Gary Rush Facilitation | Facilitator Training since 1985 PDF Print E-mail

"Gary Rush Facilitation | Facilitator Training since 1985, created his own structured facilitation technique - FAST and revolutionized it with FoCuSeD™ - the most complete, most comprehensive, and most effective facilitation training available; providing detailed training on the concepts of Holistic Facilitation."

Why Facilitation Skills?


"Facilitator Skills are transferable from one role or business to another; critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication, active listening, team building, etc. are the most critical skills for the 21st century."


The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) initiated an award program to honor excellence in facilitation to demonstrate its positive tangible impact on organizations, e.g., savings, cost avoidance, increased revenue, and increased outside investment, as well as highlight the culture shift to be more engaged, empowered, and creative. For example:


  • Gary Rush, IAF CPF trained Facilitators at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) who saved the agency over $500,000 in one year by using facilitation to engage employees and resolve unit and departmental issues... Read more...

  • He facilitated Star Alliance where they identified that in-flight Wi-Fi was possible - a critical service offering on airlines today.

  • He facilitated and trained Texas Joint Military Forces in strategic planning creating their 2035 Strategic Plan. Reviewing this 4-page plan, the length of the U.S. Constitution, is now part of their monthly staff meetings - something they were unable to do previously.

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Gary Rush, IAF CPF - "Facilitation vs Facilitator"



"After qualifying for the IAF CPF assessment, I was eager to attend a training which would provide me with the necessary skills and preparation. I came across the 5-day workshop by FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Academy while reading a forum on facilitation skills. I was initially hesitant to sign up for the workshop as it would mean investing much time and money to make the trip from Singapore, but it turned out to be the best workshop I have ever attended. I received a set of notes that can only be put together by someone with many years of real facilitation experience, and what turned out to be better than that was the writer and trainer himself, Gary Rush. Gary was very helpful and generous in sharing his experience and knowledge. I could not have better prepared for my assessment. And I passed!" gary rush

CP Tham, IAF CPF, 2016, Singapore

(FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Academy alumnus)

FoCuSeD facilitation Logo How 'n What...

We Impact

Our FoCuSeD™ Facilitator classes and FoCuSeD™ Leader class devote 50% of class time to People Skills and 50% to Process Skills providing balanced, holistic learning.

We Improve

We have been facilitating since 1983. We improve client business performance through effective application of state-of-the-art structured facilitation processes.

We Coach

Gary Rush, IAF CPF, has been coaching since 1985 providing customized coaching based on the individual's needs, experience, and professional goals.

We Chair

Chairing enables me to fulfill my mission of facilitating innovation, collaboration, growth, and success in business leaders enabling a positive change...

We Support

Our FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Classes support the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Core Facilitator Competencies...

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