How can we use Appreciative Inquiry to successfully create experiences that promote a deep sense of belonging in schools? How do interconnectedness, empathy and shared responsibility foster a sense of belonging for ourselves, for students and for the wider learning community? In this workshop we’ll use an appreciative stance to uncover our values, strengths, and skills so we can help learners move from feeling overlooked and frustrated to bringing their whole selves to school. We’ll discover how to develop our unique superpowers so we can be an active catalyst in moving students forward in their educational journey - and enabling them to persevere towards their potential in our complex globalized world.
Session 1: Discovering Global Belonging
  • What does global belonging mean in K-12 education and how does it connect to teachers and school leaders?
  • When have students felt a strong sense of belonging and why were these experiences meaningful to them?
  • How can we collaborate with families and communities to enhance a sense of global belonging for students?
Session 2: Dreaming Global Belonging
  • What innovative strategies and practices can we imagine employing to promote meaningful connections and relationships among students in their classrooms and school communities?
  • How can we leverage technology and digital platforms to enhance global belonging and a sense of community?
  • How can we envision integrating intercultural learning experiences, perspectives and opportunities for collaboration to nurture empathy, broader perspectives, and a sense of meaningful interconnectedness?
Session 3: Designing Global Belonging
  • How can we actively promote student voice and agency, enabling students to contribute to decision-making processes and shape their school community, enhancing their sense of ownership and sense of global belonging?
  • How can we support cultural and psychological safety in learning environments and engagements with students, colleagues and families?
  • How can cultural humility and intercultural communication help us as we create spaces, experiences and opportunities for global belonging in schools?
Session 4: Destiny of Global Belonging
  • What can we envision as the positive impacts of fostering a deep sense of belonging on students’ overall well being, academic achievement and long-term success?
  • How can we envision the ripple effects of creating inclusive and supportive environments, where students develop a strong sense of belonging, on the broader school culture, parent engagement and community partnerships?
  • What are the life long benefits for students who have experienced a deep sense of global belonging in their K-12 education?
Platform, Material and Resources:
We will connect through the ZOOM meetings platform for this workshop. You will need a quiet space for the four sessions. The workshop will not be recorded. Digital resource material to accompany the workshop will be shared with participants:
  • Resources and strategies to foster global belonging using an Appreciative Inquiry lens.
  • Actionable next steps to support the day-to-day as you seek clarity around stresses impacting global belonging.
  • Tips for translating your values, strengths and skills in support of global belonging in K-12 education.
Potential Audience:
K-12 Inquiry Teachers and School Leaders
Alice Jungclaus
Born in Canada to a diverse, cross-cultural family, Alice is a parent, teacher, Vice-Principal and global learner of Nêhiyaw (Cree) and Igbo ancestry. She has taught in public, private and international schools in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and Switzerland. Alice believes in emboldening and inspiring learners to continually spark their curiosity through hopeful, challenging inquiry and action so that, together, we can positively transform our world.

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November 2023

Each session is for 2 hours.
London 7:00 am | Zurich 8:00 am | Dubai 11:00 am | India 12:30 pm | Hong Kong 3:00 pm | Melbourne 6:00 pm

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USD 400 Per Participant
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development hours.