In February 1985, Gary Rush founded MG Rush Systems now named MGR Consulting to provide the type of consulting support most needed in development centers: productivity measurements, interactive design techniques, estimation, and development center strategies. Within 6 months, he added Facilitator training with the introduction of FAST - The FAST Session Leader Workshop class - a structured facilitation technique (a proprietary product created and developed by Gary) after extensive research and experience conducting JAD workshops. He focused on group facilitation and Facilitator training becoming the leader trainer for structured facilitation having implemented his facilitation technique at numerous companies, including some of the largest in the world.
"In June 2007, Gary revolutionized FAST by creating FoCuSeD™ facilitation and the FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Academy - the 1st Holistic Facilitation Technique."
For professional Facilitator certification, you need to join and apply to a recognized industry association - certification is only meaningful when it assesses competency (not completion) and is conferred by a recognized, independent industry association such as the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).
"We believe that no one person has the answer; we work as a team, learn from each other, and collaborate in everything we do."
We have been leading innovation and collaboration through Facilitation since 1985. We are a recognized leader in the field of Structured Facilitation, Facilitation Training, Coaching, Collaborative Leadership, etc. We have designed over a dozen different classes focusing on structured facilitation - designing processes that work with people skills, collaborative leadership skills, strategic planning, data modeling, etc. Our FoCuSeD™ Facilitator classes support the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Core Facilitator Competencies and what students need to learn to achieve them, enabling those people who wish to pursue their Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation - CPFs receive professional recognition that provides a competitive edge. See: IAF Facilitator Certification | The Process
Our FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Classes are a unique approach to structured facilitation and the state-of-the-art in structured facilitation methodology. They provide detailed training on the concepts of Holistic Facilitation. They provide detailed People and Process Tools to ensure collaborative useful solutions. They are enhanced through effective highly interactive learning activities because Gary is a Thiagi Certified Trainer. They are comprehensive, and provide a complete set of skills, knowledge, and practice that you are able to apply immediately upon completion. They give you effective leadership, business, and interpersonal skills that build your confidence. They develop Collaborative Leaders. It's time to get FoCuSeD™!
In addition to developing highly successful Group Facilitators and Collaborative Leaders, our FoCuSeD™ Classes provide effective People Skills that contribute to the overall well being of any organization. They provide your workforce with the skills needed to engage in clear communication, problem-solving, decision making, strategic planning, etc. - making facilitation a way of business not a collection of tools.
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Our Facilitator Services improve client business performance through effective application of state-of-the-art facilitation processes. We are highly skilled at engaging participants and guiding them to consensus. Our primary goal is to get a group of individuals to form as a team, learn to communicate, and achieve a goal or accomplish a task.
We update our materials periodically and deliver the FoCuSeD™ Advanced Class, ideal for experienced Facilitators, incorporating new concepts in Facilitation. We also publish our FoCuSeD™ Facilitator eNewsletter periodically, ideal for all people, covering Facilitation, Collaborative Leadership, People and Process Tools and many more topics. We are certified to deliver MBTI® assessments.
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality in group facilitation training, content, materials, and experience. Our experience shows in all that we do. Our mission is "Leading Innovation 'n Collaboration thru Facilitation". We envision a Collaborative Society that respects individualism and embraces diversity.
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