A conference programme

A conference programme

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

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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 mandi on Fri, 16/10/2020 - 21:57

I would like to attend Cheng Wei's conference. Because I am a director in the industry office and 98 % of businesses in my country are small businesses
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Submitted by vsanchez75 on Fri, 16/10/2020 - 13:34

Using storytelling in leadership communication, beacause I noticed the good histories can inspire to the people to make positives changes in their lives so they can improve themselves and help to the company.

Submitted by habibao.medo on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 09:11

I think i would attend Developing creative thinking in your team because creative thinking is very important in the time

Submitted by Lilly098 on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 01:24

I'd like to attend the programme called "Leading in uncertain times" because I am always afraid of uncertainty. Before something bad happens, I hold every actions for the uncertain emotions. That is why I want to learn how to conquer my fear to bring success into my life.
I sometimes have that feeling, I think that the problem is we want everything under control, but obviously it isn´t in our hands. Let´s enjoy the present to make a better future.

Submitted by Karim.Karim on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 16:17

In fact I'd like to attend Leading small businesses, because I'm going to launch my own business. It will be a good opportunity to get more information about it.

Submitted by Dongleeosaki on Wed, 07/10/2020 - 12:04

i would attent a conference about using storytelling in leadership communication. because, i'd like to tell some stories to inspire everyone about something. as an extrovert, i dont feel any hard for me, but i hafta try the best, so that everyone feel more comfortable in any side of discussion.

Submitted by Faheem Khan on Wed, 07/10/2020 - 06:11

I would like to attend storytelling communication because when you telling story to someone they can listen carefully and the leader quality is one when he talk infront of his teams everyone can listen him carefully. so that's why story telling is the best communication tool to tie up own teams

Submitted by Yespolova on Sun, 04/10/2020 - 03:37

I would attend conflict management conference session with Tracy Edwards because we often find ourself in conflict situations which difficult to solve and manage, and make sure that they bring development in the relationship. I don’t know about that a lot so I would like to visit.