Course Profile

Course Profile: Working on a Management Committee (Introduction) (1 Day)
It is usual for management committee members to have diverse backgrounds and experience and this tends to enhance the quality of the committee. However, often lack of clarity regarding the role and function can hamper its effectiveness. This course aims to help learners understand the common requirements of an effective committee member and the skills and knowledge that they need to develop.
The course is designed for all people serving on management committees or intending to do so.
The course is set in the context of the Care Act (2014), supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards.
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • The difference between meetings and committees
  • Different types of committees:
           Management, Advisory, Standing, Investigative
           Coordination, Ad Hoc, Negotiating, Collective thinking
  • How committees differ from other groups in the formality of their process
  • The role of the committee member
  • How we perceive ourselves and how others may perceive us
  • Ways that personal effectiveness can be achieved
  • Ways we can positively influence decision making process
  • Types of Decision making including:
           Indecision, Collective decision, Slow decision making
  • Assertion skills in the role of a management committee member
  • How to deal with awkward and unhelpful questions
  • When conflict situations may arise such as disagreements over policy issues
  • Meeting Basic requirements for successful operation including:
           -Terms of Reference
           -Definite identifiable purpose
           -Responsibilities
           -Group size
           -Members being able to make valuable contributions
           -Being proactive with outcomes.
Training methods utilised include: Presentations, Chalk & Talk, PowerPoint, Group work, Handouts, Tutor presentations