Audiri SkoolBag School community Book a Tour
April 02, 2022

Leadership Conference

The conference theme of HOPE challenged both of us to consider the future, contemplate our leadership model, bring a positive mindset to the world and the complex ideas of disability/ability, sustainability, diversity, forgiveness, Artificial Intelligence, technology, the role of schools in a modern world, the Christian message of Hope and how to interpret these world ideas in a contemporary Catholic primary school setting.

Presentation Summaries

Craig Reucassel

  • Salute the Sun, collective bargaining for solar on schools
  • Know your footprint on this Earth
  • Make change now- every small change helps

Dr Jason Fox

  • Momentum inhibits motivation
  • Take stock/pause
  • Quest beyond the default
  • What is the new normal?
  • Together we can stumble collectively towards progress
  • Stop returning to defaults
  • The pathway to irrelevance is littered with safe, prudent decisions.
  • Celebrate small victories along the way
  • Judge - meaningful progress versus delusional progress
  • Value effort
  • What are the rituals for meaningful progress?

Kath Koschel

  • Progress in the face of hopelessness
  • Never say never
  • Follow your gut instincts
  • Kindness overcomes everything- no matter how hard, devastating, debilitating
  • Have you laughed today?
  • What are you grateful for today?
  • Be kind, forgiveness is strength

Tim and Judy Sharp

  • See the person first, not the diagnosis
  • Dream a little bit bigger, be a little bit braver, believe a lot and grow some!

Simon Griffiths

  • Test, Learn, Adapt (LISTEN)
  • Doing good = Good business
  • Doing good= Great for culture
  • Optimise for happiness in your organisation
  • Happiness + autonomy+ mastery + purpose = success
  • Doing good = good for your organisation
  • Honesty is the best policy
  • Everything should be seen as marketing
  • You should have a customer happiness team
  • Be in the business of delight
  • We can’t do this alone

Steve Sammartino

  • Technology on its own is not enough
  • Schools are no longer FACTORIES!
  • Think about the impact of AI, Wet Code, Dry Code, Digital Twins
  • A crisis is a terrible waste if you don’t use it.
  • The Pandemic has created a new world order i.e. hybrid, working from home and working on-site in a workplace
  • Take what you already do and recreate it in a different way.
  • Mark Zuckerburg is already operating in the Metaverse … we will be shortly
  • You are in charge of dream facilitation!

Dr Catriona Wallace

  • Hope is fragile
  • Polarisation in the world, your tribe vs another tribe and their beliefs
  • We also have Polarisation within our own tribe
  • We need united Polarisation, opposing views coming together to move in the same direction (agree to disagree but to move with respect)
  • The more diversity you have , the stronger you will be
  • AI is here and will not go away. It is software that mimics human intelligence
  • In the next 2 years, 85 million jobs will go and 92 million new jobs will be created but will those who lose their job gain the new jobs?? (Universal World Wide Income).
  • In 10 years we will have brain chips
  • Elon Musk is already developing the neural links
  • AI can make things much more efficient
  • Who will step into the digital world and who will stay in the organic world?
  • The Metaverse is a 3D world that already exists. It allows all people to participate, no discrimination
  • PWC and NIKE are just two of the many big companies already in the Metaverse