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Morning programme

9.00–9.30

Conference opening
Dr Jon Martinez

9.30–10.45

Management styles
with Helena Clark

Consider the different management styles and how you can adapt yours to suit your team.

Giving feedback
with Amelia Novak

Explore the different ways to give feedback to maximise development.

Managing change
with Akira Yoshida

Help your employees deal with change and to see the positives change can bring.

10.45–11.15 Coffee break
11.15–12.30

Using storytelling in leadership communication
with Antoine Martin

Sometimes, the best way to communicate with your team is by telling stories. Find out how to do this in this workshop.

Leading small businesses
with Cheng Wei

How is leading small businesses different and how can leaders of small businesses bring success to their team?

Leading in uncertain times
with Omar Abboud

Uncertainty can affect the success of your team. Learn to bring confidence to your team in a time of uncertainty.

Afternoon programme

12.30–2.00 Lunch
2.00–3.15

Managing international projects
with Alisa Petrov

Consider how to ensure successful intercultural communication in your international teams.

 

Developing creative thinking in your team
with Mariana Silva

How can you get your team to think more creatively? Explore the different ideas that can help your team see things in a new way.

Conflict management
with Tracy Edwards

Conflict can create problems in your team, but managing conflict well can bring about development. Learn how to manage conflict in this workshop.

3.15–4.15 Group discussions
4.15–5.00 Conference closing
Dr Grace Moloney

 

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

I want to be confident in a time of uncertainty.

I would like attend Giving feedback with Amelia Novak because I'm the leader of my team and I want to know the different ways to show my collaborators their progress with new tools to maximize their development.

I would attend to managing an international project because I am working with different faces and needed to know how managing it it will give me an excellent effort in the future.

I would like attend the global developer conference, because can meeting the best developer and realize the cutting-edge technology in the world.

I would like to attend the discussion with Omar Abboud about leading in uncertain times. Because I can be so stressful and confused in a time with uncertainty. I can not think and behave properly. In my opinion, that would damage my leadership and, can affect bad to my team.
So, I want to learn how to manage in uncertain times and be a qualified leader.

I would like to attend Antony Matin conference, because stories can change the way how we can see things and how our creativity is activated when we create stories and try to share an idea or knowledge through them.

I would like to attend Managing change sessions with Akira Yoshida. Every day we are dealing with changes that come from internal and external factors. And managing them in the right way, it's so important to solve and avoid the conflict between employees. Also, each change that comes, employees should adapt to it if the company wants to survive from the competition. Also in uncertainty time, the leader should bring positive and confident to the team. This session would be so helpful for me and my company.

I wouldn't like to attend any of this sessions, because I'm not interesed in those topics. For me they are boring.

I would like to attend the conference "Using storytelling in leadership communication" because I think is very important the way we can improve the relations in our teams by the communication. Besides, the storytelling is a really good way to find solutions and new ideas, because you need constantly use the creativity and catch de details to tell important things.

I would attend "Leading in uncertain times".
Business are group of people, and if they don't feel sure, their performance won't be the best. I lived this in my group, for COVID 19 consequences. It was important that leaders talk about it with employees and make them fell sure.

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