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 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.

Submitted by MarYYY on Tue, 28/07/2020 - 03:29

I would like to attend conflict management conference, because I think having good communication skill brings you more success Not only in your work place but also in any relationship you have

Submitted by Suzuha on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 06:39

I'd like to attend Managing international projects because I think intercultural communication is the most important thing for success.

Submitted by Yuki on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 05:54

I would like to attend to the "Developing creative thinking in your team". Because if I keep doing the same thing all the time, I feel bored. However, if there is creativity idea, even the same thing will fun. And when I can looked at it from a different angle, I may be able to find new ways. So I would like to attend to the "Developing creative thinking in your team".

Submitted by Shoma Tateishi on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 05:22

I think all the conference are useful for me, if I choose among these, I would like to attend the Managing international projects because I think that intercultural communication is the most important things. Going forward, I think that globalization will continue to expand and that ties with each country will become stronger. Also, foreigners in different countries have different cultures. I think we can build better relationships by understanding each other's differences.And it is a very valuable experience to interact with foreigners, so I definitely want to experience it. This conference is helpful. Because I can learn international communication more deeply. For these reasons, I chose this project.

Submitted by Natsumi Tamura on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 04:44

I would like to attend "Developing creative thinking in your team" with Mariana Silva because by thinking creatively, we can make new discoveries and management will success. Also, new discoveries in your team will improve your team's relationships and result in better work.

Submitted by Anna Nakamura on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 02:56

I would like to take Using Storytelling in leadership communication. I think it's very important to build good relationships with people at work. If the atmosphere at work is good, people will find work more enjoyable. So we can do good work. To bulid good relationships like that, leader need to know what people are like. So telling own story each other is good way to show what is me. That's why I would like to take this lecture.

Submitted by Akemi Matsumoto on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 14:24

Probably, I would like to attend to the “Using storytelling in leadership communication” class. That is because when I must to do works in groups, I am so bad to made me understand. So, I am interested in learning different ways to communicate with people. Also, I am interested in the class about “Conflict management” because not only on work, but on daily live always we have troubles. So, I think if we could manage troubles well, we will live a more fulfilling life.

Submitted by Machida on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 12:56

I would like to attend Using storytelling in leadership communication. I want to work abroad in my future. But I don't have communication skills yet. I think communication is very important. So I want to attend this conference.