MSPM In the KNOW: March 10th, 2020

GW Trustees Gate
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Dear MSPM Students,
Here are the top things you need to know for March 10, 2020:


GWSB Update on COVID-19 

Many of you asked questions regarding the coronavirus contingency plan. Please read the Dean’s message below and continue to check the University website for updates on COVID-19.

Dear GWSB Community,
I recognize that the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 adds considerable stress to managing our academic, professional and personal lives.  I want you to know we share your concerns, and you are on the top of our mind as we navigate the situation together.

GWSB’s operations are aligned with the University regarding educational activities on campus. Currently, there is no guidance to suspend standard modes of delivery of classes, and the university remains open. If the guidance changes, GWSB is prepared to adapt quickly, and we will share the appropriate information with you to be able continue your classes.

We recognize that some students may have specific reasons for not attending a class.  In this case, faculty are to use their judgment to be accommodating insofar as possible.  I encourage students with any concerns to reach out to our advising offices, so we can help connect students with appropriate university resources.  

Please stay updated through official sources: World Health OrganizationCenters for Disease Control and our GW community site for the university’s  official updates. The health and safety of our community remains our number one priority.

We should be mindful about making assumptions or generalizations about anyone in our university community who may be impacted.  This is our chance to demonstrate our commitment and support for one another.  Together we are stronger in any challenge.

We will continue to monitor, plan and communicate additional updates as the Covid-19 situation evolves.

Please stay safe, healthy and mindful as we approach Spring break.

All the best,
Anuj Mehrotra, Ph.D.
Dean


Winners Announced for FREE registrations to Spring 2020 PMP Review Course

Thank you to those who expressed their interest in the Spring 2020 PMP Review Course. The five winners had been selected and were notified by email as of yesterday, March 9. Congratulations to the winners! Those not selected at this time, please stay tuned for future opportunities in the Summer and Fall semesters. 


Join us on Wednesday, March 11 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge for our second Meet-and-Greet Breakfast of the semester. This a great opportunity for casual networking, conversation and of course FREE breakfast with fellow GWSB graduate students, faculty, staff, and our alumnus guest Varun Ram, GMBA 2013, Senior Director Project Services at Marriott.

RSVP for the Meet-and-Greet Breakfast Here!

Join us online Sunday, March 29 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and enjoy networking and conversation with fellow GWSB students, faculty, staff and alumni.

GWSB Online Happy hours are fun, informal networking events. Participants log in to our online classroom system, Blackboard Collaborate, and interact using webcams and microphones. After an opening toast, participants are placed into virtual small groups for conversation. Following group introductions, our discussion will focus on the question, “What types of skills do today’s consultants need to stand out from the crowd?” About halfway through the event, participants will be placed in a second group and repeat the networking process. The event will end with a short plenary debrief conversation.

To learn more about Online Happy Hours, check out the video here!

RSVP for Online Happy Hour!

CONTACT US!

Agnes Socrates, MSPM
Administrative Director
Schedule a meeting via this link

Homayoun Khamooshi, PhD
MSPM Faculty Director
Schedule a Meeting via this link

Got some great news to share? Keep us in the KNOW! 
Email aesocrates@gwu.edu with any updates you’d like to share with the MSPM community.

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