“Truly enjoyed that class. Was intense, as explained to me. Appreciated the feedback, and how it was relayed. An added bonus to the class is that we were able to observe Terrence facilitating in action, so able to pickup on many techniques and approaches. Well done!!”
Improving facilitation skills increases confidence and effectiveness when leading meetings, workshops, and presentations–producing higher quality, consensual deliverables that will help your organization excel!
Why Train With MG RUSH?
WORLD CLASS INSTRUCTION
…with a world class instructor. At MG RUSH we never hire contractors to teach our classes. You only learn with the best!
Truth: You don’t learn how to facilitate when the instructor’s lips are moving. That’s why 80% of your class time is devoted to demonstration and practice.
Students who successfully complete our 452 Professional Facilitation course qualify for PMI PDUs, IIBA CDUs, CEUs and Scrum Alliance SEUs.
Honest, comprehensive daily feedback provides clear opportunities for improvement. We won’t lie to you, we’ll make you better.
Our facilitation curriculum comes from years of experience, research and innovative thinking that fully compliments Agile, JAD, Lean, SCRUM, SDLC, and other methodologies. Our FAST reference manual is updated weekly.
We’re so sure our facilitation training surpasses any other, we guarantee that if you’re not 100% satisfied, we’ll refund your tuition.
Facilitation versus Facilitating
At MG RUSH, our primary goal is to shift the thinking of our participants from facilitation (as a noun or a static way of being) to facilitating (as a verb or a dynamic way of doing)—truly making it easier for meeting participants to make more informed decisions. Facilitating is based on speaking with people rather than at them. Facilitating is about creating an environment that is conducive to productivity and breakthrough. Facilitating is about stimulating and inspiring people. Facilitating amplifies the DNA of the modern leader.
We seek to build understanding around the role of facilitating—getting participants to understand…
- how to think about group decision-making
- skills such as clear speaking, precise questioning, keen observing, and active listening
- the criticality of being content-neutral; passionate about results, yet unbiased about path
- the importance of the holarchy (ie, organizational goal alignment)
- the role (of facilitator) is not the person, rather a temporary position (like a referee)
We aspire to develop a working understanding among the participants about the differences and challenges of becoming a facilitative leader that extend beyond those of a modern leader. Modern leaders exhibit traits that head in the right direction, compared to traditional or historic leaders, but further shift is required to be truly facilitative so that teams and groups realize the full potential of consensus, commitment, and ownership.
About MG Rush Facilitation Training
Based on extensive research of effective facilitation and many, many hours of applied facilitation, FAST Professional Structured Facilitation was created to fill gaps left by other techniques, to formalize our discoveries and innovations, and to enable others to make structured facilitation useful for all team/workgroup activities.
FAST reflects several years of intensive field testing with new methodologies that reflect the modern organization: distributed, electronic, multi-cultural, with a heavy emphasis on quality and project management excellence.
To make it easier for others to add value through
plans that are shared,
decisions that resonate,
and activities that harmonize with one another.
— T. Metz, President
MG RUSH Facilitation Training has seeded the FAST technique at thousands of companies, including some of the largest, most recognizable in the world. We are THE acknowledged leader in meeting management and facilitated workshops for information gathering, planning, decision-making, and team leadership.
Our course participants come from many various fields: project and product managers, business analysts, professional facilitators, workshop leaders, team managers, planners, quality experts, senior managers and executives, and internal/external consultants of any type.
MG RUSH Accomplishments
FAST Professional Facilitation is the only class on structured facilitation endorsed by the SCRUM Alliance, PMI, and IBAA.
FAST Professional Facilitation is the first and only class on structured facilitation to be offered in Amsterdam, Anchorage, Atyrau, Bangkok, Doha, Jakarta, Lagos, London, Luanda, and other sites worldwide.
The FAST technique is used in over 3,000 companies and 50 countries.
We are the longest continuous consulting group in the United States that is dedicated to structured facilitation.
We have developed and deliver classes, including our Professional Facilitation Training Facilitation Fundamentals and Advanced Facilitation Training. We also offer an incredibly flexible curriculum called CHOICESM. CHOICE enables us to customize our facilitation training to fit your company’s time, budget, and content needs.
Join Our Elite Class Of Alumni
- MG RUSH alumni are among the most effective, successful facilitators, leaders, and executives in the world.
- Our FAST Professional Facilitation has become more widely used and accepted in corporations than any other structured facilitation technique, while embracing Agile, JAD, Lean, SCRUM, SDLC, and other methodologies and derivatives.
- The ongoing growth of facilitation in Northern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East is directly related to our alumni.
