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MSPM: In the Know, March 8, 2016

Top 3 for 8 Mar

PMIWDC Event: Developing a Comprehensive Social Media Management Strategy, 23 Mar
The PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon will host Brian Loebig on Wednesday, 23 Mar. Brian will speak on developing a comprehensive social media management strategy. Register online to attend the free event. Event in Duques Hall, room 453 at 12-1 p.m.

FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, Technology, and the Law, 10 Mar
You are cordially invited to join the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance for its first FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, Technology, and the Law on Thursday, 10 Mar, at GW Law School. This free day-long conference will feature industry leaders, academic experts, government regulators, and legal scholars to discuss the future of new financial technologies and what it means for the law. Register to attend today!

Thank You for Voting
The recipient of the 2016 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award will be announced shortly. Thank you to everyone who submitted a vote.

MSPM: In the Know, September 4, 2014

MSPM: In the Know


Meetings & Advisement Sessions
Meet Richard Whittle, 20 Oct
F. David Fowler Career Center Employer Events

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Meetings & Advisement Sessions

Should any MSPM student need to meet with me to discuss the program, their schedule, or any other item as it pertains to the MSPM program, you are best served by scheduling a meeting via www.meetme.so/gwmspm. This tool syncs to my calendar and will show you my availability to best locate a meeting time that works for all parties involved. Be sure to select if we will meet in my office, via phone (student calls me), or via Skype (student calls me). It is also helpful if you provide your GWid when setting up the meeting.

Meet Richard Whittle, 20 Oct

The GW Law School Government Procurement Law Program is pleased to host Richard Whittle, author of The Dream Machine and Predator, Global Fellow in International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, and recently a Verville Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, on Monday, 20 Oct, 9-10:30 a.m. in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Lerner 101 at the GW Law School. Registration and coffee begins at 8:30 a.m. with a book signing at 10:30 a.m. Space is limited, RSVP with Jessica Pierce at 202-994-7171 or jppierce@law.gwu.edu.

F. David Fowler Career Center Employer Events

The following employer events are scheduled at GWSB in the coming weeks:

9 Sep, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Lobby Greeting by Deloitte, representation by Consulting and AERS Divisions

12 Sep, 3-5 p.m., Graduate International Job Search Round Table

15 Sep, 6-7:30 p.m., PwC Info Session

16 Sep, 5-6:30 p.m., Deloitte Federal Consulting

17 Sep, 5:30-7:30 p.m., IBM, seeking to fill public sector, business analytics, and consultant roles

Contact the F. David Fowler Career Center for full details or visit GWorkSB.

Spring 2013 Elective – DNSC 6290 Legal & Ethical Issues in Project Management (listed as Law & Ethics in PM)

Keith Diener, Esq., visiting assistant professor with the GW School of Business and adjunct professor of law and paralegal studies with the GW Law School, will be offering a new 3 credit hour elective this spring, Legal & Ethical Issues in Project Management. Note: course listed as Law & Ethics in PM with the Office of the Registrar.
CRN Distance – 26439
CRN On Campus – 26438

The course offers an examination of the legal and ethical environment of project management, with particular attention to liability, culpability, and ethical quandaries for project managers. Students learn strategies for avoiding legal nightmares, a framework for ethical behavior, and to develop their communication skills through assignments that require clear, concise, and accurate writing.

Students will learn:


1. The theories that underlie the law pertinent to project management, ethics, and the resolution of legal and ethical issues.

2. The fundamental rights and duties under contract law, tort law, and employment law applicable to project managers.

3. The advantages and disadvantages of the different methods of dispute resolution.

4. The important legal, tax, and management consequences of the different forms of business organization, and risks of contracting with them.

5. The civil and criminal liability of organizations for the actions of their project managers and employees.

6. To strengthen their analytical and communication skills by learning to distinguish important from unimportant information, facts from issues, and arguments from conclusions.

Assignments (for the 14 week course) will include two 2-page case studies, one 3-5 page reflection paper, and one final exam.

Registration opens November 5, 2012.