The world is changing at an astonishing pace. As educational systems struggle to keep pace, the question becomes: How do we prepare people to thrive in a time of extraordinary change?
The Thought Leadership Institute (TLI) at the International Coaching Federation (ICF) hosted 34 Wisdom Weavers from 15 countries at a virtual Convening, Manifesting the Future of Education: Think, Learn, Transcend, on June 9, 2022, to explore how coaching can facilitate progress in education. The Convening findings inspired us to craft a call to action—a Manifesto for the Future of Education—that establishes a vision for transforming education around the world while integrating the practice of coaching as a catalyst for positive change.
To manifest a better future for all global citizens, we must change the questions we ask and how we imagine the future.
We aim to show how coaching practices can address global education trends:
Global Education Trends
Transformative Coaching Practices
Widening social and economic inequality within and between countries
Help students see how their individual actions can contribute to large-scale change, address inequality, and promote justice for humanity and a sustainable planet
Climate change and resource depletion, which put future generations in peril
Support administrators in future-scenario thinking to reveal multiple options for acting
Increasing violence and democratic backsliding, which destabilizes societies
Support educators in introducing coaching skills in the classroom by identifying strengths, encouraging growth, and asking powerful questions
Disruptive technological change and accelerating globalization
Develop ethical decision-making by examining how technology can prioritize sustainability
Expanding migration and urbanization, which intensify social and cultural diversity
Create meaningful dialogue among administrators and teachers to explore, create, and learn from diverse perspectives
When you download the Manifesto, you will read more about our research on how coaching can transform the future of education, including:
- Our objectives for transforming education through coaching
- Global stakeholders and the roles they play in this quest
- Global trends impacting the future of education and skills needed for the future of work
- Coaching practices that will shape these global trends
- Timeline for action
- Ways to get involved
Together, we can shape the future of education.
Join our quest to transform education through coaching by taking action: