Monthly Archives: August 2015

Global Leadership Lab for International Emerging Leaders in Development and Nonprofit Sector

Atlas Corps Scholars’ Global Leadership Labs

Deadline for application: August 14

YNPNdc and Atlas Corps are excited to offer scholarships and registration discounts to YNPNdc members for the Global Leadership Lab.

A four-day leadership development program held three times a year, the Global Leadership Lab is tailored to international emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector. This program teaches new skills and hones existing skills to create a strong foundation for effective leadership. A variety of comprehensive topics and renowned guest speakers will educate and motivate emerging leaders to reach their full potential and become compelling forces for social change.

Why should you apply?

  • Access to network of Global Changemakers with a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise.
  • Access to cutting edge non-profit management curriculum custom-made for development professionals by Atlas Corps & Deloitte consulting.
  • Access to other learning opportunities either through long distance learning or webinars.
  • Invitation to take ownership and help improve the Scholars Program based on your experience.
  • A certificate of completion will be issued to the scholars after completion of the four-day training modules.

Dates, Pricing, Workshop Details, and How to Apply

Scholars participate in 4-day immersions side-by-side with Atlas Corps Fellows from over 70 countries. Past speakers have included Brian Gallagher, CEO of United Way, Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation, and Carrie Radelet, Director of the Peace Corps. Topics include:

  • Leadership & Social Entrepreneurship (September 21-24, 2015)
  • Project and Financial Management (January 25-28, 2016)
  • Marketing and Communications (May 23-26, 2016)

The tuition for each training is normally $900 for one immersion (four full days) or $2,400 for three immersions (12 full days). However, YNPN members will receive a 33% discount and can attend one four-day immersion for only $600 and all three immersions (12 days) for only $1,600.

Additionally, the first two members to apply will be eligible for 50% scholarships!

Applications for the September Immersion are due August 14. For more information email Harriet Kezaabu at, or take a look at the program’s flyer.

MSPM: In the Know, August 11, 2015

Top 3 for 11 Aug

Savantage Solutions is Hiring
Savantage Solutions is currently seeking a Program Manager for a position in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Individual must hold a PMP certification. The job is posted to GWorkSB as #826227, apply online through GWorkSB for the position. An MSPM alum works at Savantage Solutions and is eager to hire a current student or fellow alum.

Join the GW PMA at Circle Bistro, 28 Aug
All current students are invited to attend a welcome reception for the incoming MSPM students on Friday, 28 Aug. The GW PMA is hosting the event at Circle Bistro from 6-7:30 p.m. Circle Bistro is located at 1 Washington Circle, NW, must 3 blocks from GWSB. Register to attend this exciting event. Please note, each MSPM student may bring one adult guest to the event, register accordingly.

Save the Date for EY, 17 Sep
EY will be on campus Thursday, 17 Sep, to recruit project and program managers. They are targeting the MSPM students specifically. Register to attend the event through GWorkSB > Events. This is a unique recruitment opportunity for MSPM students, please take advantage of EY’s presence. International students are encouraged to attend and submit their resume.

MSPM: In the Know, August 4, 2015

Top 3 for 4 Aug

Scholarship Deadline on Friday, 7 Aug
The program will award five $4,000 scholarships to current MSPM students. Deadline is Friday, 7 Aug, at 6 p.m. EDT. Scholarship application and full details available on the blog. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Fall Classes Not Appearing on Blackboard?
Are your fall classes not yet appearing on Blackboard? In most cases, they should not yet appear on Blackboard. Most professors will not open the class materials on Blackboard until the first week of the semester, which begins 31 Aug.

As a reminder, Blackboard is NOT where you should confirm your course registrations. Course registrations should always be confirmed in GWeb.

GW DIT PPMO Project Management Symposium, 21 Sep
Attend the GW DIT Project and Portfolio Management Office Project Management Symposium on Monday, 21 Sep. Registration fee is $60 for GW students. Several members of the MSPM faculty are scheduled to present, including Prof Kwak, Prof Ghosh, and Prof Cioffi. Event is open to all and PDUs will be awarded.