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 hoanghaik862000 on Fri, 06/05/2022 - 10:44


working in an international team is an opportunity, it helps us to learn new things, we can improve our soft skills, and can flexibly adapt to the change.

Submitted by saroja2275 on Mon, 02/05/2022 - 07:52


I would like to attend Managing international projects because it,s an international projects where I can meet a lot of people from different countries and it,s would give opportunity to learn different language or improve my English speaking skills.

Submitted by Amoon_96 on Thu, 28/04/2022 - 19:52


I think leading in uncertain times is so good, I want to know how can I deal with all different conditions and make sure everything is under control.
it makes me more responsible when I take a leadership position.

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Submitted by Sol Barajas on Fri, 15/04/2022 - 19:15


I would like to attend the Different management Styles and how can it improve to your team.

Submitted by Khin_Burmese on Fri, 01/04/2022 - 15:41


I would like to attend conflict management session because conflict usually occurs in every large or small company. If one were disable to manage it, the team would separate. As a consequence, more arguments are likely to happen at last.

Submitted by Lamine.bkr on Tue, 08/03/2022 - 00:01


I want to attend "Leading in uncertain times" because most companies collapse in uncertain times, so a big leader in such times will keep his team unified by the ongoing support and bring confidence to his team members.

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..