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.
From transforming the fortunes of a failing school in just two years, to advising governments and corporations such as Google and Microsoft as a thought leader, Richard Gerver has never failed to inspire. His rare ability to connect experiences across many, often seemingly different, environments, combined with his trademark humour and style on stage, help audiences around the globe expand their thinking and their perception of their own potential.
Why does change feel so exhausting and why do we resist it? How can we nurture and develop an organisational culture which embraces change and encourages collaboration? In this session, Richard examines the challenges associated with change and how risk aversion can stifle individuals and organisations.
In Simple Thinking Richard brings his pragmatic, insightful and people-centric approach to success; what it is and how we can achieve it. He offers the strategies, and tools, individuals need to succeed both individually and as part of an organisation. Based on the research in his book, Simple Thinking, Richard will share with participants the mindsets, behaviours and attributes needed to aim higher and achieve more
What do people and organisations that have enjoyed sustained success have in common? A sense of purpose. In this session, Richard explores how communication, skills development, leadership, and empowerment must be developed and nurtured to encourage a genuine sense of purpose.
Using his unique insights into human development, Richard has translated his work and experience from schools to high performing corporate environments where the ability to risk, learn and develop are vital. Richard argues that it is often the most naturally gifted individuals who struggle with resilience, and that having the confidence to fail and overcome adversity is critical if we are to get the best out of ourselves and our people.