Meetings can be a valuable and effective asset if used appropriately; with clear direction and purpose. This interactive half day course will cover the essential elements of planning and carrying out your meeting, from the preparation through to the future planning. The aim of this session is to provide you with the information and skills you need to ensure you can run meetings that are prepared, structured , produce results and identify key actions.

What will I learn?training

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Know how to plan your meeting (bookings, invitations etc.)
  • Understand the importance of meetings
  • Know the different roles of those attending the meeting
  • Obtain an overview of what makes effective meetings
  • Know how to prepare for the meeting and invite relevant participants
  • Identifying objectives
  • Be able to obtain consensus from the group with clear actions
  • Confidently deal with difficulties that may arise in meetings

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.

Benefits to you

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

Who should attend?

This session is aimed at anyone within your organisation who feels they would like to develop their skills further and understand how to prepare and conduct a meeting.


Wednesday 7th February 2018


Arrival 1.45pm for tea, coffee and networking for a 2pm start, the workshop will close at 5pm


£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

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.


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:

Please note that registration without payment does not constitute a booking. Both are required, and we do check. (Thanks!)

Step 2: Make payment within 2 working days of registering.

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