I am honoured and grateful to bring you guys my next podcast episode with Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius. Thank you, Piret Jeedas and Triin Noorkõiv for making this possible! Christer is a fascinating guy. He is running “Kaospilot”, a world-renowned self-governing school for creative leadership and meaningful entrepreneurship based in Aarhus, Denmark. Kaospilot is centered on teaching ‘change-makers’ the ability to both navigate their way through uncertainty and to use it to their advantage by embracing the opportunities presented by uncertainty and complexity. Education at Kaospilot is rooted in action and practice rather than theory. Students are evaluated on the basis of four criteria, which also serve as the objectives of education: to create deep meaning with others, improve themselves as change makers, develop and foster their personalities, and co-operate with their local community. Kaospilot strives to be the best school for the world, with a focus on social change, creative entrepreneurship and personal growth.
“Our view, when it comes to people, is that they are full. We look at the people to be a whole, resourceful, we look at them as creative. The glass is not empty, it is not half filled. It is always filled. Our job is not to open their heads and empty more knowledge and information into it. It is more about transforming what is already there. We essentially simply take away the things that block their inborn creativity or the creativity that exists in and around them. So, if you follow that idea towards what it means in reality, it means that students who come to us are here to learn, but we also expect them to teach. We look at them as potential professors for their fellow students, but indeed also for the school. So we, who are hired by the school as staff, have an obligation to learn together with the students.” – Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius
Listen and enjoy!