Oct 1, 2018
Cheryl is a leadership futurist and expert in education and in this interview we combine the two into a far reaching discussion about what is to come in relation to the future of learning. We also talked about her background as a school principal, the impact of a child dying of abuse on an entire school community, the recent Future of Learning conference she co-organised with Hamish Duff (from Recalibrate) as well as her work at Think Beyond.
Cheryl is a leadership futurist who sees exponential technologies as an opportunity to amplify our human characteristics. She loves challenging organisations to think differently in order to adapt to a rapidly changing and complex world. This world must consider equity, ethics and social impact as our preferred future.
Cheryl has been an award-winning principal and is involved in a number of strategic roles and foresight projects. This includes Grow Waitaha, a project supporting Christchurch schools through the change process. In 2017 Cheryl was a finalist in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards, in the Innovation and Science category.
She is currently a Board Chair of the NZ Brain Research Institute, Establishment Board Chair of Haeata Community Campus and serves as a trustee for Limitless and Food for Thought Trusts. Cheryl is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society.