Leading An International School in a Post-Pandemic World
Join us for 2 free sessions exclusively for Heads of School, MAIS Members
Homa Tavangar, Best-Selling Author, Global Education and Inclusion
Will Richardson, Author, Speaker, Facilitator and Leadership Coach
The starting point for a series of interactive experiences that speaks to the unique challenges faced by school leaders. Begin to work with the 9 Big Questions plus the 3Rs: Reflect, Reset, Reinvent, a proven powerful framework for leaders.
Wednesdays, May 19 & 26
Two (2-hr) online sessions
Meeting time by time zone
17:00-19:00 = England, Morocco, Portugal, Tunis (BST)
18:00-20:00 = Egypt, France, Italy, Spain (CEST)
19:00-21:00 = Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon (EEST)
The last 18 months have uncovered a number of challenges that international schools must grapple with as we move toward a drastically changed post-pandemic reality. To chart a relevant path forward, school leaders need to embrace a disposition of "fearless inquiry," a willingness to interrogate current systems and practices at their core. And they need to develop a new skillset for "strategic design" -- a way of developing new approaches and environments, rooted in human wellness, equity and inclusion, and new literacies, among other skillsets, to better support students who will be living in an increasingly uncertain future. This two day workshop will develop your abilities to make sense of all that has changed and help you take concrete steps to begin a process for reinvention.
To learn more about BQI, visit BigQuestions.institute
A former public school educator of 22 years, Will has spent the last 15 years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks, education, and systemic change. Most recently, Will is a co-founder of The Big Questions Institute which was created to help educators use "fearless inquiry" to make sense of this complex moment and an uncertain future.
In 2017, Will was named one of 100 global "Changemakers in Education" by the Finnish site HundrED, and was named one of the Top 5 "Edupreneurs to Follow" by Forbes. He has given keynote speeches, lead breakout sessions, and provided coaching services in over 30 countries on 6 continents. (Come on Antarctica!) He has also authored six books that have sold over 200,000 copies worldwide, and given TEDx Talks in New York, Melbourne, and most recently Vancouver.
Will has two adult children, Tess and Tucker, and lives in rural New Jersey with his wife Wendy.
For over three decades, Homa Sabet Tavangar’s work has addressed themes of culture, innovation, leadership, global citizenship and global competence, and deep diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion. She connects timely topics of the moment with the timeless desire to work with purpose and make a difference – whatever one’s circumstances.
Homa’s clients range from Fortune 50 corporations to public, international and independent K-12 schools around the world; from an Ivy League university to Disney Channel and numerous not-for-profit public and multilateral organizations and professional associations. Co-founding the Big Questions Institute represents a natural extension of her work, especially during a time of unprecedented global challenges.
Homa is the author of widely-acclaimed Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House, 2009), Global Kids (Barefoot, 2019); The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Sage/Corwin, 2014), contributor to Mastering Global Literacy, Heidi Hayes-Jacobs, ed. (Solution Tree, Nov. 2013) and the 3-book Take-Action Guide to World-Class Learners (Corwin, 2016) series with Professor Yong Zhao. Growing Up Global was the inspiration behind NBC-Universal’s animated series Nina’s World, starring Rita Moreno, and has been hailed by international education and business leaders and media ranging from Dr. Jane Goodall to the BBC, NPR, NBC, ABC, Washington Post.com, Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, Boston Globe, PBS, Scholastic, Parents Magazine, Rodale, and many more.
Homa has lived on four continents, has heritage in four world religions, and is the mother of three daughters. She and her husband live just outside Philadelphia.