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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“Best training I’ve had in my career so far.”  J.L., Field Engineer

“I hope you made it home safely and are enjoying your home (which is much better than any hotel suite!). I wanted to send a short thank-you note for the FAST Facilitation Training this past week. I gained a tremendous tool chest of facilitation tools that I’m sure I’ll use throughout the year in guiding my particular project through the FAA Lifecycle. Your enthusiasm and passion for teaching, combined with the stellar format of the class, made for a world-class facilitation training. I am so glad that I took this training – thank you again!” – Mindy K, Senior Analyst

“I think you’re fortunate to be in the Chicago area, with MG Rush so close by… I was trained by MG Rush . . . and had a number of people in my Project Office trained for years after that . . . If you want top-notch facilitation training, look no further . . .”
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“We are using the principles of my FAST training almost daily. We have created a template for helping groups develop strategic roadmaps and drive high-level decision-making very quickly. Kudos to this process!.” -M.K., director of strategic planning (PhD) – insurance company

“I wanted to gain more tools and the class definitely provided that and much more.” – Mark R, Business Manager

“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

“Thanks Terrence—-you certainly know your stuff and your commitment to teaching us as a group and individually is one of the best I have seen from a contractor at XXXX.  I really appreciate the alumni resources.” – K. D., Supervisory Consumer Affairs Specialist

“Instructor communicated well to class. He covered so much in a short amount of time.”   – A.B., Validation Specialist

“The instructor was well prepared, knowledgeable, and provided a good atmosphere for learning.  This was probably the best professional course I have ever taken.”   – C.A., Program Analyst

“Best course I have taken. The skills will be valuable in personal and professional life.  It is already helping me professionally and I am applying some of the items I learned to my personal life.” – A.G., project support coordinator

“I had expected to learn how to better prepare and run a meeting.  I learned a lot.  There is no better way to put it.  It was a great class with many mental takeaways.” B.F., PM

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