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2015 FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Public Class Dates


5-day The FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Academy

Dec 08 - 12, 2014
Chicago, IL

Mar 09 - 13
Seattle, WA

Jun 08 - 12
Austin, TX

Nov 02 - 06
Washington, DC


4-day FoCuSeD™ Business Facilitator

Feb 09 - 12
Atlanta, GA

May 04 - 07
Denver, CO

Dec 07 - 10
San Diego, CA


3-day FoCuSeD™ On...

Apr 28 - 30

Chicago, IL

Aug 11 - 13

Chicago, IL

Oct 13 - 15

Chicago, IL

*Note: Locations are subject to change.


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


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

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

MGR Consulting, Inc., has been in business since 1985. We are a recognized leader in the field of Facilitation and Facilitator Training. Our FoCuSeD™ Facilitator classes support the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Core Facilitator Competencies and what students need to do to achieve them, enabling those people who wish to pursue their IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation. Certification: You can only receive a professional Facilitator certification from the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). Read More...

What Makes Us Different?

Our Leadership


Our Facilitator Training

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. He is a recognized leader in the field of Facilitation and Facilitator Training, and continues to be the leading edge in the industry by continuing as a practicing Facilitator. Read More...


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 leadership, business, and interpersonal skills. They build your skills and confidence. They develop Collaborative Leaders. 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)

Our Facilitator Services

Until FoCuSeD™...

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...

Until FoCuSeD™, facilitation techniques have been either about structure 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...

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