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 Noyama Juri on Sat, 25/07/2020 - 17:10

I would like to attend Using storytelling in leadership communication. I think I can't without being involved with people in any way. So I wanted to learn how to interact with people from the beginning. Also I want to be a grand staff in the future. The job is how to interact with people is important. So I think it would be nice to have such an opportunity for that.

Submitted by Mirei Honda on Sat, 25/07/2020 - 14:24

I would like to participate in Managing international projects with Alisa Petrov in order to prepare for the world that will become a global society. If I participate in international projects, I will often work with people from different countries. As a result, the view of the world spread and I can learn about the culture, food and manners of the country, which is a good study. Also, I thought should become positive by being with people who have various thoughts. But I'm very shy, I'll have a hard time at first. I wish I could gradually increase communication.

Submitted by fukuzawa on Sat, 25/07/2020 - 07:20

I want to participate "Developing creative thinking in your team". Because communication skills are essential to discuss and discuss better ideas. Communication skills can be applied to other things. So I want to attend this conference.

Submitted by Ed-Rom on Fri, 24/07/2020 - 21:59

Thats topics are particulary important in the business world. I think thats, because, I´ve seen how the people in the automitive sector has carried out this practice for the development them and all.

Submitted by Nobu1230 on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 12:04

I would like to attend using storytelling in leadership communication.This is because my job is marketer for softdrink maker and deal with branding and management.brand have a bunch of story and we should tell them to appeal all customers. That's why using storytelling is the most important and practical topic for me.

Submitted by Saria Muraoka on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 18:41

I would like to attend Managing international projects. I think international communication is very important. This is because many people move between the world. So I must talk with the person of various areas. We are different in various culture including clothes and a meal and the way of thinking. It is important I understand each other. This conference is helpful. Because I can learn international communication more deeply. I want to know how to ensure successful intercultural communication in this conference. It is difficult to succeed by an international team. But I learn about international communication and I want to let you succeed in this conference.

Submitted by Maiko Tanzawa on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 07:30

If you choose among these, I would like to attend Using storytelling in leadership communication with Antoine Martin. No matter what I do, I can't avoid being involved with people I think communication is the most important thing. But I have no communication skills so I want to learn how to improve it and how I would like to interact with others.

Submitted by regismagnus on Wed, 15/07/2020 - 19:08

I would attend the Amelia Novak conference because I think that is important know-how give and receive feedback. It can help the company and explore the different points of view.

Submitted by R on Wed, 15/07/2020 - 17:38

I would like to attend the Developing creative thinking in your team with Mariana Silva. I'm not good at thinking creatively. I can't think creatively when thinking about something because I often think of things only in a normal way. I think it is difficult for me to solve it by myself. So I would like to attend this conference and develop my creative thinking. I think creative ideas can help teams and develop ideas. Even if our team is in a difficult situation, we can get out of this situation if ideas spread. I want to learn how to find ideas and make use of my team.

Submitted by hoshi on Tue, 14/07/2020 - 06:55

Hello everyone. I would like to attend the Managing international projects with Alisa Petrov. It is because I want to work in another languages.For that reason, I want to learn the