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Ravi Hutheesing

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Cultural Catalyst & Global Keynote Speaker

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Specifically tailored to address current challenges of racial and cultural biases in society, and how in a post-COVID 19 world we can make the most progress.
Artificial Intelligence will create the most significant disruption to the workforce that we have ever seen. With 40% of today’s jobs about to be automated (source: PwC), we cannot fail to equip all students with the most critical skills of tomorrow—skills that go beyond the current “college and career-ready” focus. Education leaders must re-evaluate the overall goal of education now while committing to teaching the most important life-skills for a global future, including cultural competence and how to continuously pivot. Today’s educators have an unprecedented opportunity and responsibility to not only achieve equity in education, but defeat generations of implicit biases so that all students can develop a healthy curiosity about the world and truly become global citizens.

• Cultivate cultural competence and a pathway to equity in schools and communities
• Use the arts and sciences to overcome implicit biases
• Incorporate a growth mindset in both liberal arts and CTE/vocational/career pathways education
• Convert privilege into leadership skills that can help foster social justice
• How to harness incoming educators’ idealism as they move into leadership positions

Born into one of the world’s most influential families but rejecting the obvious choices presented to him, Ravi uses his own journey as a rock star, entrepreneur, aviator, and cultural diplomat (exemplifying personalized, lifelong, and social-emotional learning) to show how educators can most effectively and equitably transform students into culturally competent lifelong learners. By exploring the elements of a truly holistic education that fosters cultural competence and a globally-aware growth mindset, Ravi will shift your thinking on how public education can put society on a path to equity, equality and ultimately world peace.

How to create lifelong learners with strong leadership skills, cultural competence, and social responsibility.
“How do we prepare students for an unpredictable future?” Ravi believes that educators shape the future based on how they prepare students. With 4 out of 10 jobs to be automated within ten years (perhaps sooner in the wake of the Coronavirus), schools must shift their goals from student achievement to student learning, and teachers must pivot from being the purveyors of knowledge to facilitators of classroom experiences.  Creating lifelong learners is the only way to create the future we need, and by empowering students to guide that process within a focused structure, we create lifelong learners.  Moreover, as technology transforms the world into a decentralized “sharing economy,” the future we need may not revolve around jobs.  Instead, World Peace pivots from idealism to necessity, and education is the greatest force we have to create it.

Armed with eye-opening data and his inspiring stories from around the world, Ravi shows education leaders how to give students ownership over their learning while equipping them with strong leadership skills and a long-term vision. This will not only prepare students for their future, but also create the future that a global society needs—one that has unity across diverse cultures and generations, inspires social responsibility, and ultimately has us on a path toward World Peace.

• The four essential skills that every lifelong learner needs for pivoting
• Teaching cultural competence and identifying implicit bias, and using privilege as a resource
• Creating experiential/project-based learning opportunities from readily available resources
• Recruit and retain qualified culturally-sensitive teachers using a vision and mission that resonates
• Identify and prepare students for the industries of the future which are those that foster social responsibility and sustainable development

BONUS: Get a free student presentation at your local high school with any education conference/convocation keynote.

 

Solving challenges and exposing opportunities in cross-generational work environments.
Ravi’s perspective is uniquely relevant being “Generation X”—the bridge between Millennials and Baby-Boomers. Having worked globally collaborating across cultures, he reveals just how much we all have in common even though we become paralyzed by our differences. Such insight leads to more effective employee recruitment/retention and enables each one of us to create greater harmony within our companies and communities. In this eye-opening and thought-provoking keynote, discover how to use these commonalities as building blocks for collaboration to create a more empathetic, entrepreneurial, and socially considerate work environments. He also challenges participants to consider how artificial intelligence will impact the workplace, future decision-making, and value systems, as well as how businesses, industries, and society-at-large must adapt in order to navigate this changing landscape.

