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 Khine Suu on Fri, 16/09/2022 - 05:39


I'd like to attend "Management Styles" session. To reach the goal, we should know the right management style which is suitable with you and you team. It helps to get more productivities and positive outcomes within your team and also explore ideas. Then, we can get the success goal efficiently and effectively.

Submitted by Mrubiof14 on Tue, 13/09/2022 - 16:18


I would like to attend in "Leading small businesses" with Cheng Wei because I can learn to manage a small businesses. In addition, I can learn how be leader team. I would like to have a own business.

Submitted by JoaquinR2022 on Tue, 13/09/2022 - 16:15


The page is incredible to practice for the B1 exam

Submitted by Ruth Avelino on Tue, 13/09/2022 - 16:14


I will attend international project management because intercultural communication in work teams seems important to me. I would like to be able to work with people from other countries in the future, so it would be a great help.

Submitted by Nury Gusqui on Tue, 13/09/2022 - 16:12


The truth is that the conference looks interesting and the time that I choose will be in the afternoon because in the morning I work part time and I don't want to miss the conference.

Submitted by Natpn on Tue, 13/09/2022 - 16:11


I really liked the conference, they should continue doing more, because they motivate people and empowered women

Submitted by Vero.vm29 on Tue, 13/09/2022 - 16:09


I prefer go to conference after of lunch. Therefore I recommend the team that explains conflict mangament sound very interesting 🤔. I could add new ideas and give recommendations about the organization and the teams very relation. I would participate in this team because is necessary the diferentes opinions and perspectives

Submitted by jorgezambrano on Tue, 13/09/2022 - 16:05


Hello I would take the course on how to lead small businesses, I am very interested in learning about starting a business and knowing how to manage it in order to obtain greater profitability

Submitted by alexis23 on Tue, 13/09/2022 - 16:00


I would like Managing change
with Akira Yoshida, because is important for me learn most and she could help me

Submitted by mayelinenoemi23 on Tue, 13/09/2022 - 15:56


I would like to participe since it is a modality that would benefit all entrepreneurs and in turn we could acquire new perspectives from other people who will clearly have other coherent thoughts and thus be able to achieve success