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 100COMENTARIOS on Mon, 20/12/2021 - 18:07


I think avoid or know manage conflicts on the job is a great ability to ownself as a team leader, also it's very important avoid conflicts on the job because that type problem just hinder the team.

Submitted by Ahmed Abd Alrahman on Sun, 28/11/2021 - 12:02


I would like to be in conflicts manage session it's very interesting and important topic to me , Because I think the conflicts is opinions difference between people , This conflicts if not manage wisely it can have disastrous results in our life for what ; Only for not agree the same opinions .

Submitted by Stela Stoycheva on Tue, 16/11/2021 - 21:27


I think "Using storytelling in leadership communication" and "Managing international projects" will be interesting for me, because in our live we must work with people from different nationality, culture, idea... First one maybe because I can hear something which can catch me from storytelling.

Submitted by ele_bonilla on Thu, 11/11/2021 - 21:44


'Developing creative thinking in your team' could be interesting becasue it's a way to figure out new solutions for problem situations. That could give and extra skill for the whole work team.

I think it's good that you have that thought, it speaks very well of your future goals, I hope you become a great leader and you can be successful in the future

Submitted by Aya Hassan on Mon, 08/11/2021 - 08:56


I would like to attend "leading in uncertain times " session..because I think it's so challenging to lead group, give them power and seem confident when you actually not sure and struggling with uncertainty which make person anxious.. Especially someone like me 😅so I would prefer attend this session..

Submitted by thakkar.ruchi01 on Fri, 05/11/2021 - 11:25


I would like to attend - Leading in uncertain times, as it will be helpful for dealing with the team at the time of uncertainty. A company can go through a phase of uncertainty in many situations. Like the market crash, immediate fall in the product demand, lack of resources, or maybe a pandemic. Hence, this session can be helpful to learn certain techniques about maintaining or even boosting confidence in the team.

Submitted by hacertasoluk on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 15:58


I would like to learn about differant culture project management stylies. Its looking exciting so I would like to attand 'Managing International Projects'
And I think I need to improve my creative thinking talent so, I would like to attand also 'Developing Creative Thinking Your Team'.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sat, 30/10/2021 - 09:56


i think if possible i will join all of the conference sessions here because I want to have the most comprehensive view of it myself.