STRANDS: DESIGN & INNOVATION • LEADERSHIP LEARNING • NEW PEDAGOGIES
FRIDAY, October 22, 2021
9:00-10:00 AM (GMT+3)
#CompassionElevatesInnovation: A Path to Flourishing
How can we create the conditions necessary for human flourishing in schools?
The need to innovate and adapt in school has never been more pressing than it is now. The global pandemic that swept our world into turmoil last year was visible proof of this. Educators and leaders were faced with challenges they couldn't have anticipated. Education was forced to quickly adapt to a new normal, creating one of the most challenging years for many educators and leaders.
The silver lining in this extremely difficult time was that there were exponential leaps forward seen in classrooms and schools. Education as a whole was forced to try new things, take risks and ultimately deeply question current practice. However, how do we ensure this continues even when we settle into a routine again?
In this workshop, take a deep dive into a model that places compassion at the center of all we do in school in order to ensure continued risk-taking, growth and ultimately innovation. By taking steps to create a culture with compassion as the bedrock of all that is done, stakeholders feel they have the space to try, fail and grow from mistakes, allowing organizations to flourish.
Appreciative Inquiry and storytelling to explore the roots of compassion and trust;
A framework that explores how compassion lies at the center of innovation and creativity;
How to develop indicators for compassionate action, courage, and innovation;
A Future Search that includes a Best Hopes/Worst Fears protocol and explores the “monsters” that may get in the way of implementing our action plans.