Chairing International Meetings and Working with the Chair

Type:

Workshop

Specific Target Audience:

Core Diplomatic Training

Date:

20 Oct - 21 Oct 2014

Duration of event:

2 days

Location:

Rome, Italy

Programme area:

Peace Security and Diplomacy, Multilateral Diplomacy

Fee:

USD 1000

 

Fellowships are available to diplomats from developing and least developed countries.

Event focal point email:

Event focal point Contact Number:

+41 22 917 86 77

Other events details:

By application & selection   Face-to-Face    English   open to register/apply   How to apply

Participation subject to application approval by UNITAR. Notification and link for the payment will be sent once application selection process has been finalized.

Background

The value of this workshop is to provide information, skills and guidance to delegates who may be appointed or elected to chair meetings and to enable all delegates to understand what the chairman is doing, and why he or she is doing it. Indeed, all delegates who wish to influence the outcome of a meeting need to work with and through the chairman and support the chairman’s efforts.

In short, meetings require strong and able chairmen as well as supportive and cooperative delegates to be effective and successful. 

Event Objectives

At the end of this workshop participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to successfully chair a meeting or international conference, as well as understand and work with whoever is appointed to this position, thereby contributing to the success of such an event.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define and analyse the role of the chairman;
  • Use acquired skills and knowledge to prepare for and efficiently chair  a meeting;
  • Apply skills of chairmanship to deal with political or technical challenges and tensions;
  • Define acquired skills to influence the outcomes of a meeting by working with and through the chairman;
  • Use acquired skills and knowledge to work with and through the chairman in formal and informal parts of a meeting.

Content and Structure

This workshop aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to successfully chair a meeting or international conference, as well as understand and work with whoever is appointed to this position, thereby contributing to the success of such an event.

Methodology

The methodology of this workshop includes:

  • Interactive presentations;
  • Role playing exercises and peer review discussion of each other’s performance;
  • Best practice illustrations;
  • Advice on how to avoid common mistakes of chairing and participating in meetings and promotion of strategies of chairmanship  that have worked well in UN meetings.

Targeted Audience

This workshop targets members of Permanent Missions accredited to the Rome-based UN agencies as well as staff of Rome-based embassies, international or regional organisations, funds and programmes. UNITAR reserves the right to make a selection among candidates.

Additional Information

The course will be conducted in English. 

 
For more information, please write an email to diplomacy@unitar.org or call +41 (0)22 917 87 77 or visit www.unitar.org/cdt