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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“I did not expect the training to be this well-run. The entire workshop was well prepared, organized, and executed to the fullest, including the materials provided.” – A Baseline Magazine Top Five “Well-run IT Company” department manager

“I always talk wonders about the FAST Training and I’ll continue to do so. Great instructor, could not have been a better one.  Excellent.” S.M., BA

“I believe this training is one of the best tools I’ve used in the past decade. In a company where decisions by consensus are common, facilitation stops being an analytical job and becomes a leadership quality, a competitive advantage.” L.A., Team Lead

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

“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

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

“I know I ranked most things with their highest marks. This is not my typical behavior. This class and instructor really have changed the way I think.” – A.D., project manager

 

“This training has been invaluable to me throughout my career. I facilitated the creation of corporate business process/data models in 1993 and am being asked to do the same for a different company now. I couldn’t do it without having been through FAST.” – Pippa W, Regulatory Compliance Analyst

“Appreciate the honest feedback in a safe environment.  I learned so much!  Thank You !!”   – K.K., Executive Director, Office of Educator Quality

“Great instructor; very knowledgeable about subject (SME); also very knowledgeable about other topics when discussed during breaks.  Great course!  I would definitely recommend it or even take it again.” – D.D., Enterprise Learning Officer

“I know I ranked most things with their highest marks. This is not my typical behavior. This class and instructor really have changed the way I think.”  [In a course evaluation]

“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 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

“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 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

In answer to the question, What was your least favorite part of the course? “The day I missed.” H.A., Director of Corporate Support

“Course was very useful.  I’m sure it’ll help me in my career.  I really loved how the training was conducted.  There was energy in the room and Terrence is very helpful.  Excellent trainer!  :)” – S. A., Associate I

“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