Virtual meetings are now the norm for many public sector professionals. These meetings can be badly organised, time-consuming, unproductive and inconclusive.

This Successfully Leading Virtual Meetings course has been specifically designed to help you plan, organise and steer remote led meetings to a successful conclusion. It includes practical ideas on setting the agenda, organising the process and the discussion, dealing with difficult people remotely, summing-up and delivering agreed outcomes once the meeting ends.

Through tutor-led sessions, you’ll leave the day understanding how to use meetings of all shapes and sizes to get far better results for you and your organisation at all levels.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to manage a virtual meeting
  • Understand the key differences between a virtual and office-based meeting
  • Utilise leadership skills to lead a virtual meeting
  • Sustain focus during a virtual meeting
  • Ensure the meeting outcomes are acted upon
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Welcome and Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Setting the Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • Key features of good and bad meetings
  • Understand the role of a Chair
  • Utilise leadership skills to effectively lead a meeting
  • Understand what goes into planning a meeting
  • Learn how to write a great agenda
  • Learn how to plan and lead an effective meeting
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 13:00

Keeping Control of Meetings

  • Asking the right and informed questions
  • Managing difficult participants behaviour
  • Effective time management
  • Sustaining focus throughout the meeting
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Leading a Meeting (Flexible Afternoon Break)

  • Each delegate will practise chairing a meeting to an agreed outcome, with constant feedback from our expert trainer
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close