How to Design a Personal and Business Pivot with Greg Githens

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Identify essential design elements: pivot points, leverage, concentration of effort, narrative.
  • Stimulate insights by managing anchors and reframing.
  • Explain why cultural strengths can serve as an effective pivot point.


A pivot is a deliberate change in direction toward growth and opportunity. Organizations use pivots to adapt their resources to better fit their environment. Likewise, individuals can pivot their career narrative. This training provides examples of individual and organizational pivots and uses them to show you specific lessons and actionable practices.



    • Introduction
    • Story Anchors, Frames, Reframing
    • Example of Story Anchors and Career Pivot
    • A Key Question: Where Is This All Going?
    • Anticipatory Assumptions
    • Pivoting Your Career Narrative
    • Rethinking Expertise and Conventional Résumé Formats
    • Elements of Pivot Points and Pivoting
    • Business Pivoting Examples
    • Trend: Away From Efficiency and Toward Resilience
    • Designing a Pivot: Narrative, Anticipation, Insight, Leverage (NAIL)
    • Strengthen the Pivot Point
    • Bouncing Forward
    • Wrap-Up: Q&A

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 0 0.5 0.5 1.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 0.5 0.5 1.00
PMI-SP® 0 0.5 0.5 1.00
PMI-RMP® 0 0.5 0.5 1.00
PfMP® 0 0.5 0.5 1.00
PMI-PBA® 0 0.5 0.5 1.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Gregory D. Githens PMP

Greg Githens’ mission is to upskill individuals to make positive impact by delivering useful ideas and new perspectives. His engaging enthusiastic style has earned him the reputation as one of PMI’s most popular speakers.

Greg is the author of How to Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind. Develop Your Competency. Contribute to Success. This highly rated book explains that strategic thinking is an individual competency composed of 20 microskills. Because strategic thinking is rare and valuable, those who demonstrate it have more value to their organizations and are more promotable.

Greg has been a featured speaker at PMI congresses, PMI chapters, The Management Roundtable, and elsewhere. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University (USA) and a master’s degree from Miami University (USA).

Training Information

15 November 2023
Start Time
7:00 AM
1 Hour


Member Price
(US$99.00 before 2 October)
Nonmember Price
(US$99.00 before 2 October)
Government Price
Student Price

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