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This is Adam Fletcher's speaker packet. An internationally-recognized, award-winning expert in engaging people, Adam is available to speak at events for communities, youth, schools, government agencies, and more.
1. Adam Fletcher
www.adamfletcher.net — email@example.com — (360)489-9680
An exciting, engaging presence on the stage, Adam Fletcher is renowned for speeches
combining professional expertise with his personal, easy, warm style. He speaks to
thousands of adults and youth annually, focusing on a range of topics from powerful
leadership to meaningful involvement. A variety of sectors around the world have hired
him to share inspiration, motivation, and excitement for changing the world. Adam’s
approach, passion, and experience make for powerful delivery that touches every audience.
2. Adam Fletcher Speaker’s Packet
Adam Fletcher’s Profile
Adam Fletcher is an internationally-recognized, award-winning expert on Youth engagement,
Community Empowerment, Student Voice, and Personal Engagement. His work gives
organizations, governments, and individuals skills and knowledge to focus on how to most
successfully relate to the people they serve. This leads to highly-effective outcomes, accelerated
growth, and sustained connections. Adam has…
Created more than 50 projects in more than 100 communities
Pioneered a powerful school improvement model used in 300 schools around the world
Created a research-driven process for community engagement leading to a 95% success rate
Mentored international agencies on efforts to engage people in more than 50 countries
Written more than 20 how-to manuals focused on engaging people in diverse settings
Adam has held numerous consultancies at leading organizations, including the Alberta Ministry of
Education, the American Institutes of Research, and the Human Services Coalition of Miami/Dade
The Forces Behind Adam’s Success
Through his life experiences and his career, Adam has a rich background from which to develop and
share powerful examples that make his speeches powerful.
Diversity—Growing up as a white Canadian immigrant in an African American neighborhood
in the Midwestern United States, Adam later worked with Kurdish and Iraqi refugees; low
income rural youth in Nebraska; Native American Pueblos in Northern New Mexico; and
children of military families in the Pacific Northwest.
Experience—Beginning with his first youth engagement job at the age of 14, Adam did field-
level youth work for 11 years; worked for national nonprofits after than for 4 years; worked
for state agencies for 4 years; and has contracted with more than 500 organizations in 4
countries since 1999.
Quality—The first in his family to graduate from college, Adam studied critical pedagogy and
youth studies at The Evergreen State College and did graduate work at the University of
Washington College of Education. He regularly confers with academics and experts from the
fields of youth development, education, cultural studies, and government.
Knowledge—Studying more than 3,000 examples of human engagement, Adam has been
published written extensively. Academic journal articles, magazine features, industry
publications, and a number of manuals all bear his name, and are all driven by professional
and personal knowledge accumulated throughout his career.
Whether speaking about the latest engagement trends, empowerment theories, leadership
approaches, or his Frameworks for Engagement, Adam delivers dynamic knowledge and personal
experience to each audience.
3. Adam Fletcher Speaker’s Packet
Adam speaking at an education conference in Edmonton, Alberta in 2011.
Adam’s Special Expertise
Motivational speeches for diverse audiences of all ages, races, sizes, and sectors.
Highly-specialized knowledge in community, youth, and education engagement.
Systems change expertise across several sectors.
Master of facilitation and designing processes to engage participants as learning partners.
Adam’s Sample Speech Topics
This Thing Called Engagement—Adam explores what engagement is, how it happens, and how it can be
used to make the world a better place. Especially for people who want to change the world.
Leadership for Tomorrow, Today—Focused on providing cutting edge leadership guidance, Adam
examines new ways to reach young people, families, and communities with real outcomes.
Check Your Vision—Teaching different perceptions of people, Adam explores different ways to
transform how we see other people.
How To Engage Anybody, Anywhere—Adam shares his findings in his Cycle of Engagement, Adam
shares his tool designed to be used throughout our lives, programs, organizations, and communities.
Real Partnerships for Change—Showing how participant partnerships transform institutions, Adam
focuses on practical opportunities, concrete action and real outcomes to show how partnerships
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Adam facilitating a learning community in Seattle, Washington, in 2012.
Adam’s Speaker Fees
Contact Adam for a customized quote.
Fee—Varies depending on the audience and activities.
Expenses—Usual, reasonable, and actual travel and living expenses will be billed at the
completion of the engagement unless made by the contracting organization beforehand.
Terms—Up to 50% of the fee is to be paid up front as a booking fee. Remainder to be paid upon
Agreement—Both parties will define a formal engagement and complete a written document.
