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 TIa vinaka on Thu, 25/03/2021 - 02:06

I'm interested in Management styles. because I would like to learn various management style.

Submitted by ELIZABETDC on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 15:03

I would like to attend to differents conferences mainly these four: 1. Managing with change by Akira. 2. Leading in uncertain times by Omar. 3. Conflicts management by Tracy. 4. Developing creative thinking in your team by Mariana

Submitted by gbrrjulyy on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 00:11

I'd like to attend "Leading small businesses". Because i really want to open a small business and i know it's important to know what's small business and the foundation of small business. this conference session will be very helpful for me to bring success to my small business

Submitted by Rano on Tue, 16/03/2021 - 12:05

I choose using story telling in leader ship communication because lthink fact story from long exprenice can learn.

Submitted by Sonia Ordonez on Mon, 15/03/2021 - 17:54

i would like to attend to the conference called leading in uncertain times,because now , we are living in that situation with the pandemic. I think if owners and employees, receive information and orientation about how to manage their business,they can afront better the situation and it can ensure ,maybe, success,even the pandemic or other problem like that

Submitted by In on Sat, 13/03/2021 - 08:20

I would like to attend the Leading small businesses conference because I have a small business so I could learn something new there that could help me in my development at work.
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Submitted by Enas Almzoghi on Mon, 08/03/2021 - 13:44

I would like to attend all of them because they are useful and will help us with our business.