The ARC secretariat

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Andy Hargreaves

President and Founder of ARC
Visiting Professor, University of Ottawa
Brennan Chair, Lynch School of Education, Boston College




Andy Hargreaves is Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa and Research Professor at Boston College. He is Past President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Professional Capital and Community, and Adviser in Education to the Premier of Ontario (2015-2017) and the First Minister of Scotland. He has published more than 30 books and over 100 peer-reviewed articles. He has a Google Scholar citation count approaching 80,000 and an H-Index score of 115. Andy holds close to $1m in research funding and has been continuously funded since 1989. Andy’s 8 Outstanding Writing Awards include the prestigious $100,000 Grawemeyer Award in Education for Professional Capital (2015). He has been honored in the US and UK for services to public education and is ranked by US Education Week in the top 20 scholars with most influence on US education policy debate.

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Yngve Lindvig

Founder of ARC

CEO of LearnLab


Phone: +47 90785069



Yngve is the CEO of LearnLab and is an acknowledged speaker, consultant, founder, leader, and project leader. He is co-founder of the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory.

His passion is to co-create digital tools that activate the learning processes for students and educators. Yngve believes that the future will revolve around co-learning and learning from mistakes. He believes that we must abandon training for tests and focus on learning for life.

One of Yngve’s driving questions is: How can we co-create deeper capacity for the next century whenre equity and global awareness are the goals?

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Tore Skandsen

ARC secretariat

Senior advisor/ Executive officer of international relations, IMTEC


Phone: +47 970 27 262



Tore Skandsen has over 25 years of international development experience in the educational sector. He has worked with both schools, districts, and governments, and has led several comprehensive projects with developing educational systems on a regional and national basis.

For the last decade, Tore has been the CEO of The IMTEC foundation, where he is still employed today. In addition to the work in IMTEC, Tore works with the Centre for Studies of Educational Practice which is part of the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.

Tore has been active in building up ARC from the start and is a member of the ARC secretariat.

His passion and motto is: “What have you done today to make the world a better place”

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Steve Munby

ARC Secretariat

Author and self-employed consultant



Steve Munby is a self-employed consultant and speaker on leadership and on system reform, working with governments and with groups of schools around the word.  Steve was Director of Education for Knowsley Local Education Authority for 5 years and Chief Executive of the National College for School Leadership in England for 8 years.  He was Chief Executive of Education Development Trust, an international education charity working in Asia, India, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, for 5 years.

Steve is also the facilitator for the ARC summits and a member of the ARC Secretariat.  He is Visiting Professor at University College London Institute for Education and is Chair of the Teaching Awards Trust in the UK.

Steve’s new book: “Imperfect Leadership – A book for leaders who know they don’t know it all” was published by Crown House in July 2019.