Education Reimagined:
Leadership for a New Era
March 2, 2021

For many, 2020 will be remembered as the greatest education crisis in living memory as lockdowns put an abrupt halt to regular in-school learning and school and system leaders, as well as teachers, parents, and students, had to rapidly switch to remote teaching. As schools cautiously reopen, what changes, if any, will the COVID-19 crisis have wrought on learners, schools, and education systems as a whole?

Following on from the three-part series – Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined – held in the midst of the crisis, Salzburg Global and WISE will examine what leadership is needed to continue to navigate this difficult time and what positive changes can be embedded in schools and education systems beyond the pandemic-induced crisis.

In the midst of this crisis, as schools and systems leaders were developing and implementing rapid-response schemes at a pace and scale never seen before to help children learn remotely, important and necessary conversations were had at a global level regarding the challenges and deficits within systems themselves: The pervasive and systemic inequities that permeate our schools and our systems; the need to humanize our education approaches and recognize that learning is a deeply connected, collaborative, life-long pursuit; and the need to prioritize key competencies such as social and emotional learning and wellbeing in the quest to create resilient and future-thriving learning environments. 

These conversations struck at the very core of education itself, inspiring deep and necessary reflection on the part of education stakeholders at all levels on the purpose and values that lie at the heart of schooling.

This online event will build on the success of the 2020 Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined series. We will bring together key stakeholders from education systems around the world to examine key educational challenges and priorities for the new year, with a focus on leadership – including the role of school and system leaders, as well as amplifying the voices of our youth and next generation education leaders – in supporting and influencing sustainable education reform and change making processes for holistic school improvement and equity. 

This public online program is in two parts, which mirror one another but aimed at speakers and audience from different time zones. 

Each part consists primarily of two panel discussions in which we will hear from experts from around the world and offer opportunity for all participants to pose questions and share links and related information via the chat function.

  1. Changemaker Leadership for a New Era: What do education leaders need to know in light of the uncertainty brought about by multiple, concurrent global pandemics, including public health crises, systemic social injustice, economic inequality and climate change, to be “future-literate” or lead the future of learning? What are the building blocks of “future-literate” leadership and how does that translate to different cultures and contexts

  2. Leading to Bridge the Equity Chasm: Schools and systems will ultimately be judged on how they reach the most vulnerable learners and COVID-19 was a stark reminder of how deep the global equity divide is. What is the role of school leaders in narrowing the education equity gap at local, national and international levels? Are there frameworks that already exist that can form the foundations of sustainable change as we enter forward in this new era?

  3. Amplifying Next Generation Voices in Leading Learning: A key agenda item for WISE’s educational leadership global community of practice – The Agile Leaders of Learning Innovation Network (ALL-IN) – is expanding and diversifying the conversation – including the literature – on school leadership to include more voices from underserved, developing and non-OECD countries and contexts to inform more contextually relevant leadership policies and frameworks. How can we amplify a greater diversity of voices and evidence in the leadership space? How can we ensure greater diversity and equity in the field as a whole?

This program is open to public registration. 

We encourage the participation of people working in education, especially education leadership.

Program

Education Reimagined: Leadership for a New Era

  • 09:00-9:15: Welcome and Setting the Scene

    Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, WISE, Qatar
    Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

     

  • 09:15-9:45: Keynote Speaker + Q&A

    Keynote Speaker:
    Tracey Burns, Senior Analyst, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France
    Moderator
    : Anthony Mackay, CEO, National Center on Education and the Economy, Australia
  • 09:45-10:30: Panel I: Changemaker Leadership for a New Era

    Speaker
    : Rosie Connor, Global Director of Education, BTS Spark, Australia
    Linda Kaser, Director of the Transformative Educational Leadership Program, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Tracey Burns, Senior Analyst, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France
    Judy Halbert, Transformative Educational Leadership Program, University of British Columbia, Canada

    Moderator
    : Anthony Mackay, CEO, National Center on Education and the Economy, Australia

     

  • 10:30-11:00: Break

     

