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

Core Skills

Researching and Writing


Success requires a forward vision and smart planning. I use big-picture and multi-tracked thinking to formulate flexible theories of change and detailed strategies to guide programs.

Giving a Presentation

Capacity Building

Growing and continually strengthening the field is critical to progress. I use evidence and experience to develop tools, trainings, and approaches to respond to the needs of the people I work with.

Brainstorming Session


Drawing from current evidence while always innovating, I design programs that make sense for the context and see them through – start to finish – with adept program management.

political meeting


Strong partnership is crucial to success. I cultivate relationships with stakeholders based on respect, sincerity, and communication so that programs reflect everyone's strengths and priorities.