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Pat Bassett

Dr. Jeff Salz

Dr. Jeff Salz

Keynote: “25 Factors Great Teachers Share in Common”

President & Senior Consultant
Patrick F. Basset is a former teacher, school head, and President of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

He was co-founder of Heads Up, a consulting firm that provides strategic, operational, governance, and programmatic guidance and consultation to educational enterprises. Professional recognition has included being named a Kellogg National Leadership Fellow in 1986; a recipient of the Educational Leadership Award in 2000 by The Klingenstein Center of Teachers College (Columbia University); and global leadership awards from The European Council for International Schools (ECIS), from the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA), and from NAIS.

Keynote Topic: Schools of the Future: The Big Shifts

This presentation addresses how education in the 21st C. is changing dramatically, influenced by the rapid adoption of technologies that now facilitate teaching and learning and access to information and knowledge.  The central strategic and generative question addressed is, "Where is the school now positioned on the continuum of classical/traditional vs. progressive/innovative education, and where does it want to be?" 



Keynote:  “Education - The Way of Adventure”

Hall of Fame Speaker and author of the best-selling, THE WAY OF ADVENTURE: Transforming Your Life and Work with Spirit and Vision, Dr. Jeff is equally at home sharing stories with gauchos around a campfire in Patagonia or conducting leadership workshops in Silicon Valley for C-Suite executives with some of his favorite clients – thought-leading organizations such as Microsoft, Google, and Walt Disney Company. Jeff Salz, Ph.D. is a cultural anthropologist, business consultant, inspirational speaker, journalist, explorer and mountaineer. 

Education - The Way of Adventure

What is adventure? It is the most vital way of living your life every day. Few people can write about adventure with the authority of Dr. Salz, a real-life "Indiana Jones" who has experienced extreme adventures from the Himalayas to Patagonia. 

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