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2022 Schedule Register

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
- Nelson Mandela

Creative spaces for school pupils to learn and be inspired about positive health, social change, and the impact they can create for their futures. Seminar topics range from politics, to mental health, and self-development

  • Who is the good summit?

    The Good Summit is a global event–based platform that inspires people to take positive actions in their communities and workplaces to build sustainable social change. The event brings together students and change–makers from a wide variety of disciplines and increases external awareness of compelling issues.

    The Good Summit celebrates common good in the world through championing and critiquing where it is found, and by creating and curating spaces to cultivate more of it.

  • What is the purpose of these webinars?

    The purpose of the webinar series is to educate and motivate young people in the 15 to 24 age group to engage with important topics and our guest presenters. We know that young people are aware of and concerned about significant issues that we face as a society and that our actions today will affect them and their children. 

     What we want is to give young people a platform where they learn how to engage and, who to engage with on the issues that affect them today and tomorrow. In this series we will address, climate; mental health; education and, the EU and what it means for the relationships between Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Autumn 2022
Webinar Series

Our webinar series will run between October and December 2022 at 10am on Thursday mornings for 55mins. We have an exciting line up for 2022 and these are guests that your students should not miss. We will cover climate, mental health and, the importance of education and motivation for students. We will have school’s participating from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom. So don’t miss a unique opportunity to give your students the chance to widen their horizons and be part of the community of change that we are building.

A GOOD Climate Conversation

06 October 2022 10 am

Mary Robinson + Ainé O Gorman 

Urgent and ambitious action is needed to address the global climate crisis. Strong leadership is requited at all levels. We at TGS will strive to support collective responsibility in engaging the issues of climate justice. System level change is needed to enable and support individual and community accomplishments. We have a collective responsibility in all parts of society to take climate justice seriously. The problem is now, and we need to act.

In this online webinar, Dr. Mary Robinson (former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights) and Ainé O Gorman (Friends of the Earth), will discuss the challenges that we face, the failures we need to avoid, and what we as young people of these islands can do and be, if we are to avoid climate catastrophe.



Why a GOOD education changes the world

01 December 2022 10 am

Steve Chalk (Founder Oasis Trust) with Andrew Smyth

In this webinar hosted by Andrew Smyth (activist and area director Oasis Trust), is in conversation with Steve Chalke (founder of the Oasis Trust). Steve is one of the UK’s leading communicators on social change, and calls people to just + right + GOOD living where they transform their local communities for the better. As inspirational leaders, Steve and Andy will explore the meaning of GOOD education and how ‘living loving and learning together,’ can transform the lives of young people to help them create better dreams, enable successful in life, and rise above the expectations of class, race, gender, and ability.

A GOOD Mental Health Discussion

27 October 2022 10 am

Hosted by Trish Murphy (Director Student counselling Service, Trinity College Dublin, psychotherapist, and trainer), this vital conversation will see Trish in conversation Ruth Sutherland CBE former CEO of The Samaritans and a director of The Good Summit. Together they will explore themes of positive mental health for young people + young adults and discuss ways in which we can make small changes that have incremental and positive effect on our health and wellbeing. They will also provide tools for combating issues of loneliness, self-harm, and self-doubt, and give hints on creating GOOD positive change in ourselves and in our society. 


A Very Special Guest

December 2022 10 am

A very special guest will be coming to your school, this must not be missed! We will have the big reveal later in the year. So, make sure to watch out for further updates.

Details:

  • All conversations begin at 10am on an agreed Thursday in Oct / December 

  • All will be hosted, and guests will agree to either present, be questioned or both

  • Age 15+ / Mixed ability students (3rd level students can sign up as individuals)

  • AIM – INSPIRE AND EDUCATE for Common Good viz a viz the areas of Climate Justice / Mental Health / Political Action / Personal motivation 

p.s. Watch out for our upcoming World Café. We will be giving your students the opportunity to have their say with politicians on issues that are of importance to them.

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