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Project Managers and Senior Management - Learning to Dance

Project Managers and Senior Management - Learning to Dance

featuring

Hampton Dowling

Managing Partner

The HCB Group LLC

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Event Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
USDA Bldg
12th and Independence Ave SW Wing 3 entrance
Washington, District Of Columbia 20250
Agenda and Cost: 
  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Program

A favorite pastime in so many organizations, big and small, is for project managers to try to understand senior management’s intentions, expectations, the demands made of them, and subsequent requirements forwarded down the food chain. Conversely, senior management is frequently plagued with challenges to understand the tangible, contextual benefits of project management beyond knowing such people exist on the payroll. Many senior managers have managed organizations but have never actually managed a project! It’s not easy to sell project management to senior executives – but it’s not impossible and is necessary for organizational success. There’s an art of finessing such organizational behavior so resources are available to achieve desired or directed results while also providing a pathway for project managers to advance. We’ll talk about how to sell project management in the right context and acumen while learning to dance to the often no-so-enjoyable business rhythm set by senior management. Amazingly, it does all come together.

Special Instructions: 

Event requires registration.

Metro Accessible via Smithsonian Station.

Government ID or Photo ID is required to enter the facility.

PDUs Available: 
1 PDU for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Leadership

Event Keywords

Soft Skills

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

About the Speaker

Hampton Dowling

The HCB Group LLC
Managing Partner

Hampton Dowling is Managing Partner of his international professional services company, the HCB Group LLC, providing executive management and advisory services to private and public sectors. Mr. Dowling has managed large integrated programs worldwide, as well as, facilitated strategic partnerships, alliances and complex multi-vertical pursuits.

As a career naval officer before retiring in the rank of Commander, Mr. Dowling had distinguished assignments that included Special Assistant to the US Vice President and as a Senior Program Manager at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency leading tier one analytic, R&D and technology-applied programs, the results of which had direct, Executive Branch bearing on Service-level policies, appropriations, and new relations with developing nations and NGOs. In the private sector, Mr. Dowling has led double-digit profitability increases managing $90M+ P&L lines of business, achieved 80%-win rate of $5B for new company-wide business, provided strategic advisory services to the foreign public sector to increase public revenues and stabilize governance. In C-Suite roles, he’s established PPPs, JVs, leveraged M&As and reversed high-risk, distributed organizations in cost overrun position while improving enterprise-scale performance and brand reputation.

Career examples include: as a Fortune 50 Homeland Security Account Manager for Pacific Region, Mr. Dowling led a then first-ever consortium of business units introducing new, smart technologies and impact strategies to mitigate broad post-911 vulnerabilities facing US Territories and Partner Nations. As a Senior PM, led distributed organizations delivering solutions for port, maritime security & coastal surveillance, offshore energy & environment protection, agile infrastructure, and secure logistics management capabilities across the USA, SE Asia, LatAm, EU, W Africa and GCC – 20 countries. As a VP, Mr. Dowling facilitated PPPs in Croatia, Americas and SE Asia to resource, manage compliant trade, communication, energy security/surveillance capabilities that lowered risk, increased public revenues. For the US Gov’t, Mr. Dowling led a comprehensive assessment of US counter-illicit trafficking and cyber-threat activities in Central & South America; the findings and recommendations of which shaped a $5B procurement and much of today’s related special programs. As Senior Exec Director, Mr. Dowling established and managed a JV with supporting consortium of 20 int’l companies to provide comprehensive $4B+ homeland security scope in post-Gadhafi Libya. Today, in C-Suite roles, he provides executive advice, management, strategy development to multi-national parties across multiple verticals: homeland, cyber and energy security, governance, digital data and marking transformation, sustainable energy production, maritime commerce and logistics, and smart infrastructure.

Mr. Dowling’s experience extends from mature countries to fragile states with credentials further codified from testimony before congressional sub-committees, as a frequent speaker at int’l forums, and featured contributor to various media. He serves as Editorial Director to TransPorts Magazine (largest maritime logistics publication in LatAm) and board member to int’l organizations, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, an MBA from Golden Gate University, and is a certified Project Management Professional in both private industry and from the US Department of Defense.

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