The Public Sector - Resolving Today’s Leadership Challenges

The Public Sector - Resolving Today’s Leadership Challenges


Hampton Dowling

Managing Partner

The HCB Group LLC

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:30am - 9:30am
Event Location: 
Clydes - Gallery Place
707 7th Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20001
Agenda and Cost: 

7:30am - 8:00am: Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00am - 9:00am: Featured Presentation
9:00am - 9:30am: Networking

PMIWDC Members: $55
Non-Members: $60

Pre-registration is required. Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 48 hours prior to the event's start. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.

About the Presentation

We’ll have an interactive breakfast discussing some of the practical differences and challenges facing project managers and senior leadership in the National Capital Region. It’s an opportunity to compare expectations and aligning actionable approaches to achieving better understood objectives. It’s all about doing things better rather than harder.

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

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Negotiation / Conflict

Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.


Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needs

Team Building

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

Hard Skills


Navigating constraints introduced by a sponsor organization's structure, maturity, fiduciary landscape, etc.

Industry / Sector


Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities

About the Speaker

Hampton Dowling

The HCB Group LLC
Managing Partner

Hampton Dowling is Managing Partner of his 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, as well as, facilitated strategic partnerships, alliances and complex multi-vertical pursuits worldwide.

Mr. Dowling served as a career naval officer before retiring in the rank of Commander. Distinguished assignments included aSpecial Assistant to the US Vice President; and as a Senior Program Manager at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency leading classified 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 led double-digit profitability increases managing $90M+ P&L lines of business, achieved 80%-win rate of $5B for new company-wide business, and provided strategic advisory services to the foreign public sector to increase public revenues and stabilize governance. In C-Suite roles and program manager, he has led 25+ projects worldwide with multinational companies to include establishing PPPs, JVs, leveraged M&As and reversed high-risk, distributed organizations in cost overrun position while improving performance and brand reputation.

Mr. Dowling’s experience is applicable for today’s returning emphasis to on-shoring productivity and evolving US Federal and Defense Sectors where foreign investment in the US industrial base is increasing and federal departments are transforming in terms of budget, structure, policy and acquisition. His stewardship within the C-Suite leverages such changing market demand signals, investor expectations and tech convergence that favor exemplary leaders of broader experience and practical exposure to shape strategy, establish effective market presence and achieve higher profitability. Today, Mr. Dowling provides executive advice, strategy and program development to multi-national parties: homeland, cyber and energy security, geo-spatial intelligence, digital transformation, sustainable energy, maritime commerce and smart infrastructure. His 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. Mr. Dowling serves as a magazine editorial director 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 (PMP) in both private industry and from the US Department of Defense.

About the PM in the AM Breakfasts

PMIWDC's Quarterly Educational Breakfast for PMs

Join us for PMIWDC's quarterly executive breakfast meetings in the District. The P.M. in the A.M. series will continue to feature cutting-edge speakers, good food and great opportunities for connecting with other PMs, all in a no-nonsense format designed especially for a busy PM's midweek schedule.