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.

Preparation

Reading text

Morning programme

9.00–9.30

Conference opening
Dr Jon Martinez

9.30–10.45

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
11.15–12.30

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
2.00–3.15

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 Saria Muraoka on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 18:41

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I would like to attend Managing international projects. I think international communication is very important. This is because many people move between the world. So I must talk with the person of various areas. We are different in various culture including clothes and a meal and the way of thinking. It is important I understand each other. This conference is helpful. Because I can learn international communication more deeply. I want to know how to ensure successful intercultural communication in this conference. It is difficult to succeed by an international team. But I learn about international communication and I want to let you succeed in this conference.

Submitted by Maiko Tanzawa on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 07:30

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If you choose among these, I would like to attend Using storytelling in leadership communication with Antoine Martin. No matter what I do, I can't avoid being involved with people I think communication is the most important thing. But I have no communication skills so I want to learn how to improve it and how I would like to interact with others.

Submitted by regismagnus on Wed, 15/07/2020 - 19:08

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I would attend the Amelia Novak conference because I think that is important know-how give and receive feedback. It can help the company and explore the different points of view.

Submitted by R on Wed, 15/07/2020 - 17:38

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I would like to attend the Developing creative thinking in your team with Mariana Silva. I'm not good at thinking creatively. I can't think creatively when thinking about something because I often think of things only in a normal way. I think it is difficult for me to solve it by myself. So I would like to attend this conference and develop my creative thinking. I think creative ideas can help teams and develop ideas. Even if our team is in a difficult situation, we can get out of this situation if ideas spread. I want to learn how to find ideas and make use of my team.

Submitted by hoshi on Tue, 14/07/2020 - 06:55

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Hello everyone. I would like to attend the Managing international projects with Alisa Petrov. It is because I want to work in another languages.For that reason, I want to learn the

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.