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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“You clearly and excellently translate your experience and expertise into a fast-paced but fascinating and very valuable seminar. I really enjoyed this class. Thank you!” – Randy K, Director Operational Excellence

“Every piece of the course added value. There wasn’t anything that I would leave out.” -C.S., director, project management office

“Terrence was exceptional.  He truly modeled everything he taught.  He was approachable and supportive.  Just truly great.” E.M., SVP, Leadership & Management Resources

“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

“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

“Terrence was awesome. Very direct and to the point. No sugar coating. Knowledgable about topic and methodologies. Good at providing examples. Knew exactly where he wanted to go and where references were. Enjoyed all the little tips (ie poser boards, marker colors, sticky notes, etc…)” – A. Q., Business Integration and Relationship Manager

“Excellent course and highly related to my current responsibilities.” – C.H., Head (Business Planning)

“The course exceeded my expectations. Each day provided separate yet collective learnings. My view of facilitation has definitely been expanded.  I have zero reservations in recommending this course to anyone or any group that needs assistance in facilitation skills.” – D.H., director leadership development

“I use this training every day and attribute this to some of the reason I promoted twice in the last year.” – S.D., General Manager

“The individual specific feedback Terrence provided is much appreciated.  Good balance between letting students talk but then getting us back on focus. I have not viewed the alumni section of the website yet so maybe you already have demonstration videos online, if not, these would be helpful.  I learned so much from watching Terrence model the method and tools.” – M.C., Instructor

“This encompasses the “how to” for 90% of my job!  Thank you for providing this service! This will make a huge difference in my life, as I am just embarking on this career journey and will rely on this knowledge heavily for years to come.”  – H.V., ScrumMaster

“You are my new hero.  The breath of your knowledge is so impressive.” K.S., Senior Business Information Technology Consultant

“The course showed me that there is an entire science behind facilitation, and much more than just a detailed agenda.” – E.N., Project Manager / Lean Sigma Facilitator

Collaboration –

“I never thought I’d see the day that the sales VP would stand up and tell everyone what an awesome job our marketing folks do. We owe it in no small part to teamwork as well as someone like you who forces us to get it all together.”

“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

“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

“I wish it had lasted a few more days!” – J.F., Reliability and Maintenance Analyst

“The Alumni section is super useful!” – B.A., Technical Assistant