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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“We are using the principles of my FAST training almost daily. We have created a template for helping groups develop strategic roadmaps and drive high-level decision-making very quickly. Kudos to this process!.” -M.K., director of strategic planning (PhD) – insurance company

“One of the most useful and engaging courses I’ve attended. Never have I seen an instructor so well-rounded in the content / delivery / environment as I did over the past 3 days.” – Jonathan V, Director Operational Excellence

“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

Building enthusiasm among participants –

“WOW. What a great meeting yesterday. I just wanted to personally THANK YOU for your Wisdom, Inspiration and Support.”

“It was fabulous. Exhausting (since I took it very seriously and wanted to learn EVERYTHING!) . . . but fabulous.” -P.G., vp marketing – major consumer research 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

“My objective was to learn about tools to facilitate sessions, as well as gain experience, gain confidence — all objectives were met and exceeded — especially the case study . . .” – D.B., Business System Analyst

“I thought you would like to know that we are applying the learnings from FAST into our latest project.” – D. A., senior business analyst

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

“Very much enjoyed participating in the FAST training last week. Would recommend students try to take the entire five day class to get the most out of the delivery, but still picked up a number of very powerful fundamentals that I believe will help me in my work.

Thanks for the opportunity to attend – enjoyed meeting you and the other students. Very positive outcome for my training time commitment.” – Jim L, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Great instructor; very knowledgeable about subject (SME); also very knowledgeable about other topics when discussed during breaks.  Great course!  I would definitely recommend it or even take it again.” – D.D., Enterprise Learning Officer

“I have taken a lot of training as a working professional over fifteen years plus and this course by far will be the most valuable and practiced.  Thank-you.” – S.L., project manager

“I hope you made it home safely and are enjoying your home (which is much better than any hotel suite!). I wanted to send a short thank-you note for the FAST Facilitation Training this past week. I gained a tremendous tool chest of facilitation tools that I’m sure I’ll use throughout the year in guiding my particular project through the FAA Lifecycle. Your enthusiasm and passion for teaching, combined with the stellar format of the class, made for a world-class facilitation training. I am so glad that I took this training – thank you again!” – Mindy K, Senior Analyst

“Awesome, accommodating, pleasant, and etc (all positive adjectives). Terrence is a “RockStar” for facilitation.” – J.R., Integration Lead

“Great at helping me feel like I was capable of doing this when I was nervous about it.”  – J.D., Supervisor of the Lab Software Development Team

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

“Truly enjoyed that class. Was intense, as explained to me. Appreciated the feedback, and how it was relayed. An added bonus to the class is that we were able to observe Terrence facilitating in action, so able to pickup on many techniques and approaches. Well done!!” – Bill M, Project Manager

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