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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




Language level

Intermediate: B1


I would attend the conference "Leading in uncertain times", because I think we live in times very uncertain and unsure; therefore it's essential we learn to face as much as possible unexpected occurrences.

i think i will go with "Developing creative thinking in your team" i believe we always need to think in a different way, in such to explore new ideas i would help me and the others to think out of the box and to face anything regarding my career and in my life also

I would attend the session titled "Using storytelling in leadership communication" presented by Antoine Martin. The reason for my choice is to learn how I can incorporate stories while communicating with my team.

I would join Conflict management with Tracy Edwards, because conflict often cause problem in teamwork not because they are there, but because we can't manage them. Conflict isn't something we should avoid but to control

I would been attending "Managing change" because the employees have to see changes all the time and they need to know the importance of that and see the positives change can bring that.

I would attend in the creative thiking course because I think that creative thiking not only improve me and my employee at work, but also improve us in life generally, so if any employee feel that this course touch his life not only his work he'll be more attendent.

Uncertain can affect the success of your team. Learn to bring confidence to your team in a time of uncertainty. Good to learn today.

I would attend the conference session 'Developing creative thinking in your team' with Mariana Silva, because I guess that creativity is one of the best things which person can bring into the team. Fresh and creative ideas are always important in work.

I would attend the coference session "Management Styles" with Helena Clark, because I've got a new job and in this job I am the leader of my section group and leading, as the job, is also a new thing to me. So, I thing this conference session would help me to find out a manegement style that I would be able to use with my team.

"So, I think..."*