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 Anna1315 on Wed, 01/11/2023 - 12:35


I would like to attend the conference leading small businesses, because I have a small busuness and I want it will be sucessfully and profitable.

Submitted by kozykim on Thu, 26/10/2023 - 04:10


I would like to attend the 'Giving Feedback' session. I've been thinking about how to give a feedback well. So I guess that session will be very helpful to me.

Submitted by betelf on Sun, 22/10/2023 - 09:41


I would not attend any of these because I work in a different field than management or marketing.

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Fri, 20/10/2023 - 12:15


I would not to attend any of these conferences because I'm not a manager, more than that, I think that the value of such sessions is overrated

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Submitted by Karinice83 on Thu, 19/10/2023 - 18:18


I would like to attend all of the conferences, but the conference I think is more interesting is the one about conflict management.

Submitted by TataRyt on Sun, 15/10/2023 - 15:52


I think I would be interested in attending the conferences Managing international projects and Conflict management because I work in an international workspace and should know how to build intercultural communication and manage conflicts.

Submitted by khalidox on Wed, 11/10/2023 - 23:56


I'm not that interest of conferences .however, I would like to attend conferences about ' improve your English in a smart way '

Submitted by Toqa ahmed on Thu, 05/10/2023 - 09:03


I think I would like to attend (Developing Creative Thinking in your Team Conference) because that will help me and other to find and explore new ideas ,and help us to think in creative way or out of the box .

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.