Terrence Metz is a founding partner and CEO of Morgan Madison & Company.

Terrence Metz, CEO of MG RUSH Facilitation Training

Terrence Metz MBA, CSM, CSPF

“Terrence was an incredible instructor, while the content is invaluable, he is what made this experience exceptional.  I’ve been through countless training and cannot remember a single one that I found so interesting, exciting, and informative.”  – B. D., IT Business Analyst

For over twenty years, Terrence Metz has focused on improving group decision-making techniques. His experience proves that the two most significant factors contributing to effective group decision-making are:

• Higher quality and evidence-based information assures higher quality decisions, and

• Properly facilitated conflict provides groups with more options to consider, thus driving higher quality decisions.

He is passionate about using and teaching professional facilitation to help individuals and teams make more informed decisions. Building on JAD, FAST and other facilitation and leadership approach, Terrence continues to advance the MG RUSH Professional Facilitation technique through constant research and experience. In addition to continually updating the facilitation curriculum to keep it current and relevant, Terrence had added and enhanced decision-making tools such as PowerBalls and the FAST quantitative SWOT technique (used worldwide by Fortune 500 companies).  He introduced the concept of Holism to the field of structured facilitation as a method for keeping discussions on target and aligning deliverables throughout an organization.

Since 2000, Terrence has worked with Morgan Madison and Company consulting, coaching, and training businesses worldwide. He has taught over four hundred facilitation classes and three thousand students on five continents.  He is considered by many to be an expert group facilitator, instructor, and developer of workflow processes and Voice of the Market inputs that accelerate commercial success.

Terrence’s engagements have included strategic development, business planning, problem-solving, continuous improvement, organizational design, process design, customer cognitivity workshops, and market-based product development and launch. His clients include program and project managers, senior officers, and the business analyst community among dozens of 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 innovation. His aspiration is to make it easier for others to succeed.

Terrence Metz, CEO of MG Rush Facilitation TrainingTerrence worked with William Malek, co-author of “Executing Your Strategy” (Harvard Business Press) to build the platform, annotated agendas, and SIPOCOs that instruct organizations on how to consensually transform strategy into projects and action. In 2012 he co-authored the critically acclaimed, Change or Die: A Business Process Improvement Manual.

In addition, Terrence has a P&L background in capital goods markets with highly engineered-products and services (eg, Honeywell). He completed additional graduate work in inter-cultural decision-making at Marquette University, is a past board member of the Product Development Managers’ Association, and a long-time member of the International Association Facilitators (IAF), International Business Analysts Association (IBAA), Project Management Institute (PMI), Scrum Alliance, and World Future Society (WFS). 

Most importantly, Terrence is an effective listener and equally adept at teaching the MG RUSH Professional Facilitation classes as well as galvanizing consensus around important and challenging issues.

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“I never thought I’d see the day that the sales VP would stand up and tell everyone what an awesome job our marketing folks do. We owe it in no small part to teamwork as well as someone like you who forces us to get it all together.”

“It met objectives I didn’t know I had. Hope that makes sense . . . also help me be a better contributor in a facilitated environment . . . Terrence, You are perhaps the instructor who has kept me engaged in a week long setting more than anyone else I’ve ever had.” – T.M., Vice President Operations

“Great Job! Best class in years!” -K.C., senior analyst – insurance company

“Terrence was the most engaging instructor I’ve had in a very long time.   For a LONG WEEK with an incredible amount of information, he made it go quickly and smoothly. The instructor was clear and concise; the tools are phenomenal; instructor organization was superb.” T.W., Government Relations Specialist

“Very engaging, Great examples/metaphors, excellent coaching with feedback approach.” – Meg S, Director

“Very engaging and enthusiastic. Presented material in multiple ways to reinforce concepts.  In answer to Who would benefit from taking this class: “Any Business leaders, team leader, etc… More “tenured” employees that may be resistant to change.” – Brett S, Senior Associate

“I really enjoyed the class (it) pushed me to think harder and (I) learned a lot in the process.” – Anetra J, Business Analyst

“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 Specialist

“Awesome Instructor! Could not have been more knowledgeable or engaging.” – Shannon S, Business Manager

“I read a quote from Google’s Sr VP of People Operations: “The only training you [as a company] should invest in is training that changes behavior.”  I attended the FAST Facilitation Training workshop that Terrence Metz and the MG Rush Company hosted in Washington, DC. What a fantastic, intense, and engaging 5 days – Terrence’s passion for teaching us the FAST techniques and for improving our own confidence to lead a workshop or meeting, along with his energy for changing BEHAVIOR were contagious!

I would highly and unhesitatingly recommend Terrence’s FAST Facilitation course to anyone who leads meetings, facilitates workshops, or simply wants to improve their ability to effectively lead a project to success.” – Mindy K, Senior Analyst

“The most valuable parts were the methods and tools I can explore further and apply to practical needs at work.  Great class, glad I took it.  Terrence did a great job and knows his stuff.”   – C.C., MBA, PMP, Sr. Business Analyst

“As a kinesthetic learner, building confidence and understanding comes with hands on practice and experience was the best part of the course.  This was great, useful material that I can apply in my job.  Thank you!  I will recommend this to co-workers.”  – C.B., Community Partnership Liaison

“Great at helping me feel like I was capable of doing this when I was nervous about it.”  – J.D., Supervisor of the Lab Software Development Team

“The tools are exceptional, but I personally found the practice and feedback to be the most invaluable in aiding my professional development.”  – J. D., Business Analyst

“I will always talk wonders about the FAST Training. Great instructor, could not have been a better one. Excellent” – S.M., Sr Business Information Technology Partner

“I thoroughly enjoyed the class and appreciated your reality input into the discussions.” K. M., Training Coordinator, Applications Trainer

“Should have taken this course years ago. Awesome!!” – P.W., business relations manager

“[Regarding the instructor] Awesome! Absolutely brilliant in focusing, teaching and enabling the students!” -C.S., program manager

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