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 rhoda16 on Thu, 20/07/2023 - 01:32


I would loved to attend all the conference sessions. I think all of the topic will help me in many ways.

I don't need any of these sessions because I go to school and learn English now. When I work, I will probably need these lessons.

I learn English because I want to go to Leibniz University Hannover's Faculty of Law in English. But if I can learn German after I learn English, maybe I will choose a more prestigious university for myself.

I want to study and live in Germany because I love German culture, language, and nature. Also, I love all of West Europe for its civilizations.

Submitted by JacksonCM24 on Mon, 03/07/2023 - 17:23


Exactly, The hardest part is the managing conflict, but it's true if you can manage it well you'll find development

Submitted by ivan.mariless on Wed, 28/06/2023 - 17:27


The hardest part is the managing conflict, but it's true if you can manage it well you'll find development.

Submitted by millaamelia on Tue, 27/06/2023 - 18:27


i prefer attend to programme Conflict management
with Tracy Edwards beacuse every human always have something that can trigger conflict so we should know how to manage them well

Submitted by milenaps86 on Sat, 24/06/2023 - 23:37


I would like to participate in 'Conflict Management with Tracy Edwards', because I never thought of conflict as a possibility for development.

Submitted by rashi2695 on Wed, 24/05/2023 - 11:46


I would love to attend Managing change workshop. Th reason behind this is most people afraid of changes but the changes are not always negative. Most changes are good to adapt and we must know how to manage it when they comes

That´s true, in my case sometimes I feel afraid of the changes in my life, I don't know why, and I believe that being afraid isn't bad, but it's important to know how manage it and to know the changes are part of life.

Submitted by Hana.M on Mon, 22/05/2023 - 08:02


I would certainly like to attend the conflict management workshop. I think that if we can solve the problems of each member in team, we can create the ways that we can develop our team well. Beside, a manager can manage effectively conflict, they will encourage the employees to improve environment of each teams or companies.

Submitted by SamuelTrMo on Wed, 17/05/2023 - 18:05


I would like to attend this conference too, I think that this topic is very interesting and you can learn much about leadership, because know how to solve problems can be very effective when working as a team.