Terrence  Metz Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Terrence Metz

President and Curriculum Developer
Morgan Madison & Company

Terrence has taught over 300 classes. He is the lead instructor and primary curriculum developer for MG Rush Facilitation Training and Coaching. Through professional and academic endeavors, Terrence has focused on improving group decision-making processes. Terrence is passionate about using and teaching the FAST Facilitative Leadership Training technique so that groups and teams make more informed decisions, own their plans, and make adjustments to ensure success reaching objectives.

Biography

Since the end of 1999, Terrence Metz has been a founding principal partner and vice president at Morgan Madison & Company.  For over twenty years, through professional and academic endeavors, Terrence has focused on improving group decision-making processes.  His experience has proven that the two most important components to effective decision-making processes are:
1. Higher quality information assures higher quality decisions
2. Properly managed conflict, provides groups with more “options” to consider —
 and groups with more options have been proven to make higher quality decisions

Terrence is passionate about using and teaching the FAST Facilitative Leadership Training technique so that people and teams make more informed decisions.  Terrence is the lead instructor and primary curriculum developer for MG Rush Performance Learning. He earned his Six Sigma Green Belt® from Motorola University and wrote most of the existing FAST curriculum.  Terrence made the FAST technique more robust by adding and enhancing decision-making tools such as PowerBalls and the FAST quantitative SWOT technique that is used worldwide by Fortune 1000 companies.  He introduced the concept of holism to the field of structured facilitation as a method for keeping discussions on target and aligning deliverables throughout an organization.

Since 1999, Terrence has taught nearly two hundred classes.  His facilitation philosophy aligns perfectly with the FAST technique as shown by Dr Dyer’s statement, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

As an undergraduate of Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and MBA graduate from NWU’s Kellogg School of Management, his professional experience has focused on process innovation, idea management, and product development.  Terrence has a P&L background in capital goods markets with highly engineered-products and services (eg, Honeywell).  He is an expert group facilitator, instructor, and developer of workflow processes and Voice of the Market inputs that accelerate commercial success.  His engagements have included strategic development, business planning, problem-solving, continuous improvement, organizational design, process design, customer cognitivity workshops, and market-based product development and launch.  His clients include senior officers and general management among numerous private and public companies and global corporations.

Terrence completed additional graduate work in inter-cultural decision-making processes at Marquette University, is a former board member of the Product Development Managers’ Association, and a long-time member of the IFA (International Association of Facilitators), MFNA (Midwest Facilitators Network Association), TMAC (Technology Management Association of Chicago), WFS (World Future Society) and the newly formed Chicago Data Visualization Group.  Most importantly, Terrence is an effective listener and equally adept at teaching FAST classes as well as galvanizing consensus around important and challenging issues for organizations and groups.

Education

    Executive Facilitation — Bringing Stakeholders Together
    Morgan Madison and Associates, Inc.
    Partner, 2000 - present
    Mr. Terrence Metz is a founding principal of Morgan Madison & Company. He is an expert in group decision-making processes, group facilitation, and building sustaining innovative processes. Mr. Metz typically serves as the lead curriculum developer, expert facilitator, and subject matter expert for a broad range of engagements. Typical engagements include strategic development, program planning, organizational design, functional design, market-based product development and launch, and acquisition workouts.

    The Chicago Group, Inc,
    Vice President, 1999 - 2000
    Senior Associate, 1995 - 1999
    Lead business consultant, expert facilitator, and project manager for a broad range of engagements serving the energy industry, business-to-business manufacturers, automation, controls, and heavy equipment industries, especially companies supplying to multi-site customers. Objectives have included strategic business planning, new product development, distribution channel evaluation (including best of breed and total cost-of-ownership management), due diligence valuations, sales and marketing strategies and plans (and implementation tactics), technological forecasts, new product (new technology) analysis, market segmentation and positioning, scenario planning, brand evaluation, competitive investigations, and benchmarking. Developed proprietary consensus building method to expedite integrated, on-time deliverables. Clients include senior officers and general management among Global 2000 manufacturers, private, and industrial corporations.


    Trippe Manufacturing Company, Makers of ISOBAR®
    Director of Corporate Development, 1993 - 95
    $200MM+ manufacturer of computer peripherals and power protection devices. Coordinated multi-operational team to identify customer requirements, value drivers, and develop marketing research and plan for rapid response in worldwide marketplaces. Created a results-oriented database for measuring market effectiveness and allocating working capital to the most effective channels. Introduced a major new enterprise-wide product line, creating $10 million additional first year revenue. Directed marketing activities, implemented channel profile database, directed lead generation, and tracked to ensure profits and return on marketing investments. Managed product managers, training managers, and lead development/processing team.

