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Strategic Leadership is essential for the success of any board, ensuring the organisation has direction and drive to meet their objectives. The chairperson is a figurehead for the organisation and needs to lead by example. The chairperson needs to be diplomatic, focused, fair and openminded to be effective in this role.

This role of chairperson course is aimed at anyone who is currently in the role of chairperson or thinking about putting themselves forward for this position. The skills learnt will help you to develop a deeper understanding of functions and responsibilities of this role. 

Course content

Modules you will cover in this Chairperson Skills in an Organisation Online Training:

  1. Module 1 - Strategic and operational roles - In this module you will look at the role of the chairperson, electing a chairperson and strategic and operational roles.
  2. Module 2 - Effective skills for the chairperson - In this module you will look at planning, communicating, delegating, leading, facilitating, being an ambassador, qualities and skills.
  3. Module 3 - Organising and facilitating meetings - In this module you will look at meeting processes, preparing for, facilitating and chairing meetings.
  4. Module 4 - Barriers to decision making - In this module you will look at personality traits when communicating, barriers to communication, behaviours, question types, closing questions, managing behaviours, encouraging contributions and decision making.
  5. Module 5 - The leadership role of chairperson - In this module you will look at leadership, building confidence and qualities of a good leader.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.

Is this course right for me?

Everyone can benefit from having a better understanding of learning disabilities, not just in the workplace but in wider society.  By completing this course many preconceived ideas about learning disabilities may be challenged and you will have a increased understanding of the challenges people face, but also the capabilities of people with learning disabilities.

On completion of this course you will be able to print your CPD certified certificate. This can be used as evidence for compliance, audit or CPD hours.  

Remember, if you need to purchase multiple courses you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us to see how we can help you.


  • Fully online course with assessment at the end of each module

  • CPD certified by the CPD certification Service

  • CPD certificate available to download upon completion

  • Audio option (read aloud)

  • Optional learner file resource

  • Approximate 2 hour duration

Optional Formal Accreditation

Most of our courses have the option for formal accreditation through Open College Network West Midlands.

What does this mean?

Whilst all of our courses are CPD certified as standard, formal accreditation is done through a National Awarding Body.

What level are the courses?

The majority of our courses are all at a level 2.

How many credits does this course quality for?

This course is a single credit value.

Do I need to do any extra work?

You will be required to compete a learner file which is available once logged in. This is an enabled PDF so you can type your answer in. You will upload this in your learning area along with your learner registration form. We will then mark your learner file and provide feedback. 

Once this is complete we will put a request in to Open College Network West Midlands for your formal certificate.

How do I get my formal certificate?

This will be posted out to you once we receive it from the awarding body. It is sent recorded delivery.