Heather presents her cutting-edge approach to bring business and education together by exploring the ways they are different and the opportunities to unify those differences. She advocates for competency-based collaborative learning as seen in board rooms and construction sites all over America. Going even deeper, she advocates for aligning school curriculum and schedule to mirror the work day. “Nowhere does one have to pack up their work, move to another desk and switch projects every forty-five minutes after a bell rings,” she tells the crowd.
Learning the Way We Work, Measuring Post-Graduation Success, What is the Purpose of Education?
Research is clear that when a person is excluded, isolated or bullied during their formative years, it is nearly impossible to make up for the lost and damaged social skills. This is not just a serious physical and mental health conversation — it is a workforce development issue, too. School cultures that don’t actively fight exclusion, isolation and bullying are encouraging students to blend in, but colleges and employers want professionals who stand out!
Workshops include: Fix Your School Culture, School Bullying and Workplace Violence, Stand Up & Stand Out
Heather delivers strong examples of how programs like hers are helping schools educate the whole child by bring core academic learning to life with real world, student centered learning. Through the process, students master the competencies that employers covet including self-discipline, team work and relationship building.
Bulk Book Purchase and Signing
Career Guidance Clinic: Heather can offer thirty minute individualized consulting sessions on a first come, first served basis in an expo hall adjacent to the event space or similar location.
Sample Organizing Makeover: Prior to a presentation, Heather and her team can perform a career makeover on a selected audience member which can serve as content for a presentation and a model space to visit and learn.
Each year, more than 600,000 businesses are started in the United States. Many people believe starting a business is a mysterious process. They know they want to start a business, but they don’t know the first steps to take. In this presentation, Heather shares how to get an idea for a business, how you figure out exactly what it is you want to do and then how to take action on it.
Workshops for this presentation include: How to Get the Juices Flowing