Better learning. Better results.

I'm passionate about instructional design, visual communication, collaboration, data analysis, leadership development, meaningful interactions, effective communication, and technology.

Mat Beecher
Name - Mat Beecher
Address - Eugene, OR USA
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My work weaves together instructional design, dispute resolution, and technical know-how. I utilize my knowledge of adult learning theory to develop impactful learning, and rely on my dispute resolution background to serve clients in the role of the effective consultant. I understand the importance of asking the right questions, in the right way, at the right time, to get the right results.

I utilize the Adobe Creative Cloud, Articulate Storyline, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create interactions that are both engaging & effective. Beyond the interaction, I believe in measuring success and take pride in my ability to dissect information and provide visually stunning infographics, charts, and dynamic dashboards.

eLearning Examples

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    A Star Wars themed, branching scenario designed to strengthen learner's negotiation skills.

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    Assess your team using this interactive tool based upon Lencioni's Five Dysfunctions of a Team.


Instructional design, adult learning, facilitation, mediation, consultation, leadership, diversity & inclusion training, data analytics, web design, programming and development.

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    Design & development of classroom & online learning interactions. I love using PowerPoint, Adobe products, and Articulate Storyline to build meaningful, engaging interactions. I throw in a little JavaScript to give my eLearning modules that little extra boost.

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    You're looking at it! I enjoy building websites because doing so provides me constant opportunities to continuously improve my HTML, CSS, JS, Bootstrap, jQuery, and JSON chops. I've built sites for myself, my friends, class, and various non-profits.

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    Masters degree in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution from Creighton University School of Law. Service with the Center for Dialogue & Resolution as a Mediator and Program Manger for their Restorative Justice Youth Peer Court program.

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    With years of mediation & Instructional Design under my belt, I've learned a bit about asking the right questions, in the right way, at the right time.

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    Developed in-house succession planning apps and worked with Organizational Development for companies with 1500+ employees.

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    I love data. Collecting it, analyzing it, dissecting it, and visually presenting it such that others can get what they need from it.

Current Employment

Talent management, recruitment, onboarding, course design, content management, learner engagement, and instructional design.

CBT Nuggets

I have the extreme pleasure of working with CBT Nuggets in Eugene, OR.

Our mission is to empower life-long learners by continuously improving the IT learner experience. We specialize in creating engaging, IT instructional videos. My role involves promoting Instructional Design best practices & learning theory, creating course outlines, curating learning paths, content management, instructor recruitment and onboarding.


I've spent the last decade honing my design skills. I specialize in using Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Photoshop, Illustrator, JavaScript, and PowerPoint to create compelling, interactive user experiences.

Underneath the shine of the design, I rely on my background in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution to ask the right questions, at the right time to produce results. I believe the work we do should be clear, objective, and measurable.

My professional experience has culminated into my current, multi-faceted role of hiring top-talent, onboarding & coaching team members, teaching instructional design best practices, and following my passion for dispute resolution and leadership.

  • Talent Acquisition


    Recruitment & Onboarding

    I recruit and train world-class IT-content creators from around the world. I'm constantly learning new things, improving my process, and meeting amazing people!

  • Instructional Designer

    2012 - Now

    ILT, vILT, and eLearning

    Adult learning theory, classroom & online learning, eLearning modules, leadership training, screencasting, videos, interactive assessment tools, dynamic job aids, and more.

  • Mediator

    2006 - Now

    Center for Dialogue & Resolution

    What started as a Conflict Resolution Training from the University Oregon School of Law turned into a passion, an education, and a opportunity to volunteer and make my community a better place.

  • Musician

    2000 - Now

    Banjo, Guitar, Upright Bass, Vocalist

    When I'm not developing visual designs, I'm usually composing new songs. My hobbies include hosting open mics & jam circles, band practice, gigging, and producing mini-festivals.


I've got room to grow and do so by staying up to date with various online learning platforms. My focus includes: Organizational Leadership, Teambuilding, Psychological Safety, Emotional Intelligence, IT, Javascript, Python, Data Analytics, and Visual Design.

Articulate Storyline
Adobe Captivate


I'm a life long learner. I study language, both verbal and computer. I study design. I study people and interactions. I study... a lot. And I'm always on a quest for more knowledge.

  • Creighton University

    MS Negotiation & Conflict Dispute Resolution

    Received Masters degree, graduated Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA, and awarded Student of the Year.

  • University of Northern Iowa

    BA History

    Received Bachelor's degree in History. Graduated Cum Laude from College of Social Sciences.

  • Peking University

    TEFL Certificate, Mandarin Chinese

    Studied Mandarin at Peking University. Received a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate. Moved to Shenzhen and taught English to 14 - 18 year old students.

  • Leadership & Programming

    LinkedIn Learning, CodeCademy, KhanAcademy

    I'm a life-long-learner. I keep up to date on modern practices via online learning resources. Some folks tell me I have a learning problem. Maybe I do. It's the one thing I don't want to figure out.


I can be reached through various online resources and hope to hear from you. I'm always looking for new projects, new teams, and new opportunities.