[Surpass Conference Podcast] Keynote: David Price OBE

The Power of Us: How we Connect, Act and Innovate Together

This podcast episode is a recording of the keynote presentation given by David Price OBE at the Surpass Conference in October 2020.

Listen as David explores the ‘learning moments’ from the recent problems with exam delivery and results, before thinking about how we can maintain the momentum for change that we’re currently experiencing. David suggests that parents and employers need to act as advocates for change to ensure that the opportunities presented by the global pandemic don’t go to waste.

‘This is our opportunity to do things differently, that we thought we couldn’t do before… you’ve only got to look at the way in which schools and colleges were able to flip almost overnight to remote learning, to see that blended learning…is not as difficult as we thought it was going to be.’

David Price OBE

David Price, OBE, is an expert in organisational learning for a complex future. He writes, talks, trains and advises, around the world, on some of the biggest challenges facing business, education and society: solving the problems of employee, student and civic disengagement; maximising our potential to be creative, innovative and fulfilled citizens, and understanding the global shift towards open organisations, and systems of learning.

In 2009, he was awarded the O.B.E. By Her Majesty the Queen, for services to education.

His first book, OPEN: How We’ll Work, Live and Learn In The Future has been an Amazon best-seller since its publication, securing around 40,000 sold copies. Goodreads readers voted it the most influential book on education in 2016.

His new book is The Power Of Us: How We Connect, Act And Innovate. The three years of research/writing involved interviews with leaders of organisations in the UK, USA, Cambodia, Australia and Malaysia. The book was substantially rewritten after the Covid-19 pandemic, which highlighted the mass ingenuity of the human race, when faced with existential threats. The book will be published on August 28th, on Thread Books.

If you’d prefer to watch this presentation, along with others from the event, you can do so on the conference website.

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