Tuesday, March 22, 2022

InvokED- A Global Dialogue On Education Leadership On March 24-25 From 4.00-10.00 PM

* InvokED will put the spotlight on education leaders - who, despite their lack of recognition, are an essential layer of the education ecosystem of India

InvokED is a first of a kind virtual event bringing together education leaders, practitioners, academicians, market players, teachers and students from across the globe for a dialogue on how education leadership can be enabled to bring sustainable and systemic change to India's education ecosystem. Organised by ShikshaLokam, InvokED will be held on March 24th and March 25th from 4.00pm to 10.00pm. The conversations will lay a platform for collective action, highlight the challenges faced by Indian education leaders and also recognise the progress that has been made so far. InvokED is intended to provide a collective spark of inspiration to help educational leaders transform the state of Indian education. 

The focus of InvokED will be establishing a sense of urgency around the need for effective leadership to drive sustainable reforms. Empowering education leaders is key to lasting and sustainable change as they will be pivotal in helping reform efforts adapt to complex, dynamic and unforeseen problems. The sessions will cover the tactics and tools for education leaders to drive change in their systems, and detail the roles that private industry, the government and civil society will play in building education leadership. 

The speakers include S.D. Shibulal (Founder, Shikshalokam; Co-Founder, Infosys), Nandan Nilekani (Co-Founder and Chairperson, EkStep Foundation; Co-Founder and Chairman, Infosys), Srinivas R.(Srinivas R. Katikithala, Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Government of India), Aparna Purohit (Head of India Originals  Amazon Prime Video), Dr. Santhosh Mathew (Country Lead Social and Public Finance Policy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and Sanjay Kumar (Additional Chief Secretary, Education Department Bihar).  Shruti Shibulal (CEO & Director, Tamara), Sundeep Talwar (Chief Marketing Officer, The Akshaya Patra Foundation), Arun Maira (Former Chairman, Boston Consulting Group) and Jody Spiro (Director of Education Leadership, The Wallace Foundation) amongst others.

“We believe that educational leaders are critical to bringing about sustainable and systemic change to Indian education. This critically neglected layer of the education system plays a pivotal role in the implementation of new reforms and pedagogies. The first InvokED Dialogue is the next step in ShikshaLokam’s journey of catalysing collective action to recognise and enable education leadership in the country.” says Mr. Shibulal, the Founder of ShikshaLokam.

“We are excited to host the first InvokED, bringing together the best minds from across the globe to discuss education leadership on a common platform. At ShikshaLokam, we believe that collaboration, community and innovation are essential to empowering education leaders to make transformative change. We look forward to the fruitful discussions and collaborations that will emerge from the conference and hope to continue orchestrating communities of change.” says Khushboo Awasthi, Chief Operating Officer, Shikshalokam.

The event will be attended by education leaders, CSOs and NGOs, philanthropic organisations, government institutions and state education departments from across the globe. 


ShikshaLokam is an NGO founded under the aegis of Shibulal Family Philanthropic Initiatives. As an education leadership catalyst, ShikshaLokam enables and amplifies leadership development opportunities for individuals and institutions engaged in K-12 education systems.The organisation plays three roles in the development of the education leadership in the country: that of an evangelist for education leadership (undertaken through a series of initiatives like SolvEd, NurturEd, MentorEd, etc.), a designer of impact programmes (plus resources, solutions, etc.) and an orchestrator bringing together government, NGOs and philanthropic institutions. ShikshaLokam offers open-source technology capabilities and resources to ecosystem players - individuals, NGOs, and governments - to enable education leadership development at a large scale with high impact. It is a manifestation of Societal Platform thinking, a systematic method to resolve complex societal challenges with speed, sustainability, and at scale.

For registrations: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScV2c2f0AlKKzm24M7FZyT-yBaJ1mbQKoGBy-gnuFeguJlmEQ/viewform

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