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 S_Lily on Sat, 05/08/2023 - 02:10


All the conferences are good but I would like to attend the giving feedback conference as this will help me in my career development.

Submitted by Batoul_08 on Sun, 30/07/2023 - 14:39


In my current time, I only graduated few days ago, but maybe in future i will become a head of a company hh. So I would like to attend the following sessions: Management Styles, Development of the creative thinking and Conflict management, because I think that they will be needed the most by me.

Submitted by long09025 on Fri, 28/07/2023 - 07:04


I got an answer wrong, I should be more careful next time.

Submitted by ahmed_abdirahman on Sat, 22/07/2023 - 19:44


This lesson is my first. I really enjoyed it and want to learn more about the language.

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.