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 should have taken this course at the start of my career.  The foundation of meeting controls is provided to you. I think that any individual would benefit from taking this course.” – V.B., Sr Consumer Affairs Specialist

“One of the few skill development workshops that truly developed skill.” – A.P., VP Human Resources

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

“While a five-class, the entire week is remarkably intense. Emphasize nightly reading! Not as a suggestion, but as as requirement to not be lost.” – Brian S, Business Unit Strategy (Fortune 50 Company)

“Really enjoyed course.  Wish it were two weeks instead of one. Recommend all business analysts take this course >>> this class should be mandatory.” – Mark P, Business Analyst Team Lead (Fortune 50 Company)

“This is by far the most valuable training class I have taken. I feel I will continue to get stronger because of the class.” – B.N., Risk Management

“Kept the session on schedule while allowing plenty of time to ask questions and for cross collaboration.  Set very high standards and provided effective and constructive feedback when needed.” – R.S., Special Assistant, Enterprise Technology Branch CIO

“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

“The course showed me that there is an entire science behind facilitation, and much more than just a detailed agenda.” E.N., Operations Rep

“I wanted to follow up and tell you thanks for helping me a while back. The workshop went very well. Everyone involved seemed to be very pleased with the way it was run and the outcome.” – N.I., product manager

“Very engaging, funny, direct, and uplifting.”  – S.K., Business Operations Analyst

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.”

“I’ll always keep you in mind. I loved your session, one of the best I’ve taken in its “hands on” approach.” M.C.

“There was a lack of understanding of the role for facilitating before this class. I was able to learn clear lines in roles and responsibilities along with effective tools and methodologies to apply.  Instructor was highly effective, easy to learn from, relatable, kept my attention, and used fun facts to keep us engaged!” – P.O., Business Consulting Senior Specialist

“I really enjoyed Mr. Metz and the structure of the course!  It was a lot of work.  Thank-you for your contribution.”- D.M., Staff Assistant

 

“Course went over and beyond my expectations.  I now have a fuller understanding of facilitation; facilitation as both an art and a science!” – D.D., Enterprise Learning Officer

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

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