Other—Contact Adam for other concurrent engagement opportunities at reduced rates. These
Roundtables. After a large keynote address, Adam can stay and speak to a more intimate
group in more detail or for a "roundtable" conversation.
Workshops and professional development. After a presentation to a conference, educators, or to
students, Adam can stay and facilitate a workshop, class, or a select group of students.
Executive 1:1. Adam can stay and talk to the hosting executive to learn about corporate
needs and to make recommendations.
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Testimonials for Adam
"Adam is a fast driver into the next millennium."
—Harris Wofford, former US Senator and
CEO of the Corporation for National Service.
"Adam Fletcher's work is especially relevant in getting
young people to participate in the realms of politics
and critical education."
—Henry Giroux, Global Television Network
Chair in English and Cultural Studies at
McMaster University; Author of 40+ books.
"Adam is one of the most knowledgeable people in the
world regarding student voice and youth rights. I have
attended his thorough and excellent presentations and
confer regularly on current work in the field. I highly
recommend him as a presenter and a writer in our
—Dana Mitra, Associate Professor, Penn State
University; Author, "Student Voice in School
Reform: Building youth/adult partnerships that
strengthen schools and empower youth".
"Adam is one of the most gifted, principled visionaries
who empowers people of all ages and backgrounds to
pursue authentic youth engagement in all sectors of
—Wendy Lesko, Author "Youth: The 26%
Solution"; Executive Director, Youth Activism
"Adam creates opportunities for youth to become
meaningfully involved in the decisions that affect them. His work in student engagement,
meaningful student involvement, youth—adult partnerships, and client—focused services have
made him the "go to" person on these issues nationally. Adam "gets it" on a fundamental level about
how to work "with" not "for" young people, how to create effective youth—adult partnerships, and
about how adults, by changing their perception of youth, can redefine the change process itself."
—Greg Williamson, Director of Teaching and Learning Support, Washington State Office
of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
"Adam truly cares about people; nowhere is this more evident than in his passion for creating
inclusive communities with a space for everyone. His passion for youth engagement is contagious
and I appreciate his ability to challenge us be our better selves so that we can live in better
communities that support and honor us all."
—Reyhan Reid, program director, Technical Assistance Partnership of the American
Institutes of Research.
Adam speaking in Chicago in 2011.
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Adam’s Past Conference Appearances
Washington State 21st
Century Community Learning Centers Summer Institute; Alberta Ministry of
Education Student Engagement Conference; North Carolina Rural Economic Development Forum;
Building Better Communities Conference; Washington State Recreation and Parks Association
Policy Conference; Pierce County Youth Prevention Summit; Seattle Penny Harvest Youth Rally;
Pennsylvania Youth and Family Leadership Institute; Sumner Community Summit; American
Institutes of Research Youth Involvement in Systems of Care Meeting; Washington Prevention
Summit; National Service Learning Conference; Imagine Miami: Meaningful Youth Engagement
Summit; New York State Student Support Services Center Conference; Service Learning Seattle
Summit; Partnerships for Healthy Youth Conference; Pinnacle Charter School Rally Inspiring
Student Expression; Washington State Youth Leadership Summit; Power of Youth Rally; University
of Washington College of Education Quarterly Learning Congress ; Small Schools Learning
Conference ; Washington State Commission for Community and National Service AmeriCorps
Kickoff ; Northeast Action for Healthy Kids Regional Conference; Manchester Youth Commission
Retreat; National PTA Legislative Conference Youth Leadership and Policy Institute; Vermont
Principals Association Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together Retreat; Burien Teen
Leadership Council Town Hall Forum; Auburn Valley YMCA Teen Leadership Summit; Bonney
Lake-Sumner Community Summit; Santa Barbara Service-Learning Summer Institute; Puget Sound
ESD Student Diversity Summit; University of Washington GEAR UP Program Conference ;
Nebraska AmeriCorps Conference; Healthy Schools Summit; CDC/DASH Funded-Partners
Annual Meeting; Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction January Conference; National
School Board Association Conference; Environmental Citizenship Institute; Cross City Campaign
for Urban School Reform Conference; Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Conference; SpeakOUT Summer Summit; National Network for Youth Annual Conference; City of
Bellevue YouthLink Summit; Seattle Public Schools Small Learning Environments Conference;
Grantmaker's Forum on Education Conference; Projeto Juventude Seminario Internacional;
Children's Defense Fund Conference; Grantmaker's Forum on Community and National Service
Conference; Arizona Coordinated School Health Conference
Connecting with Adam Online
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)489-9680. Find his resume, biography, and
more online at adamfletcher.net