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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




Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi everyone! I would choose two conference sessions. First of all, Managing change with Akira Yoshida, because I’ve worked as the Process Engineer and I know how people behaved when I wanted to change something, although I didn’t want to make something wrong for them. Conflict management with Tracy Edward is interesting as well. I can’t imagine how we can managing conflict in our team and even it can bring about development.

I would attend to the "Leading in uncertain times" conference session. Being confidence is important not only in work but also in many situations of life.

Definitely, coffee break & lunch! ;)

I would like to attend tow sessions of the conference meetings which are , giving feed back and leading small businesses. Because the both of these sessions are linked to the success and maximum development of any business. Through these sessions a business can help employees to achieve there compony targets and high quality standard.

Though all the conferences are equally informative and important but out of them I will choose Managing change as it will teach me how to bring the change and be more adaptive in life.

I woul like Conflict Management, learn a conflict management can give development in my team.

I would attend to Leading small businesses with Cheng Wei. In Latin America entrepreneurs is a new way to do business because it reduces costs. Small business are totally different in compare to an enterprise. How to manage and how to lead is very important to the small business success.

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.