A conference programme

A conference programme

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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 Waleed jan223 on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 15:20

I think to manage a conflict you must be a good leadership.and to explore more ideas we must work together and share our ideas together. And to work creatively we must get more vacation and more comforttable days.

Submitted by AlenZ on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 14:04

I would attend at "Leading in uncertain times".Because,I would want to improve Team bonding.If you are in conflict with someone from your team,then your group work wiil get worse.I would have liked that at all.

Submitted by kpopfan00 on Fri, 21/08/2020 - 21:42

i would like to attend "Leading in uncertain times" session with Omar Abbod, because i believe that confidence is significant not only while facing uncertainty but also when the team seeks toward success confidence always comes first.

Submitted by melisong56 on Wed, 19/08/2020 - 14:03

I would like to attend the discussion with Helena Clark about management styles and managing change with akira yoshida. In my opinion, managing something is clearly important on how you adapt to the environment surround you and can help you to deal with any situations, especially in the workplace.
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Submitted by Mya Nandar Aung on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 09:32

I would like to attend "Using storytelling in leadership communication with Antoine Martin". Because I love telling stories and listening as well.

Submitted by Naru Yasuda on Tue, 11/08/2020 - 08:07

I would like to attend Management styles sessions. I have two reasons why I want to attend this session. First, I think management is very important skill for our life. May be I work office in my future. If I work company, it is useful. And I want to use management skill. Second, I am interested in management. I like to make things with many people and I like to think what should I do to make better things. So, I want to learn management and I want to have more knowledge. For these reasons, I would like to attend Management styles sessions.

Submitted by AMANI148 on Tue, 04/08/2020 - 15:01

I going to chose Leading small businesses with with Cheng Wei.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 13:12

Which of the conference I would like to attend? Coffee break and lunch would be great! Just kidding )) I think every one of them could be interesting and useful depends on one's interests. As for me, I would attend to "Conflict management" conference. I hate conflicts at work - I think most of them could be avoided - and how to cope with it would be quite useful information. "Leading in uncertain times" sounds interesting too. Of course, you have to know how to lead your business ever in quiet times but in time of crisis you must be on top of your abilities and use all your skills and experience to deal with problems

Submitted by Seina Tsuchiya on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 05:20

I would attend Management styles with Helena Clark. Each person has a different lifestyle. Some people have small children, and some people may be easier to work at night. The former have to send their child to kindergarten in the morning and pick up them in the evening. Also, it will be difficult to stay in the company late at night. I think that they can pork efficiently by gathering people who want to work at the same time and forming a team.

Submitted by Re on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 01:20

Hello. I would like to participate in Conflict Management with Tracy Edwards. But we are not close to conflict. Therefore, it is very difficult to think about conflict. But by working together as a team to share our views, we might discover something new.