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MG RUSH Certified, Professional, Endorsed Facilitators are truly special.

MG RUSH Endorsed FacilitatorsThousands of alumni have earned promotions to executive positions, directorships, and C-level responsibility. MG RUSH facilitators lead groups ranging from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to greenfield initiatives about the genetic bar-coding of zebra meat to prevent illegal poaching. Furthermore, many alumni branch out on their own as independents, frequently providing pro-bono support for charitable organizations.  While others contribute as valuable keystones, embedded in organizations for survival and growth.  Here we provide you with some endorsed facilitators, that are as good or even better than you have ever experienced before.

Endorsed Facilitators

Since we are frequently asked for facilitator referrals, we thought it would be prudent to share some of the “best of the best”. As authors and instructors, our endorsed facilitators maintain high standards, while consistently generating results that clients need. Today, about five percent of our incoming students have their PhD or Doctorate and more than half have advanced/Masters Degrees.  Most importantly, our alumni understand that galvanizing consensus and effective meeting management depend on integrating three components:

Integrating Leadership, Facilitation, AND Methodology

MG RUSH Endorsed FacilitatorsMeetings capture a huge investment of time. Unproductive meetings affect your P & L, morale, and potential growth of your biggest asset, your people. Many of us attend frequent and important meetings.  However, little (if any) structured training has been provided to help us become better meeting participants, and more important, meeting leaders. More effective meetings for teams and groups are dependent on improving three areas of behavior, namely:


Leadership training ensures that we begin with the end in mind. WHY we’re meeting equates with what  DONE looks like. The best facilitators in the world will fail miserably if they don’t know where they are going. Yet the worst facilitators can still succeed when the deliverable is clear.  Effective leadership draws line of site about the impact of the meeting on the quality of life of its participants.


Once it has been made clear where we are going, facilitation skills make it easier to know WHAT to do to make a meeting successful. Unfortunately, we have developed poor muscle memory over the years. Some behaviors need to be ‘unlearned’ before new behaviors are embraced. The only way to change such behaviors is through practice and immersion. Talking heads (ie, instructor’s lips are moving) won’t do it. Only active participation and practice will work at instilling effective and facilitative behaviors.


Even a great facilitator who knows where they are going (ie, What DONE looks like) still needs help. They need to know HOW they are going to build consensus and get a group of people from the meeting Introduction to the Wrap. While the best methodology or approach (ie, Agenda) has more than one right answer, there is one wrong answer — if the meeting leader does not know HOW they are going to do it.

Our endorsed facilitators know how.  Get to know them if you need a more effective enterprise, business unit, program office, or project direction. They will lead your group to new horizons. FIND OUT MORE


Don’t ruin your career or reputation with bad meetings. Register for a class or forward this to someone who should. Taught by world-class instructors, MG RUSH  professional facilitation curriculum focuses on practice. Each student thoroughly practices and rehearses tools, methods, and approaches throughout the week. While some call this immersion, we call it the road to building impactful facilitation skills.

Our courses also provide an excellent way to earn up to 40 SEUs from the Scrum Alliance, 40 PDUs from PMI, and 40 CDUs from IIBA, as well as 3.2 CEUs for other professions. (See individual class descriptions for details.)

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Facilitation Expert

Terrence Metz, CSM, PSPO, CSPF, is the Managing Director of MG RUSH Facilitation Training and Coaching, the acknowledged leader in structured facilitation training. His FAST Facilitation Best Practices 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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