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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


I would like to attend storytelling communication because when you telling story to someone they can listen carefully and the leader quality is one when he talk infront of his teams everyone can listen him carefully. so that's why story telling is the best communication tool to tie up own teams

I would like to attend developing creative thinking of your team by Mariana Silva because I think creative ideas are super important in a team work, good ideas, succes and solutions are giving with creative thinking

I would attend conflict management conference session with Tracy Edwards because we often find ourself in conflict situations which difficult to solve and manage, and make sure that they bring development in the relationship. I don’t know about that a lot so I would like to visit.

I would like to attend storytelling session because it is important to communicate conveniently with team. This brings us Triumph and take us to the next level.

I would like to learn about management conflicts because if we don't know how to make that different point of view development one project in the end we will have a problem. We need to know how to solve conflicts.

I want to be confident in a time of uncertainty.

I would like attend Giving feedback with Amelia Novak because I'm the leader of my team and I want to know the different ways to show my collaborators their progress with new tools to maximize their development.

I would attend to managing an international project because I am working with different faces and needed to know how managing it it will give me an excellent effort in the future.

I would like attend the global developer conference, because can meeting the best developer and realize the cutting-edge technology in the world.

I would like to attend the discussion with Omar Abboud about leading in uncertain times. Because I can be so stressful and confused in a time with uncertainty. I can not think and behave properly. In my opinion, that would damage my leadership and, can affect bad to my team.
So, I want to learn how to manage in uncertain times and be a qualified leader.