MSPM in the KNOW: June 27, 2017

Top 3 for 27 June

  1. There is still time to register for summer session II classes! Summer session II begins 5 July. Last day to register via GWeb is 11 July. Please note, summer semester is the best time to fulfill your electives. To view list of courses available, check out the schedule of classes. Should you need assistance with registering for courses or if you have questions related to what electives would count toward your MSPM degree, schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates.

 

  1. Reminder, PMP Prep Course is available online beginning, 30 June – 15 August. As posted on the blog on 14 June, this virtual PMP Prep Course is intended to help participants prepare for the PMP credentialing exam. This is ideal for distance learners who cannot commit to classroom PMP Prep course. Learn more and register! If you are on campus interested in joining fellow students for a PMP study group, contact your GWPMA Board Member, Phebean Williams at phebeanw@gwu.edu.

 

  1. Thank you to those who responded to our call for volunteers! We have room for two more volunteers for the Fall 2017 Student Orientation scheduled on Saturday, 19 August. Volunteer duties include: running the student panel and assisting with the Bridge Game. Time commitment is approximately 3 hours on Saturday afternoon. This is the best time to meet incoming MSPM students and share your experience in the program. If interested, please email aesocrates@gwu.edu.

 

 

Overworked and Overwhelmed, What can you do about it?

Overworked and Overwhelmed, What can you do about it?

Featuring

Dr. Saya Sone, Professor, Agile Coach, PMP, School of Computer Information Science Virginia International University

$0.00
Event Date:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – 11:30am1:00pm
Event Location:

The George Washington University School of Business

2201 G St, NW, Duques Room, Room 451

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

How did you distribute your 168 hours a week? If you spent more than 42% at work, this is the workshop for you. How often do you check your smartphone? If you check your phone every hour or less, you would be interested in learning how to deal with your stressful life. Do you spend your day of back-to-back meetings, a hundred or so emails, interminable conference calls, dozens of decisions, a contentious conversation or two, and a rough commute? When we are all busy at work or in our life, have you thought about how you could make the impact to gain your happy work life? This workshop is to help you through a mindfulness journey to identify what you can make a difference or any alternative to organize your mindfulness game plan to stay on track with it. For example, how could we manage our time better to get a beautiful mind?

This workshop is based on a book “Overworked and Overwhelmed” by Scott Eblin who introduces the following three steps:

  • Your best: You will organize the characteristics and behaviors that reflect how you are when you are showing up as the best version of yourself
  • Your Routine: If you want to be in the certain way (excellence), you have to do things that reinforce that state.
  • Outcomes: What difference do you want to make in your professional life, working environment, and community?

You will determine your most important goals and sets you on a course to reach them. Get started by clarifying the core characteristic that represents you at your best when you feel most comfortable and productive. The routines in four domains could be physical, spiritual, mental, and relational that will reinforce peak performance. Through the reflection, we hope to care in the three main areas – at your best, what the routines to make you at best, and what outcome would come in team, community, organization.

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
Talent Triangle Category:
Strategic and Business Management

About the Speaker

Dr. Saya Sone

Virginia International University
Professor, Agile Coach, PMP, School of Computer Information Science

Dr. Saya Sone is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), an Enterprise Agile Coach, a professor at VIU (Virginia International University), and Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

Dr. Sone’s passion is to help her clients such as CTO, CIO, CEO, Individuals, and teams to discover their new beliefs, thoughts, directions, or emotions that strengthen their capabilities to accomplish their priorities. Her happiness is to be a partner when her clients grown in their potentials.

When Dr. Sone enjoys delivering her speeches in schools, conferences, meetups, and organizations, her topics include motivations for behavioral changes, keeping balance for maximum growth, designing Lean Canvas to recognize MVP (Minimal Viable product), setting goals to achieve life potential and a variety of Agile and coaching related topics.

Dr. Sone is a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). She wrote two books Business Value of Agile Methods: Maximizing ROI with Just-in-Time Processes and Documentation” and Mapping Agile Practices to Project Management Challenges.

MSPM in the KNOW: June 20, 2017

Top 3 for 20 June

1-  Congratulations Michell Morton and team! MSPM student Michell Morton and team, Connect.DCwere among the finalists for the Cafritz Awards for 2017. Awards were made possible by the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation in partnership with the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership to recognize and reward outstanding performance and exemplary service by DC Government employees (Read more). Congratulations Michell on your recent achievement!

2-  Elective Options for Fall 2017. MSPM is going to offer one, three-credit elective course in Fall 2017 semester. The following course will fulfill either your Decision Science elective or General elective requirement:

DNSC 6236 Project Quality Management, 3 cr. (Dr. Griffith)

Other elective options that may qualify are below:

DNSC 6209: Forecasting for Analytics, 1.5 cr. (Dr. Berea)

DNSC 6201: Introduction to Business Analytics, 1.5 cr. (Dr. Grover) *permission from department required to register.

MGT 6290: Leadership and Perspective I and II, 3 cr. (Dr. Bailey)

For more options, review full course listings via the schedule of classes. Unsure what to take for your elective? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

3-  Job opportunities with the United Nations and Other International Organizations. MSPM blog has been updated to reflect new job vacancies with the United Nations and other international organizations this month. Check out several opportunities in Washington DC and other locations through this link.

