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MSPM Faculty Featured Speakers at GW DIT PPMO Project Management Symposium

Project Management Symposium

The George Washington University Division of Information Technology (IT) Project and Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) is hosting an inaugural Project Management Symposium on Monday, September 21, 2015. This is a one-day event created for the exchanging and sharing of knowledge of project management practices in higher education.


Current MSPM faculty members, Profs Young Kwak and Sam Ghosh, plus a former MSPM faculty member, Prof Denis Cioffi, are scheduled to present at the Symposium. View the selected presentations in the symposium agenda: Project Management Symposium Agenda

The fee includes admission to the conference, lunch and refreshments:
GW Attendees – $60
Non-GW Attendees – $85

Professional Development Units (PDUs)
Attendees with Project Management Certifications through the Project Management Institute (PMI) will be able to claim PDUs for this event. The maximum amount of PDUs available will be communicated shortly.

Hotel Reservations
There are a number of hotels within walking distance of the Foggy Bottom campus. Please visit http://ibuy.gwu.edu/hotels to book a hotel reservation at a discounted rate.


Monday, September 21, 2015, 8:30am – 5:00pm


Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
800 21st Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052


Division of IT Project & Portfolio Management Office

KG Consulting is Hiring a Project Coordinator (Washington, DC)

Led by experienced development professional Kathryn Greenberg, KG Consulting is a full-service development consulting firm dedicated to providing strategic fundraising guidance and positioning to progressive institutions. This position provides an excellent opportunity to learn all facets of fundraising, and to interact with many excellent non-profit and advocacy organizations. The firm’s primary focus areas include development strategy, coaching, prospecting, project management/events, and marketing for successful fundraising.

Please see our website for more information: www.kgconsulting.us. Information on position shared by a GW alum who was previously in the position. She described the position as a flexible position for anyone looking to gain experience in development/nonprofit management in general.

Project Coordinator Position, KG Consulting

VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant

VALOR and the Office of Military Affairs in conjunction with GW Career Services is proud to announce a new initiative aimed at supporting our VALOR students at GW in their efforts towards professional development with the advent of the VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant. Eligible VALOR students may apply for a reimbursement grant to be applied towards a number of professional certification exams. The initial ten eligible exams are listed below and we hope this program will continue to expand in the future. Further information and applications can be found at http://services.military.gwu.edu/scholarships. Applications for tests taken or to be taken between February 2015 and July 2015 may submitted as of April 1 and are due no later than April 20.

o             Accounting (CPA)

o             Marketing (PCM)

o             Project Management (PMP)

o             Human Resources (PCHR)

o             Nursing (RN/NP)

o             Professional Engineer (PE)

o             Law Bar Exam (JD)

o             Paralegal (PCPS)

o             Private Detective and Investigator (PI)

o             Professional Counselor (CPC)

PMI Hiring a Government Relations Manager in Washington, DC

PMI is seeking a seasoned Government Relations Manager to plan, develop, maintain, and monitor a strong positive governmental, political and community relationship network within the United States Department of Defense (DOD), and its efforts that relate to those of the Veterans Administration and the White House.

A GW alum currently works in office and is specifically interested in GW students and alumni. PMI Government Relations Manager Job Description

Apply online via: https://rew21.ultiproworkplace.com/PRO1018/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=451

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, April 16, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

Summer 2014 Textbook List
University Counseling Center
Events Roundup

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Summer 2014 Textbook List

The textbook list for the summer 2014 MSPM courses is now available at www.gwprojectmanagement.org. The list of books has also been shared with the GW bookstore. For those looking to find the cheapest options available, review this list of 11 sites for cheap textbooks.

For all non-MSPM courses, please check the Schedule of Classes or the GW Bookstore sites for textbook information. The fall 2014 textbook list should be made available to all students in July.

University Counseling Center

This messages serves as a reminder of the services provided by the University Counseling Center. The Center is the primary mental health agency for GW students and the rest of the campus community. Their office on the Foggy Bottom Campus is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. 24-hour support is available via phone at 202-994-5300.  We encourage all students to utilize the Center’s services.

Events Roundup

17 Apr, 12-1pm EDT – GW LinkedIn Virtual Networking Hour.

23 Apr, 11:30am-1pm EDT – Organizational Change Management for Project Managers featuring Karen Davey-Winter in Duques 453 in DC. Event is organized by PMIWDC and is free of charge, however registration requested.

23 Apr, 5:30-7:30pm EDT – Women in Technology Roundtable hosted by the GW Tech Alumni. Registration is free.

1 May – International Engineering, Security, and Project Professionals Conference in College Park, MD.

13-15 May – FOSE, the nation’s premier event for government technology professionals, in DC. Free for government personnel and members of PMIWDC (use promo code CF4F63). Visit the GW booth in the expo hall!

17 May, 12-2pm EDT – International Student Graduation Reception & Luncheon, Alumni House in DC. Free to attend, registration requested.

MSPM: In the Know, February 26, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

GW PMA Event with Deltek, Recording Available
Summer Registration Opens Monday, 3 Mar

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

GW PMA Event with Deltek, Recording Available

Thank you to Rick Miller and Kevin Wang of Deltek for their presentation of “Project-Based Analysis – Data Discovery Applied to EVM Metrics” last night. A big thank you to the GW PMA for organizing the event. For those unable to attend, we invite you to listen to the recorded presentation. If the site asks you to log in, enter your NetID and your password (same as log in for Blackboard, email, etc.).


GW has partnered with JourneyEd to offer educational discounts on a variety of software packages. Through JourneyEd, students will receive savings of up to 85% off commercial software list prices. Software available through JourneyEd includes Adobe Acrobat Pro, Rosetta Stone, PhotoShop, SPSS, and more. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase software that is not available through DreamSpark, the Oracle Academy, or through your courses.

Summer Registration Opens Monday, 3 Mar

Registration for the 2014 Summer Sessions will open on Monday, 3 Mar. Students may register for classes on GWeb. All students should consult their plan in DegreeMAP or schedule an advisement session with the program director to confirm summer registrations. Have your plans or ability to attend in the summer changed since your plan in DegreeMAP was developed? If so, your graduation date may be impacted. Schedule an advisement session to discuss your plans.

As a reminder, the last day to withdraw from a course in the spring 2014 semester with a grade of W is Friday, 7 Mar.