Learning To Thrive By Going Open
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How do we best prepare our children for a world driven by automation, and riven by cultural and
political divergence? How do we help schools to be centres of people-powered innovation? How
do we collectively create a new paradigm for education, so that children can thrive, not just
survive, loving learning and living well?

Valerie Hannon and David Price are amongst the foremost thought leaders, authors and facilitators working globally in education today. Their respective recent books, Thrive and Open, have been educational best-sellers - and form a complementary roadmap for schools to navigate an unpredictable future. Their work is distinguished by a sharp, evidence-based focus on the future; combined with clear practical methods for beginning the reinvention of schools which learners today urgently need.

Valerie and David are now responding to a demand for dialogue amongst education leaders about the implications of the immense challenges (as well as opportunities) which confront our societies, and the need for schools to respond.

This means breaking out of an outmoded paradigm; but whilst this is widely recognised, the practical steps of how to do it are rarely addressed. This two-day workshop features sharp provocations and practical workshop activities that will give educational leaders the tools they need to instigate change in their organisations.

Areas covered include:

  • What does ‘Thriving’ mean?
  • The 4 contexts of Thrive: Planetary; Societally; Intrapersonally; interpersonally;
  • What does ‘Open’ mean?
  • Open in context: mindset, leadership models, structures, cultures, knowledge management;
  • How to build thriving students, schools and communities by learning to be open
  • Implications for: Leadership, School Design, New Teacher Roles, Curriculum, Pedagogy, Assessment
  • Design Your Future


About the Presenters

VH photo 17                 David Price
Valerie co-founded Innovation Unit (UK and Australia) and has supported education change programs globally. She is Co-Chair of the Global Education Leaders Partnership (GELP). Valerie is an expert adviser on education to the OECD (currently on the Education 2030 project), and frequent contributor to the World Summit on Innovation in Education (WISE). Earlier books include L earning A Living: radical innovation in education for work (2013); and Redesigning Education (2013). Her latest book is THRIVE: schools reinvented for the real challenges we face (2017). An expert in learning for a complex future, David writes, talks, trains and advises around the world, on some of the biggest challenges facing business, education and society. He is a highly experienced trainer, having helped educators on five continents find innovative ways to lead learning that is engaging and future-focussed. His training work supports school and college leadership as well as practical teaching and learning strategies. He has led innovative educational projects, that have transformed practice in many countries. In 2009, he was awarded the O.B.E. for services to education, by Her Majesty the Queen.





24 to 25 June 2019 (2 day workshop)


Ms Valerie Hannon and Mr David Price


To Be Advised


9.00AM to 5.00PM

Closing Date:

29 March 2019 Friday


S$700.00 per participant.  Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials, 2 tea breaks and a lunch.


Click here to register for the workshop

Other Information:

Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.