Insights for Increasing Personal and Organizational Resilience with Greg Githens

What You Will Learn

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

  • Recognize and explain the power of bouncing forward.
  • Describe how resilience enhances organizational culture and capabilities.
  • Identify some first steps for a resiliency action plan as well as techniques for enhancing personal resiliency.


Resilience is an especially important topic for times of crisis, turmoil, recovery, and rebuilding. This training will help you enhance your personal resilience and contribute to organizational resiliency. It is intended to answer four questions:

  • Why is it better to say we bounce forward than bounce back?
  • What is resilience?
  • How do individuals cultivate it?
  • How can organizations develop it?

Learners will be shown examples of resilient individuals, organizations, and systems. Through these examples, specific lessons and actionable practices can be unpacked.



    • Introductory
    • Overview of Seven Kinds of Resilience
    • Examples of COVID Humor and Explanation of Reframing
    • Explaining Resilience
    • Explaining “Bounce Forward”
    • Examples of Resilient People
    • The Emotional Rollercoaster
    • Explaining Experimentalist Leadership
    • Leaders Lead by Asking Questions
    • Anticipation
    • Wrap-Up of Resilience-Enhancing Micro Skills
    • 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 0.75 0.25 1.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 0.75 0.25 1.00
PMI-SP® 0 0.75 0.25 1.00
PMI-RMP® 0 0.75 0.25 1.00
PfMP® 0 0.75 0.25 1.00
PMI-PBA® 0 0.75 0.25 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

18 September 2024
Start Time
7:00 AM
1 Hour


Member Price
(US$99.00 before 5 August)
Nonmember Price
(US$99.00 before 5 August)
Government Price
Student Price

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