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 Elham Barakat on Thu, 31/12/2020 - 16:53

I will attend " leading into uncertain times" workshop. If leadership doesn't depend on trust, certainty and confidence, it would lead to mistrust, conflicts and lack of faith. I need this workshop to learn me how to ensure my mates and employees in times of uncertainty. I think I will be benefited from this workshop to a maximum.

Submitted by Ibrahim24 on Thu, 31/12/2020 - 06:15

Despite the whole conference program seem to make sense to me, but I would prefer to attend the topic of Leading small businesses with Cheng Wei. We all share a desire of making money regardless the methods, except, of course the legality of that work. However, nowadays there is rapid increase in the number of people willing to do small business. Personally, I am wishing to start my small business after post-graduation studies. Although, the strenuous may face any beginner, such topic of how to monitor the changes and mastery the challenges, definitely would bring my future business to levels of success.

Submitted by jgilp on Sun, 27/12/2020 - 16:49

I would attend the last conference about conflict management. It would be interesting other ideas to know "what to do" in a specific situation at work and how to see the positive side of things.

Submitted by Ghada Ali on Sat, 26/12/2020 - 22:26

I would attend all conference that help me to improve skill special in education and teaching training.

Submitted by Theo69 on Sun, 20/12/2020 - 13:09

I would attend to “Leading small businesses” because I have a small business and because of that I want to learn how to be creative In my business. Also, I want to learn how to mange my team and how to be a successful leader to get bigger in the field.

Submitted by Thinthinmyoe on Thu, 17/12/2020 - 11:35

I usually attend the training of teacher conferences every year.I would attend G-5 training conference for new circulum next summer.I believe it would be very exciting.

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.