September 2017 – Dr. Becky Bailey bids you “Howzit,” the traditional South African greeting as she speaks at the 13th Annual Convention of the International Confederation of Principals in Cape Town, South Africa.

Dr. Bailey spoke to over 1200 attendees representing 29 countries at the 13th Annual Convention of the International Confederation of Principals in Cape Town, South Africa September 22-25.

This year’s convention theme was “Brain Waves of Change.” According to the International Confederation of Principals convention website,”Neuroscience is changing the way we understand how the brain learns and retains data. Empathy-rich learning environments are creating a space where every student can become a change maker. And change is badly needed in our world.”

Dr. Bailey was the Plenary Speaker on Sunday. Her talk “Self-regulation and the Brain – Being the Change Our World Needs” echoed the convention’s theme and was met with resounding support from principals worldwide. Her books and materials sold out almost immediately, helping to expand Conscious Discipline’s reach around the globe.


The International Confederation of Principals represents over 200,000 school leaders from five continents. It serves as a major voice for education worldwide, and is the only global association that brings school principals together with the purpose of examining the challenges they face. 


Dr. Bailey was joined at the event by distinguished speakers such as Adam Habib, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Witwatersrand; Dr. Beau Lotto, Neuroscientist and Founder/CEO of Lab of Misfits Studio; Dr. Michael Mol, Founder of Hello Doctor; Fred Swaniker, Founder/Executive Chairman of the

African Leadership Academy; Dr. Nic Spaull, Senior Research Fellow at the Research on Socioeconomic Policy group; and Dr. Judy Willis, neuroscientist and adjunct faculty of the University of California Graduate School of Education.