Keynote Speaker - "innovate, educate, create"
Some of the world's most inspirational speakers will share their passion for education over the four days of the conference. Expect to be challenged, inspired, and truly humbled by people who are doing extraordinary things to make the world a better place.
|Introducing Dr. Sohail Inayatullah...
A political scientist and futurist, Professor Sohail Inayatullah is adjunct professor at the Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism, Macquarie University, Sydney. He is professor at the Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan and an associate of Mt Eliza Executive Education, Melbourne Business School.
Since 2009, he has been annually teaching "futures thinking and strategy development" for Pearls in Policing in Brisbane, Sydney, Vancouver and the Hague. During the past two years he also taught foresight courses on "bio-security futures" for the Australian Government, Department of Agricultural, Fisheries and Forestry and on "innovation and foresight" for the OIC Standing committee on science and technology in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Inayatullah is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Futures Studies and on the editorial boards of Futures, Prout Journal, Peace and Democracy in South Asia, and Foresight. He is a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation and the World Academy of Art and Science and on the International Advisory Council of the World Future Society, the Darwin Project, and the Lifeboat Foundation.
In 2010, he was awarded the "Laurel" award for all time best futurist by the Shaping Tomorrow Foresight Network. In March 2011, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.
In 1999, Dr. Inayatullah held the UNESCO Chair at the Centre for European Studies, University of Trier, Trier, Germany and the Tamkang Chair in Futures Studies at Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan. He was also David Sutton Fellow, the International Management Centres Association in 1999.
From 1981 to 1991, he was senior policy analyst and planner with the Hawaii Judiciary, where he coordinated the Court's Foresight Program.
|Introducing Ben Walden...
It is increasingly common to hear people say that we are facing a crisis of leadership. The ways in which organisations are moving forward can no longer be comprehended through the same models, language and logical analysis that have served leaders in the past. The rational leader has got business where it is – he/ she will not be able to take it where it needs to go. The leaders of tomorrow will need to be ordinary human beings with extraordinary talents. By Using Shakespeare we aim to develop authentic leaders - by teaching individuals to act with integrity, tell a compelling story and release the full potential of those around them.
Ben’s work has received major acclaim. He is an actor and presenter who has played a number of leading roles on television and for the Donmar and Almeida theatre companies as well as at Shakespeare`s Globe. Having run many masterclasses for the Shakespeare`s Globe Education Centre he has worked in close collaboration with Mark Rylance and Richard Olivier in the development of an experiential theatre learning technique called Mythodrama. As a Senior Associate at Olivier Mythodrama, Ben is now running sessions bringing this work at Leadership level into a broad range of organisations across the world. He has also run projects at a number of leading business schools including Columbia, OSBS, the London Business School and Insead. “Contender Charlie” is the company he has formed to take this, and other theatre techniques, into education. Ben`s chief passion is using theatre as a medium to bring meaning, purpose and greater personal expression to the lives of young people.
Introducing Professor Paula Barrett...
Professor Paula Barrett, B.Sc (Hons), M.Clin.Psych., MAPS, PhD, is internationally recognised as a prominent scholar and groundbreaking researcher in the field of child psychology. Paula has a distinguished international reputation as a keynote presenter, and has been published widely in the area of prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression and the promotion of resilience through the evidence-based ‘FRIENDS’ programs. Recently, Paula received the Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year Award, was shortlisted for the Australian of the Year Queensland Award and the Queenslander of the Year Award, and received the Highly Commended Certificate in the Human Rights Medal of the Australian Human Rights Commission for her contribution to the wellbeing of children, youth and the wider community.
Paula is the founding Director of the innovative research-based clinic, Pathways Health and Research Centre. In 2008, Pathways Health and Research Centre was a Finalist in the Telstra Business Awards in the category of Innovation. Since its creation in 2003, Pathways has helped innumerable families worldwide.
The FRIENDS program has enjoyed worldwide success within Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Hong Kong, China, the US, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Japan, Singapore and India, and is also undergoing randomized controlled trials in many other countries.