An educator for 37 years, Michael Saver, OCT currently operates his own professional development and consulting company. His professional experience includes designing and leading professional development programs for system leaders and other educators, pre-service and Additional Qualification teacher education, keynote and workshop presentations, professional regulation and education policy development, accrediting teacher education programs, as well as classroom teaching and group facilitation in a variety of contexts. His work supports system change that is grounded in anti-racist and anti-oppressive principles.


Mike’s particular area of expertise is in the development of trustworthy and collaborative relationships in professional communities. He has been a facilitator with the Center for Courage and Renewal since 2001, introducing the Courage to Teach program to Canada and leading programs for educators across the country and in Australia. He is the author of recently published articles on Relational Trust in Education, Integrity in Leadership, and Leading Beyond Performative Action.

Favorite quote

"I've been considering the phrase 'all my relations' for some time now. ...Not just those who look like me, sing like me, dance like me, speak like me, pray like me or behave like me. ALL...That means every person, just as it means every rock, mineral, blade of grass, and creature. We live because everything else does. If we were to choose to live that teaching, the energy of our change of consciousness would heal each of us - and heal the planet." Embers, One Ojibway's Meditations, p.36

Richard Wagamese

Book Recommendation

The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness

Rhonda V. Magee

Where I'm Finding Inspiration

My colleague Dr. Vidya Shah's The Unleading Project: A Call to Reclaim and Redefine Leadership Check it out at