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 hsrvms on Tue, 21/03/2023 - 20:15


I would have chosen "Developing Creative Thinking In Your Team" by Mariana Silva, because real success comes from creative ideas. For instance, Edison was successful because he was thinking creatively, and also Einstein was the best physics professor thanks to his creative thinking skills, actually, he still is.

Submitted by BriannaP on Sun, 19/03/2023 - 12:59


I would like to attend Conflict Management. People manage conflicts in different ways. But I am keen to know how to manage a conflict in a way that can bring about a development.

Submitted by NoorSNoor on Thu, 16/03/2023 - 17:31


I`d like to attend Managing International Projects, as I work with multinational colleges with different cultures and traditions. So, I need to know the best way to deal and accept others

Submitted by Atokary on Sun, 05/03/2023 - 12:09


I would like to attend the session on managing change and developing creative thinking in your teams, because these topics are useful to build the critical thinking, which enhanced the development spirit in the workplace.

Submitted by yagmurrelll on Fri, 03/03/2023 - 21:34


ı woul like to attend leading in uncertain times becauset bad things can happen to us at any stage of our lives and we need to find ways to deal with it.

Submitted by Luna_4321 on Wed, 01/03/2023 - 02:55


I would like to attend to the conference about Leading in uncertain times because uncertain times are inevitable in a company For that reason it’s important to prevent it and learn how manage it. Furthermore, I believe that it’s very important bring confidence to your team to be more successful.

Submitted by mariam998 on Mon, 27/02/2023 - 11:14


well, I am going to attend with Antoine Martin, who will talk about using storytelling in leadership communication.
about the reasons why I choose it specifically, my supervisor always tells us a good story at the beginning of any meeting that's really impressed me and makes me think about every word she says and focus on the purpose of every task.

Submitted by Trang Luu on Mon, 20/02/2023 - 04:23


Thanks for the lesson!
I'll choose the Managing change conference in the morning to learn how to help my employees deal with changes because sometimes we have to change to see the positive things. After coffee break, I'll choose the Leading in uncertain times because if we have to change we need to bring confidence to my team. In the afternoon program, I'll choose the Developing creative thinking in your team. this conference may help our team change, growth or progress.

Submitted by Vickyamour on Thu, 16/02/2023 - 17:18


For me , i would like to attend conflict management , because the management of conflict is the hard task in the workspace. I need to know somethings that help the manager to resotve the conflict

Submitted by letticiacopeiro on Mon, 13/02/2023 - 23:40


I'd like to attend the Management styles conference, because when you start in a management position is necessary to know the differents ways to deal with your team.