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 amaliaput on Wed, 01/02/2023 - 15:07


I would like to attend in managing change session, because change is not an easy thing to deal with.

Submitted by suparasjanpichai on Thu, 26/01/2023 - 08:16


For me, I would like to attend the Developing creative thinking in your team session. I believe that different ideas can make different results. With creative thinking, we can have a lot more innovations.

Submitted by megdad hassan on Mon, 16/01/2023 - 08:37


I'd like to attending the conflict management session, because I work in a difficulty environment fully of conflict about work details. So this session will help me a lot.

Submitted by rainrain68 on Fri, 13/01/2023 - 22:13


The "Giving feedback" session is the one I would like to take the most. There were many times I could tell people were confused or discouraged after I provided my feedbacks to them. My intention was to help them grow, but the way I delivered the messages didn't work. I feel I need to improve this skill very much.

Submitted by Sharmarke Meigag on Mon, 19/12/2022 - 10:50


the story telling is can spring every and that is what i would attend.

Submitted by MariiaZhydkova on Wed, 14/12/2022 - 07:20


I'll attend Managing change because to not easy time in my contry

Submitted by jmajo on Wed, 07/12/2022 - 14:23


Definitely I would attend to the conference given by Mariana Silva about Developing creative thinking in a team because I consider that subject one of the most important skills nowadays in a successful team work. If you’re working in a team that is capable of thinking creatively, you would be able to solve almost any problem or issue it could happen in a project.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!!

Submitted by carlabeatriz1 on Mon, 05/12/2022 - 13:19


I would participate the conference " Giving feedback " and " Conflict management" because are very importat for the professional construction.

Submitted by dondydeedo on Mon, 05/12/2022 - 02:45


I want to attend a Conflict management session because many times conflict happened and affected our progress. So it would be great if I could participate in this session.

Submitted by EhabElseify on Sat, 03/12/2022 - 09:26


"Leading small businesses with Cheng Wei" is my choice, As I'm in my 30s it is time to study how to manage and develop my own business.