We’re excited to share with you that the Course Director for the inaugural Global Social Leaders (GSL) STEAM will be Alex Bell FRSA.

New for 2018, GSL STEAM is a year-long leadership experience launching with a two-week intensive residential designed to nurture the innovators of tomorrow who will learn how to develop solutions to problems, and will go on to design a new product and enter our global competition.

Alex is an experienced and sought-after facilitator, conference speaker, leadership coach and senior leader in education.

He has lead two London schools in challenging circumstances to be Ofsted rated ‘outstanding in all areas’ and designed and delivered bespoke facilitation in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America for a range of schools, NGOs and leading organisations.

Alex creates and delivers bold and innovative education and outreach programmes with international government, schools and charities. His work with schools and communities in Barbados as part of their 50th anniversary of independence commemorations was selected to be part of their national monument unveiled by Prince Harry, is part of the Barbados Museum and British High Commission’s permanent collections and was selected to be the Prime Minister’s official Christmas card in 2016.

Alex provides professional coaching to over 70 senior leaders, strategic thought-leadership with school teams and mentoring to emerging talent within education throughout the UK .

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, a member of its Innovative Education faculty and Fellowship Councillor for creative education globally. He is a professional ambassador for the British Council and is currently researching a book on ‘Bold, brave and authentic leadership’ for school leaders.

Alex is responsible for the GSL STEAM curriculum development and inviting people and partners to speak and deliver bold and innovative content.


What is STEAM?

We believe innovation is the way to ensure a more prosperous and sustainable future. Innovation has been associated with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects, which we believe alongside Art and Design can help to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last century.

This is a unique course will bring together young people from around the world, with expert partners and facilitators who will inspire, challenge and prepare them to develop a solution.

GSL STEAM will take place at Queens College, Taunton between Monday 16th – Friday 27th July 2018. For more information, click here.