𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗩𝗼𝗹.𝟳: 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗜𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝗾𝘂𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗨𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗲𝘁 𝗧𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘄
Date: May 12, 2022, 17:00
Speaker : Severin Broucek
About the event
Everyone will agree that the well-being of our planet tomorrow will be heavily influenced by today's school kids and students. When dealing with the challenges of our society in an educational setting, we often focus on individual choices and abilities with a focus on the most affluent or academically strongest children. At the same time, some of the most effective measures against recent crises have been collective - laws, regulations or other political decisions that have been made possible or necessary because of shifts in public opinion or voting results. In order to effect long-term and sustainable change, we will need wide agreement in our society on some of our most pressing challenges. Having real fairness of chances for all children will play a vital role in achieving such a near-consensus. Only if every child, no matter how much money or formal education their parents have, gets a fair chance at a good education and hence a good life in our societies, we are able to have all parts of our society on board for the required public and well-educated debate.
We need leadership from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, both for addressing each individual crisis but also to find a new way to debate and decide on them. Educational equity today is the foundational piece to achieve it - but which measures to take in order to achieve it?
Severin will provide you with some examples of how we can support children from all backgrounds in their learning and leadership journey - building on their unique strengths, involving their communities and inspiring the most talented people to dedicate a part of their life to helping kids to succeed in their education and life.
About the speaker:
Severin Broucek is CEO of Teach For Austria since July 2021, aiming to increase educational equity in Austria as part of the global TeachForAll network. Before joining Teach For Austria, Severin spent many years in various management roles within the Financial Services firm Deutsche Bank as part of its Corporate Banking franchise in Europe and the Middle East. He studied Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Vienna and Georgetown University (Washington D.C.), followed by International Relations at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna and later an Executive MBA from Ashridge University/Hult (UK).