How to Chair a Meeting

General guidance for Chairs

What are the Chairperson’s main responsibilities?

  • Getting the meeting through all business in the time allotted.
  • Making sure it is clear what decisions have been made.
  • Making sure it is clear who is going to do what tasks.
  • Keeping the meeting in order – stopping interruptions and irrelevancies, and allowing everyone to be heard.

The Agenda

  • You will need an agenda to help you organise the business to be discussed at the meeting.
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