1 june

Richard Gerver

The future belongs to those who prepare for it

1 June | 16.00 CET

We are all living through the greatest, unplanned period of change and uncertainty in human history. We have had to draw on our human skills and experiences more than ever, in order to find a way to survive and thrive.

In this timely and inspirational session, Richard will use his experience and expertise to help us, as educators, make sense of the last few months and explore how we can take what we are learning and shape it to ensure that it meets the needs of our students. Richard will explore the soft skills we need to cultivate and develop if our students are to be best equipped to master the world they will be inheriting from us.

There has never been a better time for us to explore our teaching, it is ultimately going to be our legacy and their future.


About Richard Gerver

Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker. Richard began his career in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In just two years, he famously transformed the school into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world. He was celebrated by UNESCO and the UK Government for its incredible turnaround.

Richard is also a bestselling author. His first book, Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today (now in its second edition), has become a seminal text around the world for those engaged in the transformation of education. Richard's latest book, Education: A Manifesto for Change, explores how our school system can be made fit for purpose in our turbulent 21st-century world. 

The three core principles underpinning Richard's philosophy are communication, empowerment and impact. His mantra: systems and structures change nothing; people do. 

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