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Matt Michels

Passion.  Skills.  Experience.

Seasoned program manager with 10 years’ experience in education, youth, and peacebuilding, working at both local and global levels on development and crisis response

Peace & Progress

These values animate and motivate me. Our world is increasingly universalized, with shared problems and shared opportunities. We can and should build a world that speaks to – and works for – everyone. This is why I work in peacebuilding and development: to build bridges between people and advance shared progress for everyone.

Vision, Action,

Results.

 

My work is purposeful and deliberate. I use participatory methods, pragmatic approaches, and forward thinking to turn vision into action, and action into real and sustainable results. It’s not enough for me to check boxes on a list or to organize projects if they don't have clear outcomes. I look to have impact, and to direct my energy toward clear goals.

Global

to Local

 

We need to value, energize, and mobilize actors from all levels, and understand how actions at each level affect and reinforce actions at all others. I get this 360-degree perspective from having worked with diverse actors, from startups and community groups to the UN and international NGOs, on both realizing programs and shaping policy.