Running Inclusive Meetings

Practical training supporting staff to lead and contribute to efficient, well-run and inclusive meetings. Created specifically for people who work in the arts, and tailored to the nuance of creative environments.

Available as

  • Online training
  • OR
  • In-person training


  • Flexible range of sessions
  • Ability to tailor for you


  • Maximum 20 participants per group

Want to learn more? Read on for detailed information about the course. Contact our team on or make an enquiry for further information and bookings.

Why train with Tonic? We are a leading EDI training provider, offering courses designed specifically for the arts and creative environments. But crucially, each time you book a course with Tonic you also help support our work driving change across the industry. Win, win.

“Thought provoking and genuine. Didn’t give in to the temptation to tick boxes or be idealistic.”

participant, 2021

About the Course

In 2017, Tonic was commissioned by the National Theatre to do a wide-reaching project on how the organisation ran internal meetings. The NT knew it relied heavily on meetings as a way of decisions being made and things getting done. But it also wanted meetings to be inclusive. There was a desire for them to be spaces in which a wide variety of voices and styles of communicators were heard. This was necessary for the organisation to fully benefit from the diverse range of experience, expertise and perspectives encompassed in its staff. 

Among the outputs was a range of practical training sessions created by Tonic which support staff to lead and contribute to efficient, well-run and inclusive meetings. We are now happy to offer these to arts and culture organisations.

workshop participants in a group discussion
Lucy Kerbel during Tonic’s Advance Network workshop at the Umbrella Rooms, London. Photo by Stephen Wright.

Components we can cover include

  • Effective Chairing
  • Training on inclusive meetings for people who regularly lead or convene meetings
  • Effective team work: bringing out the most from yourself and your colleagues in meetings
  • Facilitation skills


Post-pandemic, with the increase in online meetings, we also run sessions on running effective and inclusive virtual and hybrid meetings.

Course details

  • Available both online OR in-person
  • Flexible range of sessions, tailored to your needs
  • Maximum 20 participants per group

Keen to learn more? Make an enquiry or contact our team at for further information.


Yes, please email to arrange a time to discuss your needs with a member of the team.

Yes, we would be happy to discuss bundling this course with others that we offer. We can also create bespoke sessions just for you. Find out more on our bespoke training page or email to discuss what we can do for you.

We deliver our online training through live Zoom sessions. We provide links and look after all the technical set-up. You and your colleagues simply need to log on. If you have any access queries in relation to our online training, please contact

Make an enquiry

All enquiries welcome! If you are interested in booking this course, or just need some more information, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Or email us direct at

Tonic – For greater equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts