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Welby Ings - Invisible Leadership

Welby Ings was expelled from school and until the age of fifteen he could neither read nor write. He is currently a Professor in Design at Auckland University of Technology.

He is a disobedient thinker, an elected Fellow of the British Royal Society of Arts and he has been a consultant to many international organisations on issues of creativity and leadership. He is also an internationally acclaimed author, designer, illustrator, and film maker.

Welby has taught at all levels of the school system. His internationally acclaimed book Disobedient Teaching has become an influential reference in rethinking pedagogy and the culture of schooling.

In 2001 Welby was awarded the New Zealand Prime Minister’s inaugural, Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence and in 2014 he was awarded the Auckland University of Technology medal for his contributions to research, pedagogy and creativity.