- PLUS: MG RUSH Alumni enjoy access to hundreds of proven facilitation tools and resources. A sampling of these are available in our Facilitator Resources tab. ENROLL NOW
What MG Rush Alumni Are Saying…
- Bill M, Project Manager
“Awesome, knowledgeable, materials were great! Very responsive to questions and need for additional guidance. Great “take aways” including recordings and alumni resources.” – A. H., Regional Manager, Community AffairsA. H., Regional Manager, Community Affairs
“Love the energy and enthusiasm! Great speaker and very encouraging!”Joann G, Senior Business Support Solutions Specialist
“As stated, this is a practical course that requires more time with demonstrations, exercises, and practice. We were given numerous sample and examples . . . learning while drinking from a fire hose. Overall, the most I’ve learned qualitatively and practically in the last 20 years of my employment.” – P.L., Enterprise Learning OfficerP.L., Enterprise Learning Officer
Great instructor; very knowledgeable about subject (SME); also very knowledgeable about other topics when discussed during breaks. Great course! I would definitely recommend it or even take it again.” – D.D., Enterprise Learning OfficerD.D., Enterprise Learning Officer2
“Very engaging, Great examples/metaphors, excellent coaching with feedback approach.”Meg S, Director
“Like drinking from a fire hose. Great Stuff. Thanks Terrence!”Matt C, Operations Managerv
“I highly recommend this course for everyone facilitating meetings.” – K. A., Business Planning ManagerK. A., Business Planning Manager
“This course was brilliant and hands on (practical) to develop and improve facilitation skills. Very experienced instructor and managed/ encouraged interaction in a very positive way.” – F. A., Business SpecialistF. A., Business Specialist
“Back in Trinidad now and wanted to say thanks for the wonderful experience. I am hosting my first secession here at the school and I know that your teaching will lend to a wonderful experience for the group.”Surrendra M, Senior Academic Advisor
“I enjoyed how Terrence kept the students mentally engaged by asking us to solve puzzles, provided frequent breaks and how he stuck to meeting start times for regrouping. He also provided goo reference website links and access to MG RUSH material for future reference.” – T. G., Team Lead, Business & Systems Integration AnalystT. G., Team Lead, Business & Systems Integration Analyst
“Very much enjoyed participating in the FAST training last week. Would recommend students try to take the entire five day class to get the most out of the delivery, but still picked up a number of very powerful fundamentals that I believe will help me in my work.
Thanks for the opportunity to attend – enjoyed meeting you and the other students. Very positive outcome for my training time commitment.”Jim L, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
“Very professional, provided “safe” place for practice demonstrated the art of facilitation throughout the week; was positive and helpful in feedback. I really liked the “filler” (ie toys, fun facts, and pictures helped clear the mind.)” – J. K., Project ManagerJ. K., Project Manager
“While a five-class, the entire week is remarkably intense. Emphasize nightly reading! Not as a suggestion, but as as requirement to not be lost.” – Brian S, Business Unit Strategy (Fortune 50 Company)Brian S, Business Unit Strategy (Fortune 50 Company)
“Thanks Terrence—-you certainly know your stuff and your commitment to teaching us as a group and individually is one of the best I have seen from a contractor at XXXX. I really appreciate the alumni resources.” – K. D., Supervisory Consumer Affairs Specialist– K. D., Supervisory Consumer Affairs Specialist
“I appreciate the enthusiasm of your class. One of the best classes that I have taken due to the amount of in-class training.” – Alejandro A, Repair Supervisor (Fortune 50 Company)Alejandro A, Repair Supervisor (Fortune 50 Company)
“It exceeded my expectations and challenged my thinking about meetings and workshops. (also….) Thought-provoking, provided excellent feedback to help improve my skills”Kristy Avery, Campaign Manager
“I enjoyed the class this week and feel that I learned a lot. I am looking forward to being able to leverage the alumni materials.”Christy P, Business Analyst
“Great! Easy to understand, fast paced, high expectations of students and gets them there.”Peggi G, Chief, Publications and IT Operations
“Very good, competent, kind & polite, to the point, good in stressing most important points.” P. S., Senior Advisor to Business Strategy (Fortune 50 Company)P. S., Senior Advisor to Business Strategy (Fortune 50 Company)
“Excellent instructor, both in knowledge and technique. Very easy and personable. Enjoyed this class very much!”Debby G, Senior Business Manager
“WONDERFUL to hear from you. We speak of you often and highly at our office. The FAST Facilitation training is still the best investment our team has made!” – M.H., G.A.S. Government Affairs Specialist– M.H., G.A.S. Government Affairs Specialist
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