Audrey Hametner

CEO

The Bedrock Program

Audrey has over 23 years of senior executive level business experience in operations and finance, in prestigious positions during her international career. Currently, she is the CEO and Founder of the globally recognized The Bedrock Program specializing in career and confidence training for youth. Audrey is also the COO at Upstrive, a wellbeing app that helps schools and businesses measure and impact student and staff engagement to drive performance. Audrey is also an Adjunct Professor at Middlesex University Dubai. She holds a Hons. BA from the University of Toronto, and a MBA from Imperial College London. She also holds several other exceptional qualifications from equally outstanding schools globally and is an ICF certified ACC Practitioner.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Wellbeing Space

15 November 2022 | 16:30 - 16:50 | English | The parent and school partnership is paramount in building confidence to secure motivation for youth in learning

Confidence in youth globally is at one of the lowest levels in recent history. Institutions of higher learning are seeing enrollment numbers dwindle significantly as many youth battle with either a lack of motivation or a fear of jumping into studies before they are sure of where it will take them. Globally the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the the issue. Across the world, professionals have been reporting increased stress and pressures on youth that have culminated in lack of confidence, stress, and in some cases symptoms similar to PTSD. The increased complexity has now made it ever more important that schools and parents align and work together to support students. In the talk, we will present research from global studies about eh current situation and provide suggestions to help both parents to think about the relationships with schools differently and how schools can reach out to leverage parental support in tackling the situation.