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2016 FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Public Class Dates


5-day The FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Academy



Jan 18 - 22
Indianapolis, IN

Feb 22 - 26
Louisville, KY

Mar 14 - 18
Austin, TX

May 16 - 20
Washington, DC

Jul 18 - 22
Madison, WI

Aug 15 - 19
Denver, CO

Oct 3 - 7
Indianapolis, IN

Nov 14 - 18
Washington, DC

Dec 05 - 09
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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Gary Rush, IAF CPF, "Facilitation vs Facilitator"

Our Vision

We are the first choice for Structured Facilitation and Collaborative Leadership around the world.



"We help companies increase productivity by providing the highest quality in structure facilitation training and by facilitating workshops/meetings that engage groups and guides them to reach consensus."

MGR Consulting, Inc., has been leading innovation and collaboration through Facilitation since 1985. We are a recognized leader in the field of Structured Facilitation, Facilitator Training, Coaching, 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. Read more... Certification: You can only receive professional Facilitator certification from the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).


What Makes Us Different?


FoCuSeD™ - 1st Holistic Facilitation Technique

"Recognized leader in educational excellence - impacting people's lives."


Gary Rush, IAF CPF, Vistage Chair, and Founder & President of MGR Consulting, Inc.'s purpose is to facilitate leadership development to affect positive change in business and in life. He has been in leadership training since 1972 when he entered the U.S. Naval Academy, has managed projects since 1980, been facilitating since 1983, and providing Structured Facilitator training and Coaching since 1985. In 1985, Gary created FAST. In 2007, he created FoCuSeD™ - a revolution from FAST - with the introduction of The FoCuSeD™ Facilitator 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 Structured 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)

Facilitator Services

"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...

"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 people skills. FoCuSeD™ contains a unique concept for developing structured agendas with an understanding of the two parallel developments occurring, "the workshop/meeting 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...


FoCuSeDLogo Facilitator Training

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

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. They are effective, comprehensive, and provide a complete set of skills, knowledge, and practice that you are able to apply and use immediately upon completion. Our FoCuSeD™ classes teach facilitation skills that are crucial to make Agile successful - read about FoCuSeD™ Agile. They give you effective collaborative leadership, business, and interpersonal skills that build your confidence. They develop Collaborative Leaders. Read more...

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"Coaching is a personalized, individual learning process designed to help the person meet his or her professional goals."


Gary Rush, IAF CPF, through his guidance, has been helping individuals understand and implement structured facilitation in their organizations and in their work. Through student evaluations, IAF CPF assessments, performance feedback, individualized consulting, and customized individual coaching, Gary has helped individuals grow their skills, improve their performance, and achieve their professional goals. Read more...