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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Unleashing Incremental Potential for Impact

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Session Description

Social entrepreneurs typically address problems that are politically unrewarding, financially unviable and remain unsolved. And, they do this in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. This requires leadership without easy answers. Join us to explore how to seed and grow generative partnerships between staff and board to unleash individual, board and organisational potential for increased impact.

When | Where

15:00 - 16:15 Wednesday, April 10 Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre

Session leaders

  • Lance Fors Speaker
    Board Chair, New Teacher Center
    Lance Fors received a BA from UC Berkeley and a PhD from the California Institute of Technology in Molecular Biology. Lance was Founder and CEO of Third Wave Technologies, a biotechnology company focused on early detection and treatment of cancers. After selling Third Wave, he now focuses on empowering social entrepreneurs by acting as a thought partner and mentor to organisations at inflection points in their development. Lance was also an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient.
  • Ellen Moir Speaker
    Founder and CEO, New Teacher Center
    Ellen Moir is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of New Teacher Center (NTC), a national organization dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders. She is recognized as a passionate advocate for our nation’s newest teachers and for the students they teach. Ellen founded NTC in 1998 to scale high quality teacher induction services to a national audience. NTC strengthens school communities through proven mentoring and professional development programs, online learning environments, policy advocacy, and research. Today NTC has a staff of over 150 who work closely with educators and policymakers across the country. NTC seeks to work in high-poverty schools in underserved communities to ensure that the nation’s low-income, minority, and English language learners, those students most often taught by inexperienced teachers, have the opportunity to receive an excellent education. Ellen is widely recognized for her work in beginning teacher development and school reform. She has extensive experience in public education, having previously served as Director of Teacher Education at the University of California at Santa Cruz and worked as a bilingual teacher. Ellen has been named as a recipient of the 2015 Mary Utne O’Brien Awards for Excellence in Expanding the Evidence-based Practice of Social and Emotional Learning, the 2015 California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD) Outstanding Instructional Leader award, the 2014 Brock International Prize in Education Laureate, became a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow in 2013, an Ashoka Fellow in 2011, and is a recipient of the 2011 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Ellen has also co-authored many publications, including Keys to the Classroom and Keys to the Secondary Classroom, New Teacher Mentoring: Hopes and Promise for Improving Teacher Effectiveness, and Blended Coaching: Skills and Strategies to Support Principal Development.