Meeting Chairs

Support and Guidance for Effective Meetings

CHFT can provide an experienced chairperson for a members meetings or board meeting where an impartial chairperson is needed. This includes difficult meetings and special meetings. This service is available upon request from the co-op’s board of directors.

When to Use an Outside Chair for Your Meeting

A neutral chair may be helpful when:

  • there is no one available from within the co-op who will be seen as neutral
  • the Board believes that the meeting agenda requires an experience level of chairing that is not available in the co-op for the meeting
  • the meeting has been requisitioned by members

How to Request an Outside Chair for Your Meeting

  • first, check your co-ops by-laws and rules of order for any requirements for using an outside chair
  • a request for an outside chair should be the result of a decision made by the co-op’s Board of Directors
  • Email your request to specifying date and time of the meeting. The request is submitted by an authorized representative of the co-op