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, PSPO1

“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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“This was the best training course I have ever attended, and I know that it is in great part to all of your participation (and Terrence’s materials, structure, exercises, etc.). Thank you for sharing a wonderful, fantabulous week with me and for bringing out the Karen I have not been in some time. It was great fun!” K.C.

“My least favorite part of the course was the day that I missed.” – H.A., Senior Business System Analyst

“Class was much more effective than I anticipated and very engaging!!” C.H., Sr. Manager, Corporate Accounting

“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

“I’ll always keep you in mind. I loved your session, one of the best I’ve taken in its “hands on” approach.” M.C.

“I highly recommend this course for everyone facilitating meetings.” – K. A., Business Planning 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

“I found the course to be perfect. I have taken many training classes at XXXX.  This is the only class that has made me open the manual when I got home.  If you have a pulse, you should attend.” – M. L., Sr Consumer Affairs Specialist

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

“Terrence — great job.  Your energy is contagious.  You know your subject.  You were clearly prepared.  You were entertaining as well as educational.  Thank you so much.” M.V., Senior IT Manager, PMO

“During my eleven years at ___, this is probably the best class I’ve taken here” – C.P., Project Manager

“Great material and ‘eye’ opening, pointing our the gaps/ opportunities I need to focus.  I recommend this class for anyone who works in a team oriented environment and is required to coordinate/ facilitate meetings.” – M. M., Petroleum Engineer (Fortune 50 Company)

“The Alumni section is super useful!” – B.A., Technical Assistant

“I should have taken this course at the start of my career.  The foundation of meeting controls is provided to you. I think that any individual would benefit from taking this course.” – V.B., Sr Consumer Affairs Specialist

“You clearly and excellently translate your experience and expertise into a fast-paced but fascinating and very valuable seminar. I really enjoyed this class. Thank you!” – Randy K, Director Operational Excellence

“Terrence was awesome. Very direct and to the point. No sugar coating. Knowledgable about topic and methodologies. Good at providing examples. Knew exactly where he wanted to go and where references were. Enjoyed all the little tips (ie poser boards, marker colors, sticky notes, etc…)” – A. Q., Business Integration and Relationship Manager

“Learning how an annotated agenda could benefit me was invaluable! Also…. I really appreciated that the instructor seemed sincere when acknowledging my fears and concerns as valid fears and concerns.” – Katherine T, Administrative Assistant

“Terrence was the most engaging instructor I’ve had in a very long time. For 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., Business IT Partner

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