If meetings are to achieve certain outcomes, they must be run competently and efficiently.
This guide is for Chairs, Members and Executive Officers of all University decision-making bodies, including committees, boards, working parties, project teams and staff meetings.
The role of the guide is to provide practical advice in a user-friendly format on how to run and participate in effective meetings. This guide has been produced due to the key role committees have always played in the University's governance, as would be expected in an organisation which attaches great value to maintaining a strongly participative culture.
The guide links closely with, and therefore makes frequent reference to, the University's Principles for the Operation of Committees, which are now divided into three parts: