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When: Thursday, February 20
From 4:30 PM until 8:15 PM
Where: Embassy Suites West Palm Beach
1601 Belvedere Rd
West Palm Beach, Florida  33406
United States
Contact: Chapter Administrator

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February North County Kick-Off Event and Pre-Meeting Workshop - February 20 @ the Embassy Suites in West Palm Beach

Mark Gorkin, MSW, LICSW, "The Stress Doc" ™ presents Stress Resiliency, Brain Agility, and Strategic Empathy: Bringing the Gift of Humor and "Passion Power”.

In a TNT/3-D – Time-Numbers-Technology /Driven, Distracted & Disrupted World – where everything happens NOW, today's leaders must be on top of their game and also be "psychologically hardy,” supportive, and motivational models for others.

Three keys to caring & cutting edge leadership: Stress Resiliency, Brain Agility, and Strategic Empathy. And when sharing some healing humor…now you're bringing "Passion Power!” And while definitely a challenge, have no fear (well, maybe a little), the Stress Doc ™, Mark Gorkin, MSW, LICSW, acclaimed speaker, author, and Critical Incident Consultant is here with his high energy, thought-provoking and FUN ideas and interactive exercises.

Learn to rapidly identify and defuse stress smoke signals and burnout stages; disarm effectively a critical aggressor while building trust; and discover the interpersonal passion and power of acknowledging and sharing personally yet playfully one's own human flaws and foibles. Finally, discover the Doc's energizing formula for "Natural SPEED.”

Seek the higher power of Stress Doc humor: May the Farce Be with You!



  1. Rapidly and playfully identify stress smoke signals; discover and disrupt the Four Stages of Burnout through the company research-based "Four ‘C's of Psychological Hardiness”
  2. Engage in a mini role play "critical feedback exercise” that provides communication skills – acknowledgement, tactful assertion, and asking good questions – for disarming a critical aggressor without adding fuel to the fire
  3. Engage in a small group exercise that helps leaders discover the role-modeling, empathy-building, as well as affirming Passion Power of "being real” and "less than perfect” with others
  4. Close with the Stress Doc's Stress Resiliency & Brain Agility formula for Natural SPEED – Sleep, Priorities, Passion, Empathy, Exercise & Diet – along with an acclaimed "Shrink Rap.”

This program has been submitted for HRCI recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Pre-Meeting Workshop 

Cheryl Gowdie, BA, MBA of Accezy Coaching & Consulting Co presents "MAXIMIZE YOUR KNOWN AND UNKNOWN STRENGTHS".

The purpose of this Workshop is to provide attendees with an awareness of their known and unknown strengths and empower them to use these to maximize their potential.

By the end of the Workshop you will:

  1. Have a greater appreciation of your known strength
  2. gain a better understanding of your unknown strengths
  3. be empowered to implement strategies to maximize your known and unknown strengths

Attendees to complete the Strengths Finder questionnaire in advance of the Workshop. The questionnaires will be circulated via email prior to the event and participants will receive a confidential personalized report at the Workshop.


  • Acquire a greater appreciation of your known strengths
  • Gain an awareness of your unknown strengths
  • Examine those activities that have the potential to energize and de-energize you
  • Explore strategies for maximizing our known and unknown strengths
  • Be encouraged to participate in group discussions to facilitate shared learning
  • Develop an action plan to facilitate your continuous personal development

***The first 10 registrations for the pre-meeting workshop will receive a complimentary personalized strengths finder report. The remaining attendees will receive a 25% discount of the cost of the strengths-finder questionnaire.***  

Note: The facilitator will send a link to the first 10 registrants for them to complete the Strengths Finder questionnaire in advance of the workshop and they will receive a confidential personalized report at the Workshop.

 Open to members and guests.

Location: Embasssy Suites in West Palm Beach
Event Schedule: February 20, 2014
Pre-Meeting Workshop: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Networking and Registration: 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner meeting and Presentation: 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Early Bird Registration (through Friday, February 14):

Late Registration (Monday,  February 17 & Walk-In's):

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