2016 GW Commencement

Title: 2016 GW Commencement
Location: The National Mall
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Description: The George Washington University’s (GW) Commencement is a hallmark event for all community members. While each school holds its own ceremony, University Commencement on the National Mall includes graduates from all degree levels and schools. Graduating students will take the first step of their lifelong journey as GW alumni with the nation’s most recognizable landmarks and monuments serving as a backdrop.
Date: 2016-05-15

PMI Silver Spring Chapter (PMISSC) 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium

Title: PMI Silver Spring Chapter (PMISSC) 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium
Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Description: The MSPM program is proud to sponsor and exhibit at the PMI Silver Spring Chapter (PMISSC) 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium – Actionable Intelligence: Tools, Techniques, and Templates.

This symposium will feature thought leaders in the field of project management who will share their practical tools, techniques, and templates for successful project management. The 2nd Annual Symposium (2015) includes the following:

PMISSC Actionable Intelligence Tool Kit
On-Site Job Interviews
2 Renowned Keynote Speakers
5-Person Executive Panel Discussion
30 Breakout Sessions
5 Professional Development Tracks
Recruiters and Exhibitors
Evening Networking Reception
Start Time: 08:00
Date: 2015-06-16
End Time: 18:00

MSPM: In the Know, May 20, 2015

Top 3 for 20 May

Congratulations to the 2015 GW Grads!
Last week was a busy time on campus. Between residency week for our online capstone students, the GWSB gala, GWSB awards ceremony, the school celebration, and the GW Commencement on the National Mall, we celebrated the grads every day of the week and in every way possible.

Check out the highlights via:
• “Implementing a Comprehensive Estimating Solution for NASA,” May 21, Free for GW Students
The PMA is proud to host the AACEI National Capital Section Meeting on Thursday, 21 May, at GWSB. Bill Hombach is the featured speaker at the event. AACEI has offered free registration to GW students. To register, email chapp@gwu.edu with your full name, email address, and GW program by 5 p.m. 20 May.

Summer Registration Deadlines
The summer semester began on 18 May. Monday, 25 May, is the last day to add a class via GWeb and to drop a class using any means (GWeb, RTF), for Summer Session I. Take action now to avoid issues later. Visit the Office of the Registrar site for full details and info on Summer Session II.

PMIWDC 2015 PM Symposium

Title: PMIWDC 2015 PM Symposium
Location: Sheraton Tysons Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
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Description: The GW MSPM program is proud to sponsor the PMIWDC 2015 PM Symposium. The PM Symposium provides a forum focused on developing project managers of all skill levels through professional development opportunities (7 PDUs will be available throughout the day). The symposium is also an opportunity for companies to meet project managers seeking career transition and matching interests, skills, and experience to their needs. If you are active in the project management community, don’t miss the premiere Symposium for the DC Metro Area.

The 2015 PM Symposium will feature exciting speakers addressing topics about “Driving Transformation, One Project at a Time”.
Start Time: 08:00
Date: 2015-09-25
End Time: 17:00

PMI Global Congress 2015 – North America

Title: PMI Global Congress 2015 – North America
Location: Disney Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, FL
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Description: The MSPM program will exhibit at PMI GCNA in Orlando, FL in 2015. PMI Global Congress North America delivers three days of learning, networking and uncovering solutions, with project, program and portfolio management professionals from more than 60 countries. The program is designed to ensure that each attendee walks away with actionable knowledge and insights.
Start Date: 2015-10-11
End Date: 2015-10-13

2015 DBIA/SAME Federal Project Delivery Symposium

Title: 2015 DBIA/SAME Federal Project Delivery Symposium
Location: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert Street, Washington, DC 20008
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Description: The MSPM program is proud to exhibit at the 2015 DBIA/SAME Federal Project Delivery Symposium. The event features hundreds of industry leaders and government agency personnel, including from GSA, NASA, National Guard, Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, involved in design-build projects.
Start Date: 2015-08-18
End Date: 2015-08-20

AFCEA DC Monthly Luncheon: Mobility

Title: AFCEA DC Monthly Luncheon: Mobility
Location: Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City 1250 S Hayes St. Arlington, VA 22202
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Description: The AFCEA Washington, DC monthly luncheon series draws between 350-400 senior officers and IT professionals from across the Department of Defense, armed services, intelligence and civilian agencies to discuss topics of interest to the DOD IT community ranging from IT networks to mobility to cybersecurity to UAS/sensors. The goals of the event are to foster better joint warfighting communication, share best practices and lessons learned, and identify mission-critical IT issues affecting the Department of Defense and military community.

The MSPM program staff will be in attendance to promote the degree program.
Start Time: 11:15
Date: 2015-06-16
End Time: 13:30

Megaprojects: Theory Meets Practice, 3rd International Workshop

Title: Megaprojects: Theory Meets Practice, 3rd International Workshop
Location: The GW School of Business, 2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall, Room 151, Washington, DC 20052
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Description: On behalf of The George Washington University School of Business’ Master of Science in Project Management program, we invite you to the third annual workshop on megaprojects.

The workshop aims to bring together scholars and practitioners to further our collective understanding of megaproject performance and its relation to fundamental decisions on governance structures, development processes, procurement strategies, product designs, and environment changes.
Start Time: 08:00
Date: 2015-06-04
End Time: 18:00

Federal IT Acquisition Summit

Title: Federal IT Acquisition Summit
Location: National Press Club, Washington, DC
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Description: The Federal IT Acquisition Summit provides government professionals and decision makers with acquisition training and educational sessions on current procurement issues and vehicles to keep them up-to-date on evolving policies, vehicles and contracting methods.

The MSPM and MSGC programs are exhibiting at the event to recruit students and share information about our graduate degree programs.
Start Time: 07:30
Date: 2015-06-02
End Time: 17:00

MSPM: In the Know, May 12, 2015

Top 3 for 12 May

Registration Now Open for Megaprojects: Theory Meets Practice, 3rd International Workshop
The Megaprojects: Theory Meets Practice workshop will be held at GWSB on Thursday, 4 Jun. Featured speakers come from the Architect of the Capitol, Maryland Transit Administration, NASA, The World Bank, MIT, LMI, and more. Registration is $100. Share with your colleagues, classmates, and fellow project managers. Earn 7 PDUs at the one day workshop.
Summer Semester Begins Monday, 18 May
Summer classes begin on Monday. Have you confirmed your course selection for summer? Core and elective courses are available. Register now to avoid late fees and to secure a seat in your desired course. Late fees will be assessed starting Monday, 18 May, for Session I courses. Monday, 25 May, is the last day to add a class via GWeb or to drop a class via any means for Session I.

Congrats to Katie Goodner!
Congratulations to MSPM student, Katie Goodner. Katie won a scholarship from the New Mexico Technology Council.  In recognition of the vital need of ongoing technology education and certification, NMTC and their sponsors awarded a single scholarship to one of their members at the 7th Annual Women in Technology Celebration on 5 Mar, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. #GWSBProud

Have you won a scholarship? If so, share the good news with the GWSB and MSPM community. Send the detail to the attention of Cambria Happ at chapp@gwu.edu.

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