Adam F.C. Fletcher’s Workshops

Adam offers highly engaging, hands-on and practical distance learning workshops for people of all ages. Adam’s online participants include youth, youth workers, nonprofit directors, government staff, elected officials, parents, counselors, education leaders and others. Adam facilitates ONLINE for your program, organization, community or event with workshops, training, classes and more. For details including costs and availability, contact us.

Adam Fletcher in Seattle, Washington


Following are details about Adam Fletcher’s online workshops. Each can be customized to meet your requirements, including outcomes, description and characteristics of each workshops. Adam is a master distance learning facilitator, and can customize any of these workshops for your program, organization, community or event!

1. YOUTH VOICE FOR ENGAGEMENT: The COVID-19 pandemic forced young people around the world into their homes full-time, yanking away the essential out-of-school spaces where so much positive youth development happens. Participants in this workshop learn how to re-engage young people where they are now. This workshop is for youth workers, after school professionals, parents and other caring adults who want to listen to young people and engage them in positive, powerful possibilities everyday!

2. OVERCOMING APATHY TOWARDS YOUTH: More adults in our communities care less than ever before about young people. In this workshop, discover how to advocate, educate and empower everyone including youth, grandparents, teachers, parents and others to stand up, speak out, and take action for youth in policy, everyday treatment, funding and more.

3. ENGAGING PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET: Left to their own devices, people are full time attendants to their online lives. However, there are ways to validate peoples’ voices online, including where it happens, how it happens, who shares it and what it does. Participants in this workshop explore all those details and many more by examining research-driven models and experience-proven approaches to listening people on the Internet where they are right now, and finding new applications to engage them on purpose.

4. INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN ENGAGEMENT: An introduction to Adam F.C. Fletcher’s powerful human engagement models including equitable partnerships, listening to peoples’ voices, and more, and a great place for participants who are new to human engagement. Adam’s interactive workshop highlights theory and action designed to build knowledge, skills, confidence and creativity for anyone invested in engaging people on purpose.

5. ADVANCED HUMAN ENGAGEMENT: No matter who you are, where you are, or who you are serving, you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to be a successful human engagement practitioner. This highly interactive workshop builds confidence and creativity among participants who want to become masterful human engagement practitioners. Following Adam’s “Intro to Human Engagement” workshop, this session will share insights, activities and resources to facilitate activities that engage people as never before. This workshop is action- and outcome-focused.

6. BUILDING PEOPLE-LED PROGRAMS: Facilitating effective human development requires new thinking focused on our planet’s bigger picture. People-led programs can put the hearts and minds of everyone into the community, positioning all of us to work together to create solutions that are both innovative and resourceful. This training provides participants with invaluable frameworks for powerful activities and positive outcomes.

7. HUMAN ENGAGEMENT TRAIN-THE-TRAINER: Participants in this workshop will learn through train-the-trainer lessons designed to teach how to facilitate essential skills and knowledge for human engagement. In addition to receiving a training guide, participants will experience lessons, facilitate lessons, evaluate themselves and others, and learn how to modify, adapt and implement human engagement training in their settings. 

8. LIFTING EVERYDAY YOUTH INTO ACTION: This workshop engages participants squarely in the struggle to engage youth in positive, powerful ways to overcome oppression, challenge injustice and promote democratic society. Participants will expand their knowledge, develop their skills and deepen their abilities to seed, build, promote and advocate for youth throughout nonprofits, schools, families, communities, government and beyond.

9. INTRO TO MEANINGFUL STUDENT INVOLVEMENT: This workshop is a brief exposure to the purpose, practice, and outcomes of our dynamic approach to school improvement. This workshop engages participants in placing meaningfulness at the middle of school, allowing them to see beyond the academic achievement paradigm in order to become more successful. Participants explore frameworks, discuss research and identify examples to increase their capacity for action. They also learn how to design opportunities specifically for their roles, and how to engage in student/adult partnerships that can transform education.