  • 11:00-11:45: Panel II: Leading to Bridge the Equity Chasm


    Speakers: Jean-Pierre Mugiraneza, Lead on ‘Leadership for Learning’, Building Learning Foundations Programme, Rwanda
    Livia Jesacher-Roessler, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Teacher Education and School Research, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    Miron Bhowmik, Assistant Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
    Barbara All Alatola, Chair, Education Council of Aotearoa, New Zealand

    Moderator: Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

     

  • 11:45-12:30: Panel III: Amplifying Next Generation Voices in Leading Learning

    Speakers
    : Karima Grant, Founder and Director, ImagiNation Afrika, Senegal
    Babar Ali, Founder and Headmaster, Ananda Siksha Niketan, India
    Hayley McQuire, National Coordinator and Co-Founder of the National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition, and Co-Chair of Learning Creates Australia

    Moderator: Julia Kirby, Manager of Research, WISE, Qatar Foundation, Qatar

  • 12:30-12:45: Closing

    Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director of Research & Content Development, WISE, Qatar

  • 18:00-18:15: Welcome and Setting the Scene

    Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director of Research & Content Development, WISE, Qatar
    Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria


  • 18:15-18:45: Keynote Speaker + Q&A

    Keynote Speaker: Michael Fullan, Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, Canada
    Moderator:
    Anthony Mackay, CEO, National Center on Education and the Economy, Australia

  • 18:45-19:30: Panel I: Changemaker Leadership for a New Era

    Speakers: Valerie Hannon, Board Director & Co-founder, Innovation Unit, United Kingdom
    Adenike Akinsemolu, Founder, The Green Institute, Nigeria
    Glenn Cantave, Founder and CEO, Movers & Shakers NYC, USA
    Steve Munby, Visiting Professor, University College London, Center for Education Leadership, United Kingdom
    Michael Fullan, Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, Canada

    Moderator: Anthony Mackay, CEO, National Center on Education and the Economy, Australia

  • 19:30-20:00: Break 


  • 20:00-20:45: Panel II: Leading to Bridge the Equity Chasm

    Speakers
    : Anthony Jackson, Director, Global Center for Education, The Asia Society, USA
    Leah Myers Bitat, Country Representative, World Learning, Inc, Algeria
    Nedgine Paul Deroly, Co-founder and CEO, Anseye Pou Ayiti, Haiti

    Moderator: Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

  • 20:45- 21:30: Panel III: Amplifying Next Generation Voices in Leading Learning

    Speakers: Erica Butow, CEO and Founder, Ensina Brazil
    Roxy Pirnia, National Program Director, High Resolves, USA
    Cecilia de la Paz, Founder and General Director, Edúcate Uruguay

    Moderator: Susan Douglas, Senior Education Advisor, The British Council, United Kingdom

  • 21:30-21:45: Closing

    Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director of Research & Content Development, WISE, Qatar

  • 09:00-9:15: Welcome and Setting the Scene

    Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, WISE, Qatar
    Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria



  • 09:15-9:45: Keynote Speaker + Q&A

    Keynote Speaker:
    Tracey Burns, Senior Analyst, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France
    Moderator
    : Anthony Mackay, CEO, National Center on Education and the Economy, Australia

  • 09:45-10:30: Panel I: Changemaker Leadership for a New Era

    Speaker
    : Rosie Connor, Global Director of Education, BTS Spark, Australia
    Linda Kaser, Director of the Transformative Educational Leadership Program, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Tracey Burns, Senior Analyst, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France
    Judy Halbert, Transformative Educational Leadership Program, University of British Colombia, Canada

    Moderator
    : Anthony Mackay, CEO, National Center on Education and the Economy, Australia


  • 10:30-11:00: Break


  • 11:00-11:45: Panel II: Leading to Bridge the Equity Chasm


    Speakers: Jean-Pierre Mugiraneza, Lead on ‘Leadership for Learning’, Building Learning Foundations Programme, Rwanda
    Livia Jesacher-Roessler, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Teacher Education and School Research, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    Miron Bhowmik, Assistant Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
    Barbara All Alatola, Chair, Education Council of Aotearoa, New Zealand

