Harald Payer

1070 Vienna
Lindengasse 56

+43 699 182 52 482


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Consultancy Specialization

  • management of partnerships and networks in economy, public administration and civil society
  • coaching of managers, teams and organisations
  • strategic development of enterprises, organisations and regions
  • facilitation of workshops, meetings, conferences, wholescale events
  • project management
  • sustainable development


  • German
  • English

Professional Experience

  • ÖAR Regional Consultants Ltd., CEO since 2007
  • ÖAR Regional Consultants Ltd., consultant, trainer and shareholder since 2002
  • authorized management consultant since 2001
  • CULINAR Institute, co-founder and member of the board, 1996-2002
  • Austrian Society for Environment and Technology, assistent to the CEO, 1994
  • Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Continuing Education, research & development, 1990-1998
  • Austrian Institute for Ecology, free lancer, 1988-1992
  • Austrian Society for Ecology, free lancer, 1987-1988


  • Next Step – Beratung im Wandel VI, Managementzentrum Witten, Berlin and Vienna, 2008-2009
  • Network Management, Management Center Vorarlberg, Bregenz/A, 2002
  • Organisational Development, University of Klagenfurt (PhD), Thesis upon „How much organisation needs a network?“, 2001-2002
  • Facilitation of whole-scale events, all-in-one zur Bonsen & Associates, Frankfurt-Oberursel/D, 2001
  • Post-Graduate-Course on Organisational Development in Service Organisations, University of Klagenfurt (Master of Advanced Studies), 1999-2000
  • Systemic Consultancy, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut, Wilen/CH, 1998
  • Group Dynamics, Tavistock Institute (Working Conference “Authority, Leadership and Organisation”), Leicester/UK, 1996
  • Rhetoric Training, Managementinstitut der Industrie, Vienna/A, 1992
  • Facilitation Training, ÖSB Österreichische Studien- und BeratungsgmbH, Vienna/A, 1991
  • Macroeconomics, Vienna University of Business and Economics, Thesis upon modelling an ecological energy tax for Austria, 1981-1988
  • Neusprachliches Bundesgymnasium Vienna-Donaustadt, 1972-1980

Reference Projects

  • counselling of firm partnerships and networks
  • coaching of managers, teams and organisational units
  • training of the management modell Capacity WORKS and organisational development of development cooperation projects of the GTZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH, 2008-2010
  • Training Course on “Organisational Development for Planning Bodies and Regional Manager”, ÖAR Regional Consultants Ltd., 2008
  • Facilitation of the Experts Workshop “School-Community-Partnerships”, Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, 2008
  • Facilitation of the Spatial Scenario Development Austria 2030, Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning, 2007-2008
  • Erfolgreich durch Netzwerkkompetenz – Handbuch für Regionalentwicklung, Federal Chancelllery Austria, 2007
  • Management of the Local Agenda 21 in the 22th district of Vienna (250.000 inhabitants), Verein Lokale Agenda 21 in Wien, Bezirksvorstehung Wien-Donaustadt, 2003-2007
  • Facilitation of Regional Focus Groups in line with the accompanying research upon the programme “Regionen Aktiv – Land gestaltet Zukunft”, Federal Ministry of Nutrition, Agriculture and Forests, Germany, 2005-2006

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