Category Archives: Training

“Say It with Presentations” by Gene Zelazny

Displaying SayItBook.jpgLooking to beef up your presentation skills?  Are you currently on your second year of the MSPM program? Students at Harvard, Chicago, Wharton, Kellogg, Columbia and other “B” schools have benefited from “Say It with Presentations.”

Join us for this dynamic workshop with Gene Zelazny, Consultant and Author. As McKinsey & Company’s Director of Visual Communications, Gene’s primary responsibility has been to provide creative advice and assistance for visual presentations and written reports. He has designed and conducted communications training programs including video workshops to improve consultants’ delivery skills. The workshop will include:

· How to plan a presentation…

· How to design a presentation…

· How to design charts… · How do deliver a presentation…

· How to close a presentation…

Includes “Say it with Imagination” exercises.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
10:30 am – 11:00 am – Check-in  11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Workshop

Registration via GWorkSB > is required for this event. Register in via GWorkSB > > Events > Workshops. 

Summer 2017 Short Term Study Away Programs

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 26, 2017

** The “short-term exchange” designation identifies programs run by a GWSB partner institution, and are only open to graduate students in the School of Business. These courses are a unique opportunity to enroll directly in a course at one of our partner universities and take classes with a diverse array of students, from our partner institutions across the globe.

It’s a Leadership Thing: Promoting PM Leadership through Volunteerism

Event Date:
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 11:30am1:00pm
Event Location:

The George Washington University School of Business

2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall, Room 453

Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

Agenda and Cost: This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.

Networking 11:30 – 12:00
Presentation 12:00 – 1:00

About the Event

Project Managers and Non-Profit Organization (NPO) managers face a daily environment of “insufficiency.” There is always insufficient funds, insufficient time, insufficient staff resources to meet mission need – and who needs the overhead of PM anyway? In this environment PMs have so much to offer, so many ways to be agents of change. The value is enormous, from the altruism of helping others, to problem solving where others couldn’t, to helping some desperate need be met. But as a PM, volunteering offers tremendous opportunity for engaging in your own professional development – it’s a leadership thing. The benefits to the PM Volunteer are manifested in learning new ideas and professional environments, practicing skills and authorities not always found in their paid work, and of networking, meeting other leaders with passion for the service they provide. In fact, working with NPOs is a great way to work with other volunteer leaders and connect the leadership PM to new business opportunities. Ultimately, PM volunteerism is a way to rapidly build your own brand. How does volunteering lead to leadership and what do NPO’s need from skilled volunteers?

Calling on the spirit and skills to engage in volunteerism!! REGISTER NOW.

Special Instructions:
  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
  • Metered parking is available
  • Photo ID is required
  • Use 22nd Street entrance
PDUs Available:
1 PDU for Certified PMs

University PM Talk, November 11

In coordination with the PMI Washington DC Chapter and the GW MSPM program, the GWPMA proudly Hosts University PM Talk
Event Date: 
Friday, 11 November 2016
Networking 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
PM Talks 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Event Location:
The George Washington School of Business
2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, Room 651 Washington, DC 20052

Agenda and Cost:
Free for students with ID – Register Here to receive the student rate.
$20 for members
$25 for non-members


About the Event:  PMIWDC chapter has typically hosted a second monthly chapter event at alternate locations to widen the sharing of knowledge to span across the DC metro area. This year we are moving to universities. We will partner with local universities to host a quarterly PM Talks event on their campus. These will be free for students, and a nominal fee for young professionals and members. This is a unique opportunity in one evening to hear 3 speakers, each presenting on one area of the PMI Talent Triangle – so you will be able to hone your project management skills on technical, leadership and strategic and business topics. There will also be time for networking with students and professionals in the local area.  We will have food and drinks too! Come and eat, mingle, learn and enjoy with your PM community!

The presentations are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. It is also of great value to those looking to step into the field of Project Management and begin their certification process. Each event will have 3 speakers presenting on each area of the talent triangle –  technical, leadership, and strategic and business management. So in one evening you can enhance all 3 talent triangle skills, unique to the presenter’s area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. At each University PM Talks Event certified PMPs can earn 2 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Special Instructions:
  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
  • Metered parking is available
  • Photo ID is required
  • Use 22nd Street entrance
PDUs Available:
2 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category:
Strategic and Business Management, Technical project management

Young Professionals’ Career Dinner Series

The United Nations Association of the United States of America National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) invites you to the fall 2016 installment of its signature Young Professionals’ Career Dinner Series!

