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Chapter Program: Leadership: The Art of Knowing How to Say It and Engage It
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Chapter Program: Leadership: The Art of Knowing How to Say It and Engage It

Chapter Meeting
Presented by: Mark Gorkin
Location: Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center (across from Fairfax Hospital)
This program has been approved for 1.5 HR General HRCI recertification credits and 1.5 SHRM recertification credits.

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center (across from Fairfax Hospital)
3225 Gallows Road
Fairfax, Virginia  22031
United States

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Leadership: The Art of Knowing How to Say It and Engage It

Are You Being Heard or Just Making Noise?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Location Information

Upon arrival, follow signs to the Conference Center. Complimentary parking is available in either of the surface lots.

Please Note Instructions for Parking (During Construction): If you are coming from 495 South, you will see a 3225 Gallows Rd sign on your right hand side.  Turn into that area, and continue to drive towards Inova Fairfax.  There will be a sign that reads Deliveries/Construction. Professionals are permitted in this area for the meeting, regardless of the sign. You may also see Road Closed signs, however the roads are NOT in fact closed for our meeting. Continue driving until you reach the parking lot on the right had side.  If you have any problems, feel free to call NOVA SHRM’s Executive Director, Sharifa Gomez at 703-638-8790


Member and non-member event registrations purchased more than four (4) business days prior to the event will receive a $10 discount from the regular rate. 

Early bird registration deadline: October 17, 2017

Member: $35
Non-Member: $45

program information

Presenter: Mark Gorkin — The Stress Doc, Stress Doc Enterprises
Leadership: The Art of Knowing How to Say It and Engage It
Are You Being Heard or Just Making Noise?

 This program has been approved for 1.5 HR General recertification credits and 1.5 SHRM recertification credits.


In a TNT – Time-Numbers-Technology – Driven & Distracted World, as a leader, focusing and holding people’s attention is critical.  More than ever, it’s not what you say but how you say it…in a manner that directs and engages, if not captivates. And can you do this without always playing the authority trump card? Which leads to two vital questions: Are You Being Heard or Just Making Noise? Do you exercise the Triple “A” of Personal & Organizational Responsibility: Authority, Autonomy & Accountability?

Have no fear…Mark Gorkin, MSW, LICSW, the Stress Doc ™, popular SHRM speaker, is here to help you become a more psychologically attuned, motivating, if not inspiring, communicator and leader. The Doc takes a “Get FIT” approach to his presentation: programs are FUN-Interactive-Thought-provoking!

Learn how to: challenge expectations, grab attention, listen actively-reflectively and ask “good questions,” and set vital boundaries with affirming yet trust-building tools. Become a more arousing leader and compelling communicator. Learn ways to create a more participatory team. And finally, why self-effacing, healing humor combined with shared stories is great way to reduce status differential and create an inclusive-intimate bond.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Discover the power of thought-provoking language and the art of surprise to quickly focus attention and involvement
  2. Discover the Five “A”s of Arousing, Connecting & Energizing (ACE) Communication-Leadership: Attention-Anticipation-Animation-Activation-Actualization
  3. Discover the Stress Doc’s New KISS (Keep It Short & Smart) and Memorable MISS (Make It Sassy & Surprising) and other attention-grabbing, listening & questioning (CPRS), and affirming yet trust-building tools
  4. Discover and bring to life the Doc’s Passion Power Model & Method (including the Higher Power of Humor); transform the “Intimate FOE” through story-telling
  5. Discover “Ten Keys for Inclusive & Participatory Teaming”

presenter information

Mark Gorkin — The Stress Doc, Stress Doc Enterprises



Mark Gorkin, MSW, LICSW, "The Stress Doc" ™, a nationally acclaimed speaker, writer, and "Psychohumorist" ™, is a Leadership Coach/Training-Retreat Consultant for the international Embry-Riddle Aeronautics University at the Daytona, FL headquarters. Mark is also a founding partner and Stress Resilience and Trauma Debriefing Consultant for the Nepali Diaspora Behavioral Health & Wellness Initiative. Over the years, the Doc has trained and consulted with many hundreds of government agencies and corporations. A former Stress and Violence Prevention Consultant for the US Postal Service, he has led numerous transformative – silo-breaking and communications bridge-building – Pre- and Post-Deployment Stress Resilience-Humor-Team Building Retreats for US Army Senior Officers and Sergeants. Mark has led Critical Incident Debriefings for organizational/corporate clients. 

The Doc is the author of Practice Safe Stress: Healing and Laughing in the Face of Stress, Burnout & Depression, The Four Faces of Anger: Transforming Hostility and Rage into Assertion and Passion, Fierce Longing…Fiery Loss: Relearning to Let Go, Laugh & Love, and Preserving Human Touch in a High-Tech World: Writings, Raps & Rhymes. He blogs regularly on Linked-In. His award-winning, USA Today Online "HotSite" – – was called a "workplace resource" by National Public Radio (NPR). The Doc also provides Stress Resilience and Burnout Recovery In-Person and Phone-Skype Counseling as well as Communication/Public Speaking Coaching.

Finally, with his singular wit and wisdom, real world tools, and especially his surprising and engaging small group exercises, the Doc encourages participants to "go for it." Audiences develop skills and strategies for unleashing dynamic energy and reducing status barriers. Learn to purposely inspire, collaborate, and team with others. As SHRM and IPMA-HR Program Chairs noted, “Mark has a way of captivating an audience and makes them want to hear more...Take a passionate and creative ride with the Stress Doc!”.

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