Applying Emotional Intelligence: The More Effective Project Manager featuring Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP

Title: Applying Emotional Intelligence: The More Effective Project Manager featuring Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP
Location: The GW School of Business, 2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall, Room 453, Washington, DC 20052
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Description: Agenda and Cost:
11:30am – Networking
12:00 through 1:00pm – Presentation
This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.

About the Event:
You’re smart, you’re savvy, and you have impeccable project management credentials and experience. As a project manager, you can define scope, create a project plan, and track costs with the best of them. But that isn’t all it takes. Your success and career advancement hinge upon how well you are able to handle yourself and the many stakeholders connected with the projects or programs you manage. This luncheon presentation focuses specifically on applying the personal and social emotional intelligence competencies that project and program managers need to deliver successful outcomes. We will explore skills that will strengthen your ability to build effective teams, operate in complex matrix environments, and provide leadership. By the end of the session, you will gain insight into how to manage the emotional characteristics of your work environment for improved performance that is less stressful, more predictable, and focused on successful results.
Start Time: 11:30
Date: 2015-09-23
End Time: 13:00

GW IT PPMO Project Management Symposium

Title: GW IT PPMO Project Management Symposium
Location: Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, 800 21st St, NW, Washington, DC 20052
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Description: The George Washington University Division of Information Technology (IT) Project and Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) is hosting an inaugural Project Management Symposium on Monday, September 21, 2015. This is a one-day event created for the exchanging and sharing of knowledge of project management practices in higher education.

Keynote Speakers
We are proud to announce that four accomplished Chief Information Officers from local universities will join us for the opening keynote. We are also pleased to have a Senior Advisor to the Dean of the GW School of Business and former professor of project management speak as the closing keynote of the symposium.

Fees
The fee includes admission to the conference, lunch and refreshments:
GW Attendees – $60
Non-GW Attendees – $85
Start Time: 8:30
Date: 2015-09-21
End Time: 17:00

University Services and Student Org Fair

Title: University Services and Student Org Fair
Location: Kogan Plaza, GW Foggy Bottom Campus, H St, NW
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Description: The Fall student organization and university services fair, EngageGW, will be bigger than ever and is looking to engage the graduate student population in a new way. This year, a special section of the fair will be dedicated to graduate student organizations. The goal is to make the fair a more welcoming and meaningful environment for graduate students and graduate organizations.
Start Time: 13:00
Date: 2015-09-05
End Time: 15:00

GWSB Short-term Study Away Information Session

Title: GWSB Short-term Study Away Information Session
Location: Duques Hall, Room 251, GW School of Business, 2201 G St, NW
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Description: The GWSB Global & Experiential Education team announced the winter and spring 2016 short-term study away programs last week. Interested in learning more about the courses and destinations? Attend the Short-term Study Away Information Session on Tuesday, 15 Sep, 6-7:30 p.m. in Duques Hall, room 251. For those not able to attend, the session will be recorded and posted online for all to view. The courses qualify as general elective options for the MSPM degree.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2015-09-15
End Time: 19:30

MSPM: In the Know, September 3, 2015

Top 3 for 3 Sep

DreamSpark and Microsoft Project
The GWSB IT team is working to ensure MSPM students have access to DreamSpark and are able to download Microsoft Project. Once all accounts have been either created or renewed an update will be sent to all. For those enrolled in DNSC 6261 and DNSC 6262, Prof Jain is aware of the situation. An alternative means of accessing Microsoft Project is available through the Virtual Computer Lab.

3rd Annual GWSB Career Week, 8-11 Sep
The F. David Fowler Career Center is proud to host Career Week 2015 next week, 8-11 Sep. The programming prepares GWSB students to compete effectively in the employment market while networking and connecting with hiring decision makers. This event is open to all GWSB students. RSVP for each event via GWorkSB >> Events >> Workshops.

GWSB Short-Term Study Away Programs Announced for Winter & Spring 2016
The GWSB Global & Experiential Education team announced the winter and spring 2016 short-term study away programs last week. Interested in learning more about the courses and destinations? Attend the Short-term Study Away Information Session on Tuesday, 15 Sep, 6-7:30 p.m. in Duques Hall, room 251. For those not able to attend, the session will be recorded and posted online for all to view. The courses qualify as general elective options for the MSPM degree.

GWSB Career Week 2015

The F. David Fowler Career Center will host the 3rd  Annual  GWSB Career Week September 8 – 11, 2015 for all GWSB students.  The week will be filled with programming involving faculty, alumni and employers aimed at preparing GWSB students to compete effectively in the employment market while networking and connecting with hiring decision makers.  Employers will launch a frenzy of recruiting in late September through mid-November and again in late January through early May and our students must be ready.
 
Career Week programming will include industry and functional panels, one-on-one interviews with executives,alumni round-table sessions for international students, professional head shots, a LinkedIn clinic and an information session with The World Bank.
Review a list of Career Week events and activities. Register to attend the various events through GWorkSB. GWorkSB >> Events >> Workshops. Space is limited and admission is on a first registered basis.

MSPM: In the Know, September 2, 2015

Top 3 for 1 Sep

MSPM Handbook
The MSPM program recently published a student handbook. The handbook serves as a resource to students, outlining program policies and procedures, and reminding all students of the policies and procedures of the George Washington University and the GW School of Business. As a reminder, all students are responsible for adhering to all policies and procedures, including those published in the University Bulletin, the School of Business Bulletin, and the MSPM Student Handbook.

Fall Course Reminders
The fall semester began yesterday. The courses will appear on Blackboard once the faculty make them available. In some instances this will not occur until the first lecture. Review the Blackboard Collaborate schedule on the blog if you are registered for the online section of a course. Textbook information is also on the blog. Specific questions about a certain course? Contact the professor for details.

Last Day to Add a Course via GWeb, 11 Sep
The last day to add a course via GWeb is Friday, 11 Sep. If you plan to add a course, make the decision early to avoid missed lectures and/or assignments.

Developing Your Professional Self

Title: Developing Your Professional Self
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
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Description: Let GW Libraries and GW Career Services help you in developing a professional online persona. We’ll show you all the resources GW Libraries can provide to help with your career or graduate program search, reveal how to optimize a LinkedIn profile, and teach you how to build an online portfolio in WordPress to show off your skills and experiences. Please bring your own laptop to this workshop. Please RSVP here.
Start Time: 16:00
Date: 2015-11-05
End Time: 17:30