Management Skills for Effective Meetings


1-day course

CPD Credit: 7 hours, C4

Course Overview

The outcomes of meetings have a huge impact on company strategy, policy, and organisation. In order to ensure meetings deliver optimal outcomes, the right investment needs to go into them. As with all aspects of business, meetings need to be chaired in an efficient and professional manner.

Course aim

To enhance engineers’ chairing skills and develop their management skills more fully.

Course programme

  • Understanding our role before, during and after meetings
  • Assessing the effectiveness of engineers’ meetings
  • Preparing focused agendas for efficient meetings
  • Developing key strategies for resolving issues
  • Working through agendas and making decisions
  • Managing difficult people and situations
  • Developing a more productive chairing style

Learning objectives

On completing this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Prepare more effectively for meetings
  • Use a range of strategies to resolve issues
  • Manage difficult people and situations more effectively
  • Make more decisions and with greater consensus at meetings
  • Chair meetings that achieve more results

Trainer’s profile

Tiernan Ivory is a Communication Consultant with over ten years’ training experience. He specialises in developing course participants’ abilities in the areas of business writing, presentation skills, leadership skills, meeting management and time management.


  • Aaron Hackett, John Sisk & Son: “Very well delivered course. Very well run”
  • Ryan Prospero, John Sisk & Son: “Great host, very knowledgeable and interactive! Great course”
  • Kerrie Nyhan, John Sisk & Son: “Tiernan was very interactive and engaging throughout”
  • “Good course, I find it hard to maintain focus during these online courses but Tiernan was good at keeping me focused.”
  • “Very informative and useful”
  • “Very well presented”
  • “Very thorough and engaging”

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email