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Developing Emotional Intelligence by Alan Zucker, Webinar hosted by GWPMA, May 15

Developing Emotional Intelligence featuring Alan Zucker, CEO and Founder, PM Essentials | May 15, 2018 | 12-1:30 PM | Register here

About the Event.  Successful project managers have exceptional communications skills. According to the Project Management Institute, project managers spend 90% of their time communicating. Poor communications are blamed as the primary source of failure for 30% of projects. “Developing Emotional Intelligence” is the second installment in the webinar series for GWU’s Masters of Project Management Program. In his first presentation “The Power of Communication,” Alan Zucker presented several important models and best practices for effective project communication. In this webinar, Mr. Zucker dives into the topic of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is a key component of project communication and a critical skill for project managers.

The ability to effectively handle and understand people was cited as an important characteristic for successful project managers. Individuals and teams with high EI are both more productive and more likely to be successful. Emotional intelligence is our ability to understand ourselves and others. People with high emotional intelligence harness this understanding to constructively guide their behaviors and actions. Emotional intelligence is a skill that can be learned. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to measure their own emotional intelligence using an assessment developed for the Harvard Business Review. We will review the factors of EI and understand how they affect our projects and teams. Participants will be presented with an action plan and tangible next steps for developing their emotional intelligence skills.

About the Speaker.  Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience working in Fortune 100 companies leading projects and large organizations. He led an Agile transformation that delivered significant, measurable benefits to the enterprise. In 2016, he founded Project Management Essentials and provides training and advisory services to his clients. His areas of expertise are project management, Agile transformation, and leadership. He is a keynote speaker and provides customized training to his clients. He is also an adjunct college instructor. Alan received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland. He holds a master’s certificate in IT project management from The George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP®) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He also holds Agile certifications as a Scrum Master (CSM®) and Scale Agilest (SAFe 4.0 SA®).

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There will be giveaways during the event. George Washington University Project Management t-shirt will be given to 5 lucky winners who will be selected from the webinar attendees! **************************************************************************
This webinar is made possible by the George Washington University Project Management Association (GWPMA), student organization with members from the GW Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program. This webinar is a pilot project of the GWPMA under past president Angela Knight and adopted by current president, Douglas Robertson, designed to find better ways to engage distance learners in the MSPM program and meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve the best results for their projects. This webinar is free and open to the public.

MSPM in the KNOW: May 1, 2018

Top 3 for 1 May 2018:  

1- Commencement Schedule. Reminder for graduating students, the 2018 GWSB Doctoral and Masters Celebration is scheduled on Friday, 18 May. The University commencement at the National Mall is scheduled on Sunday, 20 May. Wear your graduation regalia during both celebrations. Check out website regarding regalia here. Graduating students should check out full list of activities during the commencement week at GWSB schedule and University commencement website.

2- Upcoming Events:

Getting Goal Serious: Starting on the Path to Goal Achievement featuring Natalya Bah | GW School of International Affairs, 6th Floor Lindner Commons 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052| 7 May from 6-8 PM

Do you have a goal you’ve wanted to achieve for a long time? Join MSPM alumna Natalya Bah, ’06 for a workshop where you will be introduced to the Define and Achieve Your Goals™ process utilized when working with her coaching clients. Learn to discuss goal achievement and redirect your focus on making those goals a realization. Completing exercises during the evening, participants will also leave with tips for going forward as well as a 50% off coupon for an online course: Getting Goal Ready.  Register for this event and learn more about the presenter.

Developing Emotional Intelligence by Alan Zucker | Webinar | 15 May 2018 from 12:00PM-1:30PM

In this webinar, Alan Zucker, CEO of Project Management Essentials, dives into the topic of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is our ability to understand ourselves and others. People with high emotional intelligence harness this understanding to constructively guide their behaviors and actions. Emotional intelligence is a skill that can be learned. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to measure their own emotional intelligence using an assessment developed for the Harvard Business Review.

This webinar is a project adopted by current GWPMA President, Douglas Robertson with the goal of providing professional development opportunities for distance learners and campus students in the MSPM program. Registration link will be made available later this week.

3- Summer 2018 KACIF application, due 1 May. Students who plan to have an unpaid internship in the summer of 2018 are encouraged to apply to the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF) program. To learn more and apply, click here.

 

MSPM in the KNOW: April 24, 2018

Top 3 for 24 April 2018:

1- The George Washington University announced the appointment of Dr. Anuj Mehrotra as new GWSB Dean. Dr. Mehrotra will take office at GWSB on 1 July 2018. Dr. Vivek Choudhury, who has been serving as the GWSB Interim Dean for the past year, has done a remarkable job of leading the school following Dr. Linda Livingstone’s departure. Dr. Mehrotra is currently the Senior Vice-Dean for Faculty Development and Research at the University of Miami’s Business School (read more here).

