POSTPONED: 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.

Please note our 2020 Speaker Series with Louka Parry has been postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whilst we are extremely disappointed to not be able to proceed at this time, we need to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our member schools. 

Once the health implications of gatherings ease we will arrange another time with Louka to present the Speaker Series.

I would also like to thank our host schools for 2020 for their preparations for the Speaker Series.  Hosting these events at our member schools ensures we can keep the costs of these events as low as possible.

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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 has been postponed. New dates and venues will be arranged for May 2021 in the following cities:










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



All participants who have registered for these events will receive their refund in the coming days. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bec Hammond at [email protected] or on her mobile +61 (0)407 325 735.

IB Schools Australasia Members rate: 

$80 (plus GST for Australian events paid for after 31 March, 2020) per person for IB Schools Australasia members or $70 (plus GST for Australian events paid for after 31 March, 2020) per person for member schools with 5 or more participants attending. 

Non-members rate: 

$95 (plus GST for Australian events paid for after 31 March, 2020) per person or $85 (plus GST for Australian events paid for after 31 March, 2020) 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: 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. 


Person Rebecca Hammond
Email [email protected]
Phone +61 407 325 735


Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Auckland

Last updated March 22, 2020 18:10