The "How to" of FoCuSeD™ Facilitation | Gary Rush, IAF CPF PDF Print E-mail

"Gary is an excellent instructor and explains things very clearly. He has done a superb job of thinking through how to present material that will help people absorb & apply it."

Sarah, Principal Consultant & Facilitator (FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Academy alumnus)

FoCuSeD facilitation Logo FoCuSeD teaches you not only “how to”; it also teaches you to understand the “why” so that you can perform as an effective Facilitator.  FoCuSeD gives you the necessary tools to effectively work with groups in any capacity and be successful.  FoCuSeD enhances whatever you do, wherever you go, in business and in life.


With the “how to” of FoCuSeD™, you learn:



  • “How to” move people to consensus – You learn to encourage participation (diverge), discuss differences (struggle), and move to consensus (converge). It ensures that all ideas are heard so that groups reach consensus.

  • "How to" effectively combine Relationship Behavior and Task Behavior - You learn to drive out task success along with team performance. This ability is critical to bringing people together to accomplish a task.

  • “How to” guide others to come together and accomplish something – You learn to develop effective processes that enable people to make effective decisions to accomplish their task. Understanding how to develop processes gives you direction and is useful to follow in business and in life.

  • “How to” engage people so that everyone gets involved – You learn to include everyone. Better ideas come when everyone is involved. Getting everyone involved increases the quality of the discussion and the quality of solutions.

  • “How to” understand and work with a diverse group of people – You learn to accept others and actively listen to what they say – and not judge. You listen to intent and you don’t look at situations as having only one solution.

  • “How to” not be in charge – You learn the value and wisdom of others. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

  • “How to” understand the IAF Core Facilitator Competencies - You learn what you need to do to achieve them. Demonstrating the IAF Core Facilitator Competencies is required to become an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF).

  • “How to” get up in front of people and speak with confidence – This is the number one fear. You never overcome fear – you learn how to manage it.