2- The George Washington University will host a slate of France-themed events this week to commemorate Wednesday’s visit by President of the Republic of France Emmanuel Macron to the Foggy Bottom Campus. Mr. Macron will host a town hall at 3 p.m. Wednesday, 25 April, at the Charles E. Smith Center. Tickets will be made available to GW students through a lottery system.

3- Internships and job opportunities:

 St. Mary’s County Needs an Executive Director

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Visit St. Mary’s MD. He/she is responsible for the growth of tourism and convention/meeting business. He/she also interfaces with key community, government, hospitality, media and tourism leaders and demonstrates VSM’s positive impact on St. Mary’s County. Learn more and apply here.

 DLA Piper LLP Wants You to Join Their Pitch & Proposal Team!

  • DLA Piper LLP (US) a leading global business law firm is seeking a Pitch & Proposal Coordinator and a Manager of Pitch & Proposal to join their team. The pitch and proposal team collaborates with lawyers to identify value propositions, determine strategy and develop key messaging when engaging new business.

 Calling All Soon-to-be May ’18 Grads! Integrity Management Consulting is Seeking a Contract Specialist

  • Integrity Management Consulting has an immediate need for a Contract Specialist located at Quantico working with NCIS.  Ideal for students with a degree in Government Contracts (or business degree with a contract management certificate) and 2-3 years experience. Apply here.

Analyst / Intern at Beekman Advisors, Inc.

  • Experience in investment banking, consulting, private equity or business planning/analysis preferred. Knowledge or experience in commercial real estate finance is ideal. Proficiency with Excel is critical. Ability to work in a fast paced and confidential environment is crucial. Position will conduct research and assist staff with client projects, market intelligence, and financial analyses. Apply here.

 GOO-RU is Seeking a Social and Digital Media Marketing Intern!

  • This local tech-based sales consultancy is looking for an intern to grow their social media presence. The intern would also work with the Founder and CEO, as well as the CMO directly to develop and execute social media strategies for GOO-RU as a company as well as the Table event series. Apply here.

Summer 2018 KACIF – General Applications Accepted until May 1, 2018

Students who plan to have an unpaid internship in the summer of 2018 are encouraged to apply to the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF) program. To learn more and apply, click here. 

MSPM in the KNOW: April 17, 2018

Top 3 for 17 April 2018: 

1- Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 registrations are ongoing. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. Students can view list of course offerings via the registrar’s website. Students are responsible for reviewing their record in GWeb to ensure they do not have any holds on their record. Holds can prevent students from registering, adding or dropping classes, receiving transcripts, obtaining grades, or graduating. Holds are placed on student accounts for various reasons, such as tuition fee due to GW, the need to meet with your advisor, placement on probation, or unmet program requirements. Learn more about holds on the Office of the Registrar site 

2- As announced on the newsletter last week, GW is hosting two events this month (see below). Students are highly encouraged to attend. Attendees will receive Professional Development Units (PDUs). Registration is free for students.  

PM University Talks featuring Alan Zucker, PMP (CEO, Project Management Essentials); Chris Girolamo, PMP (Vice President, Software and Systems Engineering Group STG, Inc.); and David S. Maurer, PMP (Ret. Lieutenant Colonel, USA). University PM Talks offer certified PMPs 1.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in the following categories:

  • Technical Project Management (0.5)
  • Leadership (0.5)
  • Strategic and Business Management (0.5)

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm | George Washington University
2201 G Street NW Washington Duques Room 453, DC, 20052 Register Here

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon: Training from the BACK of the Room! 6 Trumps to Shift Your Teaching Stance featuring Kim Braindard (Trainer/Founder of Agile Brain).                                                                                                      

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 | 11:30am networking, 12 – 1:00pm presentation                  George Washington University 2201 G Street NW Room: 453 Washington, District of Columbia 20052 Register Here

3- Networking and job opportunities:

 HireDC Fair – Open to alumni and soon-to-be May grads (26 April). Whether you’re looking for a new career in business, education, engineering, health-care, government or non-profit, technology, or other fields you will find all the best employers at HireDC. Event sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Register here.

Gannett/USA Today Needs a Project Coordinator to Start ASAP! GWU recent grads are given priority to apply for this role. You will report to the Head of Consumer Products and will support some of the highest-priority projects and products at the company. Apply here. 

Goodwill Industries International is Seeking a Learning Digital Engagement Intern Goodwill is looking for a student with a background in digital events, event management, marketing, technology based learning, or another related field to join their learning digital engagement team. Apply here. 

