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Chair meetings and take decisions in construction contracting operations management

Reference
T/505/8206
Level
Level 6
Credit Value
8
Guided Learning Hours
20
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in Chair meetings and
take decisions in construction contracting operations management within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Be able to chair meetings
  • 1.1 - Give people, appropriate to the purpose of the meeting, sufficient notice and information to allow them to contribute effectively
  • 1.2 - Ensure that everyone attending agrees the objective of the meeting at the start
  • 1.3 - Allocate discussion time to topics consistently with their importance, urgency and complexity
  • 1.4 - Manage the meeting in a way which helps attendees to make useful contributions and discourages digressions
  • 1.5 - Present information and provide summaries clearly at appropriate points during the meeting
  • 1.6 - Ensure that meetings achieve their objectives within the allocated time
  • 1.7 - Ensure that agreed decisions and recommendations fall within the group's authority
  • 1.8 - Give clear, accurate and concise information about decisions and recommendations to those who need it
  • 1.9 - Seek feedback from those attending and use this to improve the effectiveness of future meetings
2 Understand how to chair meetings
  • 2.1 - Explain how to give people, appropriate to the purpose of the meeting, sufficient notice and information to allow them to contribute effectively
  • 2.2 - Explain how to ensure that everyone attending agrees the objective of the meeting at the start
  • 2.3 - Explain how to allocate discussion time to topics consistently with their importance, urgency and complexity
  • 2.4 - Evaluate how to manage the meeting in a way which helps attendees to make useful contributions and discourages digressions
  • 2.5 - Explain how to present information and provide summaries clearly at appropriate points during the meeting
  • 2.6 - Explain how to ensure that meetings achieve their objectives within the allocated time
  • 2.7 - Explain how to ensure that agreed decisions and recommendations fall within the group's authority
  • 2.8 - Explain how to give clear, accurate and concise information about decisions and recommendations to those who need it
  • 2.9 - Explain how to seek feedback from those attending and use this to improve the effectiveness of future meetings
3 Be able to analyse information for decision making
  • 3.1 - Identify objectives for your analysis which are clear and consistent with the decisions you need to make
  • 3.2 - Select information which is accurate, relevant to the objectives, and sufficient to arrive at reliable decisions
  • 3.3 - Use methods of analysis which are suitable to achieve the objectives
  • 3.4 - Analyse the information to identify patterns and trends significant to the decisions you need to take
  • 3.5 - Develop clear conclusions which you support with reasoned arguments and appropriate evidence
  • 3.6 - Present the results of your analysis, differentiating clearly between fact and opinion
  • 3.7 - Maintain records of your analysis which are sufficient to show the assumptions and decisions made at each stage
4 Understand how to analyse information for decision making
  • 4.1 - Describe what to identify as objectives for your analysis which are clear and consistent with the decisions you need to make
  • 4.2 - Evaluate how to select information which is accurate, relevant to the objectives, and sufficient to arrive at reliable decisions
  • 4.3 - Explain how to use methods of analysis which are suitable to achieve the objectives
  • 4.4 - Examine how to analyse the information to identify patterns and trends significant to the decisions you need to take
  • 4.5 - Propose how to develop clear conclusions which you support with reasoned arguments and appropriate evidence
  • 4.6 - Explain how to present the results of your analysis, differentiating clearly between fact and opinion
  • 4.7 - Explain how to maintain records of your analysis which are sufficient to show the assumptions and decisions made at each stage
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.
Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.