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 Yuri Chida on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 09:41

I would like to attend the Managing international projects because I think that intercultural communication is the most important things. In this global society, there will be many opportunities to work with people from another country in international teams. However, there are many differences such as languages, styles, values, and cultures between us. Not knowing about these can lead to a mistake and misunderstanding. Therefore, we should learn how to intercultural communicate with them. In this conference session, I would like to learn how to ensure successful intercultural communication in international teams. Then, I would like to make international projects succeed.

Submitted by Yonemura Tomoya on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 08:11

I would like to attend ''Conflict Management with Tracy Edwards'' Conflict Management is very important for our team. Everyone can give their opinion and discuss with other people. By doing so, we can hear various opinion and come up with new idea. But, Managing conflict is very difficult. If I can manage conflict, our team must develop, so I would like to learn how to manage conflict in this workshop.

Submitted by tomoka on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 07:57

I think all the conference are useful for me, but especially I would like to attend Managing chance with Akira Yoshida. I have a reason for feeling this way. To begin with, I believe being positive is not easy. The reason why is that some people regard everything as negative. Of course, negative is also good. Because I think negative is polite. But maybe such people are worried about businesses. So, I want to attend the seminar with Akira Yoshida to tell them that there are another the way of thinking. Therefore, I will expect them to concentrate on their jobs with being relax better than before. Some people says that working is strict, so do not be relax. I understand what they say. But there is a person who make work too hard, as a result, she or he did suicide. I think such happening must not occur. so, it is the best that everyone is able to work with being happy. This reason makes me think that I wanna attend Managing chance with Akira Yoshida.

Submitted by CAU Franzoia on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 00:29

To my mind I would like to go at Tracy´s conference beacuse the ability to manage conflict in your company is one of the most important keys to success in order to figure serious problem out. In addition, the mayority conference are helpful to improve abilities who every busniess man should have to reach something.

Submitted by Matveeva Masha on Wed, 08/07/2020 - 13:29

i would attend managing international with alisa petrova. Because i want work with international company. i should know how to ensure successful international communication. this managing very useful for me.

Submitted by JORGE SALAZAR on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 02:46

I´d like to attend the Uncertainty course, becuase I think part of to be a great leader is managing the bad times , and make sure that your can build confidence with your team to don´t reduce the progress of itself

Submitted by Jas Mak on Wed, 24/06/2020 - 08:27

I would like to attend attend conference on Conflict management. In today's life conflicts are common in our personal and our professional lives. Conflicts are aroused when the opinion of two or more persons differ. And managing these conflicts at right time could be the most important thing.

Submitted by Risa on Mon, 22/06/2020 - 10:58

I’d like to attend the “Using storytelling in leadership” program. Communicate with people is the most important things when we interacting with people. So, I want to learn the way to tell the stories when I interacting with people by Antoine Martin’s method. We can’t avoid associate with people. If I learn this method, I can build human relations and trust. I don’t understand the way of telling stories. I’ve no idea of it, So I expect to get a good answer by Antoine Martin. However, this program is not held in actuality. Nevertheless, I want to attend program, like this someday.

Submitted by mogidhan on Sat, 20/06/2020 - 23:15

I would like to attend in leading in uncertain times with OMAR ABBOUD because in my opinion leading in unclear situation is a hard work and need a confident leader also several weeks ago passed a bad experiment in this section

Submitted by SaVe on Fri, 19/06/2020 - 21:40

I would like to attend the Managing change Conference, because I think in this world we have changes all the time and it is important to be prepared for this changes not only in a businesses, but also in the life and in all the projects that we have for the future. Knowing how to deal whit changes and seeing possitive things that it bring to us, we’ll have a lot of posibilities to learn about the situation and to improve in whatever we whant to do.