A conference programme

A conference programme

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

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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 Osuke on Tue, 19/05/2020 - 08:56

I would like to attend Managing international projects. There are many different cultures such as gender, age, occupation, social position, and origin, etc. And I think it is necessary to overcome those differences and talk with people of different culture. In addition, this conference will be an international team and will proceed, so international communication can be established just by discussion. It seems that some companies are able to generate profit as a company by making good use of intercultural communication in a globalized society. In this way, I think that intercultural communication will be necessary for our future. So I chose this meeting because I thought it was great to discuss how to do it.

Submitted by Ayaka on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 08:47

I want to attend various presentations, but especially I want to attend Helena Clark's one.This is because I am not better to adapt new situation than other my team's member.I think it is not good.It is an obstacle to the progress.I bother my teammates.I and my team's member can not be fun.However, if I can do it, these problems will disappear.Probably it is difficult to change myself suddenly, but I want to change gradually.I am sure it will bring good results to my future.I am looking forward to being able to do it.

Submitted by yusuke on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 08:47

I would attend "Conflict Management with Tracy Edwards". Because,Conflict arise easily in team. So,I think Employees are needed to manage it. But I know it's hard to do. Of course, People have their own thoughts. Therefore, through managing conflict, Employees will understand what their colleagues think. That's the most important thing for employees, I guess. The more conflict we deal, the more we develop.
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Submitted by Akbarhuja on Sat, 16/05/2020 - 14:48

Managment is so diffuct. Sometimes, we don't manage ourselves

Submitted by Maleon on Fri, 15/05/2020 - 18:35

I probably attend at the conference focus on leading in uncertain times. Because, nowadays we are dealing with uncertain times, this causes for the covid-19. So, I really believe that, the employees needs some advices to deal with this problem.

Submitted by FYfaby on Wed, 13/05/2020 - 16:40

Which of the conference sessions would you attend? Why? I'd like to attend the creative sessions: "Using the storytelling in leadership communication" and "Developing creative thinking in your team" because I 'd improve my skills in this and I'd have more ideas for my team.

Submitted by senes19 on Thu, 07/05/2020 - 19:19

I would attend Akira Yoshida's presentation. Because it is the most important thing to understand your environmental needs and how you adapt their changing habits. If you manage the change, you will overcome most of the problems.
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Submitted by cjrodriguezc on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 08:21

I would attend the storytelling session because this strategy creates connection among people and encourage to give the best of each person.

Submitted by Svarog on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 00:39

Managment is not honestly my "cup of tea" or something that is close to my future profession, but I would attend session "Using storytelling in leadership communication". It sounds extremly creative and revolutionary.

Submitted by begumoz on Mon, 04/05/2020 - 13:29

I would like to attend a conference about new developments of artificial inteligence. I can learn the future word's lifestyle with this sessions.