IAIE World Conference is the annual gathering of Alliance members to share research and ideas about invitational theory and practices. It will immediately follow the Leadership Institute. The conference will consist of featured speakers and educational sessions. Featured Speakers include:
Things Your Mother Never Told You about Invitational Education
Dr. William W. Purkey
Dr. Purkey is Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education at University of North Carolina at Greensboro and co-founder of the International Alliance for Invitational Education.
Civility, Ethics, Leadership & Global Literacy
Dr. Betty Siegel
Dr. Siegel is President Emeritus of Kennesaw State University and currently holds the Betty L. Siegel Endowed Chair of Leadership, Ethics and Character at KSU. She is co-founder of the International Alliance for Invitational Education.
Do YOU Have the Courage to be both Civil & Competent?
Dr. Charlotte Reed
Dr. Reed is a Professor of Urban Education and directs the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Indiana University Northwest. She is an award winning teacher with expertise in Invitational, Urban, and Multicultural Education.
Leadership for Mortals: An Inviting Approach
Dr. Dean Fink
Dr. Fink is an international educational development consultant. As a former school superintendent and principal who has taught all grades, he has written extensively on school effectiveness, leadership and change.
One Moment Please
Mr. Tim Cusack
Mr. Cusack is a professional entertainer presenting keynote speeches and workshops for school systems, corporations and associations. He co-hosts Western Michiganís #1 morning talk radio show.
Teaching with a Heart: Engaging Students with Courage and Caring
Mr. Rich Ognibene
Mr. Ognibene is a Fairport, NY, physics teacher, 2008 New York State Teacher of the Year and the recipient of a National Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence.
Expanding Perspectives: Literacy for Learning Communities (working title)
Ms. Preethi Govindaraj & Ms. Deepa Govindaraj
Preethi and Deepa Govindaraj are founders and leaders of Minerva©, a unique approach to professional learning, global literacy, embracing diversity and school change with the focus on a humanities approach for learning and deeper understanding. They have worked with schools and a variety of organizations and researched the impact of their approach and the development of inviting learning communities for adults.