Doug Hensch, MAOM, M.Ed.
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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Registration is CLOSED. On-site registrations will be accepted.
This is NOT a sit-down dinner. Heavy hors-d'oeuvres will be served during networking.
What is resilience? Is it just a fancy way to characterize a hopeful, upbeat personality or a positive spirit of never giving up? In Positively Resilient, Doug Hensch aims to take a different look at what turns out to be a much richer and deeper concept than just bouncing back from adversity.
Martin Seligman, considered the father of positive psychology, has likened resilience to clearing the weeds from a rose garden, which can only reach its potential if the weeds are kept in check. Human beings face “weeds” of their own: Layoffs, health issues, stock market crashes, threats of terrorism, and natural disasters are all too common. Americans are busier, more stressed, and more anxious and depressed than they were during the Great Depression.
Based on more than 40 years of research and 20 years of professional experience, Positively Resilient will help you discover:
- How any efforts toward personal change can be enhanced using several simple steps.
- That being psychologically flexible is critical to thinking through the mountain of information we receive every day.
- How to incorporate mindfulness and curiosity into your life.
- How our emotions help us to navigate our environment.
- Why true support and connection are critical to being resilient.
A free gift ticket will be given to anyone who brings a donation form Operation Gratitude's wishlist! See details on the organization and their wishlist here.
1960 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, VA, 22102
Chapter Members: $35
5:30PM - Registration Opens & Networking Reception with Heavy Appetizers Begins
Networking will include a facilitated networking session that will provide 1 Leadership PDU if completed.
5:30 PM - PMIWDC Members Only Book Club Meeting
7:00 PM - PM Talk
8:00 PM - Presentation Concludes
About the Speakers
Doug Hensch, MAOM, M.Ed.
Doug Hensch, brings a wealth of experience and passion to the work he provides for his clients. His philosophy is simple: Set meaningful goals. Identify your strengths. Work in them regularly.
This philosophy guided him at Nextel Communications where he led the company’s eCare efforts that resulted in yearly savings that exceeded $10 million. Working in his strengths with purpose helped him launch a leading self-improvement web site that helped over 100,000 people increase their well-being and resilience.
Doug has touched the lives of business executives, managers, and individual contributors with innovative coaching, engaging workshops, and thought-provoking consulting. Dr. Martin Seligman, Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the ‘father of Positive Psychology,’ referred to Doug as one of his “most talented young colleagues.”
His expertise is in coaching, facilitation, instructional design, and consulting. He has created workshops that focus on resilience, strengths, well-being and goals. In addition, Doug has been called upon to lead courses designed by his clients in the areas of consulting skills, presentations, conversations, and networking.
As an executive coach, Doug relies on his curiosity, experience and in-depth knowledge of human potential to help individuals set and exceed their goals. He typically uses a 360 review and several assessments (including the MBTI and Realise2 Strengths Survey) to lay the groundwork for transformation.
His clients include the following:
- National Extended Warranty (NEW)
- Freddie Mac
- Baker Tilly
- PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
- National Cancer Registrars Association
- United States Geological Survey (USGS)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Farm Credit Administration (FCA)
- George Mason University
Doug received his Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a Master’s in Education and a Master’s in Organizational Management.
Doug lives and works in Leesburg, VA, and spends his free time coaching his two boys’ sports teams and volunteering with various organizations in the community.
About the Monthly Dinner Meetings
The PMIWDC Monthly Dinner Meetings are held at the Sheraton Tysons (8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA 22182), typically on the second Tuesday of each month (subject to change due to holidays and venue/speaker availability). Members and non-members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington, DC area has to offer.
The presentations are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. It is also of great value to those looking to step into the field of Project Management and begin their certification process. Each event will present specific learning points focusing on building a talent triangle of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management skills, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. At each Monthly Chapter Event certified PMPs can earn 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU).