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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´d like to attend the Uncertainty course, becuase I think part of to be a great leader is managing the bad times , and make sure that your can build confidence with your team to don´t reduce the progress of itself

I would like to attend attend conference on Conflict management. In today's life conflicts are common in our personal and our professional lives. Conflicts are aroused when the opinion of two or more persons differ. And managing these conflicts at right time could be the most important thing.

I’d like to attend the “Using storytelling in leadership” program. Communicate with people is the most important things when we interacting with people. So, I want to learn the way to tell the stories when I interacting with people by Antoine Martin’s method. We can’t avoid associate with people. If I learn this method, I can build human relations and trust. I don’t understand the way of telling stories. I’ve no idea of it, So I expect to get a good answer by Antoine Martin. However, this program is not held in actuality. Nevertheless, I want to attend program, like this someday.

I would like to attend in leading in uncertain times with OMAR ABBOUD because in my opinion leading in unclear situation is a hard work and need a confident leader also several weeks ago passed a bad experiment in this section

I would like to attend the Managing change Conference, because I think in this world we have changes all the time and it is important to be prepared for this changes not only in a businesses, but also in the life and in all the projects that we have for the future. Knowing how to deal whit changes and seeing possitive things that it bring to us, we’ll have a lot of posibilities to learn about the situation and to improve in whatever we whant to do.

I would like to join with mariana silva. As the each members of my team think creative then we'll get many good options to choose for development. In consequence of I will get a unique & best team to work

I would go to "Using storytelling in leadership communication". Because I'm not good at leadership, communication and even more at storytelling :)
Any ideas to help me ?

I would like to attend Developing creative thinking in your team with Mariana Silva. When we think about something, new idea is very important to see things in a new way. Various opinion makes consultations better.

I wish to attend all sessions because most of them are important to build a creative environment for employees in your company, in addition, I like to study management. However, if I have to pick one only, I would like to attend the Leading small businesses session since I want to start my own business and I need to have enough knowledge to succeed.

i would want to attend Leading in uncertain times
with Omar Abboud. because i feel the pressure when the new problem come up,it will sometimes makes me feel unconfidence.i wish i can learn something to change this problem.