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 Kat on Sat, 12/12/2020 - 00:10

ı would attend the “giving feedback” to develop my communication skills w my employees to make them and company more successful or maybe the one about creativity

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 09:28

They are all important and I would like to attend all of them.

Submitted by Dmytro on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 11:22

I would willingly attend the "Developing creative thinking in your team". At all times fresh ideas could give a chance to succeed. We live in a time when only new fresh ideas can single out a person or a company over the rest. It's a key to success to see things in a new way. I believe new approaches are very welcomed in any kind of business. This time it's difficult to amaze customers. That is why it's so important to be creative nowadays.

Submitted by nguyễn thị h… on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 14:15

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Submitted by Mr.hanymabrok on Wed, 04/11/2020 - 04:45

Thanks, the reading passage is very useful.

Submitted by John A. on Thu, 29/10/2020 - 11:50

I think I would attend the Management Styles conference. Indeed, I'm convince that there is not just one way of managing people, it's depend on the team you have to lead and I would like to know what kind you can apply based on your team characteristics.
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Submitted by javibuendi on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 16:30

I would like to take part in the Management styles programme and also in the Developing creative thinking in your team programme. Referring to the first programme, I think that everyone acts different, so for me it´s important to be able to manage each kind of behaviour. Talking about the second one, I think that creativity is powerful in many ways, so it would be interesting to get some knowledge about how improve that point. Cheers from Madrid.

Submitted by Abdo Ahmad on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 10:26

Hello my great community, I want to know how could i deal with any reading part includes too much details? that's because when i turned to exercise, i fell like i couldn't remember all details.

Hello Abdo Ahmad,

Welcome to LearnEnglish!

It can be hard to remember a lot of details, can't it? However, with reading tasks you don't need to remember everything. With a reading text it's always OK to look back at the text. It's not like listening where you can only hear the text once or twice and can't go back to it. With reading texts you can look at the text as often as you wish, so you can read the question and then go back to the text. In fact, all you need to remember is the question you are trying to answer!



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