Daniel has been in China for ten years and is currently serving as the Secondary School Principal at Daystar Academy, Beijing. He joined the school to lead the middle school and to set up and launch the high school. Before joining Daystar Academy, Daniel was the Secondary School Assistant Principal at Suzhou Singapore International School. Both schools are strongly values driven, and as a result, Daniel has developed a deep interest in understanding the role that values play in both his own leadership and their role in creating shared belief systems and organisations.
Values: Moving from personal beliefs to creating resilient institutions
What are values, really? Why do you hold your values, and why do I hold mine? Is it just personal preference? This workshop will look at the philosophical underpinnings of different categories of values and how these values translate into action. You will critically reflect on not only your values but your school or organisation’s values. The second half of the workshop will challenge you on how values play a crucial role in creating an institution of shared action. The International Baccalaureate Organisation is used as a case study of the practical application of institutionalisation theory. Key lessons from the case study will be shared for participants to apply in their own contexts.
The workshop will benefit all target audiences as the ideas used are applicable in a personal context by reflecting on why they hold such values and why they differ from others. The case studies used can be applied to any school, institution or organisation, not just in an education setting.