To lead in this moment, you need to clear your path and focus your work.
This 2-day workshop will not only challenge you to ask the “big” questions, but it will provide you with a framework to engage in those questions in meaningful, productive ways in your school communities, with parents, students, boards, and others.
This difficult moment
The Current Crisis
We are living through the most disruptive crisis of our lifetimes. No nation, no industry, no “norm” of life has been left untouched.
For schools, this moment is fraught. Educational leaders are immersed in what may be the most profound learning moment ever, driven by difficult questions that may have long-lasting consequences and require fast answers. In short, we are in survival mode.
But as difficult and anxiety inducing a world in lock down may be, we are in an historic moment that holds the potential to usher in transformational change across every type of school. It’s a moment that requires us to ask bigger questions about what learning, schooling, and education writ large become in a post-pandemic world.
The origin of the word crisis comes from Greek and implies a decisive point, or a turning point, at which change must come. In Chinese, the symbol for crisis is comprised of two characters: danger and opportunity. We are living through a crucial inflection point in human history – effective leaders will need to navigate the dangers as well as figure out how to unleash the opportunities latent in this crisis.
A Deep Dive Into the Future of Leading, Learning, and Being
Conversations about “transformative” change in education have been ongoing for decades with little real return. But now, when the challenges for schools and schooling moving forward are increasingly existential, the moment for real reform has arrived.
If you want to lead in this moment, the Big Questions Institute on “Scenario Planning for a Post-Pandemic World” will clear your path and focus your work. It will not only challenge you to ask the “big” questions, but it will provide you a framework to engage in those questions in meaningful, productive ways in your school communities, with parents, students, boards, and others.
Facilitated by experts in school change, culture, globalization and technology, the Institute offers a space free of evaluation, where curiosity and creativity, informed by research and experience, guide inquiry.
Provocations, deep dives, and best practices will explore four broad categories:
- preparing students for a decidedly different future of life and work
- situating our practice in the current contexts of culture, equity, and globalization
- strategies for dealing with the complex yet urgent pull toward institutional change.
- using questions as powerful tools for exploration of mission, vision, and culture.
We are thrilled to offer this powerful professional learning opportunity featuring two of the preeminent authorities on learning and thriving in global contexts. Join Homa Tavangar, award-winning author and adviser to diverse organizations and schools around the world on culture, diversity, innovation and globalization trends, and Will Richardson, a globally recognized leader in modern learning systems and practices and change leadership, as they take you on an exploration into the most important questions of our time in education.
Why should you join us for this online institute?
Do you feel like the world has fundamentally changed during this crisis and that a "new normal" may be difficult to define?
Are you feeling uncertain about potential paths forward into a TUNA (turbulent, uncertain, novel, and ambiguous) world?
Are you wondering what "success" for your students means in this new world?
Do you know how to engage in "big questions" conversations in your school community?
Are you building a powerful culture of learning in your school that will be more resilient and adaptive into the future?
What you'll take from this experience:
A deeper understanding of the tools and practices that will help you design more effectively for the future.
A clearer sense of what an uncertain future requires of educational leaders.
A framework for building relevant and sustainable change in your school or district.
Tools and strategies for building equity, diversity, and inclusion into all aspects of your work.
Connection to a global community of modern leaders asking these questions and others on an ongoing basis.
An opportunity to reflect and recharge; then return home to nurture a culture where asking big questions is encouraged.
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JOIN US FOR THIS CHALLENGING 2-DAY WORKSHOP*
10:30 am to 2:30 pm US ET each day
Includes one hour for optional virtual lunch and conversation, and a quick “breath” at the top of each hour.
All sessions held in Zoom.
Seats are limited..register now!
*Also available as a tailored, one-day workshop for your school or organization. Contact us for more for more information.