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

9.00–9.30

Conference opening
Dr Jon Martinez

9.30–10.45

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
11.15–12.30

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
2.00–3.15

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

 

Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

I would like to attend the session of Management Styles with Helena Clark, where I think this session will help me to understand the different styles of management and how to deal with each style and explore it.

I would like to attend the workshop of using story telling in leadership communication, because I think it can help improve me in public speaking.

I would attend Psychology sessions because of I Retrieve me.

Please, i have a question.

Is it right to say: "I would attend to the session" instead of "I would attend the session" ?

Thank you.

Hello RitaGA

No, it is not. When 'attend' means 'to go to', no preposition is used. When 'attend' means 'to deal with something' or 'to help someone', then 'to' is used. If you follow the two links, you will see lots of useful examples.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

I would attend the session presented for Helena Clarck, about Management styles, because maybe it could help me to understand the employees point of view and from this, i could make a friendly enviroment for all of us.

In task 2 , is it wrong saying manage change and deal with conflict ?

Hello A. Farouk M.

Yes, it is correct to say 'manage change' and 'deal with conflict', but to avoid confusion, I have changed the first question so that all of the gaps have only one correct answer.

Thanks very much for pointing this out to us!

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

For me, I'd attend the session of conflict management.
in my working place, it is faced a lot of conflict between the workers. so, attending such session would improve my skills in management of conflicts.