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MSPM: In the KNOW, September 20, 2016

1-Reminder, application deadline for the upcoming Winter Short Term Study Away Programs is 25 September. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, 25 September. This experience would count toward your elective requirement for MSPM degree. Check out available programs here.

2- Join us at the PMI Global Congress North America 2016! GWU MSPM will join the largest gathering of project, program and portfolio professionals at the PMI Global Congress in North America in San Diego, CA. If you are in the area or if you are attending the PMI Global Congress North America, visit our exhibit booth (#402) at the San Diego Convention Center from 25-27 September. Exhibit schedule is below:

Sunday, 25 September 2016  Exhibit hall open  10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
 Exhibit hall reception    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  
Monday, 26 September 2016  Exhibit hall open  7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016   Exhibit hall open  7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Interested in volunteering for the exhibit? E-mail aesocrates@gwu.edu no later than Thursday, 22 September.

Professors Young Kwak and Julia Keleher, and MSPM Alumnus, William Davis (’14) are presenting at the event! Show your support by coming to their presentations. Read more about William’s presentation. See Drs. Kwak and Keleher’s presentation here.

3-Immediate Hiring for Project Manager at AARP! The Project Manager position is a full-time, 8-month contract with extension potential with the same client. The current position is based in Washington DC with AARP as Client. If interested, email your resume to Raj Iyer (MSPM alum) who will do the initial screening, riyer@aarp.org.

WGL holdings, Inc. is hiring!  WGL Holdings, Inc. is a public utility holding company and the parent company of WGL, a diversified energy business that provides natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction and energy services.  The company is hiring Sr. Enterprise Category Manager to work in Springfield, VA. Check out the blog for more details.


MSPM Professors, Drs. Kwak and Keleher to Present at PMI® Global Congress 2016—North America

Congratulations to our esteemed MSPM Professors, Drs. Kwak and Keleher for having been selected as presenters at the PMI® Global Congress 2016—North America! The Global Congress will take place at the San Diego Convention Center from September 24-27, 2016. Their topic, “Managing Risk and Implementing Strategy: The Importance of Leadership and Management Skills,” will tackle how project management methodology supported the deployment of an innovative risk assessment tool. Participants will identify how to use project management methodology to facilitate strategy implementation, learn about innovative approaches to risk management and identify ways to customize the implementation of project management methodology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how use of project management methodology can facilitate strategy implementation.
  • Gain exposure to and understand innovative approaches to risk management.
  • Identify ways to customize the implementation of project management in response to an organization’s culture and strategic goals.

More information about their presentation including the schedule is posted here.

About Dr. Young Hoon Kwak:

Young Hoon KWAK

Young Hoon Kwak is a faculty member at The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) in Washington, D.C. and holds a guest professor position at faculty of economics and business administration at Ghent University in Belgium. Dr. Kwak currently serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Management in Engineering.

About Dr. Julia Keleher:


Julia Keleher is the founder of Keleher & Associates, LLC., a boutique consulting firm with principal offices in Washington, D.C. She has designed and implemented various large-scale change initiatives over the course of her nearly 20 year career. Julia earned her BA in Political Science and MS Ed in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her MBA in 2013 and holds a doctorate degree in Education Leadership from the University of Delaware.