2021 IBSC Virtual Conference
June 9, 15, 17, and 23
Schedule for June 15
Hosted by the IBSC Africa Region
4:00 - 5:30 PM SAST
(10:00 - 11:30 AM EDT)
Opening Student Performance
Bishops Diocesan College (South Africa) and Maritzburg College (South Africa)
Task Force Update
Recognizing, Acknowledging, and Addressing Inequities in the Lives of Young Men of Color Task Force
Hear from members of the task force about their work as IBSC seeks to build antiracist schools that embrace all intersectionalities of each boy’s identity and create greater access and care for boys of color within member schools worldwide.
Moderated by Jack Pannell, IBSC Board of Trustees, and founder and executive director, Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys (United States)
Panelists: David Ferguson, IBSC Board of Trustees, and headmaster, Westlake Boys' High School (New Zealand); Jakes Fredericks, head of school, St. Stithians Boys' Preparatory School (South Africa)
Welcome and Introduction
Tony Reeler, IBSC vice chair, Africa, IBSC Board of Trustees, and principal, Bishops Diocesan College (South Africa)
The Six Virtues of Masculinity
Featuring Craig Wilkinson
Bestselling South African author, award-winning social entrepreneur, sought-after inspirational speaker, and dad coach Craig Wilkinson speaks about equipping men to be great fathers and leaders. Wilkinson is the founder of Father a Nation, a nonprofit organization that restores men to true masculinity and authentic fatherhood. He believes that if we can heal men, we can heal the world.
Panel Conversation on Positive Masculinity
Join IBSC leaders from South Africa to dive into the topic of positive masculinity.
Moderated by Chris Luman, IBSC Board of Trustees, and headmaster, Maritzburg College (South Africa)
Panelists: Andri Barnes, principal, Glenwood High School (South Africa); Jakes Fredericks, head of school, St. Stithians Boys' Preparatory School (South Africa); Allan Magubane, deputy headmaster: transformation and community engagement, St. John's College (South Africa); and Shaun Simpson, headmaster, Rondebosch Boys' High School (South Africa)
Following the general session, you may select a 30-minute workshop to attend from the list below. In the event app, simply select which workshop room you want to enter.
You may download workshop materials from any presenter who shares them with us by clicking the link under the workshop description.
|Blending Curriculum and Student Leadership to Create Better Future Leaders
Come see how combining an innovative post-16 curriculum model and a sophisticated student leadership program create a learning community that benefits our boys and the whole school. Find out how one school has blended academic learning, personal growth, and leadership development for senior boys.
Presenters: David Atkinson and Dan Colquhoun, Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School (United Kingdom)
Grade Levels: Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Creating a Professional Competency Model to Transform School Culture
|Going Beyond “I’m Fine:” Creating an Environment Where Boys Open Up
Statistics show 82% of boys have heard their behavior described as “acting like a girl” when expressing themselves. Learn strategies for teaching emotional literacy, managing emotions, and asking for help as a skill. Use these ideas to build a culture where boys have the emotional literacy skills and safety to go beyond “I’m fine” and begin to open up.
Presenter: Rosa Tutor, St. Dominic School (United States)
Grade Levels: All
Returning to Our Strengths: How Boys’ Schools Promote Meaningful Wellness
The Role of Mentoring from a Leadership Perspective
Single-Sex Schools in a Multigender World: Transgender Students at Boys' Schools
“Solve It” Labs Within Communities Prepare Students for an Uncertain World
|Supporting the Anxious Boy to Reduce Work Refusal
Define symptoms and behaviors related to students experiencing high levels of anxiety. Use case studies to explore various symptoms and behaviors that can hinder academic performance, especially low work completion, variable attendance, and active social disengagement. Gain specific strategies to support boys in their agency to be an independent learner.
Presenters: Caroline Miller Dengler, Jackie Villet, and Brad Bernstein, St. Paul’s School for Boys (United States)
Grade Levels: Middle School (Ages 12-15), Upper/Senior School (Ages 15-19)
Teaching Young Boys How to Debate in the Science Classroom