Charles Leadbeater

How do schools bridge the gap between [often] static school experience and the ever-shifting start-up business world?


Start-up businesses are a key part of the new growth engine for our global economy. Australia, in particular, is becoming an innovation powerhouse with government at all levels developing policies to cultivate start-ups and grow our innovation ecosystem. Our challenge as educators now becomes how best to adapt our approach to teaching so that students acquire the skills they need to thrive in competitive global economies.  

Charles will lead us through a session to unpack the very real challenges facing schools today, and explore how educators are able to bridge the gap between [often] static school experience and the ever-shifting start-up business world.


Event Information


14 March, 2016
Arrival time is 10.00 am and wrap-up is 2.00 pm


Northern Beaches Christian School (1 Echunga Road, Terrey Hills, Sydney NSW 2084)

Cost  (All prices include GST)

$299 per person. This is a small / up close event and places are limited.


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Arrival & registration from 10 am
10:30 am - 11:30 am Morning tea & tour of NBCS
11:30 am - 2:00 pm Think tank & session with Charles Leadbeater
(lunch included)
2:00 pm Wrap-up


The Presenters

Charles Leadbeater

“Frugal innovators make tight constraints work for them by using them to turn conventional wisdom on its head. Innovation in the 21st century needs to be led by an ethic of elegant, effective frugality.”

Hailed as one of the world’s top management thinkers, Charles Leadbeater is an authority on innovation and competition. He is an ideas generator, strategist and adviser to leading European companies and national governments. Leadbeater has also authored several books, including 'We Think: Mass Innovation Not Mass Production' and 'The Frugal Innovator: Creating Change on a Shoestring (2014).' This insightful book looks at the phenomenon of low­cost innovation and explores what we can learn from the innovators in developing nations who are making amazing technical and social advances with scarce capital and resources. Charles Leadbeater shows how these methods can be applied and used wherever you are and whatever your capital.

As a Senior Associate with the influential London think tank Demos, Charles Leadbeater leads the Atlas of Ideas programme which is exploring the international dynamics of innovation. The Atlas programme has produced reports on India, China, South Korea, Brazil and the Islamic world.



Anne Knock

"Preparing young people for this rapidly changing world means that they are required to be continually learning and are adaptable to change, with the commensurate set of skills and competencies."

Anne's background is in school education and the not-for-profit sector. After 17 years as a primary teacher, she has worked in several charitable organisations, and six years as the NSW/ACT CSA State Executive Officer.

With a deep insight into the school system in Australia, Anne has a passion for equipping leaders to implement change that will transform schools and learning for this generation and the generations to come. Anne nurtures collaborative relationships between SCIL and the most innovative schools in the world. Each year she co-hosts the SCIL Vision Tours to Europe and the United States.

Anne regularly speaks about leadership, culture, learning space design and the international school education landscape.



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