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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

Nov 02 - 06
Washington, DC



4-day FoCuSeD™ Business Facilitator


May 04 - 07
Denver, CO



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


Aug 11 - 14
Chicago, IL



*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 through Facilitation."

We are a recognized leader in the field of Facilitation, Facilitator Training, and Collaborative Leadership.


MGR Consulting, Inc., has been in business since 1985. We are a recognized leader in the field of 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. 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 Facilitation Technique

"I see what others cannot and I have the ability to enable others to bring out their own greatness."


Gary Rush, IAF CPF, Founder and President of MGR Consulting, Inc., previously known as MG Rush Systems, 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. 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 workshop agendas with an understanding of the two parallel developments occurring, "the workshop process and emotional group cycle", that must be holistically planned to achieve useful solutions. It is not sufficient to select a workshop agenda and then insert exercises in different areas and hope that it works. Read more...


Our FoCuSeD™ Classes


Our Facilitator Services

Our Facilitator Training

"Stop looking for solutions. When you are FoCuSeD™, you find them."


We have been facilitating since 1983. We facilitate many types of workshops involving a wide variety of process 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...

"Our FoCuSeD™ Facilitator and Collaborative Leader classes devote 50% of the class time to people skills and 50% of class time to process skills providing balanced, holistic learning."


Our alumni are amongst the most successful and influential Facilitators and Leaders - they often tell us how much we have changed their lives. Our FoCuSeD™ Facilitator classes are effective, comprehensive, and provide a complete set of skills, knowledge, and practice that you are able to apply and use immediately upon completion. They give you effective collaborative leadership, business, and interpersonal skills. They build your skills and confidence. They develop Collaborative Leaders. Read more...


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