With this initial blog we have launched compelling content about the dynamic role of a facilitator into the interactive world of instant communications.  This blog site will anchor feeds to Linked-In, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Facebook, and potentially more than 300 other sites for seekers of improved leadership skills.

facilius reddo — the challenges of modern/ facilitative leadership

Topics soon to appear include:

  • Precise questioning technique,
  • Rhetorical precision and the cost of a single word,
  • Speaker challenges,
  • The Tao of facilitation,
  • Turning your responsibility matrix into a GANTT chart, and
  • and some valuable review of current research and empirical studies

The first known use of the term occurred in France in 1611 (think Renaissance). At the time, thee derived from the Latin verb for facilius reddo or easily accomplished or attained. “Facil ” means to make easy.

Our purpose for this blog is similar, to make it easier for you to make it easier for others to make , explain issues and positions, create and understand options, and more informed decisions.

Our FAST+ curriculum has always defined the term “consensus” as a condition one can support and not lose any sleep over. We aspire to make it possible and easier for you to help others reach consensus while never yielding to the easy answer. Rather we intend to enable and empower you to help your groups create, innovate, and breakthrough the barriers of miscommunication, politics, and perceived intolerance.

Much depends on you and your attitude. By subscribing to this blog you will embrace the attitude of ongoing learning and improvement, the most effective attitude to be a facultative leader in this new millennium.  We look forward to your comments, replies, and subsequent challenges—and ask that you forward this material to all session leaders, even if they are not FAST+ certified facilitators.

In conclusion, MG RUSH professional facilitation curriculum focuses on providing methodology.  Each student thoroughly practices methodology and tools before class concludes. Some call this immersion. We call it the road to building impactful facilitation skills.

Become Part of the Solution While You Improve Your Facilitation, Leadership, and Methodology Skills

Take a class or forward this to someone who should. MG RUSH Professional Facilitation Training provides an excellent way to earn up to 40 SEUs from the Scrum Alliance, 40 PDUs from PMI, 40 CDUs from IIBA, and 3.2 CEUs. As a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), our Professional Facilitation Training aligns with IAF Certification Principles and fully prepares alumni for their Certified Professional Facilitator designation.

Furthermore, our Professional Facilitation curriculum immerses students in the responsibilities and dynamics of an effective facilitator and methodologist. Because nobody is smarter than everybody, attend an MG RUSH Professional Facilitation, Leadership, and Methodology workshop offered around the world, see MG RUSH for a current schedule.

Go to the Facilitation Training Store to access our in-house resources. Finally, you will discover numerous annotated agendas, break timers, and templates. If you value our contributions, take time to buy us a cup of coffee and punch LIKE or FORWARD.

In conclusion, we dare you to embrace the will, wisdom, and activities that amplify a facilitative leader.

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Terrence Metz, CSM, CSPF, is the Managing Director of MG RUSH Facilitation Training and Coaching, the acknowledged leader in structured facilitation training. His FAST Monthly Facilitation blog features over 300 articles on facilitation skills and tools aimed at helping others lead faster, more productive meetings and workshops that yield higher quality decisions. His clients include Agilists, Scrum teams, program and project managers, senior officers, and the business analyst community among numerous private and public companies and global corporations. As an undergraduate of Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and MBA graduate from NWU’s Kellogg School of Management, his professional experience has focused on process improvement and product development. He continually aspires to make it easier for others to succeed.

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  1. A huge upside for those who wish to better their understanding as well as be understood. Corporate America’s productivity will be enhanced by all those who participate.

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