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The yearning to explore and learn new things is an integral part of our human DNA. Yet at a time when learning and educational opportunities have never been more abundant, the idea of children disliking school is so common, it’s become downright iconic in our society. Likewise, after graduation, our TGIF mentality extends to the workforce. Why?

Drawing on extensive research, experiences and intriguing stories, Peter Gamwell discusses how we need to update and energize our ingrained beliefs of human intelligence, human motivation and human learning. During this thought-provoking presentation, you’ll learn how our schools—as well as other organizations—are structured on outmoded theories and practices that not only literally set students up to fail but rob them and our society of their true talents.

Peter discusses how we can structure new systems informed and built on emerging and fresh understandings of human intelligence, motivation and learning. In schools, businesses, governments and organizations, it is critical that we recognize, value and tap into the capacities of everyone, rather than valuing certain forms of intelligence over others. This presentation:

  • Exposes and challenges underlying assumptions that maintain a status quo delivery of education
    Offers alternative approaches based on emerging and fresh understandings of human intelligence, motivation and learning
  • Describes how exciting new discoveries in neuroscience and learning theory can help guide us to reshape learning environments in exciting and dynamic ways
  • Explores the connection between the experience of optimal learning, creativity and well-being
  • This presentation is also easily adapted to learning and optimizing employees’ capacities in the workplace.

Julius Genachowski (Exclusively WSB)

Given his breadth and depth of experience leading organizations in both the public and private sector, Julius Genachowski can also address:

  • Cyber Security—How to Stay Ahead and What It Means to the Future of America
  • Leadership in Complex Organizations
  • The Role of Public Policy in Driving Private Investment and Innovation
  • Technology and the Future of Education
  • How Innovation Will Drive Change in Health Care

Louis Gerstner, Jr. (Exclusively WSB)
Tags: Education

No American business leader has been more consistently and passionately involved in the struggle to reform K-12 public school education than Lou Gerstner. The author of the book Reinventing Education, the host of three National Education Summits, and co-founder of Achieve Inc., Gerstner provides his perspective on the education reform movement, and the impetus for a national commission he recently created to drive change in all aspects of the teaching profession in America—from recruitment to training and compensation.

Education is the single most important factor that will determine the future; for our children, our economy, society and ultimately our planet. Richard Gerver uses his unique, authentic and experience driven insights, to clarify the vision, thinking and processes that we must all go through, if we are to ensure that we all; teachers, administrators parents and policy makers, develop a system that prepares our young people for a world class future. Gerver uses his experiences as a former award winning teacher, globally renowned principal, school and university board member and government policy advisor, to mesh together, with clarity and deep insight, exactly what needs to be discussed and done; from high level strategy to classroom practice. He not only brings his reputation as one of the world’s most innovative and successful educators to his sessions but is uniquely able to bridge the connections between education, business, sport and culture, thanks to his ground breaking work in those fields; having worked with Olympic coaches, EPL Teams and Golf pros, as well as with some of the globe’s biggest companies and extensively in the music industry. Gerver is able to speak with precision about exactly what skills, behaviours and attributes our children will need to not only survive but thrive in their futures. His education speeches are noted world-wide for their humor, insight, provocations and practical application. They mirror his first best-selling book. Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today.    

Erin Gruwell found herself the teacher for a troubled group of students who had been dubbed “unteachable.” The tale of how this first-year teacher encouraged these wayward inner city kids to redirect their lives, forego rampant drugs and the violence that pervaded their neighborhoods is the story recounted in the best-selling The Freedom Writers Diary. From the stark reality of one seemingly innocuous event in the classroom, she sparked a chord in the students that led the class to name themselves the “Freedom Writers.” Over the course of a few months, Gruwell empowered the class to re-chart their future and go on to become college students, published writers and citizens for change.

In a powerful presentation that leaves audiences cheering, Gruwell parlays her story into ways the audience can improve their performance and productivity by asking "what can I do to make a difference?" Gruwell speaks to the authenticity and stamina needed to fuel change. An emotional connection with your work and life goals is a powerful force that can produce an unstoppable vision against all odds. Gruwell speaks from her heart, customizing every speech to her audience and shares:

  • How even little events can fuel transformational change
  • How to develop an environment of trust and communication
  • Ways that individuals can become catalysts for change in their own lives
  • How to harness your own personal power and determination to accomplish success that others may not think is possible

Filled with anecdotes from teachers across the country, Gruwell’s presentation proves that the methodology she has developed is not location-specific, but can be implemented in all types of schools and communities. In "Nurturing the Leader Within," Erin explores her personal journey and her students' transformations from disgruntled high school students to leaders and activists, illustrating that everyone has the power to embrace change and become a leader in their own community.

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