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 ademyonet on Sat, 25/04/2020 - 12:34

I attended a lot of conference and sessions. Some of these was relevant with my job and some part was relevant with general culture. I attended them, because I want to developing myself.

Submitted by Buerga Su on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 11:21

I'd like to attend the lunch at this conference, couse I haven't get my dinner and feel hungry.

Submitted by Masas on Tue, 21/04/2020 - 23:57

I think all sessions are important , but I would attend to management conflict because this session can help me how manage my company when i have conflicts between own employees and other company

Submitted by bogdantaranuk on Tue, 21/04/2020 - 17:24

I would visit conference by Alisa Petrov because I want to make business in Asia

Submitted by CarolD on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 23:53

I would like do participate to Antoine Martin’s workshop (about storytelling) because I think that one of the most important things for a leader is how to motivate the team e how to persuade them to give their best.

Submitted by Guwen on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 14:44

I would attend the conference with Cheng Wei. I think it's important to learn about small buisness to develop a start up into a succesful buisness, plus to have an inspiration, motivation and confidence to start our own buisness. By knowing different ways of developping small buisnesses we can get new ideas and tips to develop ours in this competitive buisness world.

Submitted by Ajat on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 12:05

I would attend the conference session with Amelia Novak about the different ways to give feedback. In my opinion it's an important skill to know. How to react at work will maximise self and team development and it is also a big quality of a Leader.