DIVERSITY INCLUDES YOU™.
Working with students and working with adults who impact the lives of students energizes me. I have led full-day diversity conferences, planned and executed multi-day retreats, facilitated countless workshops and professional development opportunities and delivered keynote speeches for public and private schools and organizations.
My approach is always engaging and interactive. Whether the topic is light or heavy it is important and necessary to embed elements of fun and play. "Talking at" doesn't promote the best way to learn because the best knowledge is shared and in the room (and outside the room) with the aid of activities that get people thinking, moving, and reflecting.
Moments of discomfort are where we learn and grow. I encourage everyone to lean in, make mistakes, listen, and tell their story.
PAST WORK + PARTNERSHIPS
WORKSHOPS + TRAININGS
OPEN TO IN-PERSON ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS // REMOTE PREFERRED
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
+ how to have difficult conversations across difference
+ how to talk to your kids about race, trauma, and traumatic events
+ how to navigate predominantly white spaces
+ how to pinpoint microaggressions and what to do about them
+ how to establish and maintain inclusive teaching practices
+ how to be better at cross-cultural communication
+ how to create spaces of belonging
+ how to re-brand diversity day
+ how to address implicit bias
+ how to practice and increase cultural competency
Relationships: how to be better for yourself and for others
+ how to identify the season you are in
+ how to trust yourself
+ how to be a bridge and not a barrier
+ how to recognize the transitions in your life
+ how to anchor your responsibility // what's your sankofa
+ how to vent and express yourself effectively
Writing, Entrepreneurship + Mentoring
+ how to self-publish
+ how to meaningfully grow your network
+ how to see yourself as a brand and use social media to your advantage
+ how to find your writing voice, identity and establish a writing practice
+ how to profit from your side hustle
"Adrian Michael brought the appropriate balance of humor, encouragement, and challenge to each session--and was both inspiring and highly accessible.
My aim for our two days with Adrian Michael was ambitious, and it’s fair to say he over-delivered. I wanted our faculty to leave the training with a deeper sense of purpose, a greater commitment to our collective mission, and a new appreciation for one another. Our two days together offered the perfect balance of deep reflection, constructive discomfort, and team building, and our faculty started the new school year with inspiration and gratitude."
Erin Cook, Dean of Faculty & Academics (former)
The Dunn School
"Students and faculty benefited from hearing and working directly with Adrian Michael Green, he brings approachability, equity, and understanding in a super cool relevant way that brought our entire community together.
Students literally asked if he could stay. His work in classes was so impactful.
Babs Wheelden, Dean of Faculty (former)
Kents Hill School, now at the Brooks School
more upon request.
TALKS + FELLOWSHIPS
*NOT A COMPREHENSIVE LIST
dakota county, mn, what's your responsibility: purpose , joy and belonging, may 2022, trainer
dakota county, mn, cross-cultural competency + resilience, may 2022, trainer
head-royce school, diversity conference, march. 2022, presenter
people of color conference, social justice summit, dec. 2021, panelist
the boettcher foundation, aug. 2021, difficult conversations, keynote
millennium school, sf, mar. 2021, cross-cultural comm., trainer
millennium school, sf, mar. 2021, parent event, presenter
millennium school, sf, feb. 2021, facilitation training, trainer
millennium school, sf, nov. 2020, parent event, presenter
millennium school, sf, nov. 2020, microaggressions, trainer
love learners with elizabeth earnshaw, sept 2020, presenter
montclair kimberley academy, nj, sept. 2020, keynote + presenter
millennium school, sf, october 2020, implicit bias, trainer
montclair kimberley academy, nj. april 2020, keynote
mindspark learning, spring 2020 echo cohort, expert panelist
national equity project, cohort five, oakland, fellow 2019-2020
cal berkeley, bowles hall, ca, november 2019, presenter
cate school, ca, may 2019, presenter
VIA PROJECT WAYFINDER
too many virtual trainings to list, june thru dec. 2020, trainer
maria carrillo high school, ca, june 2020, trainer
berkeley school of public health, ca, spring 2020, trainer
fullerton college, ca, spring 2020, trainer
buffalo high school, mn, march 2020, trainer
verto education, costa rica, february 2020, trainer
good shepherd episcopal, tx, november 2019, trainer
ignite middle school, tx, november 2019, trainer
dunn school, ca, august 2019, trainer
the science of happiness conference, may 2019, presenter
MEDIA + PUBLICATIONS
ten tips for teacher self care (2020).
FEATURES + INTERVIEWS
passion and responsibility (2021).
equity in all things (2021).
VLOGS + LIVES + AS SEEN ON + IN-BETWEEN
take five with adrian michael (2019-)
EDUCATION + TEACHING EXPERIENCE
university of california, berkeley, 2018-2020, adjunct lecturer
the college preparatory school, oakland, fall 2019, guest teacher
colorado academy, denver, 2014-2018, 7th gr. social studies teacher
colorado academy, denver, 2014-2018, director of inclusivity
university of colorado boulder, grad school of education, 2011-2013
educational foundations, policy and practice (did not finish)*
sam houston elementary, tulsa, 2009-2010, 2nd grade teacher
teach for america, corps member, tulsa charter 2009-2010
university of colorado boulder, leeds school of business, 2005-2009
bachelors of science in business administration, systems
*ask me why