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    Introduction to convening and managing committees
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    Would you like to improve the quality of the meetings for which you are responsible? This short 90 minute session aims to help you to be a better convener or committee manager.

Duration 1 hour 30 mins

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Any member of staff who will ever convene a meeting or provide administrative support for a meeting

This short session will introduce colleagues to the duties of a committee convener and committee manager and provide guidance on how to undertake those duties efficiently. At the session, participants will be encouraged to share and review examples of behaviours, skills and documentation aimed at ensuring that committees work effectively. 

The session will draw on a project undertaken in the Faculty of Science “Improve the quality of meetings”.

On completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • determine whether an item of business should be dealt with at a meeting
  • create documentation which supports the purpose of any meeting, whether it is a forum for communication or a decision-making body
  • create documentation which supports the purpose of any meeting, whether it is a forum for communication or a decision-making body
  • deliver effective follow-up after every meeting


Delivered By: Ms Bronagh Dallat & Dr Alison Ramage

Prerequisites

None

Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.