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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“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

“The pace of the course may need to slow down. It feels like we have too much (good) information to absorb in too little time.” -C.S., program specialist

“I enjoyed our class, and I’m looking forward to using FAST in a hurry!!” – T.B., marketing 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 am struck by how productive and jam-packed last week was in training! I really have not had another short course this applicable or rich in important lessons, so thank you.” – C.H., Decision Analyst, PhD

“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

“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

“Thank you! A wonderful experience!”  – M.H., Administrator

Documentation of facilitator-led sessions –

“I am amazed at the clarity and thoroughness of your work. We have relied on the quality of the sessions and documentation for months as the cornerstone of our planning. Your work has cut out the discord between points of view.” – Head of agency of U.S. government

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

“I appreciate your quick response and the access to such valuable information.” -C.F., HR executive

“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

“Learned thinking on my feet for conflict and disagreements, getting input in various ways >>> different breakout sessions, the annotated agenda. Really did a great job explaining purposes/ tools and made it fun and comfortable environment.  Thoroughly enjoyed this course and will definitely use the skills learned.” – J.H., Senior Intelligence Research Specialist

“The direction and suggestions you’ve provided will be a tremendous help! I truly appreciate your insights and experience and your willingness to share them with me.” – R. M., Director, Business Information Resources Management

“I found the entire course content valuable and importantly, applicable! Terrence, it was a real pleasure and excellent learning opportunity! You Rock!!” – S.M., Certified Coach

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

“Very good, competent, kind & polite, to the point, good in stressing most important points.” P. S., Senior Advisor to Business Strategy (Fortune 50 Company)

“Excellent Program. I really found it valuable because it was about actionable ideas . . . concepts I can adapt and use to improve my effectiveness as a leader.” -L.B., marketing manager