    Moderator: Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria


  • 11:45-12:30: Panel III: Amplifying Next Generation Voices in Leading Learning

    Speakers
    : Karima Grant, Founder and Director, ImagiNation Afrika, Senegal
    Babar Ali, Founder and Headmaster, Ananda Siksha Niketan, India
    Hayley McQuire, National Coordinator and Co-Founder of the National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition, and Co-Chair of Learning Creates Australia

    Moderator: Julia Kirby, Manager of Research, WISE, Qatar Foundation, Qatar

  • 12:30-12:45: Closing

    Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director of Research & Content Development, WISE, Qatar

  • 18:00-18:15: Welcome and Setting the Scene

    Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director of Research & Content Development, WISE, Qatar
    Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria


  • 18:15-18:45: Keynote Speaker + Q&A

    Keynote Speaker: Michael Fullan, Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, Canada
    Moderator:
    Anthony Mackay, CEO, National Center on Education and the Economy, Australia

  • 18:45-19:30: Panel I: Changemaker Leadership for a New Era

    Speakers: Valerie Hannon, Board Director & Co-founder, Innovation Unit, United Kingdom
    Adenike Akinsemolu, Founder, The Green Institute, Nigeria
    Glenn Cantave, Founder and CEO, Movers & Shakers NYC, USA
    Steve Munby, Visiting Professor, University College London, Center for Education Leadership, United Kingdom
    Michael Fullan, Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, Canada

    Moderator: Anthony Mackay, CEO, National Center on Education and the Economy, Australia

  • 19:30-20:00: Break 


  • 20:00-20:45: Panel II: Leading to Bridge the Equity Chasm

    Speakers
    : Anthony Jackson, Director, Global Center for Education, The Asia Society, USA
    Leah Myers Bitat, Country Representative, World Learning, Inc, Algeria
    Nedgine Paul Deroly, Co-founder and CEO, Anseye Pou Ayiti, Haiti

    Moderator: Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

  • 20:45- 21:30: Panel III: Amplifying Next Generation Voices in Leading Learning

    Speakers: Erica Butow, CEO and Founder, Ensina Brazil
    Roxy Pirnia, National Program Director, High Resolves, USA
    Cecilia de la Paz, Founder and General Director, Edúcate Uruguay

    Moderator: Susan Douglas, Senior Education Advisor, The British Council, United Kingdom

  • 21:30-21:45: Closing

    Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director of Research & Content Development, WISE, Qatar

Speakers

More speakers will be announced soon

Simon Breakspear

Simon Breakspear

Gonski Institute, UNSW
Australia

Anthony Mackay

Anthony Mackay

National Center on Education and the Economy
Australia

Valerie Hannon

Valerie Hannon

Innovation Unit
United Kingdom

Babar Ali

Babar Ali

Ananda Siksha Niketan
India

Dominic Regester

Dominic Regester

Salzburg Global Seminar
Austria

Adenike Akinsemolu

Adenike Akinsemolu

The Green Institute
Nigeria

Miron Bhowmik

Miron Bhowmik

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Anthony Jackson

The Asia Society
United States of America

Barbara All Alatola

Education Council of Aotearoa
New Zealand

Erica Butow

Ensina Brazil

Glenn Cantave

Movers & Shakers NYC
United States of America

Hayley McQuire

National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition, and Learning Creates Australia

Jean-Pierre Mugiraneza

Building Learning Foundations Programme
Rwanda

Judy Halbert

University of British Columbia
Canada

Julia Kirby

Julia Kirby

WISE
Qatar

Karima Grant

ImagiNation Afrika
Senegal

Linda Kaser

University of British Columbia
Canada

Livia Jesacher-Roessler

Livia Jesacher-Roessler

University of Innsbruck
Austria

Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning
Canada

Nedgine Paul Deroly

Nedgine Paul Deroly

Anseye Pou Ayiti
Haiti

Rosie Connor

BTS Spark
Australia

Roxy Pirnia

High Resolves
United States of America

Steve Munby

Steve Munby

University College London, Center for Education Leadership
United Kingdom

Susan Douglas

Susan Douglas

The British Council
United Kingdom

Tracey Burns

Tracey Burns

OECD
France

Leah Myers Bitat

Leah Myers Bitat

World Learning, Inc
Algeria

Cecilia de la Paz

Cecilia de la Paz

Edúcate Uruguay

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