Philip Idle Chosen as Association for Learning Environments’ Chair-Elect
17 Oct 2016
At our international conference, LearningSCAPES, in Philadelphia, Australasia's Phillip Idle was chosen as the new Chair Elect for our global body, Association for Learning Environments.
Philip Idle, a director of EIW Architects from Perth, Australia, was elected as the chair-elect for the Association for Learning Environments’ Board of Directors. Formerly the Australasia director on the international body, Philip Idle played a key role in the organization’s recent rebranding efforts.
Currently serving as chair for the Global Organization Task Force, Philip is leading the organization’s efforts to develop a global mindset, enhancing and furthering the association’s influence locally as well as in other global locations. Philip has encouraged the leadership to develop a more comprehensive way of viewing cultural and geographic differences as potential opportunities.
Philip Idle’s work encompasses both the private and government sectors in Australia and has extended to service work in Tanzania, a country where he spent his formative childhood years. With expertise in the design and planning of educational facilities, Philip’s experience on educational projects in leading the consultation phases of projects has led to him developing great empathy for all learners.
“We are all learners being challenged and enriched by colleagues throughout our Association. To build on this heritage and begin to be truly global through exploring experiences from around the world and building a dialogue with other cultures is a natural step in our development” Philip stated in accepting the position.
The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) is the only professional organization whose primary purpose is improving the learning environment. With approximately 4,500 members, the Association encompasses members across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the UK. The Association embraces a collaborative network of professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable 21st Century learning places that inspire transformation in education, enhance student and teacher performance, and support culture and community vitality. To learn more, visit www.a4le.org or follow us on Twitter @A4LE2
Barbara C. Worth
Director of Strategic & Private Development
Association for Learning Environments (Washington D.C).