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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Average: 4.5 (197 votes)

It would be very good if you join all the conferences, so you can learn a little of everything and it will help you with future problems.

Submitted by Momocompanyman on Thu, 21/10/2021 - 18:48


I would like to attend in three conference sessions: management styles, leading small business and using storytelling in leadership communication because they help me to enhace my oral communication and improve the effectiveness teamwork.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sun, 17/10/2021 - 06:34


I would like to attend think creatively. Because when you think creatively then you have many ideas to success in this world. Creative thinking leads to success
Many examples in the world you seen. New startup with new ideas are come up.

Submitted by zain on Tue, 12/10/2021 - 11:12


I would attend (Leading small business) with Cheng Wei because I'm curious about the differences between leading big/small business, in addition every big business started from a small one. I believe it would benefit if one day I planned to open a small business for myself! Hopefully, it will be related to my major: Computer Science!

Submitted by AnaPau2731 on Wed, 06/10/2021 - 15:52


I would attend to Using storytelling in leadership communication since I consider it is important to develop our communications skills and give them a twist from the traditional way. Sometimes we can persuade as well as give important messages taking out the formality and making the information more interesting and engaging.

Submitted by Wótila Carneiro on Wed, 06/10/2021 - 10:23


Which of the conference sessions would you attend? Why?
In my opinion, the Managing international projects conference, with Alisa Petrov it's a great speech, cause in these days we have to learning how to work with others country to growing up our business. Leaders have to know how to put this cultures in their teams.

Submitted by AnaPaulaAlmeida on Tue, 05/10/2021 - 16:45


I would like to try 'Giving Feedback' because it is important for a good environment to know how to talk to people about their strengths and weaknesses and how to improve them.

Submitted by Celise Monteir… on Sat, 04/09/2021 - 01:43

I would attend - " Conflict Management" because I work with a team im my company with a different kind of people and I think it is very important nowadays to deal and manage conflitcts.