Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today
Education is the single most important factor which determines the future for our children, our economy, our society and ultimately our planet.
Richard bridges together his experiences as a former award-winning teacher and globally renowned principal with the insights and strategy gained working as a government policy advisor and board member.
He helps clarify the vision, thinking and processes which must be focused on in order to ensure that we, as teachers, administrators, parents and policymakers alike, can develop a system that prepares our young people for a world-class future.
Richard speaks 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 worldwide for their humour, insight, provocations and practical application.
They mirror his first best-selling book: Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today.
Change: Leading and Sustaining a Culture of Organisational Change
In this session, Richard explores why change and uncertainty are becoming so challenging for organisations. He examines how risk aversion, a need for safety, security and control can stifle and hamper both individuals and organisations.
Richard argues that we must understand why so many of us develop an aversion to change as we grow and how we must learn to change our mindsets and motivations as a result.
He explains that by focusing on developing our people to accept and embrace change this, in turn, will help organisations create a sustainable culture of development where responsibilities and accountabilities are shared, ideas and momentum can spring from anywhere and where traditional hierarchies morph to facilitate self-leadership and real collaboration.
He explores the power of creativity, curiosity and confidence to understand how to embrace change in uncertain times and why we must shift the paradigm to understand that change is not a program or a strategy but is an ever-present in the organic nature of the 21st Century.
Richard Gerver is a sought-after speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker. His career began in education, first as a teacher and then as a school principal, when he turned the fortunes of a failing school and its pupils around in just two years.
Since the success of his first book, focusing on his experience in frontline education, Richard has devoted himself to advancing society’s thinking on learning, change, and how best to realise our full potential. He has since written several books on leadership and innovation, including the bestsellers Change and Simple Thinking
Now regarded as one of the world's leading thinkers on human leadership and organisational transformation, Richard has worked with an extraordinary range of people, from elite athletes to former US President Barack Obama. Named UK Business Speaker of the Year three times, Richard has been invited to speak on the world’s most recognised stages, including TED, the RSA and the BBC.
With his unique insight into our development from infants to adults, Richard helps us understand the nature of our personal and professional responses to risk, change, creativity, and development. His ability to connect experiences across many, often seemingly different, environments help individuals’ companies and organisations expand their thinking and their perception of their own potential.