10. ENGAGING EVERY STUDENT: Focused on making every school engaging for every student, this workshop explores classrooms, hallways, principals’ offices and beyond. Participants examine different practical, purposeful ways to infuse student voice throughout K-12 schools, districts and beyond. Focused on learning and culture, this workshop can inspire and engage everyone. This workshop invites participants to explore methods to discuss this topic beyond failure and towards practical action.

11. FACING ADULTISM: Focused on applied learning, this workshop teaches youth, youth workers, educators and others about the reality of adultism today. Participants learn to identify adultism, determine its effects in a given setting and on youth in general, and explore different ways to mitigate, embrace, eliminate or lessen those outcomes. Emphasizing intersectionality, this workshop also connects adultism with all kinds of oppressions.

12. DRIVING DEMOCRACY IN EVERYDAY LIFE: This workshop emphasizes applied democracy throughout communities and organizations. Participants to work together to engage people in meaningful activities by exploring how to engage traditional and nontraditional leaders in solving serious problems in their communities and transform human engagement for all people. Focused on engaging all people as leaders, this workshop teaches educators, advocates and others how to establish group expectations, self-monitoring, and clear avenues to ensure democracy survives today and far into the future.

13. PARENT/YOUTH ENGAGEMENT TRAIN-THE-TRAINER: Focused on implementing the Freechild Institute curriculum developed with support from a superior court in Washington State, this workshop provides practical guidance and useful lesson plans, including basic information, tools and more for facilitators.

14. POWER WITH PURPOSE: This workshop examines ways to increase every students’ personal and collective power to improve education in school and beyond. Participants use tools, discover patterns and identify real ways to increase student power, purpose and potential. Examining meaningful examples from around the world, the emphasis is on practical action to improve schools. This highly interactive workshop focuses on skill-building and group discussion, and provides participants with opportunities to explore power in schools. By focusing on positive environments and partnerships with students, participants learn to overcome resistance and negativity, too.

15. ENGAGING THE DISENGAGED: In this interactive workshop, participants are introduced to a set of tools to help them engage in reflective practice that can create inclusive excellence for historically disengaged learners. Participants experience hands-on exercises, dialogue, and work with The Cycle of Engagement. They are introduced to roadblocks to engagement and are given opportunities in a safe setting to temporarily put aside their own perspectives in order to experience others’ perspectives on student engagement. These new tools allow them to take student engagement to new levels.

16. SUSTAINING EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION: Focused on moving schools from passive responses to practical actions, this presentation shares real ways to keep student/adult partnerships at the core of K-12 schools. Participants learn about processes, activities and other hands-on ways to sustain Meaningful Student Involvement every day.

17. RACISM IN STUDENT VOICE: Discussing the topic of race is vital; understanding how it affects student voice is essential for education. Often misinterpreted as youth discrimination, racism affects every students’ voice in their daily experience of schools. In this workshop, we we consider practical action steps to help us move forward together toward more equitable communities. Adultism, implicit bias, stereotypes, microaggressions, privilege, and oppression frame the workshop with self-awareness and awareness of others’ diversity are integral.

18. SOUNDOUT STUDENT VOICE CURRICULUM TRAIN-THE-TRAINER: An interactive workshop, this material focuses on students transforming education. It is designed for students in grades 8-12 and can be used in a variety of settings, including Leadership classes, Service-learning requirements, School improvement teams, Student governments, Advisory periods, Social science courses, and Self-directed learning programs. Written by Adam Fletcher, the curriculum is research-driven, student-tested, and school improvement-focused. Educational packages, including professional development for adults and training for students, are available.


Adam COMES TO YOU either online or in-person to facilitate workshops, provide training, teach classes and more. For details about bringing Adam to your community, conference, class or camp, including costs, availability and booking, contact us.

Cost and Availability

Adam’s rates vary according to event type and size. Contact him for more information!

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