K Squared (K2) is Seeking 4 Associates and 1 Analyst to Start ASAP! K2, a private equity fund based in Colorado, is currently looking for four Associates and one Analyst to join their startup. Job descriptions and information can be found on their website here. Watch this video from one of their Senior Associates to learn more about the internship program.  

UNIDOS Position Announcement! UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, is seeking an Event & Meeting Planner to join their Marketing department. The ideal candidate has a minimum of five successful years of professional event and meeting planning experience. Apply here. 

Pitch your business idea to Shark Tank! Register here to pitch your business at the D.C. Casting Call for ABC’s Shark Tank on 4/26.

HireDC Fair – Open to alumni and soon-to-be May grads! 4/26

**Sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Whether you’re looking for a new career in business, education, engineering, health-care, government or non-profit, technology, or other fields you will find all the best employers at HireDC. Register here.
Registered Employers and sample job opportunities (updated daily):
American University
• Please visit our Careers page for a current list of job vacancies. The website is https://www.american.edu/hr/careers/index.cfm.
Anne Arundel County Police Department
• Entry Level Police Officer
Aristotle International Inc
• Account Manager
• Political Compliance Manager
• Web Application Developer
• Web and Graphic Designer
• Data Implementation Engineer
Bernstein Management Corporation
• Revenue Analyst
• Digital Marketing Associate
• Marketing Manager
• Leasing Associate
• Construction Project Manager
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
• Social Workers
• Nurses
• Special Education Teacher
• Director, Payroll, Benefits, Compensation, and HRIS
• Early Childhood Development and Intervention Director
Charles Koch Institute
• Koch Associate Program and Various Entry-Mid Level Roles
Choisys Technology, Inc.
• Desktop Administrator
• SharePoint Developer
• Senior Software Test Engineer
• Information Systems Security Officer
• Help Desk Specialist
CIA
• All positions
CSRA Inc
• Software Developer
• Help Desk
• Business Analyst
• Cyber Analyst
• Intelligence
CSSI, Inc.
• Air Transport Pilot (ATP) – Part time
• Application Software Developer
• Computer Programmer
• Privacy Analyst
• Software Developer
Cultural Vistas
• https://culturalvistas.org/programs/abroad/robert-bosch-foundation-fellowship/
Drug Enforcement Administration
• Special Agents
FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
• Veterinary Medical Officer; Other positions are TBA
Hagerstown Community College
• Faculty, Chemistry and Physical Sciences
• Faculty, Cybersecurity
• Faculty/Coordinator, Electronic Health Records & Health Information Management
• Faculty/Program Coordinator, Dental Hygiene
Inova Health System
• Please visit www.inovacareers.org for a list of current vacancies.
Johns Hopkins University
• Development Coordinator
• Sr. Development Coordinator
• Development Officer
• Annual Giving Officer
• Executive Assistant
Maryland Department of Health
• Nurses
• Physicians
• Social Workers
• Lab Scientists
• Administrative professionals
Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
• Correctional Officer, Mental Health Counselor, Correctional Dietary Officer, Maryland Correctional Enterprise Plant Manager & Trainee,
Maryland State Police
• Sworn Positions as Maryland State Troopers
National 4-H Council
• Senior Development Manager, STEM
• Senior Development Manager, Cause & Retail
• Development Director, Healthy Living
• Sponsorship Manager, STEM
OnSite Marketing
• Sales Representative
RCG, Inc.
• Red Hat Linux Administrator
• Cisco Network Engineer
• IT Asset/CMDB Specialist
• Tier 1 Technicians
• Citrix SMEs
Robert Half
• TBD
SB & Company, LLC
• Senior Tax Manager
• Tax Senior
• Audit Manager
• Audit Senior
SPARGO Inc
• Housing Coordinator
• Registration Coordinator
• Data Integration Analyst
• Event Marketing Specialist
• Meeting Coordinator
Stanley Black and Decker
• Supply Chain Analysts
• Brand Strategists
• Inside/Outside Sales Representatives
• Business Development Managers
• Manufacturing/Electrical Engineers
The Bozzuto Group
• Sales & Marketing Associate
• Assistant Property Manager
• Accounting Associate
The Ford Agency
• Administrative/Executive Support
• Human Resources
• Marketing/Communications/Events
• Legal
• IT/Technology
The GEO Group, Inc
• Correctional Officers
TransPerfect
• Account Manager
• Account Executive
• Project Coordinator
• Client Services Coordinator
• Software Engineer
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
• IT Project Coordinator
• Program Manager Standards & Evaluation
• PeopleSoft HCM Administrator
• Senior Vehicle Engineer
• Lean Continuous Quality Improvement
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
• Various part-time and full-time internships and apprenticeships in arts administration.
ZeniMax Media
• Accounts Payable/Purchasing
• Accounts Receiveable Specialist
• Big Data Engineer
• IT Support Specialist
• Assoc. Brand Manager

Gannett/USA Today Needs a Project Coordinator to Start ASAP!

