Michael Arrington

Mr. Michael E. Arrington is a behavioral strategist, consultant, and keynote speaker with an enduring commitment to educational equity, particularly improving K-12 education along with workforce outcomes and opportunities for marginalized learners.

Our Principles

MEA Training and Program Development will create, advance and embody a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion within each person, system and practice. MEA Training and Program Development will foster a culture of inclusive excellence throughout all organizations, school systems, and the communities we serve. * MEA will establish equity, diversity and inclusion goals and strategies across the organization. * Goals and strategies will align with the MEA’s Inclusive Excellence Framework and with MEA goals and strategies. * Equity, diversity and inclusion work that impact and engages our clients, organizations and broader communities.

MEA Training and Professional Development LLC

Serves as an educational consultant on issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Equitable Educational Experiences

Mr. Arrington served in Los Angeles County Probation Department and the Rialto Unified School District faculty, producing policy-relevant research and teaching social and emotional learning skills in a K-12 setting specifically focusing on secondary students. His research agenda aims to understand and identify protective factors and policies that ensure more equitable educational experiences outcomes among learners and adolescents aging out of foster care.

Corporate Sponsors and Events

MEA Training and Program Development is a national training entity that assists individuals and organizations with understanding, identifying and managing the content, skills, and behavior needed to create diverse and safe environment that will allow at-risk youth the chance to strive and grow while confined in detention centers, classrooms and group homes.

Mr. Arrington's implicit bias training was hard-hitting but critical for change




Working with Mr. Arrington at several events has helped us engage with the families in our community. Providing essential support to our family has been an integral part of the success our organization has had over the last few years due to COVID-19. MEA has played a vital role in this success.

City of Rialto Parks and Recreation

City of Rialto Parks and Recreation

Rialto Parks and Rec

Michael's engagement and innovation make training insightful, entertaining, and meaningful

Helena McCrimmon

Helena McCrimmon


Mr. Arrington's morale training really gave us insight into the morale of our employees. Since the training morale has been up and when morale is up productivity is up."

Randy Sanchez

Randy Sanchez


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D.E.I. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Consulting

Michaels contributions have led to student successes. As of 2021 he has taken 112 high school students who lack of motivation, focus and credits to graduate, to incentivized and goal orientated students able to reach their academic potential. These 112 students are all set to graduate in the class of 2022. Eighty-one of the 112 students will be enrolled in community college and 4 directly to universities this fall. He also remains active in professional associations, frequently presenting research at the American Educational Research Association and the Critical Race Studies in Education Association. Michael also helped create a mental health unit for youth who were incarcerated in juvenile hall. This unit was designed to provide treatment to youth incarcerated that suffer from mental health issues, trauma, or suicidal ideations.