to Training/Events list Training & Events Directory Page 11 of 41 August 2023

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