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2015 FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Public Class Dates


5-day The FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Academy


Mar 09 - 13
Seattle, WA

Jun 01 - 05
Austin, TX

Jul 20 - 24
Madison, WI

Aug 17 - 21
Indianapolis, IN

Sept 28 - Oct 02
Indianapolis, IN

Oct 19 - 23
Indianapolis, IN

Nov 02 - 06
Washington, DC

Dec 07 - 11
Indianapolis, IN



4-day FoCuSeD™ Business Facilitator


May 04 - 07
Denver, CO



4-day The FoCuSeD™ Leader - Lessons for Collaborative Leaders


Aug 11 - 14
Indianapolis, IN



*Note: Locations are subject to change.


We can bring all of our FoCuSeD™ classes on-site anywhere in the world.


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"Leading Innovation 'n Collaboration thru Facilitation"

Our Vision

We are the first choice for Facilitation, Facilitator Training, and Collaborative Leadership Training around the world.


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MGR Consulting, Inc., has been in business since 1985. We are a recognized leader in the field of Structured Facilitation, Facilitator Training, and Collaborative Leadership. 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 IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation - CPFs receive professional recognition that provides a competitive edge. Additionally, alumni of our FoCuSeD™ training are able to contact us with questions or advice. Read more... Certification: You can receive a professional Facilitator certification from the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).

What Makes Us Different?

Our Leadership


FoCuSeD™ - 1st Holistic Structured Facilitation Technique

"Recognized leader in educational excellence - transforming student lives."


Gary Rush, IAF CPF, Founder and President of MGR Consulting, Inc. , has been in leadership training since 1972 when he entered the U.S. Naval Academy. He has managed projects since 1980, been facilitating since 1983, and providing Facilitator training since 1985. In 1985, Gary created FAST. In 2007, he created FoCuSeD™ - a revolution from FAST - with the introduction of The FoCuSeDFacilitator Academy. FoCuSeD™ is a unique approach to structured facilitation and the state-of-the-art in structured facilitation methodology. FoCuSeD™ is the most complete, most comprehensive, and most effective Facilitator training class available, providing detailed training on the concepts of Holistic Facilitation. Read more...


"Gary is a world-class trainer. The FoCuSeD™ facilitation framework is exceptional, crafted by an expert, based on years of cumulative experience, iterated to maximize its potential, developed to provide structure and consistency, anyone who is asked to serve as a facilitator can enhance their skills by reaching out to Gary. The skills gained from his tutelage will undoubtedly enhance my career. Thanks, Gary."

Shawn, Manager, Program Management & Facilitator (FoCuSeD™ On... alumnus)


"Some training programs provide "people" skills that enable people to work together, but don't teach "how to" build a product. Other training programs provide "process" skills that enable people to build a product, but don't teach "how to" enable people to work together."


Until FoCuSeD™, facilitation techniques have been either about process or group dynamics. FoCuSeD™ contains a unique concept for developing structured agendas with an understanding of the two parallel developments occurring, "the workshop process and the emotional group cycle", that must be holistically planned to achieve useful solutions - the ultimate structured facilitation technique. It is not sufficient to select an agenda and then insert exercises in different steps and hope that it works. Read more...


Our FoCuSeD™ Classes


Our Facilitator Services

Our FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Training

"Our Facilitator Services improve client business performance through effective application of state-of-the-art structured facilitation processes."


We have been facilitating since 1983. We facilitate many types of workshops involving a wide variety of processes, issues and number of participants. 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. Workshops and projects facilitated by us have increased productivity resulting in a 20% to 40% reduction in effort required to gather information. Read more...




"Making employees productive is key!"

Engagement is the trend in business today. Our FoCuSeD™ Structured Facilitation Technique has evolved to become integral to new methods. Methods such as Agile, Scrum, Six Sigma, Lean, and others all prescribe using facilitated workshops to engage stakeholders achieving significant productivity gains - increasing their ROI as well. These methods are ineffective without properly trained people to facilitate the various workshops - project scoping, requirements elicitation, after action reviews, and others. These depend on the Facilitator understanding "how to" develop effective and useful structured processes along with people tools to stimulate participant involvement ensuring better outcomes. Read more...


Our FoCuSeD™ Facilitator classes are a unique approach to structured facilitation and the state-of-the-art in structured facilitation methodology. They provide detailed People and Process Tools to ensure useful solutions. Read more...


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