Ravi empowers Boomers, Xers, and Millennials to successfully collaborate for a more prosperous and desirable future. by learning how to:

• Reduce “generational baggage” that perpetuates humanity’s greatest obstacles including racism, class-ism, and isolationism
• Understand the root of Millennial “entitlement” and use it for positive growth
• Recognize Millennials’ true relationship with technology and how Artificial Intelligence will impact their values and decisions
• Embrace the entrepreneurial mindset and use it to foster proactive employees
• Prevent Millennials and Gen Z from becoming apathetic and disaffected in an environment in which they are particularly vulnerable

 

How to pivot toward serving humanity and justify it economically to be successful in the age of technology and A.I.

For entrepreneurs, corporations, and employees, the ability to pivot is the difference between staying relevant and becoming redundant in an age where nearly 40% of jobs will be automated within 10 years (source: PwC).  Moreover, Ravi shows how focusing on human connection, global citizenship, and economic justifications will not only attract the best employees and customers but will actually foster the global relations required in a sharing economy. By sharing how he created successive opportunities throughout an entrepreneurial career filled with obstacles, he reveals amazing tools for relationship building and global collaboration that build a better world in which longterm prosperity prevails…all while living the words of Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Ravi showcases how focusing on humanity supported by economic justification breeds success in the age of technology by teaching audiences how to:

• Find your pivot points
• Develop a “pay it forward” mentality from which reciprocity conjures support
• Build meaningful networks and strategic alliances that foster multi-cultural and global growth
• Convert every failure into opportunity
• Become life-long learners

 

How to pursue your passion and rally the needed support to be successful.

In this presentation, Ravi encourages attendees to pursue their passions regardless of preconceptions or obstacles. However, following one’s dream is not about rebelling against one’s parents, school, or traditional values. It is about collaborating with these influences while broadening horizons and being “the change you wish to see in the world” (Gandhi). A child’s own talents, strengths, and interests often differ from their “predetermined” path. As they become teenagers, those same interests can become aspirations that are then in conflict with traditional expectations of any given family, society, or culture. Ironically, it is this very difference that is most likely to give a young adult an “edge,” enabling him or her to achieve greater success.  Moreover, in the age of automation and globalization, the perceived security of a traditional career is no longer the reality.

Using his own story of growing up in a family of politicians and bankers but ultimately pursuing a career in music, Ravi tells the story of how he earned the support of his parents, engineered his own very successful career, and as an adult, made his family extremely proud by not just living his dreams, but also by contributing positively to the world around him.

 

Reviews

“The best keynote we ever had.”

— The School Superintendents Association

“A dynamic, engaging speaker who can charm an audience in seconds.”

— US Embassy in Russia | Department of State

“Our members said that Ravi was one of the very best keynote speakers they’ve ever heard.”

— Colorado Association of School Executives

“Ravi’s journey is a testament to the positive impact each one of us can make building connections and relationships.”

— Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development

“The feedback from our members has been overwhelmingly positive.”

— Wisconsin Association of School Boards

“A charismatic, dynamic speaker who captivates audiences from his opening line to his last.”

— Ohio Counseling Association

“The outpouring of compliments regarding Ravi’s words during superintendent’s conference day was over the top.”

— Jericho Public Schools

“In my 30 years with TACE, Ravi is by far the best speaker that we’ve presented.”

— Texas Administrators of Continuing Education

“Ravi was the highlight of the conference. Attendees gave him the highest rating.”

— Accenture | Scrum Gathering India

“Ravi was a terrific. He was engaging and his message was powerful.”

— Ohio School Counselor Association

“Ravi presented at our state education convention and was phenomenal!”

— Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials

“An experience of a lifetime. Lives are forever-changed through Ravi’s storytelling.”

— Los Angeles Community College District

“Outstanding! Ravi’s message is powerful, and his purpose is inspirational.”

— Association of Continuing Higher Education

“Ravi was a terrific. He was engaging and his message was powerful.”

— Ohio School Counselor Association
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