Data Vault Ensemble Modeling

Facilitating Business Data Modeling

Gary Rush, MGR Consulting, Inc.

This interactive session is geared to enable data analysts to facilitate Data Modeling sessions with business clients. Gary will show you how to facilitate, step-by-step, a data modeling workshop and what skills or tools are needed at each step. It is a brief summary of Gary’s book, FoCuSeD Data Modeling Made Easy. Attendees will learn:

  • How to build a Data Model with business clients who have never seen a data model.
  • How to use the modeling session to clarify and re-engineer the business.
  • How Active Listening affects the model and how to effectively listen to your clients.
  • How to harness the collective knowledge of your clients to build a data model that they embrace. How to make the model truly their model.

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 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 FoCuSeD. He teaches specific “how to” with an understanding of the “why” to perform as an effective Facilitator; he provides detailed Facilitator 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 FoCuSeD 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.