Job Description:

Reporting directly to Gannett’s Head of Consumer Products (VP Product Management), you will support some of the highest-priority projects and products at the company. Through our native apps, websites, content verticals and events; the USA TODAY NETWORK taps into the zeitgeist of neighborhoods and communities, in ways no other American media brand can. We are dedicated to building stronger communities. To do that, we inform, equip and empower people: fostering deep and vital connections between the members of our communities and the world around them.

You will assist the VP on a wide variety of activities and handle confidential matters with discretion. In some cases, you’ll handle projects from conception to completion. In others, you’ll work as part of larger, multiple-disciplinary teams. Regardless, you’ll be exposed to all facets of digital publishing.

Candidates must exercise excellent professional judgment, show initiative, demonstrate aptitude for strong written and verbal communication, have exceptional organizational skills and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. You should be creative and enjoy working within an entrepreneurial environment that is results-driven and community oriented.

To apply, please submit your resume and an option cover letter to Mr. Ragsdale at aragsdale@gannett.com by April 20, 2018.

MSPM in the KNOW: April 10, 2018

Top 3 for 10 April 2018:  

1- Congratulations to our 2018 award winners!  Each year, MSPM students are given the chance to vote for the Outstanding MSPM Faculty.  Students vote this year went to Dr. Janne Kettunen for the Outstanding MSPM Faculty award. The MSPM program selects the winners for MSPM Academic Excellence and MSPM Service Excellence from the graduating class and the winners are as follows:

Master of Science in Project Management Academic Excellence Award: Bakdaulet Turgarayev

Master of Science in Project Management Service Excellence Award: Angela Knight, Vugar Mammadov, Melody Peppard and Phebean Williams.

Congratulations Dr. Kettunen, Bakdaulet, Angela, Vugar, Melody and Phebean! 

2- Thank you Melody Peppard for volunteering to be a resource speaker last Friday, 6 April. Melody Peppard, current MBA-MSPM student, successfully presented an overview of the Olympic Games planning cycle with experiences learned from her Study Abroad experience in the 2018 PyeongChang winter games. Event was attended by MSPM and MBA students, faculty and staff. Presentation was followed by an MBA-MSPM networking reception at Rosa Mexicano. Check out photos on our facebook page. 

3-  Upcoming Events, Networking and Job Opportunities. 

Below are events sponsored by the GWU MSPM Program. Registration is FREE for students:  

PM University Talks featuring Alan Zucker, PMP (CEO, Project Management Essentials);Chris Girolamo, PMP (Vice President, Software and Systems Engineering Group STG, Inc.); and David S. Maurer, PMP (Ret. Lieutenant Colonel, USA)

University PM Talks offer certified PMPs 1.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in the following categories:

  • Technical Project Management (0.5)
  • Leadership (0.5)
  • Strategic and Business Management (0.5)

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm | George Washington University
2201 G Street NW Washington Duques Room 453, DC, 20052 | Register Here!

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon: Training from the BACK of the Room! 6 Trumps to Shift Your Teaching Stance featuring Kim Braindard (Trainer/Founder of Agile Brain)

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 | 11:30am networking, 12 – 1:00pm presentation | 2201 G Street NW Room: 453 Washington, District of Columbia 20052 | Register Here

Below are networking and job opportunities we received this week:

United Nations Association of the National Capital Area Young Professional’s Career Dinner series | 14 April 2018 | Registration information can be found at UNANCA’s website!

  • This signature event is an opportunity for students and young professionals to discuss global career paths and network with experienced professionals in their fields of interest. The Spring 2018 Dinner Series will kick off with a networking reception where participants and speakers will have the chance to meet and swap business cards. This Spring’s keynote speaker is Sanam Anderlini, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the International Civil Society Action Network. 

BroadBranch Advisors – Strategy Consultant (Available Immediately)

  • BroadBranch Advisors, a D.C based strategic advisory firm, is seeking an outgoing and dynamic individual to join their team. Ideal candidates will have a BA or MBA with zero to five years of business experience. More details can be found here.

BNY Mellon is Seeking a Sr. Representative in Mutual Fund/Client Accounting!

  • The person in this role will serve as a lead for the day-to-day operations of a small- to medium-sized fund accounting support team, providing work direction and technical assistance on complex matters. Apply here. 

Summer Analyst and Marketing Interns Needed at K Squared (K2)!

  • K2, a private equity fund based in Colorado, is currently looking for one Analyst and one Marketing Intern to join their startup. Job Descriptions and information can be found on their website here. Watch a video from one of their Senior Associates to learn more about the internship program.