John Linney (M.A.) is an international speaker, trainer and author. As a “climate specialist,” he has provided services and training to over 400 educational institutions, foundations, community partnerships, and organizations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, & Northern Ireland. John has worked in public and private schools and colleges and as a youth development and organizational climate educator. In recent years, he has worked on improving school climates, integrating full service community schools, youth engagement, and bullying and violence prevention for staff, students and parents.
John also serves as a founding member and Director of the International School Climate Institute. He has been the keynote speaker at several conferences and has been a featured guest on numerous local and national television and radio programs in the U.S. and Mexico including C-SPAN, Univision, and National Public Radio. Best-selling author Deepak Chopra says of John’s recent work, “It is the only sane solution for ensuring security in our society.” He has written several publications and is co-author of “Safe School Ambassadors: Harnessing youth power to stop bullying and violence,” (Wiley / Jossey-Bass Publishing).