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 mdiaz on Fri, 04/03/2022 - 11:36


I choose using storytelling in leadership communication, I think is very important to look for the best way to communicate at your team what do you want or what do you expect about them in the company.

And also with this methodology the employess can learn faster in comparison with the traditional way.

Submitted by Anas-Code on Sat, 26/02/2022 - 18:17


to be honest, all the conference sessions sound quite interesting!, but i would attend with passion the session which discuss how leaders of small businesses can bring success to their team, that's because i intend to start my own small project, so i'd like to gain some useful, and practical tips from an expert that will save me a lot of time and effort down the track.

A conference programme, I also found interesting portrays all the exercises that we can solve such as grammar reading etc..

Submitted by Andy_Palma03 on Fri, 11/02/2022 - 19:03


I would like to attend Developing creative thinking in your team , because sometimes a work team can have problems about how to solve a problem, how to develop creative ideas , so, I think I could give them some ideas so we all can work together well in the base of that idea .

Submitted by thanhthaole on Sat, 22/01/2022 - 15:21


I will choose the " Management styles" sessions because I think a suitable style of management is neccessary for the team's success. Therefore, finding an appropriate ones and adopting to fit the teams may be an interesting session.

Submitted by CValery on Sat, 08/01/2022 - 00:09


It is such a great oportunity to learn about all those subjects, being sincere i would attend to all the conference, however i fancy the morning progamme, and for sure i would attend to Managing change, Using storytelling in leadership communication and Leading small businesses, the reason why i choose them its because i really need to incresed my skills as a leader and work in teams, and also for a practicall career path knowing manage businesses

Submitted by Gijs on Tue, 04/01/2022 - 14:57


I choose "Conflict Management".....working in a team with different characters/ personalities can cause problems regularly, as there is no way that you can keep everybody in a team happy. Therefore it would be nice to know how to manage starting and/ or even ongoing conflicts well.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Tue, 28/12/2021 - 12:45


I like all the sessions because each one has something usefull to learn, but I would like to attend "Using storytelling in leadership communication" because I need this skill in order to manage my team effictively.

Submitted by wenyeeee on Mon, 27/12/2021 - 10:20


I would like to attend "Using storytelling in leadership communication" and "Conflict management". In this case leader is very important to manage a team, leading a team effectively make things going well. How to communicate with the team members by using a compelling talking skill and how to avoid and deal the conflict that happen commonly in a team are a kind of management skill we should learn as a leader.

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.