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 Yuki on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 05:54

I would like to attend to the "Developing creative thinking in your team". Because if I keep doing the same thing all the time, I feel bored. However, if there is creativity idea, even the same thing will fun. And when I can looked at it from a different angle, I may be able to find new ways. So I would like to attend to the "Developing creative thinking in your team".

Submitted by Shoma Tateishi on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 05:22

I think all the conference are useful for me, if I choose among these, I would like to attend the Managing international projects because I think that intercultural communication is the most important things. Going forward, I think that globalization will continue to expand and that ties with each country will become stronger. Also, foreigners in different countries have different cultures. I think we can build better relationships by understanding each other's differences.And it is a very valuable experience to interact with foreigners, so I definitely want to experience it. This conference is helpful. Because I can learn international communication more deeply. For these reasons, I chose this project.

Submitted by Natsumi Tamura on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 04:44

I would like to attend "Developing creative thinking in your team" with Mariana Silva because by thinking creatively, we can make new discoveries and management will success. Also, new discoveries in your team will improve your team's relationships and result in better work.

Submitted by Anna Nakamura on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 02:56

I would like to take Using Storytelling in leadership communication. I think it's very important to build good relationships with people at work. If the atmosphere at work is good, people will find work more enjoyable. So we can do good work. To bulid good relationships like that, leader need to know what people are like. So telling own story each other is good way to show what is me. That's why I would like to take this lecture.

Submitted by Akemi Matsumoto on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 14:24

Probably, I would like to attend to the “Using storytelling in leadership communication” class. That is because when I must to do works in groups, I am so bad to made me understand. So, I am interested in learning different ways to communicate with people. Also, I am interested in the class about “Conflict management” because not only on work, but on daily live always we have troubles. So, I think if we could manage troubles well, we will live a more fulfilling life.

Submitted by Machida on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 12:56

I would like to attend Using storytelling in leadership communication. I want to work abroad in my future. But I don't have communication skills yet. I think communication is very important. So I want to attend this conference.

Submitted by Hiyori Ueno on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 06:06

I would like to attend the Managing international projects with Alisa Petrov. Because I want to go to Canada on working holiday visa after the Coronavirus has settled down. So I should know about the various cultures. And I want to learn how to ensure successful intercultural communication.

Submitted by Kaho Dokko on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 03:01

I would like to attend "leading small businesses" with Cheng Wei because I am interested in small businesses. These days, the number of people that were things ordinary students or member of society before suddenly start businesses on the Internet is increasing. Many of them are selling clothes, smartphone cases and day-to-day goods. I want to know how to start business and how many people is working in a small business. Also, I wonder what will happen if a small business fails.

Submitted by Noyama Juri on Sat, 25/07/2020 - 17:10

I would like to attend Using storytelling in leadership communication. I think I can't without being involved with people in any way. So I wanted to learn how to interact with people from the beginning. Also I want to be a grand staff in the future. The job is how to interact with people is important. So I think it would be nice to have such an opportunity for that.

Submitted by Mirei Honda on Sat, 25/07/2020 - 14:24

I would like to participate in Managing international projects with Alisa Petrov in order to prepare for the world that will become a global society. If I participate in international projects, I will often work with people from different countries. As a result, the view of the world spread and I can learn about the culture, food and manners of the country, which is a good study. Also, I thought should become positive by being with people who have various thoughts. But I'm very shy, I'll have a hard time at first. I wish I could gradually increase communication.