FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Training

FoCuSeD™ Facilitation Training

FoCuSeD Logo The Impact

“When people more effectively learn ‘how to’ use group facilitation skills to engage, empower, and collaborate, the more able society will be at solving any problem of the 21st Century, making the world a better place.” 

What distinguishes our FoCuSeD™ Classes is the consistent message that they provide. They provide consistency in terminology, models, and concepts that are built upon the fundamental principles of facilitation. They share ideas using a consistent basis of understanding – this ensures that everyone holds the same fundamental principles. They are effective, comprehensive, and provide a complete set of skills, knowledge, and practice – this ensures that what is learned, is immediately applicable. They provide specific tools to effectively work with groups in any capacity and be successful – this builds capacity within the organization. You learn “how to” effectively combine Relationship Behavior and Task Behavior to drive out task success along with team performance – this ability is crucial to bringing people together to accomplish a task.

“Our FoCuSeD™ Facilitation Classes enhance whatever you do wherever you go in business and in life.”


“Yesterday, I was a participant in an offsite meeting most of the day and there were 2 people with constant side-bar conversations and it was distracting. We know each other pretty well so I chastised them at the end of the day. But then, (with a smile) announced to the group that I was going to apply my “Gary Rush Facilitation” training and stood by their table, just silently hovering. It got their attention and we all had a good laugh. I expect better behavior from them today! Thought I’d drop you a note and let you know that the tips and techniques learned in your classes (albeit 10+ years ago) are alive and well and executed on a regular basis.”

Tammie (alumnus 2001 – FAST Session Leader Workshop class by Gary Rush, IAF CPF)

 

FoCuSeD Logo FoCuSeD™ provides detailed training on the concepts of Holistic Facilitation.”

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. Certification: You can receive a professional Facilitator certification from the IAF.

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

 

FoCuSeD™ Business Analyst

3 days

This class is ideal for all Business Analysts or those pursuing a Business Analyst career.

FoCuSeD™ On…

3 days

This class is ideal for anyone working in project management, Six Sigma, TQM, and other quality initiatives.

The FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Academy

5 days

This class is ideal for all people including Business Analysts, Data Modelers, Project Managers, Consultants, Facilitators, Leaders, and others.

FoCuSeD™ Foundational Group Facilitation Skills – Problem-Solving Process

1 day

This class is ideal for all people.

The FoCuSeD™ Leader –
Lessons for Collaborative Leaders

4 days

This class is ideal for all who want to inspire collective action through Collaborative Leadership.

“In my Facilitator classes, students build facilitation skills and confidence and then apply these in their own unique style showing understanding of the “why” – along with the “how to” and “what” so they perform effectively.”

FoCuSeD™ Introductory Facilitation Skills On-line – Available now!

FoCuSeD™ Facilitating People and Conflict On-line – Available now!

FoCuSeD™ Holistic Facilitation Process Design On-line – Available now!

“These video-based self-paced on-line classes are ideal for anyone who wants to develop group facilitation skills to enhance their job skills.”

FoCuSeD™ Agile Strategic Planning

2 days

This class is ideal for all people..

FoCuSeD™ Business Data Modeling Made Easy

2 days

This class is ideal for all who want to successfully understand, build, and explain Data Models from a business perspective.

Benefits of Facilitation and Facilitator Training

Our Facilitator Training

FoCuSeD™ Holistic Facilitation Process Design online class

“Gary Rush Facilitation – on-line classes will give you the skills to work with a group of people to produce better results.”

The future requires a Collaborative skill-set. I’ve been reading about automation, technology, robotics, AI, big data, etc., and I found these emerging trends interesting and useful, but what does this mean for future jobs? Read more…

We recommend that you take FoCuSeD™ Introductory Facilitation Skills and FoCuSeD™ Facilitating People and Conflict prior to taking this class because the classes build on each other.

