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 Zacgni on Wed, 06/09/2023 - 02:26


I would like to take the conference "Conflict management" because I work every day with people in the lab. Researchers believe they always have the reason and it's complicated when they have a conflict because nobody accept be wrong.

Submitted by Noor.Ali on Thu, 31/08/2023 - 10:13


Well, since I’m a small business owner, Leading Small Businesses with Chang Wei would suit me.

Submitted by hakanonel05 on Wed, 30/08/2023 - 14:21


I think giving feedback is essential. If we don't provide any feedback we can just postpone the problems

Submitted by Toan3002 on Mon, 28/08/2023 - 14:50


All the conference sessions are really good but I would like to attend the Developing Creative Thinking in Your Team conference by Mariana Silva because this will help me explore the different ideas that can help your team see things in a new way.

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Submitted by Mahmoud Elkheshen on Sun, 27/08/2023 - 22:28


I will attend the conflict management's session because I will learn more about conflict management which exists in every establishment.

Submitted by Sina Duzova on Sun, 20/08/2023 - 20:50


ı would like to attend all conferences because ı already works for a company as a team leader. these conferences would be fantastic for me. also ı am planning to do my own business in the future so especially 'leading a small business' would be amazing.

Submitted by lucmatvic on Sat, 19/08/2023 - 04:58


Ii'l would like to go with "Using storytelling in leadership communication", storytelling runs this world since we're talking to each other...

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Submitted by Anwarow on Sat, 12/08/2023 - 16:51


for me if i would attend that conference, i would probably go and listen Mariana Silva's Developing creative thinking in your team session.
the reason i would is most of companies run out thinking creatively, so to let my team think creatively i would attend that session.
Thank you.

Submitted by Rose Khaing on Sat, 12/08/2023 - 12:30


I would like to join this conference,

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Submitted by Superlearner on Sat, 12/08/2023 - 09:42


I would like to attend to coffee break. Because I really want it now))