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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 like to attend to Managing change conference because I think that the companies have to be prepare to the change and being able to fit to the dinamic of the market.

I would like to attend the conference "Giving feedback" because is really important to handle skills about that and been ensure the message will be transmitted correctly to the team.

I'd like to know more details about the conference "Leading in uncertain times" with Omar Abboud, because I understand the it´s necessary to get deal with the imprevisive situations that this excepcional moment of our history, with the Cov-19 pandemy, place for companies and it strategies.

I would like to watch "Using storytelling in leadership communication" because I think that it is enjoy and necessary for make us creative for deal with many people in a company.

Developing creative thinking in your team- because if a team is creative and original, it will show to the world and everyone that the employees have good ideas and strategies for their company and that they don't copy ideas from other companies. This means that any team with these qualities is absolutely unique and special.

From my point of view, all of the conferences and discussion topics are useful for a good working team.Confidence in yourself as well as capability to work with your team, managing problems together makes the perfect team with a lot of success.

I would not attend any of the conferences because I don't believe they are useful. Full of clichees and spending time waste.

I would attend of Developing creative thinking in your team, because I think that creative thinking help me in my job. I would like explore the creative thinking with my students on my class.

I would attend (How is leading small businesses different and how can leaders of small businesses bring success to their team? ) cause I have my own small business and I want to move with it to other level with success .

I would attend the creative thinking development session because it helps me and other people to see things in a new way. This is also important in uncertain times and can lead to positive changes, can solve problems and bring more self-confidence.

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