Happy International Day of Education 2024!

Text: Quality education is a human right

Happy International Day of Education! The theme this year is “learning for lasting peace”. Quality education and lifelong learning that is transformative and enables learners to gain essential knowledge, values, attitudes, skills, and behaviours… that empower them to be catalysts for peace in their communities.

SDG4: Quality Education & Lifelong Learning is one of the key SDGs we focus on at Dynamic4. Helping people learn through doing has been core to what we do since I founded Dynamic4 in 2001… and to what I’ve been doing since my early teens.

In my early teens I started training others in the bodybuilding and mindbody techniques I’d been practicing, then snowboarding… before working professionally as a personal trainer specialising in Pilates and spin (Dynamic4 Fitness) in the early 2000s.

By this point I’d also spent a few years designing and delivering project-based learning programs in financial services to solve real business and customer problems – while helping leaders and teams develop the mindset, skillset, and toolset for human-centred design and innovation.

These days I play at the place where design, regenerative innovation, and wellbeing meet – to help create the conditions for happier communities. The convergence of what I’ve been learning and experimenting with for over 30 years. Coaching and working alongside people using an action learning approach to solve problems that matter.

I wrote Solve Problems That Matter: Design, Build & Launch Your Social Enterprise Idea to share some of what I’ve learnt. A simple and practical guidebook with worksheets to help founders and leaders design regenerative business models and solutions that create great outcomes for people and our planet – while being financially successful and increasing their wellbeing.

This is just a small piece of my lifelong learning journey… I continue to prioritise exploring my curiosity and learning every day.

Dynamic4 is also proud to be a member of Catalyst 2030 – a global movement of people and organisations committed to achieving the UN SDGs by 2030. Today they’ve launched the Catalyst 2030 2024 Education Report: Ignite Change, Foster Collaboration… a toolkit for systems leaders to co-create the pathways to collaboration. Check it out!