With our increased work loads we are often short on time to attend meetings. Meetings provide a good base of information but too often the meetings we have attended have been poorly prepared, badly chaired, we find the discussions do not lead to or generate clear actions and valuable time is lost in terms of progress. This session will provide you with the information and skills you need to ensure you can run meetings that are prepared, structured and produce results.

Trainer Profile

Following a career spanning 30 years as a teacher, musicians and academic, Gillian Warson decided to move into the voluntary sector. She brings a wealth of training experience having worked with learners from many backgrounds including students, offenders and those with learning difficulties. As Collaboration and Communications Officer at OCVA, Gillian has an in-depth knowledge of groups in Oxfordshire and works with networks across the sector.

What will I learn?training

By the end of this session you will:

  • Know the role of the chair
  • Obtain an overview of what an effective meeting is
  • Know how to prepare for the meeting
  • Be able to obtain a consensus from the group with clear actions
  • Confidently deal with difficulties that may arise in meetings

Benefits to you

You will leave the session with confidence and tips for chairing meetings that are structured and provide clear actions.

Who should attend?

Aimed at those who chair meeting.


Wednesday 14th June 2017


Arrival 1.15pm for tea, coffee and networking for a 1.30pm start, the workshop will close at 4.30pm


£40 per person for OCVA Members
£50 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£65 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Oxford Office Furniture Training Suite
Floyd’s Row
St Aldates

There is no parking available, although we are able to provide parking for disabled delegates. The venue is also serviced with good transport links including bus and rail services, more information can be found here.

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training@ocva.org.uk

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Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form:

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