Chairperson Training

A course that provides chairpersons with the knowledge, skills and tools to effectively chair any meeting.

This Chairperson training online course provides participants with the tools, knowledge and skills to successfully chair each stage of a meeting to keep the participants focussed, the meeting on track so its objectives are met.

The functions of a Chairperson are explained in detail including the skills required to effectively implement those functions.

The course is interactive and uses video scenarios that point out the various situations a Chairperson may have to deal with and provides practical techniques how to effectively deal with disruptions so the meeting is kept on track with all participants remaining engaged.

This training course is 100% online and can be stopped/started and completed in the time that suits the participant.  There are four main sections in this course, each followed by a short simple assessment.  The main sections are:

  • Introduction & Functions of the Chairperson Pt 1
  • Functions of the Chairperson Pt 2
  • What Makes a Good Chairperson and,
  • Body language and Voice tonality.

A course training certificate can be downloaded on completion of the last assessment.  Course duration is about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Course Fees

$179pp for individual bookings. For group bookings contact us.

100% Online
Stop/Start/Complete at your Convenience

1.1/2 hrs 100% online

Contact us to discuss your training needs

Why Bother with Chairperson Training?

Why bother with Chairperson training?

During committee or team meetings, often employees from different areas of the business will attend and depending on the need of the organization, meetings may occur monthly, or, for example, if you are part of a Safety Committee some regulators may require you to meet at least every 3 months..

Team meetings may usually take around 1 – 2 hours.  So, in the scheme of things, this really is not a lot of time.

Therefore, to use this time efficiently, an extra level of discipline and focus is required to ensure that these meetings deliver tangible results and do not become irrelevant talkfests or in some cases, even becoming legal liabilities for the organization.

So to ensure meeting objectives are met, someone needs to take on the role of the chairperson to ensure that:

  • all business topics are discussed in line with a timed agenda,
  • everyone’s views are heard and discussed and
  • that clear actions are identified and allocated to appropriate personnel.

Chairperson Training Topics

 Introduction & Functions of a Chairperson Pt 1

The value of having a Chairperson & his/her functions leading up to the meeting


 Functions of the Chairperson Pt 2

Functions of the Chairperson during and after the meeting.

 What Makes a Good Chairperson

Communication skills, dealing with different personalities and disruptions


 Body Language and Voice Tonality

Examples of body language and voice tonalities

Course Delivery


Self paced online over approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes if taken over one session



Course assessment is informal and includes multiple choice questions

  Course Handouts

A course handbook is issued to each particpant in PDF format. This can be downloaded after purchase.


  Course Award

A Certificate of Training can be downloaded on completion of the course

The Chairperson Training Businesses Can Trust

This Chairperson training is interactive and provides knowledge & practical communication skills that can be implemented immediately.

The video meeting scenarios in this course are based on real workplace events and provide students with knowledge and skills they can use immediately when they return to their workplace.

The course is designed by us, drawing on our over 20 years workplace experience in managing and participating in meetings on critical business issues such as quality, safety and efficiency.