Andy Hargreaves is Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa in Canada and Research Professor at Boston College in the US. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Education, former President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement (2018-2020), former Adviser in Education to the Premier of Ontario (2015-2018), and current adviser to the First Minister of Scotland. Andy is co-founder and president of the ARC Education Collaboratory.
Andy has published more than 30 books and has 8 Outstanding Writing Awards. An exceptional keynote speaker and workshop leader, he has delivered invited addresses in more than 50 countries, 47 US states, and all Australian and Canadian states and provinces. He has been honoured in Canada, the US, and the UK for services to public education and educational research and is ranked by Education Week (US) as the #15 scholar with the most influence on the US education policy debate.
Uplifting Leadership, Performing Beyond Expectations, Professional Capital, Sustainable Leadership.
How can education leaders create agile, safe, and effective learning environments that help young people develop the knowledge and character to shape their futures—despite the complex challenges we face? Renowned education scholar and speaker Andy Hargreaves explores a novel leadership approach that drives transformational change–Leadership from the Middle. The middle should not be ignored or treated as just a connector of everything else. It is the beating heart of everything that schools and school systems do, keeping leadership close to where teaching and learning happen. Drawing on global educational leadership research and practice, this keynote empowers leaders to view obstacles as opportunities and to lead through collaboration, inspiration, and inclusion
There is no equity without inclusion and there is no inclusion without everyone—of every identity—seeing themselves in the school and its curriculum and feeling they belong. Developing young people’s selves and character is as important as promoting their achievement. Identity matters to all of us, every student, every teacher, and every parent. But identities are not simple or singular. There are many facets to all our identities. What you see isn’t always what you get. Identities are not boxes we can tick. They are young people we need to get to know. In this unique, inspiring, and provocative presentation, Andy Hargreaves talks about the themes he raises in his latest book that can help every student feel included and successful in school.
Students' well-being is a prominent concern among educators, as issues related to mental health, global crises, and social media are impossible to ignore. But what, exactly, is well-being? How can school systems promote it to increase student achievement and social and emotional learning? Well-being supports learning and inspired learning generates greater well-being. In this inspiring and provocative keynote, world-renowned education expert Andy Hargreaves uncovers three powerful forces you can leverage to create effective well-being policy and practice—prosperity for all, ethical technology use, and restorative nature—so you can improve well-being not only for students but for society as a whole.