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 Badolhima on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 21:01

I would attend (How is leading small businesses different and how can leaders of small businesses bring success to their team? ) cause I have my own small business and I want to move with it to other level with success .

Submitted by signalrot on Thu, 21/01/2021 - 08:32

I would attend the creative thinking development session because it helps me and other people to see things in a new way. This is also important in uncertain times and can lead to positive changes, can solve problems and bring more self-confidence.

Submitted by Htet Su Naing on Thu, 21/01/2021 - 08:19

I went many job fair conferences with my friends last year. I wanted to get a job after I've graduated. So I applied curriculum vitae at the related companies in these job fairs. Conferences can make me motivated and knowledgeable. And then some are interesting but some are boring.

Submitted by Asni on Wed, 13/01/2021 - 22:50

Honestly, I think all the conference sessions are interesting . They all offer useful workshops for a leader to learn and improve skills that are essential and crucial to succeed in his job. Usually, I exaggeratedly worry about solving problems and getting out of possible predicaments and therefore I'd select managing conflicts, managing change and leading in uncertain times sessions.

Submitted by Minh on Tue, 12/01/2021 - 21:56

I would like to attend Leading business that help to understand more the market. On the other hand, I can update my knowledge and learn several things. With conference, I have a chance to discuss other own business who approached their goals. They can share new ideas for you.

Submitted by Saad786 on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 15:44

I would attend the conference of LEADING THE TEAM IN UNCERTAIN TIMES because we should motivate junior or inexperience players . The seniors should encourage the young players in team.

Submitted by marlio96 on Tue, 05/01/2021 - 19:02

I would attend the Conflict Management session due to I agree with the description, I would like to learn how to solve conflicts, manage them, and bring development to my team.

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.