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

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.


Thursday 22nd September 2016


Arrival 9.45am for tea, coffee and networking for a 10am start,  the workshop will close at 1pm


£40 per person for OCVA Members
£45 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£50 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Oxford Office Furniture Training Suite
The Old Court House
Floyds Row
St Aldates

There is no parking available, although we maybe able to assist those with disabilities.  Please contact us to enquire if you have a disability.    Our venue is serviced with good transport links, if you are driving you may wish to take advantage of the Park and Ride services located at Redbridge, Pear Tree or Oxford Thornhill.  Alternatively you can park in one of the City Centre car parks such as Gloucester Green, Oxpens, Oxford Train Station or Worcester Street.

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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