    North American Sales Manager, 1990 - 93
    Analyzed pricing movements, competitive positioning, and new product introductions. Merged sales and marketing operations of two acquisitions. Served as primary contact and spokesperson to channel groups and industry events. Mediated multi-million dollar cooperative advertising fund for resellers and distributors. Recruited, hired, and trained additional sales managers and representatives. Created sales presentations for international trade shows. Doubled company’s market share and total corporate revenue in two years. Added major, nationally renowned distributors and resellers with associated increase in sales and profits.

    Siebe PLC
    Regional Manager, 1984 - 90
    Energy and facility management systems — Managed five stand-alone profit areas. Hired, trained, and managed marketing employees, technicians, and administrative staff. Controlled inventory, vehicle fleet, and related capital assets. Increased profit contributions two-and-a-half times over five-year period.

    Honeywell Inc., Building Systems Division
    Sales Manager, 1981 - 84
    Managed sales force, planned marketing efforts, prepared and administered budgets. Created total cost-of-ownership presentation that became model for national campaign.
    Sales Engineer, 1977 - 81
    Consistently exceeded sales objectives — Rewarded and promoted.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Graduate Studies in Rhetorical Communications, 1981-84
    (Emphasis on group and inter-cultural decision-making processes) Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Personal Interests

    . WFS (World Future Society)
    . MFNA (Midwest Facilitators Network Association)
    . IFA (International Facilitators Association)
    . Editor and contributor (2001): FAST Session Leader by Mr. Gary Rush
    . Editor and contributor (2000): A Process for Deciding by Mr. Gary Rush
    . Woodland School District #50 SIP (School Improvement Program)
    . Gagewood Lion’s Club Baseball
    . ICAA Coach (Illinois Certified Amateur Athletics)
    . Vestry and Treasurer, Church of St. Francis
    . Editor and contributor (2000): A Process for Deciding
    . Business Process Redesign and Certified Green Belt (Motorola University)

Websites

Books

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Change or Die - the Business Process Improvement Manual Reached Number 3 in Organizational Change Books on Amazon

By: Terrence Metz

Co-author and founding principal partner and vice president at Morgan Madison & Company, Terrence is the curriculum developer and lead instructor for MG Rush Performance Learning. During his professional and academic endeavors, he has focused on improving group decision-making processes. His experience has proven that properly managed conflict, provides groups with more "options" to consider -- and groups with more options have been proven to make higher quality decisions.

With a Baccalaureate in Science from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and a MBA from NWU's Kellogg School of Management, his professional experience has focused on process innovation, idea management, and product development. Terrence is passionate about using and teaching the FAST Facilitative Leadership Training technique so that people and teams make more informed decisions.  

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Join one of his classes: http://www.mgrush.com/ 

Since 1999, Terrence has taught nearly two hundred classes.  His facilitation philosophy aligns perfectly with the FAST technique as shown by Dr Dyer's statement, "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

He earned his Six Sigma Green Belt® from Motorola University and made the FAST technique more robust by adding and enhancing decision-making tools such as PowerBalls and the FAST quantitative SWOT technique that is used worldwide by Fortune 1000 companies. He introduced the concept of holism to the field of structured facilitation as a method for keeping discussions on target and aligning deliverables throughout an organization.

Terrence has a P&L background in capital goods markets with highly engineered-products and services (eg, Honeywell).  He is an expert group facilitator, instructor, and developer of workflow processes and Voice of the Market inputs that accelerate commercial success.  His engagements have included strategic development, business planning, problem-solving, continuous improvement, organizational design, process design and improvement, customer cognitivity workshops, and market-based product development and launch.  His clients include senior officers and general management among numerous private and public companies and global corporations.

Terrence completed additional graduate work in inter-cultural decision-making processes at Marquette University, is a former board member of the Product Development Managers' Association, and a long-time member of the IAF (International Association of Facilitators), MFNA (Midwest Facilitators Network Association), TMAC (Technology Management Association of Chicago) and WFS (World Future Society).  Most importantly, Terrence is an effective listener and equally adept at teaching FAST classes as well as galvanizing consensus around important and challenging issues for organizations and groups.