Matt Orr

Product or service design
United States
Matt Orr

Matt Orr is a facilitator, non-profit professional, writer, and former teacher. His interest in facilitation began in graduate school in 2012 while enrolled in courses on the subject, and he has since gone on to plan and facilitate many events for a diverse set of
partners spanning six countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Germany, Norway, Thailand, and the United States. He also has a keen interest in organizing virtual communities and events,
since his day job as Digital Community Manager for The Asia Foundation, a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and
developing Asia, affords him the opportunity to do that on a daily basis. More broadly he has over a decade of experience working with non-profits, from a large international organization to small community development organizations, public and private educational institutions, and private groups.

Born in Texarkana, Texas, he was raised there, and educated at the University of North
Texas in Denton and the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. Matt now lives in Berlin,
Germany on a loud street and plays softball at least once a week at an abandoned airport.

Geographic experience

North America

Languages

English

Experience as a coach (formal/Informal)

0

Experience as a facilitator

10 years

UFacilitator stage

Co-Lead

The best types of projects for Matt would be - Local, union or non-profit, or education, with people who are committed to social change/justice.

Sector(s)

Environmental sustainability, Education, International Development, Technology

Strengths

  • Methodologies creatively used: Design thinking and Human-Centered Design, Liberating Structures, SWOT analysis, RACI, Holacracy, UX design, Agile
  • Relationship building with clients to get an insight into their context and facilitate effectively
  • Building Community Education and curriculum development
  • Working with a multicultural group

Areas of development and learning

  • Applied Improvisation; Storytelling
  • Coaching leaders to develop their facilitation skills

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