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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 anchors feeds to Google+, Linked-In, Reddit, Twitter and potentially more than 300 other sites for seekers of improved servant leadership skills — to make easy.

facilius reddo — The Modern/ Facilitative Leadership to Make Easy


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

To Make Easy — Purpose

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

Our MG RUSH 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 facilitative 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 MG RUSH certified facilitators.

A few of hundreds of topics appearing subsequently 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


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.)

Want a free 10-minute break timer? Signup for our once-monthly newsletter HERE and receive a timer along with four other of our favorite facilitation tools, free.

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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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  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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