Seminar to ‘Lead the Change’

by | Jul 17, 2019 | Bush Voices


A Special Offer Just for You!

The Country Education Partnership (CEP) has been extended a special offer for the 2019 High Resolves Education Summit, and we’re passing it on to you!

To be held at Swinburne University’s Hawthorn campus, the summit will bring together international presenters and global thought-leaders across a two-day schedule in August.

 The High Resolves team is particularly eager to involve participants from regional and rural settings in proximity to Ballarat, Bendigo and Wodonga, in which they’ve established new Education Hubs. 

As such, they’re offering complimentary registration to the summit (a saving of $600 per person) for subscribers to CEP’s Bush Voices blog, provided they work within 85km of Ballarat, Bendigo or Wodonga.

(Promotional code required. See below)


Summit: Lead the Change 


Thursday, 1 August

This full-day program at Swinburne University will allow education leaders to engage with our international speakers and partners while formulating a tailored action plan for global competence that engages their whole school community.
(Participants are welcome to attend one or both days of programming.)

Friday, 2 August

Join us at Swinburne University for Ed Summit 2019: Lead the Change. This event will bring together global thought-leaders, trail-blazers and disruptors from the education sector and beyond to look at the evolving face of education and the role of global competence in 21st-century learning. 

(Participants are welcome to attend one or both days of programming.)

Educating for Citizenship in the 21st Century

 As education leaders it is imperative we are creating schools that prepare students for a new global society. Teaching the core content subjects—Maths, English, Science— must be enhanced by incorporating the critical global competencies needed for our young people to thrive in a rapidly changing world. 

But how would you design a rigorous model for building the requisite competencies? And which content and pedagogical techniques should you deploy to ensure students gain real mastery in these domains?

Ed Summit 2019: Lead the Change will bring together global thought-leaders, trail-blazers and disruptors from the education sector and beyond to look at the evolving face of education and provide education leaders with the tools they need to create an action plan based on best practice from around the world.

We are excited to offer you and your leadership team complimentary registration valued at $600 per person. Please use the promo code ‘LEAD’ when submitting your registration.

Click here to view the program and register today!

So, who are High Resolves?

High Resolves is a world leader in the design and facilitation of citizenship education experiences.  They work with schools to imbed citizenship education into schools through peak student experiencesprofessional development opportunities and free teacher resources.

Guest Presenters:

Louise Dube has been the Executive Director of iCivics since July 2014. She discovered the power of education in the early 1990’s as a co-founder of CASES, a New York alternative-to-incarceration program for youthful offenders where education helped re-shape lives.  Inspired by a continuing deep commitment to ongoing learning, she has devoted her career to ensuring that all students are prepared for active and thoughtful citizenship and life.
Hayley McQuire is a proud Darumbal and South Sea Islander.

She is a passionate advocate for Indigenous social justice and ending education inequality. She is the National Coordinator and Co-Founder of the National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition, which is focused on asserting Indigenous rights to education.

She is a firm believer of authentic youth engagement and representation and is a former Australian Representative on the UN Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group.

Ahmed Hassan is a passionate and respected advocate for Melbourne’s multicultural community, working with government, Victoria Police and industry to highlight the issues faced by disadvantaged youth. Born in the northern suburbs of Melbourne to parents from Somalia and Eritrea, Ahmed is driven by a passion for social cohesion and bridging cultural divides.

At 18, he became the co-founder and Director of Youth Activating Youth, a not for profit organisation helping young people with education and employment.

As the Executive Director of the Asia Education Foundation (AEF) at Asialink, Hamish Curry collaborates with an incredible team to develop the intercultural knowledge and skills of Australian students and educators. The AEF co-designs and delivers intercultural professional learning, youth forums, digital services, and uses extensive networks throughout the Asia-Pacific region to involve schools in reciprocal experiences.
Christian Picciolini is an award-winning television producer, a public speaker, author, peace advocate, and a former violent extremist.

After leaving the hate movement he helped create during his youth in the 1980s and 90s, Christian’s life has been dedicated to helping others overcome their own hate. He now leads the Free Radicals Project, a global extremism prevention and disengagement network. He has spoken all over the world, including on the TEDx stage, sharing his unique and extensive knowledge, teaching all who are willing to learn about building greater peace through empathy and compassion.

Hope Azeda is the Founder and Curator of the Ubumuntu Arts Festival and Organisation based in Rwanda. The Ubumuntu Arts Festival supports national and international peace-building by providing a platform for performing arts that deal with the social trauma of violence in all its forms.

The festival has sparked elaborate studies in using art to deal with societal division, mental illness, and creating lasting solutions for struggling communities. Join Hope as she talks about her personal journey from refugee to a leader of social change who is successfully using the arts as a path to community resilience.

For further information on the High Resolves 2019 Education Summit, please contact:

Mia Garrett