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Learning for Life Conference

Character Development, Wellbeing, Holistic Education

Time: September 8-9, 2019

Address: St. Joseph's Institution International School, 490 Thomson Road, Singapore 298191

Learning conference featuring 11 speakers from diverse backgrounds to share knowledge and tools on topics ranging from youth wellbeing to advocacy.

Please click below to view the conference booklet:

Learning for Life - Conference Booklet

Investment

Participation Cost: SGD 585

For teachers from Lasallian schools: SGD 285

Cost includes all conference events over the two days, conference materials and meals. Travel and accommodation expenses are not included and are the responsibility of the individual participants.

Speakers

James Anderson

James is passionate about supporting schools and teachers to enable students to thrive in a rapidly changing, increasingly complex world. The foundation of James’s work is the Growth Mindset. James takes teachers beyond simple social media catchphrases to create a teaching framework that develops robust and enduring Growth Mindsets in the classroom. By challenging teachers’ own Mindsets, he equips them to nurture Growth Mindsets in their students.

 

Andrew Lines

Andrew is first and foremost husband to Becky and father to his four children and 3 step-children. He is also a teacher and educational consultant whose programs and resources (The Rite Journey, The Rite Journey Parenting Plan, Habits of Heart, ManMade and Woman Wise) have been especially developed to build resilience, responsibility, respect, connection and well-being in young people. Over the past decade 100,000 teachers, parents and students have experienced these contemporary methodologies across Australia, NZ, Asia, Mauritius, Europe, US and The Caribbean.

 

Marie Christine Nibagwire

Marie-Christine Nibagwire has many qualifications and experiences in Mentoring and Counselling Refugees, in Peacebuilding, Meditation, Security and Human Rights, Western Etiquette. She also has a Degree in Contextual Theology and is a Licensed Minister of the Church of England, serving the Diocese of London in the leadership of Holy Trinity Brompton Church, located in Kensington, London. She has influenced many faith groups on caring for refugees and has taken teams in Africa to set up generating income projects for single parents and youth refugees: sewing, jewellery and basket making. Such projects have helped parents to meet the basic needs of their families even sending their children to school. The projects for young people have saved many from sexually immoralities, gangs recruits, human trafficking, modern day slavery and risky and dangerous ways to migrate to Europe.

Mojgan Tosif

Mojgan is a Master Facilitator for The Virtues Project™ International Association and Founder of World of Virtues. Through her business, she accompanies educators to create caring and high performing learning communities, while fostering academic excellence and building trust and unity amongst staff. Through her services, she inspires individuals to live more meaningful, joyful lives and assists families to bring up responsible children who lead lives of integrity. Beyond this, she works with organisations to inspire excellence in the workplace.

Mojgan & Kerry Tremblay pioneered the landmark ‘Values Education Program’ at St. Joseph’s International Elementary School in Singapore. This involved the implementation of the Virtues Project™ in every aspect of the school. As a result, similar programs are now implemented widely through the private and public school systems in Singapore. She has been conducting workshops for parents, teachers and schools for more than 25 years in Australia and Internationally. Mojgan carries more than 20 years of experience, as a classroom teacher, working in Schools across Australia and a number of International Schools in Singapore.

 

Jane Walker

Jane Walker is the Founder and CEO of the UK charity the Purple Community Fund and the Philippine charity, called Upskills+ Foundation Inc. She first travelled to the Philippines in 1996 and was so moved by the plight and suffering of families who lived on the cities dump sites that she gave up her career and built the world’s largest school made from shipping containers. The establishment of the school ended child labour on the dump site.

The charities focus now provides life skills and livelihood training enabling high school graduates and their families to transition successfully through to employment.

 

Brother William Mann

Brother William Mann FSC, who holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School (1990), is president emeritus of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. He is a former vicar general of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (2000-2007), who served as president of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from 2008 to 2018 and as president of the International Association of La Salle Universities from 2015 to 2018.

He edited the translation of John Baptist de La Salle’s The Conduct of the Christian Schools when the writings of the Founder were published in the USA, and he currently serves as the editor-in-chief of AXIS: Journal of Lasallian Higher Education. Among his other publications are The Lasallian School: Where Teachers Assist Parents in the Education and Formation of Children, John Baptist de La Salle Today, and Ambassadors of Jesus Christ: Prayer Meditations for Christian Educators.

 

Professor Lim Sun Sun

Professor Sun Sun LIM is Professor of Communication and Technology and Head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. She has researched extensively on the social impact of technology, authoring more than 70, articles, book chapters and books. She serves on the editorial boards of ten journals and has contributed actively to public bodies including the Media Literacy Council and the National Internet Advisory Committee. She has won eight awards for excellent teaching. She frequently offers her expert commentary in print, broadcast and online media and is currently serving as a Nominated Member of Parliament in the 13th Parliament of Singapore. See www. sunsunlim.com.