A conference programme

A conference programme

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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 mikhael6363 on Tue, 03/10/2023 - 10:57


I would really want to attend a few conference sessions from this program.

The first one is the "Management Styles" session. I chose it because I'm confident that when you are an entrepreneur it's very important to consider your style of management. Because it affects directly the cooperation and relationships with team members. And then it could have its own impact on the whole business.

The second one I chose is the "Using Storytelling in Leadership Communication" session. Another integral part of successful business development is communication and leadership. About the importance of finding a common language with your team members, explaining the main targets, and inspiring your team to new achievements.

And the last one that I'd like to visit is the "Managing International Projects" session. Because it will be something new and interesting for me. I would like to know how to build communication between international team departments and manage international projects successfully when the business expands.

That's it.

Submitted by YA11 on Tue, 26/09/2023 - 08:02


Management style, To prepare myself to deal with my managers

Submitted by Rollitart on Fri, 22/09/2023 - 08:14


I would like to attend the conference about leading small business, because i want to create my own business and it will help me to start easier.

Submitted by Paulina E on Mon, 18/09/2023 - 17:44


I would like to attend that conference because we never know when that information can be usefull

Submitted by Infinity468 on Mon, 18/09/2023 - 04:02


I would like to attend the conference about conflict management because its idea is very positive and creative solve problems

Submitted by kaanxcolak on Sat, 16/09/2023 - 10:27


I would like to attend to Management styles because we can have different situations in all different topics. Sometimes people can have their own problems so through this attend, they can focus on management to earn new viewpoint!

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.