Kamil Majeed

Executive Principal and Chief Operating Officer

Nordic International School Lahore

Kamil is a Global Youth Leader who has a wide range of academic, research, and practical experiences in the field of education research & policy, data analysis, business administration and management consultancy. He is one of the 50 Future Leaders from 11 countries who were selected for the British Council Future Leaders Connect Program, 2017. Kamil completed his MBA with Honours in 2014-16 from Sabanci University, Turkey. He is also a 2016-17 Commonwealth Scholar and has completed a Masters in Education and International Development from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), London. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Principal of the Nordic International School, Lahore, which is the first Swedish School in Pakistan. The school was selected for the GESS Education Awards Dubai 2021 amongst the finalist in the Community Award for Citizenship category, which recognizes an educational establishment for demonstrating real value to the community it serves.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Growth Mindset

15 November 2022 | 14:00 - 14:20 | English | I am not your Educationist!

During the talk, we will explore what it really means to be an "educationist". A concept, which I believe, is a bit misunderstood and becoming a bit more transactional in nature. As “Educationists” our attempt should be to connect the home and school, allowing it to evolve into a strongly knit learning community. A community of mutual respect and understanding. A community that breeds responsible societies. We should feel privileged to personally interact with children and be amazed at their appetite to learn and grow. Our mission if we are to accept it should be to provide a safe space for children to express their social and emotional needs while we listen very carefully to them. But how do we provide that safe space? What does that safe space look like? Why do we need to rethink our leadership roles? What values should we promote? The talk will provide the structure for all to explore, re-imagine, and re-discover our purpose as educators.