2020 Speaker Series: Enabling Tomorrow's Global Citizens May 05, 2020 - May 21, 2020

The Association provides professional learning activities to enable member schools to participate in with an affordable fee and minimum travel costs.

In 2020, IB Schools Australasia will host the sixth Annual Speaker Series as a commitment to the professional support of staff of member schools.

We are delighted to have secured the services of Louka Parry, former teacher and principal to present the 2020 Speaker Series Enabling Tomorrow's Global Citizens.


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Enabling Tomorrows Global Citizens:

In this interactive workshop, we explore the changing landscape of work and learning, outlining global shifts and what they mean for schools in an ever more interconnected world. To thrive, young people will need a set of capabilities to help then take advantage of emerging opportunities. The knowledge and skills to engage across cultures and languages helps learners to successfully navigate with the necessary cultural agility that will characterise the future of work and society. 

Participants will leave this workshop inspired about their role in shaping intercultural understanding and with a tangible idea to test that can build on their professional practice in their school. 

Through engaging in this session, you will deepen your understanding of how we might better equip young people to work from their strengths, to develop empathy and perspective taking, and to be agile in their cultural interactions. By scaling and evolving our best practices we can equip our learners to better connect and communicate, accelerating the development of their knowledge, skills and dispositions to make an impact in the future. 

About the Speaker:

Louka Parry is the CEO and Founder of The Learning Future, an organisation that supports schools, systems and companies to thrive in tomorrow’s world. A former teacher, he became a school principal at only 27 years old and was named Inspirational Public Secondary Teacher of the Year for South Australia. 

He has spent the last five years training thousands of educators and leaders globally (in both English and Spanish) to increase their positive impact and create future-focused learning and positive cultures. He holds two Masters degrees, speaks five languages and is a fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar. He is committed to equipping individuals, schools and organisations for the future of society through enabling a shift towards impactful social, emotional and academic capabilities that enable us to benefit from lifelong and life-wide learning.  



The 2020 Speaker Series will take place at selected venues throughout Autralasia in May 2020.

MELBOURNE - Tuesday 5th May, Albert Park College

CANBERRA - Wednesday 6th May, Radford College

BRISBANE - Thursday 7th May, Indooroopilly State High School

PERTH (NEW in 2020) - Tuesday 12th May, Scotch College

ADELAIDE - Wednesday 13th May, Concordia College

SYDNEY - Monday 18th May, MLC School 

AUCKLAND - Thursday 21st May, Diocesan School for Girls



4.30pm – 5.00pm - Registration and Afternoon Tea

5.00pm – 5.05pm  - Welcome from IB Schools Australasia and the host school

5:05pm – 6:45pm - Enabling Tomorrow’s Global Citizens presented by Louka Parry


How to Register:

Registration is now open on Eventbrite.  For more details and to register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/ib-schools-australasia-18807884008

IB Schools Australasia Members rate: 

$80 per person for IB Schools Australasia members or $70 per person for member schools with 5 or more participants attending. 

Non-members rate: 

$95 per person or $85 per person for non-member schools with 5 or more participants attending. 

Is your school an IB candidate or Authorized school in Australasia? You are eligible to join our association. Visit: https://ibaustralasia.org/join for further information.

The Visiting Speaker Series is designed to bring our member schools and wider community with an interest in the IB, presentations which inform, challenge and inspire participants.  Presentations are designed to promote the IB and the ideals of the programmes. While the session is designed for IB Schools, non-IB Schools are also welcome to attend. 


Website https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/ib-schools-australasia-18807884008
Person Rebecca Hammond
Email [email protected]
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Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth (New in 2020), Adelaide, Sydney, Auckland