Terrence Metz is an expert group facilitator, instructor, and Managing Director of MG RUSH Facilitation Training and Coaching.

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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“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 enjoyed our class, and I’m looking forward to using FAST in a hurry!!” – T.B., marketing manager

“I have already applied skills taught to get through my meeting yesterday.  It gives you a new perspective on meetings and how not having proper facilitation leads to a less than effective meeting.” – T.W., Team Lead

“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

“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

“Thanks again for your gift of teaching. This has easily been the most practical ‘professional development’ program I have attended in the past 6 years. Your spirit and heart complement the intensity and rigor of the course, and the experience is special.” -C.K., physician

“I enjoyed our class, and I’m looking forward to using FAST in a hurry!!” – T.B., marketing manager

“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

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

Productivity, enthusiasm, and commitment –

“It was really awesome. The first time/place I have seen this company on such a “high” in terms of strategic plan accomplishment. I never thought I’d see the day that [VP] stood up and told everyone what an awesome job our department does. We owe it in no small part to teamwork as well as someone like you who forces us to get it all together.” – D.C. – department head

“I was able to hone old skills and have great takeaways!  That I can apply immediately. Enjoyed! And learned a lot, even if I am just a psychologist (PhD).” – D.F., Enterprise Learning Officer

“I really enjoyed your class!!  Best week I’ve ever spent in training!! Terrence, you were wonderful! :)” – E. V., Business Planner

“Came as a student, going back as a leader (almost there) :)” K.H., BI Developer/ Sr Business IT Consultant

“My deep and most sincere thanks for the professionalism, expertise, rich materials, and honest feedback that you brought to the course this week.  I haven’t had the pleasure of a class like this in too many years.  I found it invigorating in a way that I’ve honestly needed for too long. :)”   – J.D., Data Management Supervisor

“I thought you would like to know that we are applying the learnings from FAST into our latest project.” – D. A., senior business analyst

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

Balanced Scorecard sessions –

“[Our president] felt comfortable with budgets and the approach from program and core perspective. I feel like I won the lottery!” – L.H., VP – major print and media 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