New Leadership Lenses for Planning a Post-Pandemic School

A Five Session “Workinar” Series to Frame the Future of Schools

“Creating a new future of schooling requires school leaders to see the world as it is, not as it was. It requires understanding new contexts and building new lenses”.

Join Homa Tavangar and Will Richardson for five highly interactive, practical, and provocative sessions on the key questions we need to address as we embrace the realities for our post-pandemic world and plan school experiences that will help students thrive in whatever future they inherit.

Our learning outcomes:
•    We will understand the powerful changes impacting our lives and work.
•    Learn to use “fearless inquiry” to interrogate our work and design a path forward.
•    Learn specific tools to assess the current relevance of our school experience.
•    Access tested ideas for strategic design into the future.
•    Become part of a global community of innovative thinkers and explorers.

Schedule: The program consists of five 90-minute sessions on Wednesday in October-November 2021.
•    October 6, 20, 27.  At 5:00 pm EDT
•    November 3, 10 at 5:00 pm EDT

All sessions are recorded and archived for later viewing.  Will and Homa will provide an online community space for participants to connect in-between sessions and for after the series ends, so learning continues. 

Audience: School Heads, Principals, Directors of Learning & Curriculum, Teacher Leaders

Cost: We need a minimum of 30 participants for the course to run. The costs below are partially subsidized through the A/OS grant.
One or two participant(s): $350 USD per participant.
Teams of three or more: $300 USD per participant.

The registration deadline is September 15, 2021.



Homa Tavangar

Homa Tavangar


For over three decades, Homa Sabet Tavangar’s work has addressed themes of culture, innovation, leadership, global citizenship and global competence, and deep diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion. She connects timely topics of the moment with the timeless desire to work with purpose and make a difference – whatever one’s circumstances.

Homa’s clients range from Fortune 50 corporations to public, international and independent K-12 schools around the world; from an Ivy League university to Disney Channel and numerous not-for-profit public and multilateral organizations and professional associations. Co-founding the Big Questions Institute represents a natural extension of her work, especially during a time of unprecedented global challenges.

Homa is the author of widely-acclaimed Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House, 2009), Global Kids (Barefoot, 2019);  The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Sage/Corwin, 2014), contributor to Mastering Global Literacy, Heidi Hayes-Jacobs, ed. (Solution Tree, Nov. 2013) and the 3-book Take-Action Guide to World-Class Learners (Corwin, 2016) series with Professor Yong Zhao. Growing Up Global  was the inspiration behind NBC-Universal’s animated series Nina’s World, starring Rita Moreno, and has been hailed by international education and business leaders and media ranging from Dr. Jane Goodall to the BBC, NPR, NBC, ABC, Washington, Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, Boston Globe, PBS, Scholastic, Parents Magazine, Rodale, and many more.

Homa has lived on four continents, has heritage in four world religions, and is the mother of three daughters. She and her husband live just outside Philadelphia.


Will Richardson

A former public-school educator of 22 years, Will has spent the last 15 years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks, education, and systemic change. Most recently, Will is a co-founder of The Big Questions Institute which was created to help educators use "fearless inquiry" to make sense of this complex moment and an uncertain future.

In 2017, Will was named one of 100 global "Changemakers in Education" by the Finnish site HundrED, and was named one of the Top 5 "Edupreneurs to Follow" by Forbes. He has given keynote speeches, lead breakout sessions, and provided coaching services in over 30 countries on 6 continents. (Come on Antarctica!) He has also authored six books that have sold over 200,000 copies worldwide, and given TEDx Talks in New York, Melbourne, and most recently Vancouver.

Will has two adult children, Tess and Tucker, and lives in rural New Jersey with his wife Wendy.






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