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Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS and PCN Chairing and Facilitation Training


Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS and PCN Chairing and Facilitation Training

This workshop is for anyone who sets up and runs online meetings and wants to make them more effective and productive.  This virtual workshop will explore why, when, and how to run meetings to cater for an online audience.  It will support people to host their meetings using engaging and inclusive behaviours to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Specifically, the programme aims are to:

  • To explore and practise some of the key skills involved in chairing and handling successful, productive meetings
  • To help individuals feel more confident in chairing meetings
  • To help people work productively together in meetings
  • To agree ground rules to build a good process
  • To create clear contracts with groups and individuals
  • To engage groups to work on tasks effectively
  • To use a range of approaches to organise and shape a group discussion
  • To handle challenge and conflict in groups
  • To produce a plan for an upcoming facilitation session that individuals need to deliver


Attending the Programme

This programme will be delivered virtually using the Zoom platform and the focus will be on creating a learning environment that is engaging, interactive, informative, supportive, challenging and practical. The programme is led and facilitated by experienced tutors: Clare Sutton and Stuart Whyte from Aspire Development.



Module Theme and Focus of the development Duration
Pre-workshop Development Purpose: to provide delegates with the knowledge about how to run effective online meetings and enable reflection on current skills to identify development areas.

The pre-course learning will also encourage learners to answer questions and complete self-reflections; these responses will be used across the virtual workshop.

90 minutes
Virtual Workshop Purpose: to consolidate the pre-workshop learning and allow group discussion and exercises around the topics.

The facilitators will role model several techniques across the workshop to demonstrate how to keep online meetings engaging and interactive. The session will include a practical session allowing learners to practice their skills in running an online meeting.

Workshop Contents:

–          Welcome and Introductions

–          Stage 1 Learning Recap/Review

–          Engaging and Inclusive Ways of Working Together

–          Effective Meeting Structure

–          Getting the Purpose Right

–          Planning Your Meeting Activity 1

–          People vs Process vs Content

–          Planning Your Meeting Activity 2

–          Challenging Scenarios (including Activity)

–          Practical Exercise

–          Session Close

3 hours
Post-course Plan an Upcoming Session/Meeting to Facilitate 1 hour


Workshop Dates are as follows:

Thursday 8th September

Workshops will run from 9:30-12:30

Questions about this event?

Organiser: Jackie Bryan & Phillip Masuwa

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]