Class Abstract

This self paced on-line class continues the Process Skills portion of your journey by teaching you “how to” define the seamless integration of process and group dynamics. I also provide you with a number of Problem-Solving agendas to get you started along with a number of process tools, such as prioritizing, responsibility matrices, decision-making amongst others. It covers:

  • “How to” Reach consensus – The Emotional Group Cycle
  • What is a “holistic” process? Components of a FoCuSeD™ Holistic Workshop Process
  • “How to” design a holistic Agenda – The Raw Process Steps
  • “How to” incorporate appropriate people and process tools into the Agenda design.
  • “How to” effectively prepare for the workshop/meeting.
  • “How to” build an Annotated Agenda. What it does.
  • “How to” use various Process Tools.

Objectives

This on-line class is designed so that students will be able to:

  • Know “how to” design a workshop/meeting Agenda following the parallel process design concept of FoCuSeD™.
  • Know “how to” move a group to consensus.
  • Know the components of a FoCuSeD™ Holistic Workshop Process.
  • Know “how to” effectively facilitate the workshop/meeting.
  • Know when and why to incorporate the appropriate people or process tools into the Agenda design.
  • Know “how to” build an Annotated Agenda.
  • Know “how to” and when to use various Process Tools.
  • Know the steps to Problem Solving.

Materials

Students receive:

  • PDF version of FoCuSeD™ Holistic Process Design – Problem-Solving by Gary Rush, IAF CPF
  • A digital class Certificate of Completion and a badge that you can share.

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FoCuSeD™ People & Conflict online Class

“Gary Rush Facilitation – on-line classes will give you the skills to work with a group of people to produce better results.”

The future requires a Collaborative skill-set. I’ve been reading about automation, technology, robotics, AI, big data, etc., and I found these emerging trends interesting and useful, but what does this mean for future jobs? Read more…

We recommend that you take FoCuSeD™ Introductory Facilitation Skills prior to taking this class because the classes build on each other. 

Class Abstract

This self paced on-line class teaches group Facilitator skills necessary to get a group of people to form as a team, manage conflict, and improve communication, support, and commitment; and continues the People Skills portion of your journey by teaching you “how to” deal with difficult people and help them become productive contributors. It covers:

  • “How to” build a team. The Five Key Characteristics
  • “How to” build trust.
  • “How to” move a group through the stages of group evolution.
  • “How to” recognize Diversity and get to know your participants.
  • “How to” manage conflict.
  • “How to” turn difficult people into productive contributors.

Objectives

This on-line class is designed so that the students will be able to:

  • Know what makes a team.
  • Know how groups evolve.
  • Know how Diversity relates to facilitating people.
  • Know how the way people think, their paradigms, and differences come into play when facilitating.
  • Know why people become difficult.
  • Know “how to” manage difficult people.
  • Know “how to” manage conflict.
  • Know “how to” confront constructively.
  • Know when and why to use Facilitator Tools to improve group performance.
  • Know “how to” select the “right” people tool when facilitating a group.

Materials

Students receive:

  • PDF version of FoCuSeD™ Facilitating People and Conflict by Gary Rush, IAF CPF
  • A digital class Certificate of Completion and badge that you can share.

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“What is a Group Facilitator and why should I care?”

“Our classes will give you the skills to work with a group of people to produce better results.”

Hi, I’m Gary Rush and I’m a Group Facilitator and Facilitator trainer. I’m also an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator. For the past 32+ years I’ve trained thousands of people from 18 countries “how to” do my job making a difference in their careers. Like me, many have gone on to become IAF Certified Professional Facilitators (CPFs) – receiving professional recognition that provides them with a competitive edge. Others have gone on to become CEOs, CIOs, and entrepreneurs attributing much of their success to the skills learned in my group facilitator classes saving their organizations hundreds of millions of dollars by enabling people to be more engaged and more creative.

But enough about me… I’m here to introduce you to my new FoCuSeD™ group facilitator skills online classes. These are the most important skills to develop in the 21st Century.

So, by now, you may be asking yourself, “What is a Group Facilitator and why should I care?” Group Facilitators are those who are able to guide people to work together, reach consensus, and produce better ideas. The skills gained in my classes are invaluable to you no matter what you do in business and in life.

When I began, group facilitation was a specialized skill-set. Today, there’s a shift – this specialized skill-set is increasingly being included as a core competency in many job roles because, through facilitation, people develop better ideas that benefit the whole – it brings people together to accomplish good work. Group facilitation skills – is a skill-set that cannot be outsourced and it’s easily transferrable from one job role or business to another.

