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Conference Summary: Challenging Perceptions of Leadership
Their purpose was to to hear inspiring stories about inclusive leadership and research practices across the education and arts sectors, and to question notions of leadership and research within these sectors. We were delighted to be hosted for the day by Liverpool Hope University.
Through the 2017-18 academic year, SLiCE® fellows' research looked at how cultural education can deliver the inclusion agenda. The focus of the 2018 conference, therefore, was inclusive practice - with a particular focus on disability. SLiCE® fellows as well as Mind the Gap, Creative Minds, DIY Theatre Company, Liverpool Hope University and Open Theatre participated as presenters and workshop leaders.
Conference key themes:
- The belief that it is essential that EVERYONE has access to high quality art and culture
- Re-shaping the word and concept of leadership
- Challenging perceptions of who can be a leader
- The importance of continued research
L - learning, language (keep it clear, to the point and understandable
E - enrich, enable, educate, excite, empower
A - authentic , advocate, act, activist, accountability, awareness, articulate, access
D - dare, direction, debate, decision making, destiny, dismantle barriers
E - enabler, empathy encourage
R - risk, responsibility, role models, retell the story, recreate the norm, rights, research
S - support shape, share, skill up
H - help, harness, hone, hope
I - independence, individuality, inspire, initiate, ignite, inclusive, invigorate, investigate
P - provocate, prompt, participate, play to strengths, play, proactive, presence, policy, politice, pathways, progression
Break-out Session Presentations
Newbridge School: Championing Inclusion at Gallery Oldham Fred Longworth High School: ‘Everybody’s Theatre’ - Handing Over the Keys and Unlocking Potential Kelsall Primary School: How can children’s literature addressing inclusion be utilised in collaboration with a range of arts and cultural providers to promote equality for all sections of the community?