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  • Education Leadership
  • Growth Mindset
  • Generational & Cultural Diversity

Ravi was excellent — from the seamless use of slides, images, and video to engage the audience, to the amazing story he has to tell. 

Robin Harriford, International Baccalaureate Coordinator & Teacher

Education Leadership Keynote:

Disrupting Education in an Age of Globalization & Artificial Intelligence

"The best keynote we have ever had" - AASA, The Superintendents Association

The world is changing, and we must do more to prepare students not for our future, but for their future. Jobs and careers will likely no longer form the individual identities of future generations, but human and cultural connection will become increasingly relevant. Failure to prepare for this could lead to the disaffection of youth, as well as increased violence and radicalism. Therefore, we must re-evaluate current trends like "career pathways" and "personalized learning," and make sure that we create lifelong learners who can pivot, lead, and solve the world's problems with cultural competency and a growth mindset.

Ravi's journey through life embodies "personalized learning" and "lifelong learning." By having combined traditional school with a real-world education, he remains curious, frequently pivots, lives his dreams, and positively impacts the world. As the grand-nephew of India’s first prime minister who created the world’s largest democracy, an entrepreneur before graduating high school, the former guitarist of 1997's pop-phenomenon Hanson, an aviator helping to reverse the shrinking pilot population, a cultural diplomat circling the globe on behalf of the US Department of State, and the founder of Ravi Unites Schools which uses readily available technology to create real-time interactions between student groups around the world, Ravi takes educators on a captivating journey that expands the way they see the world, inspires meaningful actions, and offers techniques and tools to help them and their students succeed. Moreover, his experience across cultures and generations offers valuable insight that will help recruit and retain teachers, and create a relevant education system through generational collaboration.

Attendees will leave with actionable takeaways that include:
• How world peace can be possible and ways to guide students to use their education to achieve it
• Why career pathways alone works against equality and prosperity, but an entrepreneurial mindset can prevent disaffection of youth
• How to cultivate curious minds and lifelong learners in the age of globalization, A.I. elongated lifespans, and changing job markets
• Millennial strengths and how to recruit and retain them
• Why cultural competency is the most important skill for the future and how it can be easily fostered through technology

Growth Mindset Keynote:

What Do You Have to Lose? Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

• Also available as a youth presentation

"An Experience of a Lifetime: Ravi is an amazing orator, master of ceremony, and keynote speaker. Lives are forever-changed through his storytelling." - Los Angeles City College

The future requires a growth mindset. Regardless of whether one is or becomes an employee or entrepreneur, building self-confidence and a tolerance for risk is essential. Staying curious, using failures as a pathway to success, pivoting, and always asking oneself questions like "What do I have to lose?" is the difference between being relevant and becoming obsolete.

Ravi uses his amazing journey to showcase how lifelong learning leads to success. By sharing how he created opportunities out of a challenging childhood, climbed out from the collapse of the music industry in the nineties, pivoted during the economic recession of 2008, and overcame family medical issues that repeatedly challenged his personal and professional ambitions, he motivates you to consistently step out of your comfort zone and turn adversity into opportunity, all while living the words of Gandhi, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Attendees will leave with actionable takeaways that include:
• How to step out of your comfort zone and expand your horizons
• Asking oneself questions like, "What do I have to lose?" and "What did I fail at today?"
• How to develop a "pay it forward," social-entrepreneurship component that attracts support
• Building meaningful networks and creating strategic alliances
• Recognizing that failure is not a lack of success, but the path to success

Generational & Cultural Diversity Keynote:

Millennial Mojo, Collaborating Across Generations and Cultures

"If your goal is to enhance the cultural competency of your audience, then Mr. Hutheesing is the speaker for your event." - Ohio Counseling Association

If you want to feel very optimistic about the future, look no further. Anticipating and influencing the positive impact that Millennials will have as leaders is a tremendous opportunity. They are the largest generation, soon-to-be most influential in global leadership, and will live longer than their predecessors. Their magic—or "mojo"—is shaping the world!

Ravi's vantage point is uniquely relevant as a member of "Generation X"—the bridge between Millennials and Baby-Boomers. He takes his audiences on an inspiring personal journey that yields unparalleled insights into generations and cultures, and motivates everyone to take actions that will make the world a better educated and more harmonious place.

In this eye-opening and thought-provoking keynote, discover how much the generations actually have in common and how to use these commonalities as building blocks for collaboration. Ravi depicts an optimistic future based on millennial character traits including their hunger for the arts (the key to teaching empathy), thirst for entrepreneurship (the key to fostering identity), and natural ability to rise above social injustices.

He also challenges participants to consider how artificial intelligence will drive revenue and unemployment, the impact that will have on the disaffection of youth and vulnerability to radicalism, and how society must adapt in order to appropriately navigate this changing landscape.

Ultimately, Ravi empowers Boomers, Xers, and Millennials to successfully collaborate in order to overcome local to global challenges, make education relevant for the future, and bring us closer to world peace.

Ravi's top-tweeted keynote quotes:

Today's youth are not looking at their phones, but through them because the world is on the other side.

2018-07-06T14:42:24+00:00
Today's youth are not looking at their phones, but through them because the world is on the other side.

We must enable global youth to bond naturally before we teach them how to hate each other.

2018-05-09T10:28:48+00:00
We must enable global youth to bond naturally before we teach them how to hate each other.

We must not educate children for our future, but for their future.

2018-05-11T09:15:09+00:00
We must not educate children for our future, but for their future.

World peace is possible if we can make it profitable.

2018-05-09T09:16:33+00:00
World peace is possible if we can make it profitable.

Millennial idealism may organically eradicate many social injustices, if we get out of their way.

2018-05-09T09:24:19+00:00
Millennial idealism may organically eradicate many social injustices, if we get out of their way.

Could "career pathways" lead to the disaffection of youth?

2018-05-11T09:12:22+00:00
Could "career pathways" lead to the disaffection of youth?

Don't try to make the right decision. Just make a decision and make it right.

2018-09-02T16:25:41+00:00
Don't try to make the right decision. Just make a decision and make it right.

The future requires an entrepreneurial mindset.

2018-05-09T10:22:48+00:00
The future requires an entrepreneurial mindset.

The classroom must do three things: nurture talent, inspire curiosity, and provoke critical thinking.

2018-05-09T09:17:47+00:00
The classroom must do three things: nurture talent, inspire curiosity, and provoke critical thinking.

If we taught data triangulation in everything we do, there would be no such thing as "fake news."

2018-05-09T09:18:46+00:00
If we taught data triangulation in everything we do, there would be no such thing as "fake news."

The world has more to teach than the classroom, but the classroom prepares us for the lessons of the world.

2018-05-09T09:23:22+00:00
The world has more to teach than the classroom, but the classroom prepares us for the lessons of the world.

The first person to live until 150 has already been born. How do we prepare students for 100 years of productivity?

2018-05-11T09:17:36+00:00
The first person to live until 150 has already been born. How do we prepare students for 100 years of productivity?

Topics are customized for each event. Additionally, Ravi will:

• Speak with several attendees in advance to prepare
• Socialize with attendees throughout the entire event (schedule permitting)
• Allow attendees to download his presentation and stay in contact
• Not pitch products or services from the stage
• Close with a song—optional, but always a highlight with audiences

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