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 Zeba_Taquiya01 on Thu, 18/06/2020 - 02:44

I would like to join with mariana silva. As the each members of my team think creative then we'll get many good options to choose for development. In consequence of I will get a unique & best team to work

Submitted by Eldar26 on Tue, 16/06/2020 - 03:19

I would go to "Using storytelling in leadership communication". Because I'm not good at leadership, communication and even more at storytelling :) Any ideas to help me ?

Submitted by Riko on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 04:09

I would like to attend Developing creative thinking in your team with Mariana Silva. When we think about something, new idea is very important to see things in a new way. Various opinion makes consultations better.

Submitted by SamerTJ on Wed, 10/06/2020 - 06:02

I wish to attend all sessions because most of them are important to build a creative environment for employees in your company, in addition, I like to study management. However, if I have to pick one only, I would like to attend the Leading small businesses session since I want to start my own business and I need to have enough knowledge to succeed.

Submitted by antinaoki on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 06:44

i would want to attend Leading in uncertain times with Omar Abboud. because i feel the pressure when the new problem come up,it will sometimes makes me feel unconfidence.i wish i can learn something to change this problem.

Submitted by Havan saberi on Wed, 03/06/2020 - 22:35

I would like to attend the Leading in uncertain times session. Uncertainty is really a huge problem for any team because it makes the team not confident and the members’ thoughts will collide.

Submitted by Y on Sun, 31/05/2020 - 06:00

Ⅰ would like to attend Developing creative thinking in your team. I think it is hard to come up with new ideas. If we can have a lot of new ideas, our company will improve and develop. It is very important things to us. But, it is not as easy as l said. When I was a high school student, There were many situations where I had to come up with ideas. I sometimes thought about it for days and sometimes didn't like it. With many ideas, the company will grow better. So, I wanted to learn how to come up with ideas from different angles. And, I want to be a person who can express my opinion in the future.

Submitted by Juanexe on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 18:30

I will attend the Amelia Novak session, because I consider that it is very important to have a feedback to improve the development

Submitted by Juanexe on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 18:22

It was a very good activity, that helped me to increase and remember some words in English, and I hope that this type of activity can continue on a near future.

Submitted by mouna99 on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 17:54

I would attend "Developing creative thinking in your team", because it will help me to develop new creative idea which helps in developping our team