A conference programme

A conference programme

Read the programme for a management conference to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.


Reading text

Morning programme


Conference opening
Dr Jon Martinez


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

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

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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Submitted by temirgali.bauyrzhan on Sat, 11/04/2020 - 19:16

The management conference is one of the best way to know something new and receive much information about it. Todays session we have different tutors who explain and consider different skills in management field. First of all i am interested in programm of Akira Yoshida. She considers main aspects of managing changes and give useful information for audience. After that I listened on Helena Clark's course and again was exicted with a hearing information. Tutor telled all instruments in details and teach every person to adapt in different management styles. In conclusion I want to add that this conference was very nice. Thank you!

Submitted by BiankaB. on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 14:35

My favourite sesion is the one with name "Coffee break". :D No, I'm just kidding.:) Lots of these sessions are useful for this pandemic time, but the most important for me is "Managing changes". Nowadays I am without my job and I'm looking for new opportunities, how to move on with my life, and I'm thinking about change of my work field. And this also led me to this online course. Thanks.:)

Submitted by raxmatovdilmurod on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 13:01

I would rather atend in the developing creative thinking in a team. Because of creativity is most vital factor in job prospects. Espesialy you work in a team. I amn't keen on majetment, however I work with the team. I wonder to know how we develop our creative thinking.

Submitted by Ced31 on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 09:51

I would attend to the "managing change" session. Lot of employee work in their own routine and It's difficult to change their behaviour. They are attached to their way of working or their local office and so they are reticent to change any thing that could disturb them and they doesn't want to see any positive things around changement. I hope that this session could give me opportunity to learn some tools to adapt my communication and my project to apply changement as better as possible. Note: sometimes employee are in rigths to manifest against a changement, so i hope there are some tricks to listen correctly an employee ("how could we see if an employee talk about his privilege or a real issue linked to the changement ?")
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Submitted by itsaboutcharm on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 11:25

Leading in uncertain times. Among all the programme, this is the most urgent and apt considering the challenges and opportunities that the pandemic crisis brought. I think not only the private sectors are experiencing uncertainties, but everyone should be concerned about the effect and the solution on this crisis globally. It should not be taken as a problem of one country since we don't live in an independent world. If a country was able to solve the problem but not the rest of the world, it should not be considered as solved. One remaining case unsolved in a country will still leave high probability of spreading it all over again globally.
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Submitted by JuanManuelLopezGil on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 22:41

"Giving feedback" with Amelia Novak is my favourite.
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Submitted by Zabihullah on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 16:12

Being positive and patient help employees to adapt fast to the new changes and situation is the core issue for adaptation in business.

Submitted by Bunga on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 07:54

i would like attend managing change session and management conflict. Both of them are interesting session and usefull.

Submitted by tiaf1388 on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 19:27

It was a good exercise

Submitted by Marcos Reis on Sun, 29/03/2020 - 05:36

Very good exercise