Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Reinventing Schools, Rebuilding the World.


The pandemic once again points to the fact that the solutions to all the problems in the world reside in our ‘insides’. As the environmental statesman Mr. Gus Speth has said, ‘I used to think that the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that with 30 years of good science we could address those problems. But I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with that we need a spiritual and cultural transformation and we scientists don’t know how to do it.” It is in this context, the Initiatives of Change [IofC] principles acquire its significance in a school system.

So, as part of taking the IofC Schools Network’s journey forward, we plan to initiate a 6 months’ online course for schools, details of which are given below.

The objectives of this course are:

i. To co-create a just and compassionate society by understanding and adapting the IofC components into one’s school system

ii. To reach IofC’s goal of creating 50 Schools of Excellence across India which can serve as role models for the whole world

How will it benefit the participants?

i. Help the schools to enhance their academic performance

ii. Help them to ensure character building and social and emotional learning (SEL)

iii. Help them to enhance the Happiness quotient of all stakeholders

Date & Time: Sessions will be held fortnightly, on 1st and 3rd Fridays, from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm.

Duration: from July 2020 to January 2021

Topics to be covered:

S.No   Date Topic

17/7/20 ETST: Reinventing Schools, Rebuilding the world (Completed)
2 7/8/20

Self-Awareness: Inner Listening (Completed)

3 21/8/20

Self-Awareness: Tools for personal change

4 4/9/20

Ethical Governance: Honest and Transparent School Ethos

5 18/9/20

Ethical Governance: From Belief to Behaviour - Ethics in Action

6 2/10/20

Compassionate Leadership: Gandhiji - Inspiration and Provocation 

Note: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

7 16/10/20

Compassionate Leadership: Empathetic Listening/Teacher Development

8 6/11/20

Compassionate Leadership: Academic excellence through character building, holistic development of students, and parent- school partnership

9 20/11/20

Respect for diversity: Melting divisions/Celebrating differences

10 4/12/20

Respect for diversity: Inclusive Classrooms

11 18/12/20

Empathetic Service to Society: India, I Care and SDGs

12 15/1/21

Taking it Forward (NOTE CHANGE IN DATE)

13 29/1/21 Bonus Session


Reg. fee: Rs. 1200/- per person for the entire series of 12 sessions, or Rs. 150 per person per session, inclusive of 18% GST. If you choose 8 or more sessions you will only pay Rs. 1200. The recordings/course material for the sessions you sign up for, will be made available to you after the session. If you choose 8 or more sessions, you will automatically get access to the entire set of recordings of 12 sessions.

Who should attend: Preferably the school Principal and the core team. If not, one of the school leaders who will be responsible for the implementation of the coursework.

Resource Persons: Educators/IofC trainers from India and overseas

Would you like to be part of this initiative? If yes, please register here.

Certificates will be provided to all those who participate in the entire course of 12 webinars.