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 daviddavisian on Sun, 12/06/2022 - 07:30


I would like to attend Leading small businesses workshop. as a matter of fact small businesses are becoming popular in 3rd world countries and help families to improve their life style by impowering themselves thorough economical independency.

Submitted by Benni on Tue, 07/06/2022 - 17:24


I would like to attend "the storytelling in leadership comunication" because I think that's important speaking to people's heart to create a debate or new ideas but also to convince them. Nowdays there are lots of minds of comunication that may be used knowing the art of storytelling to create a social community might support you and your projects or ideas.

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Submitted by Estefanilore on Tue, 31/05/2022 - 02:42


I like "Managing international projects" because today is very important to feel comfortable with intercultural communication in an international company.

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Sun, 29/05/2022 - 12:25


Which of the conference sessions would you attend? Why?

The last time when I was working with my team. my boss emails every team member for the conference meeting in the evening. this is why because that was the last day of the month and our team achieve the minimum profit that month that's why he conducted the meeting and asked every team member to improve our work and get better output for next month.

Submitted by EMF_12 on Wed, 25/05/2022 - 23:17


I would assist to Alisa Petrov's workshop called "Managing international projects" because I want to know all the steps I have to follow to successfully launch an international business and consider all of the necessary advice for the way I will travel.

Submitted by Dulce Daniela … on Fri, 20/05/2022 - 01:32


I'd like to attend the conference of giving feedback with Amelia Novak, because I think that give feedback to your employees can help them to improve their work.

Submitted by Thamarai on Tue, 17/05/2022 - 14:39


I would like to attend all of them:)

Submitted by jayabalu on Tue, 17/05/2022 - 05:41


This best way to develop our reading skills.

Submitted by nadyanightingale on Sun, 08/05/2022 - 12:56


The workshop "Management Styles" by Helena Clark would be the most interesting for me at the moment. I would like to explore my style first and to learn how I can adapt and adjust it to my class or team in order to get better results.