This semi-annual event brings together young professionals with experts in their chosen fields to discuss career paths, share personal stories, and network. The evening begins with a networking reception at the United Nations Foundation, followed by separate topical dinners at UNF and at private homes in the DC Metro Area. Each dinner features distinguished speakers who will answer attendees’ questions and offer advice based on experience in the industry.


When: Saturday, 22 October 2016
5:00 pm Networking Reception
7:00 pm Dinner

Where: United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW, #300
Washington, DC 20006

$45 for members
$55 for non-members
*Students under the age of 25 are eligible for free membership! Join here!

Topical Dinners
To register, click on the dinner topic you are interested in.
Please note: Additional speakers will be announced upon confirmation

  • Elvira Beracochea, Founder, President & CEO, Realizing Global Health
  • Olumide Elegbe, Senior Manager for Corporate and Foundation Relations, Management Sciences for Health
  • Vina HuLamm, Global Health Manager, American Public Health Association


  • Renee Dopplick, Editor, Inside Justice
  • Mark Tyndall, Vice President, Government Affairs, Policy and Patient Advocacy, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals


Women in Entrepreneurship and Leadership 

  • Karen Mulhauser, Founder of Mulhauser and Associates, Past Chair of UNA-USA, Past UNA-NCA President
  • Kristen Grimm, President, Spitfire Strategies
  • Stephanie Goetsch, Founder and CEO, Spark Career Strategy


Careers in International Education

  • Elizabeth Latham, Program Officer, US Department of State
  • Denisse Arias, Senior Associate, Government & Multilateral Partnerships, Teach for All


Humanitarian Careers

  • Dawn Calabia, Honorary Senior Advisor to Refugees International, UNA-NCA Board Member
  • Michael R. Marsh, Regional Director, Foundation & Institutional Advisor, Northern Trust, UNA-NCA Board Member


Careers in International Service

  • Luis Mendez, UNA Chapman Cox Fellow, US Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State
  • Naakoshie Mills, African Union and Multilateral Affairs Officer, US Department of State
  • Yesim Oruc, Deputy Director, UN Development Program


Careers in International Journalism and Communication

  • Steve Dorsey, Executive Editor and Correspondent for Radio, CBS News
  • Sarah Jackson-Han, Communications, Partnerships and Policy Adviser, UN Development Program


Careers on Capitol Hill, October 18

October 18th | 6pm
Marvin Center 309
RSVP here

Hear from a panel of Capitol Hill staffers about how they successfully climbed the Hill,
and get the inside scoop on their day-to-day jobs.
The panel portion of the evening will be followed by an opportunity
to network with panelists and fellow students.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Career Services and the Office of Government and Community Relations.

MSPM: In the KNOW, October 11, 2016

Top 3 for 11 October:

1- Fall Break 2016 is from 24-25 October 2016. There should be no class meetings on that Monday or Tuesday. The Fall Break is something new this year. Students last year lobbied for it and it is now enforced this year. Check out the University Academic Calendar.

2- Lecture Capture Service Feedback.Thank you to those who provided feedback on the new lecture capture service! GWSBIT has installed new projector units in the MSPM lecture rooms. New microphones to capture student questions were also installed. Your voice was heard and the program will continue to work with GWSBIT in improving the new system.

3- Events and Resources.

Upcoming events: 

The Best Kept Secret in the Public Sector                                                              Wednesday, 12 October 2016                                                                                               GWU MPA 310 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Asia Business Leaders Symposium                                                                      Wednesday, 26 October 2016 | City View Room 1957 E Street NW |                                   6:30-7:15 PM Pre-Program Dinner | 7:15-8:30 PM Q&A and Networking


Internships at National Security Agency: Summer Internships. Competitive, paid, 12 weeks. Immerses student in real world foreign intelligence problems. For rising seniors, and graduate students pursuing a graduate degree. Deadline: 15 October. 2017 Summer Language Program, open to graduate students, hiring students with proficiency in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, and Russian.
Deadline: 15 October.

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps FellowshipMultiple locations including New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; and other U.S. cities and towns. Job Type: 10-12 week summer fellowship. Compensation $1,250 per week. Deadline: 6 January 2017.