A conference programme

A conference programme

Read the programme for a management conference to practise and improve your reading skills.

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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 ansmarcelo on Fri, 12/07/2024 - 22:03


I think I will attend the conference Giving feedback with Amelia Novak, because sometimes I do not know how to give a feedback without beeing rude.

Submitted by Paula0698 on Thu, 11/07/2024 - 18:33


I would attend Tracy Edwards conference on Conflict Management, because I consider this topic very important for work teams. Many teams don't know how they can continue work when something goes wrong. 

Submitted by sykhiemton on Mon, 08/07/2024 - 04:38


I will take part in the session “Giving Feedback” with Amelia Novak because I have found that I have a problem with giving negative feedback to others. Negative feedback can bring negative emotions, and negative emotions lead to uncomfortable feelings and reduced working quality

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Submitted by hin40 on Fri, 21/06/2024 - 20:02


I think I'd like to attend Developing creative thinking in your team, because the creative thinking is an important skill since it's a great way to solve problems and develop ideas and projects, also it's this think that makes every person actor in his life not just a viewer.

Submitted by ubaid332 on Thu, 06/06/2024 - 06:00


Which of the conference sessions would you attend? Why?

I would like to attend the Managing International Projects session of this conference because I want to improve my intercultural communication with my clients. This will help me to efficiently communicate about the project details and can earn new projects from international clients easily. Communication is the backbone of every successful business, especially for international clients. It is very important for all those who want to do international projects.

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Submitted by Barsav on Mon, 20/05/2024 - 06:32


I´d use leading in uncertain times, because I have seen a lot of small bussiness close due to uncertainty of the market and lack access to economic resources. Leading in a hard time is an hability that is necesary to manage it in grow in Honduras entrepreneurship.

Submitted by Diah on Mon, 20/05/2024 - 01:20


I think, I'm so interesting with Antoine Martin's Workshop about Using storytelling in leadership communication, because I love storytelling and by this workshop I want to improve my storytelling skill, especially to communicate with my business team. 

Submitted by Unfiltred-Youssef on Thu, 02/05/2024 - 15:43


For me i would like to attend Developing creative thinking in your team, because all of that can help me to enhance my brainstorming of thoghts, also create a common cummunication with my framework team.

Submitted by MM_Renteria on Thu, 02/05/2024 - 00:57


I would like to attend Giving feedback with Amelia Novak because it could be a smart tool I can use at my place of work, with my coworkers and my bosses; that could maximise development and results.