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A conference programme

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Morning programme

9.00–9.30

Conference opening
Dr Jon Martinez

9.30–10.45

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
11.15–12.30

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
2.00–3.15

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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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

I would attend the Managing International Projects conference because I'm working on an international project nowadays.

Online conference might be able to reduce conflicts...? ;)

i would attend in managing conflict to see how can we deal with and solve the different conflicts

I would like all the sessions because I'm too weak in communication. This is why I'm here. But I most like session is feedback. Feedback is very helpful to build employees. Second I'm also like storytelling. I like very much story. I read many stories in childhood.

I think 'using storytelling in leadership communication' is interesting. I would like to attend this conference :)

I like all. So I prefer visit all. But most interesting for me It is Storytelling, and giving feedback. I think giving feedback very important for growing of employees'.
About storytelling, I thing story is good way to understand things, when we was children our parents tell story for help us understand this world.

I've attended some workshop in my school. All of them were so interesting. I have learn many benefit things. In addition, I had been eaten many delicious snacks and cookies.

All sessions seem to be interesting. ;)

Forgive me, but Alisa Petrov is not a suitable name. Alisa is a Russian female name and Petrov is a male surname. In Russia, surname's endings vary by gender. So you should use Petrova instead of Petrov.

Hi IWonder,

Thank you for the information. I live in Poland and many surnames here have masculine and feminine forms as well (Kowalski > Kowalska, for example). However, when Poles emigrate to another country their surnames generally stop changing in this way and become fixed in one form, even if it is not a correct form in the Polish language. Perhaps something similar has happened with Ms Petrov(a).

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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