MSPM: IN THE KNOW OCTOBER 16, 2018

Top 3 for 16 October 2018:  

1- Two Free Registrations to Fall 2018 PMP Prep Course

The MSPM is pleased to offered two free registrations to the Fall 2018 PMP Prep Courseoffered by the PMI Washington DC Chapter. Registrations are regularly priced at $1,195. Courses will be offered on two weekends beginning Saturday, October 20 through Sunday, October 28 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center, 900 North Glebe Road Arlington, VA, 22203.

If interested, submit the following no later than October 17, 5:00 PM Eastern Time to Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu):

  • Name, GWid, email and phone number
  • PMIWDC membership number
  • 300 word statement as to why you should receive the free registration

2- Upcoming and Past Project Management Events

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, “Relax, It’s Just Communication”

For the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon this month, Dr. Lovely Lall will be giving a presentation on “Relax, It’s Just Communication” on Thursday, October 25.

Location: 2201 G Street, Northwest 

Duques Room 453 Washington, DC 20052

Time: 11:30 AM – Networking

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Presentation

Event is free and open to public! Register here.

About the Event: Communication is the most critical skill at the heart of each engagement & defines the quality of your life – personally and professionally. In this session, you will receive practical and straightforward communication strategies. When applied, we expect to help you transform your communication style (verbal, nonverbal or written). It will lead you with better awareness and understanding of self and others, improve your capability to relate and engage personally and professionally with successful outcomes effectively, and manage your day to day life with a better sense of balance for a better life.

About Dr. Lovely Lall: Educated in medicine, Dr. Lall fuses academic knowledge with over three-decades of mindful practice in real life situations. She is a self-managed diabetic and stay-at-home mom who overcame those circumstances to rise to an elected position as the leader of a Toastmasters International District as its Director and Chief Executive Officer. A small business owner, Lovely Lall has volunteered and served in many organizations in both technical and leadership roles.

 GW Project Management Association Webinar Series

GWPMA Webinar Series will present “Improving Communication wtih DISC” featuring Alan Zucker on October 30, 2018, Tuesday, at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Registration link will be available on October 23, 2018, next Tuesday.

About the webinar: Project managers spend over 90% of their time communicating. One of the key lessons of the Sender-Receiver Model is that communications are about the receiver. In this webinar, Alan Zucker shares the secrets on how to identify the DISC profile types and adapt how we communicate to become more effective. Small changes in how we approach communications can have large impacts on our ability to influence others.

About Alan Zucker: Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials. Alan Zucker has over 25 years of experience managing project organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He is currently an instructor and advisor on project management, agile and leadership. He graduated from the George Washington University and holds a masters degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He is a certified Project Management Professional and Agile Certified Professional by the Project Management Institute. He writes monthly articles on project management, is a keynote speaker, and is a regular presenter to GWU’s Master of Science Project Management students.

3- Jobs and Networking Opportunities

DF Information Session on October 16 at 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will be having an information session on EDF Climate Corps Fellowship. EDF Climate Corps Fellow is a 10-12 week paid Summer Program for current or recent graduate student studying engineering, business, sustainability, environmental management, public policy or relevant degree. Click here for more information.

 

The Brookings Institution: Spring 2019 Training and Development Internship            

The Brookings Institution is currently seeking students interested in: human resources, recruitment/selection/outreach, diversity and inclusion practices, and instructional design. For more information and to apply, click here.

 

District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE): Apply by October 19

DOEE is currently recruiting a Green Fellow to work on several innovative stormwater management and green infrastructure programs, with a focus on the first-of-its-kind Stormwater Retention Credit trading program. For more information, click here.

Value Proposition/Branding, Networking, LinkedIn/Social Media, and Interviewing       

Alissa Thornton of the F. David Fowler Career Center will facilitate a multi-faceted, interactive, and informative workshop: Value Proposition/Branding, Networking, LinkedIn/Social Media, and Interviewing. The event will be Saturday, October 20th, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM in Duques room 420. Register via Handshake under events or email amthorn@gwu.edu.

Finance and Real Estate Careers Summit

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) is proud to launch its inaugural Finance and Real Estate Careers Summit on Friday, October 26. The purpose of the summit is to accelerate and enhance the education and outcomes of students interested in a career in the finance or real estate industries or functions within an organization.

Finance and Real Estate Panel Discussions

Register in Handshake for the Keynote Address with Daniel D’Aniello, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, along with Finance Panel discussions and Real Estate Panel discussions. The day wraps up with Speed Networking and the Dean’s Reception.

Deloitte Consulting Inclusion Program (DCIP) Summit: Apply by October 26
A premier leadership conference for the nation’s top underrepresented first-year MBA candidates. Veterans, Women and ethnically diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. For more in, click here!

 Wayfair Senior Management Opportunities: Apply by November 9 

Wayfair is currently seeking second year MBA students with 5+ years in management experience. Click here to apply now!

DiDi Global Leadership Development Program 
A global talent acquisition and development program aimed at speeding up the thriving of high potentials who aspire to become international business leaders in DiDi. More information here!