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

“I enjoyed how Terrence kept the students mentally engaged by asking us to solve puzzles, provided frequent breaks and how he stuck to meeting start times for regrouping. He also provided goo reference website links and access to MG RUSH material for future reference.” – T. G., Team Lead, Business & Systems Integration Analyst

“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 or single one that I found so interesting, exciting, and informative.”  – B. D., IT Business Analyst

“I appreciate the enthusiasm of your class. One of the best classes that I have taken due to the amount of in-class training.” – Alejandro A, Repair Supervisor (Fortune 50 Company)

“It exceeded my expectations and challenged my thinking about meetings and workshops. (also….) Thought-provoking, provided excellent feedback to help improve my skills” – K.A., Campaign Manager

“Well executed (great to learn from instructor example). Content will be one of the most valuable trainings to help me advance personal/ professional growth and value I can bring to my company.  Thank-you!  Hope to keep in touch! (and continue to pick your brain).”   – S. T., Project Manager – Information Technology (PMP)

“The instructor’s experiential knowledge is invaluable.  His energy level remained constant.  His after work hours response time was FAST and detailed.  His feedback was practical.  The videos are very useful.” – L. W., Senior Assessment Analyst

“The most valuable part of the course are the actual tools that can be implemented.  Can be put into practice immediately.  Having practice time and getting immediate feedback. Excellent course.  Very practical and useful information.” – A.L., Risk Management Exam Instructor

“Terrence is a very strong teacher of facilitators. He is very good at identifying weaknesses in facilitators and coaching them on how to get better. His language is precise and accurate.” – D.F., Director of Strategic Planning (PhD)

“All members of our PMO have to attend!” -C.W., project manager

“Learning about all of the different techniques and methodologies was most valuable to me. The ‘cookbook’ agenda and ‘prompt’ screens are also very helpful. These are all great building blocks . . .” A. B., Sales Coordinator

“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

“Course went over and beyond my expectations.  I now have a fuller understanding of facilitation; facilitation as both an art and a science!” – D.D., Enterprise Learning Officer

“This is by far the most valuable training class I have taken. I feel I will continue to get stronger because of the class.” – B.N., Risk Management

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

“I took the Leadership Strategies course and was bored. I took your course and was exhausted.” – N.K., independent consultant

“- if you will one day facilitate a workshop, this course is a must to help getting good tools to support you.

– Excellent style

– Active

– Push you to reach your full potential”  – A.A., Strategy & Performance

“Thank-You! Great week. Valuable use of my time and organizational resources.”  – M.S., Strategist