Madison (Matt) Thompson

Affiliate Consultant/Trainer

For over thirty years, Madison (Matt) Thompson has worked in the areas of conflict resolution, diversity, and cultural competency with community-based nonprofit organizations, as well as major teaching hospitals and banking and higher education institutions of all sizes.

Matt has been an affiliate with the Interaction Institute for Social Change since 2005. He is certified in Facilitative Leadership for Social Change, Fundamentals of Facilitation for Racial Justice Work, Advancing Racial Justice in Organizations. He delivers both public and client workshops regularly as an IISC trainer and is regularly involved in IISC consulting engagements – often with a racial equity focus.

A graduate of the Northeastern University Physician Assistant Studies Program, Matt has sixteen years clinical experience as a physician assistant (PA) coupled with ten years in the military health care system. He currently teaches cultural competence and conflict resolution while serving on the admissions committee for the Northeastern PA program and serves as a guest lecturer to several other PA programs throughout the country.

An alum and occasional guest lecturer of the Master of Arts program in Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Matt has refined his expertise in cross-cultural mediation issues and regularly trains staff, faculty, managers, and supervisors in higher education in dealing with a diverse community and student body.

Matt also has an active mediation consulting practice that ranges from small community-based nonprofit organizations to municipalities to major teaching institutions and for-profit organizations. He is affiliated with several local mediation firms, including The Mediation Group in Brookline, MA and Mediation Works, Inc. and The Boston Law Collaborative in Boston, MA.

Matt has been an affiliate of the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration where he has facilitated a number of public dialogues and workshops within that role and serves as senior strategist with the human-centered design firm, Story + Structure.