Opening General Session
PIVOT—Empowering Students Today to Succeed in an Unpredictable TomorrowThursday, Nov. 16 at 8 a.m.
With 40% of today’s jobs about to be automated, students need to learn how to build cross-cultural networks, create global opportunities and adapt to changing personal and professional circumstances. Discovering their individual strengths in context with the world around them will help students grow into compassionate global citizens while mastering the necessary skills for the future of work in an ever-changing world.
Ravi will take the audience on his exciting journey as a rock star (really!), entrepreneur, aviator, and cultural diplomat, showing how education empowered him to build the relationships and skills to pivot whenever necessary. He unpacks his “four pillars” of lifelong learning (inspiring curiosity, nurturing talent, provoking critical thinking, and fostering communication) with real-world examples of how he has put each into practice.
Using humor, stories that resonate and make you think, and statistics that make you question what you thought, Ravi will shift your perspective on how public education can empower students to cross cultural boundaries, engage in civil discourse, and overcome generations of implicit biases. This will lead to personal and professional success while also putting society on a path to equity, unity and, ultimately, a more peaceful world.Special thanks to DLR Group for sponsoring the Opening General Session.Register Now