Job Vancancies with the United Nations and Other International Organizations (Updated, June 2017)

Operations Manager, Supply Chain Solutions, Arlington, VA, United States
Chemonics
Closing date: Friday, 23 June 2017

Manager, Project Finance, Washington DC (no due date indicated)

Associate Director, Programs, Asia, Washington DC
FHI 360 (no due date indicated)

Programme Officer, Statistics, Trends and Policy Programme, Madrid, Spain (P-1)
UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Closing date: Friday, 23 June 2017

Project Manager, Marsa Matrouh, Egypt
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Closing date: Monday, 3 July 2017

Project Manager, Fayoum, Cairo, Egypt
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Closing date: Monday, 3 July 2017

Senior Officer Organizational Development, Jakarta, Indonesia
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Closing date: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Strategic Planning Specialist, Kuwait (Other)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Closing date: Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Manager, Operation Office – Implementation Support, Abidjan
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Closing date: Friday, 23 June 2017

 

 

CHOICE Hotels Brand Marketing Position for Recent Graduates

CHOICE Hotels is actively recruiting for a Project Manager, Brand Marketing (Upscale Brands) for their Rockville, MD corporate office. This position will be responsible for the marketing execution of strategic and tactical elements supporting the Cambria and Ascend upscale brands within Choice Hotels. This individual will work in various marketing channels to support the brands and properties including: email, social media, digital media, special events, localized marketing and multi brand initiatives. This candidate will ensure the brands’ key brand attributes are consistently and accurately reflected in all communication and marketing channels. To apply, please visit this website.

MSPM in the KNOW: June 14, 2017

Top 3 for 14 June

  1. 2017 Summer Session II. Reminder, summer session II begins 5 July. Last day to register for classes via GWeb for summer session II is 11 July. Review full summer registration schedule via this link. Already registered? Confirm your summer schedule by logging into GWeb. Courses and class schedule can be found via the Student Records & Registration Menu under Student Schedule by Date and Time.
  1. Looking into volunteering for MSPM? We are seeking volunteers to assist with the bridge game and alumni panel for Fall 2017 Student Orientation. Volunteers needed on Saturday, 19 August 2017. If you are interested contact Agnes Socrates, aesocrates@gwu.edu.
  1. PMP Prep Course available online, 30 June – 15 August. This virtual PMP Prep Course is intended to help participants prepare for the PMP exam. The program is comprised of more than 40 hours of videos, over 1,000 quiz questions, electronic copies  of all books and documents used in a four-day course, and five webinar sessions where key topics will be reviewed. Learn more and register!

PMP Prep Online June 30, 2017 – August 15, 2017

PMIWDC Members – $499/person
Non-Members – $549/person
 
This virtual PMP Prep Course is intended to help participants prepare for the PMP exam.
The program is comprised of more than 40 hours of videos, over 1,000 quiz questions, electronic copies  of all books and documents used in a four-day course, and five webinar sessions where key topics will be reviewed.
Those wishing to attend the classes should already have a background in project management fundamentals. The course will serve as a review for experienced project managers preparing for the PMP Exam.
This virtual training is similar to the approach of the traditional, on-site lecture-style classes that we provide quarterly.

MSPM in the KNOW: June 6, 2017

Top 3 for 6 June

1.  Summer 2017 semester. Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of ‘W’ using GWeb for summer session I is Sunday, 18 June. Summer session II begins 5 July. Last day to register via GWeb for summer session II is 11 July. Review summer session schedule via this link.

2.  Fall 2017 semester. Registration for Fall 2017 is ongoing. Register for classes via GWeb before they close. Questions about registration? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

3.  Job opportunities. This week’s highlighted jobs are listed below. Several opportunities are also available through GWorkSB. Log in and browse through the “Jobs” tab to see all available job postings. New jobs are being added on a daily basis.

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Lead Strategic Planner– NNSA Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations requires Lead Strategic Planner to support its Program Management Office.

Parisella Vincelli Associates Consultant – min. 2-3 years of experience in business, including in management

Educe Careers Business Consultant – Consultant/Senior Consultant – min. 2-4 years of experience in consulting/professional service firm

Eagle Hill Consulting Management Consulting Director(Communications/Media/Technology Industry).

Additional ones can be found on Glassdoor by clicking here.

 

 

Full-Time Job Opportunities in Consulting

Interested in Consulting? Check out the following opportunities below:

Parisella Vincelli Associates
Consultant – min. 2-3 years of experience in business, including in management

Educe Careers
Business Consultant – Consultant/Senior Consultant – min. 2-4 years of experience in consulting/professional service firm

Eagle Hill Consulting
Management Consulting Director(Communications/Media/Technology Industry).

Additional ones can be found on Glassdoor by clicking here.

2017 NBMBAA – DC Chapter Scholarship

The National Black MBA Association, Washington, D.C. Chapter (NBMBAA- DC) has launched its 2017 scholarship program. This opportunity is extended to all current student members of the organization attending any accredited undergraduate or graduate institution. Undergraduate students will receive up to $1,500 and Graduate students will receive up to $2,500.

Dual degree graduate students are eligible to apply if one of the degrees is a degree in business. Additionally, international students pursuing a master’s degree in business that are members of the NBMBAA are also welcome to apply.

Details regarding this scholarship can be found on the chapter website by clicking here. Application deadline: June 18, 2017.