Conducting Effective Meetings: convening, chairing, managing and minuting meetings in FET (Athlone Education Centre)

This one-day hands-on course on conducting effective meetings will provide participants with the techniques to structure meetings professionally and get the best contributions from the meeting participants. Attending this course will help participants achieve clearly defined meeting outcomes by improving participant contributions and overcoming the most common meeting challenges.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course each participant will:

  • Have a common understanding of the roles and expectations within effective meetings
  • Work with colleagues to develop norms meeting behaviour
  • Write clear meeting objectives and agenda
  • Be aware of the tools available to achieve the meeting outcomes
  • Take concise notes and prepare meeting minutes
  • Have more confidence to manage different behaviors and energy levels within a meeting
  • Keep meetings on track and close when needed

Topics Covered:

  • Characteristics and structure of effective meetings
  • Developing norms for expected meeting behaviour with staff
  • Agreeing meeting roles - the facilitator; the recorder; the timekeeper;
  • Meeting preparation - defining the objectives and preparing the agenda
  • Techniques to manage participation and channel energy
  • Keeping the meeting on topic
  • Note taking techniques
  • Minute taking guide - what to minute & what not to minute
  • Closing the meeting – summarising/confirmation of task for each participant
  • Chair approval, sharing and filing minutes

The target audience for this event is directors of FET, QA officers, heads of centres, heads of department/co-ordinators, FET administration staff, teachers/tutors/trainers (where these topics are an element of the programme they deliver), etc.

Facilitators: DCM Learning / FESS

Please note: Pre booking is essential. Please do not book onto this event unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP ( as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows we can offer your booked place to another person.

Event Properties

Event Date 07-02-2018 9:30
Event End Date 07-02-2018 16:00
Registration Start Date 11-12-2017 9:00
Capacity 50
Registered 37
Available place 13
Cut off date 06-02-2018 17:00
Individual Price Free
Athlone Education Centre
Moydrum Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
Athlone Education Centre
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