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

“Terrence is a very strong teacher of facilitators.  He is very good at identifying weaknesses in facilitators and coaching them on how to get better.  His language is precise and accurate.” D.F., Team Lead, Document Management Projects

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

“I truly enjoyed all the components in this class.  Normally I would say sitting thru presentations (were the least valuable) but the format, with immediate feedback, allowed me to learn from everyone.” S.R., Engineering Advisor

“The instructor brought relevant, real-world examples and made the presentation enjoyable.” -P.C., supply chain manager

“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 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

“Very engaging, Great examples/metaphors, excellent coaching with feedback approach.” – Meg S, Director

“[Regarding the instructor] Awesome! Absolutely brilliant in focusing, teaching and enabling the students!” -C.S., program manager

“I have not enjoyed and took value out of training as much as on this course ever before.  I wish I could have had this 10 years ago.” M.K., Strategy and Performance

“Best class I have ever taken.” – S.D., Content Strategist

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

“Terrence is a true professional.  He is articulate, well-organized and has a practical no-nonsense approach that I found refreshing. I enjoyed working with Terrence and will be looking forward to the advanced class.” C.F., PM

“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

“Paid for itself by Thursday.” – S.J., independent consultant

“This is one of the best investments I’ve made. I am confident there will be many high returns. Thanks for the great instruction.” – R.G., Project Manager

“Thank-You! Great week. Valuable use of my time and organizational resources.”  – M.S., Strategist

“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