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.
In 2019 Richard was asked by LinkedIn to create bespoke courses for their online learning portal LinkedIn Learning. Drawing on content from Richard’s keynote speeches and his best-selling books, the courses teach Smart Thinking Under Pressure and Developing Mental Toughness. The courses have been taken by hundreds of thousands worldwide, and translated into several languages including Spanish, French and Japanese.
Smart Thinking: Overcoming Complexity
Critical thinking and problem-solving are among the foundational skills needed in the modern workplace. They help you break down complex problems and remove common barriers—such as overthinking and overengineering—that stand in the way of simple solutions. In this course Richard provides proven tools and techniques to deal with complexity, including cultivating a greater sense of control and confidence to make proactive, sustainable decisions.
Learn how to think like a five-year old, follow three simple steps to deal with multifaceted challenges, collaborate with others, and manage fear and negative emotions. Then, use the exercise Richard introduces at the end of the course to apply what you've learned and reshape a complex challenge into an actionable response.Smart Thinking: Overcoming Complexity
Preparing to Lead: Developing Mental Toughness in Yourself
Mental toughness—aka resilience—is a foundational skill for modern leaders. It is the key to leading companies through times of change and building high-performing and innovative teams. Based on his work with some of the world’s most successful sports and business organizations, Richard Gerver brings his unique insights into human development and success to help leaders develop mental toughness and a culture of resilience in their organizations.
Through captivating stories and examples from the world of sport, Richard shares powerful strategies for building mental toughness, including using failure to build confidence, capturing and celebrating wins, using new experiences to prevent silo thinking, and developing self-efficacy. These lessons are designed for all aspiring and early-stage leaders who want to create teams that can deal effectively with complex challenges.