Today, I also teach, and will continue teaching, group facilitation skills in my 5-day public class – FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Academy because I believe in face-to-face training, which affords students with the opportunity to interact with others, practice, and receive feedback. It does make a difference.

However, I also realize that traveling to my FoCuSeD™ public class can be difficult due to travel costs and travel restrictions. It’s also difficult for people to devote five days away from their job. So, we, at MGR Consulting, Inc., have decided to bring our FoCuSeD™ training to you via self-paced online group facilitation classes.

All classes are now available.  Click here to view classes.

Our first online class is – FoCuSeD™ Introductory Facilitation Skills. This class develops the foundational group facilitation skills to get you started. I cover “how to” prepare for, facilitate, and close a meeting or workshop. I also cover basic people skills, such as presentation skills, communication skills, active listening – which is the most important skill to facilitate effective communication, questioning, “how to” stay neutral, amongst others to enable you to begin your journey towards an effective group facilitator and a successful career.

Our second online class – FoCuSeD™ Facilitating People and Conflict – continues the People Skills portion of your journey by teaching you “how to” deal with difficult people and help them become productive contributors. I will teach you “how to” form a group into a team by understanding diversity, culture, paradigms, team characteristics, and team evolution. I will also provide you with numerous people tools to help enhance the functioning of the group, improve creativity, and stimulate new ways of thinking, such as brainstorming, affinity diagramming, team-building, creativity breaks, amongst others.

Our third online class – FoCuSeD™ Holistic Facilitation Process Design – continues the Process Skills portion of your journey by teaching you “how to” design effective workshop and meeting processes that seamlessly incorporate the people tools to enhance team performance. I also provide you with a number of Problem-Solving agendas to get you started along with a number of process tools, such as prioritizing, responsibility matrices, decision-making amongst others.

All three of our FoCuSeD™ online group facilitation classes come with a PDF book designed for reference that you can use throughout your career. We also provide you with a digital class Certificate of Completion.

“Our classes will give you the skills to work with a group of people to produce better results.” Make a difference in your career and in life! Register now at http://www.onlinecourses.mgrconsulting.com.

FoCuSeD™ Introductory Facilitation Skills – Online Class

FoCuSeD™ Introductory Facilitation Skills – Course Description

How significant is the value of Facilitation? A Collaboration Revolution is coming and you need to be ready with the needed critical skills for success: self-awareness, teambuilding and trust, communication skills, critical thinking, innovative problem-solving, and collaborative solutions – facilitation skills in business and in life. As we move towards an era when outsourcing is commonplace, co-creating, co-working, and the gig economy increases, these skills become more critical. The ability to bring people together and accomplish good work – group facilitation skills – is a skill-set that cannot be outsourced and is transferrable from one role or business to another. Increasingly, these skills are being included as core competencies in many job roles because people develop better ideas that benefit the greater whole. These are the most important skills to develop in the 21st Century.

My FoCuSeD™ Facilitation technique is a unique approach to structured facilitation and the state-of-the-art in structured facilitation methodology. 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 collaborative useful solutions – the ultimate structured facilitation technique.

My FoCuSeD™ Introductory Facilitation Skills online class is self-paced learning. This class covers skills that supplement your job skills. I provide you with detailed people tools to ensure collaborative useful solutions and I give you effective leadership, business, and interpersonal skills that build your confidence and enhance your ability to be successful. Students also receive a PDF version of FoCuSeD™ Introductory Facilitation Skills book and a digital, sharable class Certificate of Completion.  This sets the foundation for your group facilitation skills. I cover:

  • What is facilitation and when is it used.
  • What do facilitators do?
  • “How to” present yourself effectively.
  • “How to” actively listen.
  • “How to” ask effective questions.
  • “How to” improve your communication.

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For additional information – online course description

Also available:

    • FoCuSeD™ Facilitating People and Conflict – Online Class – $125 US
    • FoCuSeD™ Holistic Facilitation Process Design | Problem Solving – Online Class – $125 US