A conference programme

A conference programme

Read the programme for a management conference to practise and improve your reading skills.

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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 SakuraChan on Fri, 21/10/2022 - 09:54


I'd love to attend Management Style because management is important at work.Everyone's management isn't the same.We have our own different style and management system to explore.

Submitted by dimzachari on Sun, 16/10/2022 - 18:31


I prefer to attend the Change Management conference with Akira Yoshida. In the changing world, employees need support

Submitted by MANOJMJ1989 on Wed, 12/10/2022 - 15:30


I would like to join "Developing creative thinking in your team
with Mariana Silva" because creative thinking of a man makes the whole team creative.

Submitted by jellamoriza on Mon, 10/10/2022 - 08:50


I want to attend Omar Abbound's session.I'm the type of person who can't easily decide the right things.I'm afraid to handle uncertainty in my business and nervous in hard times.So I think this session would fit me best .

Submitted by elianagc on Tue, 27/09/2022 - 03:01


I find that the Amelia Novak's conference: "Explore the different ways to give feedback to maximise development" it could be really interesting because it give the oportunity to improve your comunications skills when it comes to teamwork and the more apropiate way to feedback.

I would like to attend the Managing change session.
I'm living a moment in my live with too much changes: live in other country, coliving with different culture, learning other languages and dealing with the weather of this new country.
So, if I focus my mind in all the good things that all this changes can bring to me, I could live this moment more positive, silly and gratefull.
Sometimes, the way respect you're seeing the things can change your reality for good.

Submitted by _Khrystyna_Paprotska on Mon, 19/09/2022 - 15:06


In my opinion, Managing international projects is useful in the modern world and I also would love to listen about this skill. There are many people, who want to work in other countries. So, as far as I consider, this session would ensure good knowleges for them and would make our society more adopted to connecting with different nationalities

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.

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