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 AlexandraMT on Mon, 29/08/2022 - 13:09


I would like to attend to everyone because I am a businesswoman. I manage a pharmacy and have a small but challenging staff. I think these conferences would help me a lot.

Submitted by farhadwahaj on Thu, 25/08/2022 - 07:28


It is great reading I and really liked it. if I was at this conference I lead the managing of international projects. I would like to know more about a different culture and would like to lead projects at the international level.

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Submitted by Briant on Sat, 20/08/2022 - 20:30


I would like to attend the conference "Using storytelling in leadership communication" because I am interested to improve the comunication with my team.

I would like to attend this conference too, I think that this topic is very interesting and you can learn much about leadership.

Submitted by ArwaMD on Sat, 20/08/2022 - 19:21


I would like to attend the session of “Using storytelling in leadership communication”
I believe communication is the key to a great team and workplace. People love to hear stories and get motivated just by hearing them. I would love to learn how to do that I want to speak to people's hearts and manage my team well.

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Tue, 09/08/2022 - 13:40


If I would get a chance conference concern with job, I always attend and I try to make positive suggestion. In my previous office, they always ask me to attend tax conference.

Submitted by sajede.salehi on Mon, 01/08/2022 - 14:32


I would like to go to Management styles because I believe that by knowing different management styles you can actually come up with the best solutions and solve more problems.

Submitted by AliYamini on Mon, 04/07/2022 - 09:42


Could you please let me know why "4" is True?
In the text, it doesn't say anything about defference betrween small businesses and "big" ones. If it was a "alse, True, Not Given" question what the answer was?

Hello AliYamini,

If you say 'How is leading small businesses different?', this question is already stating that small businesses are different. If you don't think there is a difference, you would say something like 'Is leading small businesses different?', though even that question could suggest that you think there is a difference.

I suppose you could argue that 'Not given' would be a more accurate answer than 'True', but between 'True' and 'False', 'True' is definitely the best answer for the reason I mention.

Does that make sense?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team