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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“Terrence taught complicated concepts with such ease—

  • made the classroom fun and comfortable immediately (i.e., break-out sessions to get to know peers), fun/ friendly lectures
  • reinforced reference manuals with slides, videos, examples–kept us awake and engaged–and allowed ample practice time.

Thank you so much!  I truly enjoyed your class—and look forward to taking more FAST classes in the future!  I really, really enjoyed it!” R.D., Project Manager

“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

“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

“Thank you Sir, both for the information as well as the amazing training opportunity! I will take this information forward for future learning opportunities. (The consensus of the group has been we wished we had more time!)” – J.N., Enterprise Learning Officer

“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

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

“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

“I thoroughly enjoyed the class and appreciated your reality input into the discussions.” K. M., Training Coordinator, Applications Trainer

“Great presence, excellent teacher, wish I had more time to learn more…”- Surrendra M, Senior Academic Advisor

“Thoroughly knowledgeable, captivating, clear — entertaining. Best / most valuable course taken in my twenty plus years within (Fortune 10 Company). Transferable to all aspects of my position.” -R.B., enterprise architect

“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 or single one that I found so interesting, exciting, and informative.”  – B. D., IT Business Analyst

“Thank you, Terrence – and thank you for the reminder that I am a certified FAST facilitator! Hope all continues to go well. During this last three day executive meeting I facilitated in San Ramon, comments from leaders included this was the “most productive meeting I’ve attended in years” and “all our meetings should be facilitated this way”. Needless to say, they have bought into facilitation as a key tool for meeting key business objectives in an efficient and effective manner.” – G.P., Global Lean Six Sigma Manager

“Very professional, provided “safe” place for practice demonstrated the art of facilitation throughout the week; was positive and helpful in feedback. I really liked the “filler” (ie toys, fun facts, and pictures helped clear the mind.)” – J. K., Project Manager

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

“All members of our PMO have to attend!” -C.W., project manager

“This was the best course I’ve ever taken—-much to the instructor’s credit.  He provided energy and elicited the same from our class with sincerity.” – K.M., Change Management Consultant

“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

“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