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MSPM: In the Know, March 15, 2016

Top 3 for 15 Mar

Welcome Agnes Socrates, New Administrative Director, MSPM
It is with great pleasure to introduce the new administrative director of the MSPM program. Agnes Socrates assumed her new position on Monday, 14 Mar. She will begin reaching out to each of you to schedule advisement sessions in the coming week. Read her full introduction on the MSPM blog.

AY16-17 Tuition Rates Posted
The tuition rates for the 2016-2017 academic year were released and are available on the Student Accounts Office website. The per credit hour rate for summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017 terms will be $1,600.

Breakfast and Business Cards: Technology Entrepreneurs
Attend the Breakfast and Business Cards: Technology Entrepreneurs event on Thursday, 31 Mar. Event is from 7:30-9 a.m. at Convene in McLean, VA. Register online.

Message from New Administrative Director, Agnes Socrates

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the new Director for the GWSB Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program. As a recent MSPM program alumna, I have a strong interest in seeing the MSPM program continue to grow and prosper. Throughout my time as a student, I have grown very familiar with the program, including its faculty, staff and students. There is no greater honor than to have the opportunity to work with students like you, whom I regard with so much admiration for the unique experiences you bring to the program.

As your adviser, I wish to instill in you, an outlook in life that builds on the strength within yourself to conquer the journey to success. While I am fortunate to have met many of you at the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 orientations, I intend to meet
with you individually between now and August 2016 to map out a plan for your future semesters and to hear your feedback so we may continue to improve your experience with the program. My ultimate goal is to see you succeed and give you the best learning experience possible. For the graduating class, I will meet with you as a group for a feedback session in May. I am dedicated to connecting with current students and alumni so we may continue to attract exceptional students. My duties as Director will continue the work of my predecessor, Cambria Happ who has done a remarkable job running the program.

The MSPM program attracts high-caliber students from a wide variety of careers, background, cultures, and geographies. It’s been my experience that the program’s diversity is one of its strongest assets. My own professional background started in the Philippines where I worked on international development projects with USAID and the World Wildlife Fund. Since moving to the United States in 2004, I have taken on a series of increasingly advanced roles in academic administration at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the George Washington University. I look forward to sharing my 15 years of local and international experience to advise the MSPM students and work with faculty towards continued success in the fast-paced and ever evolving field of project management.

ACT-IAC is Seeking an Associate Director, Programs and Special Projects

The American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is seeking an Associate Director, Programs and Special Projects for providing program, analytical, and administrative support to the Institute for Innovation, as well as other assigned programs and special projects and activities as related to the effective and efficient operation of this function. The Institute for Innovation provides an objective and non-partisan forum for strategic thought leadership to advance government mission through the innovative application and management of information technology. Other assigned

Programs and Special Projects are events and activities that are established to accomplish strategic mission objectives in alignment with the organizational top priorities. These activities are based on outcome driven results from the Shared Interest Groups (SIGs), conferences, forums, the Institute and designated requests from federal agency engagements. This position reports to the Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives.

Review the job description for full details – ACTIAC Assoc Dir Programs and Special Projects Position Description.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to recruiting@actiac.org and through GWork, #ID Number: 818339. Compensation needs are required for consideration. Further information about ACT-IAC is available on the website at www.actiac.org.

GW Division of IT Hiring Project Manager

GW is hiring an Assistant Director, Project Management to serve within the Division of Information Technology (DIT), specifically the Project and Portfolio Management Office. The Assistant Director will manage a team of project managers and will be responsible for technical project management within the division. Maintaining project management methodologies and tools for the division, managing, leading and mentoring a team of project managers, building cohesive teams and driving organizational effectiveness and accountability through evaluation are some focus areas of the Assistant Director. This role serves as a key liaison between the Project and Portfolio Management Office and key technical leaders throughout the Division of IT. In addition, this role will provide insight into the road-map planning processes for the division and will play a key role in managing the IT portfolio of work.

Interested? Apply immediately via https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/25142.

MSPM: In the Know, December 3, 2014

Top 3 for 3 Dec

New PMA Board Elected
Congratulations to the newly elected GW Project Management Association (PMA) board of directors. Their term is effective December 1, 2014-November 30, 2015. Your new board is as follows:
President: Jade Ademiluyi
VP, Events: Nomi Nouri
VP, Marketing: Colleen Hoffman
Chief Budget Officer: Melody Peppard
Distance Student Representative: David Jackson
MBAA Representative: Duke Anh Ngo
PMIWDC Representative: Wilbert Davis

• Spring 2015 Registration
Only 50% of the MSPM students have registered for classes in the spring semester. Be sure to complete your course registration immediately. We are starting to release seats to non-MSPM students on the wait list. Do not lose the opportunity to secure a seat in your required or preferred courses/sections.

To register in DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone), you must complete and submit a Registration Transaction Form to my attention via email, fax, or in person. You cannot register via GWeb for DNSC 6269.

Win Tickets to “Colbert Report” Taping
Free tickets will be available by lottery to GW students. Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” will bring its Emmy-winning blend of news and satirical comedy to GW’s Lisner Auditorium on Monday, 8 Dec. To enter the ticket lottery, students should register online by 10 a.m. EST Thursday, 4 Dec.

Director of Online Initiatives – GW School of Business

The GW School of Business is looking for an individual to provide strategic leadership for the design, development, and implementation of online initiatives using state-of-the-art technologies and instructional design. The Director will be responsible for the coordination and facilitation of the growth and expansion of online programs at GWSB in general and of the GWSB Digital Community in particular.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in online program management, teaching, and/or learning
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial experience/orientation
  • Demonstrated increasing levels of professional responsibility and success
  • Strong networking skills and evidence of building partnerships
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of executives, administration, faculty, and students

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Experience in the design and teaching of training programs on technical subjects

For details and to apply, visit https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/16116.