Gary Rush, IAF CPF, Founder and President of MGR Consulting, Inc., attended the U.S. Naval Academy and is a former Chair of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). He is a recognized leader in the field of Structured Facilitation and Facilitator training, managing projects since 1980, facilitating since 1983, and providing Facilitator training since 1985; and continues to be the leading edge in the industry by continuing as a practicing Facilitator.
As a Facilitator Trainer, he teaches FoCuSeDTM. He teaches specific "how to" with an understanding of the "why" to perform as an effective Facilitator; he provides detailed people and process tools, enhances his training through effective learning activities, and, as an IAF CPF Assessor, he covers the IAF Core Facilitator Competencies and what students need to do to achieve them. As a Facilitator, he improves client business performance through effective application of exceptional facilitation processes and he is highly skilled at engaging participants and guiding them to consensus.
Gary has written numerous “how to” books, including the FoCuSeDTM Facilitator Guide – a comprehensive reference manual sharing his step-by-step process so that students can replicate his practices. His alumni often tell us how much Gary has changed their lives. Gary can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org