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.