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University PM Talk, November 11

In coordination with the PMI Washington DC Chapter and the GW MSPM program, the GWPMA proudly Hosts University PM Talk
Event Date: 
Friday, 11 November 2016
Networking 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
PM Talks 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Event Location:
The George Washington School of Business
2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, Room 651 Washington, DC 20052

Agenda and Cost:
Free for students with ID – Register Here to receive the student rate.
$20 for members
$25 for non-members


About the Event:  PMIWDC chapter has typically hosted a second monthly chapter event at alternate locations to widen the sharing of knowledge to span across the DC metro area. This year we are moving to universities. We will partner with local universities to host a quarterly PM Talks event on their campus. These will be free for students, and a nominal fee for young professionals and members. This is a unique opportunity in one evening to hear 3 speakers, each presenting on one area of the PMI Talent Triangle – so you will be able to hone your project management skills on technical, leadership and strategic and business topics. There will also be time for networking with students and professionals in the local area.  We will have food and drinks too! Come and eat, mingle, learn and enjoy with your PM community!

The presentations are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. It is also of great value to those looking to step into the field of Project Management and begin their certification process. Each event will have 3 speakers presenting on each area of the talent triangle –  technical, leadership, and strategic and business management. So in one evening you can enhance all 3 talent triangle skills, unique to the presenter’s area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. At each University PM Talks Event certified PMPs can earn 2 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

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:
2 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category:
Strategic and Business Management, Technical project management

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, February 9, 2016

Top 3 for 9 Feb

Free Seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course, 27-28 Feb and 5-6 Mar
The MSPM program is pleased to offer two free registrations to the PMIWDC Winter 2016 PMP Prep Course. The course dates are 27-28 Feb and 5-6 Mar, two consecutive weekends. Course valued at $995. Submit the following to chapp@gwu.edu by 5 p.m. EST 12 Feb for consideration:
  • Name, GWid, and Contact Info
  • PMI Membership Number and Chapter Affiliation
  • 300 Word Statement as to Why You Should Receive Free Registration
Summer 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs, 28 Feb Application Deadline
Interested in earning general elective credits in Brazil, California, or Sweden this summer? Apply for one of the summer 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs (STAP) by 28 Feb. Learn more by contacting Lisa Brancheau, G&EE Assistant Director, at sbintl@gwu.edu. STAP course must be approved by MSPM director prior to enrollment.

Audition to Speak or Sing at the GWSB Commencement Celebration, Apply by 26 Feb
Students eligible to participate in the May 2016 commencement are invited to audition to either speak or sing at the GWSB Commencement Celebration. Email gradspkr@gwu.edu by 26 Feb to sign up for an audition time. Please be prepared to deliver a 3-5 minute commencement speech or to sing the National Anthem and Alma Mater.

MSPM: In the Know, January 19, 2016

Top 3 for 19 Jan

Town Hall with Dean Livingstone, 27 Jan
Dean Linda Livingstone will host a town hall on Wednesday, 27 Jan, 6-7 p.m. EST in Duques Hall 353. The town hall is an opportunity to provide feedback on the specialized masters programs, the School of Business, and your experience directly to Dean Livingstone. We hope that you can attend.
A separate session will be scheduled for online students. A date and time will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Attend the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon Events this Spring
The GWSB MSPM program is proud to host the monthly free brownbag luncheon series. Earn 1 PDU and learn from top speakers in the DC metro area. Visit www.pmiwdc.org for the latest schedule.

New Student Orientation Slides
For those who attended the new student orientation on 8 Jan, the slides from the day-long session are attached.

MSPM: In the Know, November 9, 2015

Top 3 for 10 Nov

Spring 2016 Registration Now Open
Registration for spring 2016 classes began yesterday, 9 Nov. If you have not done so, register for spring classes to ensure a seat in the courses you need to graduate. Not sure which classes to take? Review your plan in DegreeMAP and/or schedule an advisement session with me.

Registration in DNSC 6269 PM Application is not available via GWeb. To register, complete and submit a Registration Transaction Form to my attention via email, fax, or in person (Duques 550). The professor’s signature is not required, but you will need to enter all details for the course per the Schedule of Classes. Incomplete forms will be returned. Those in the DE section are required to participate in the residency week in DC May 9-13.

Tentative Summer 2016 Schedule
The summer 2016 schedule will be released by early March. The program plans to offer only electives this coming summer. The project management-focused elective offerings are:

  • DNSC 6290 Project Governance, Dr. Ghosh, 1.5 credit hours, 16 May-25 Jun
  • DNSC 6290 Project Management Methodologies, Dr. Khamooshi, 1.5 credit hours, 16 May-25 Jun

Congratulations to 3 MSPM Students
Throughout the year, the MSPM program awards current students seats in PMP prep courses through the PMIWDC Chapter. We are proud to announce three new PMP certified students who completed the prep courses and passed the PMP exam in recent months:

  • Durriyyah Johnson
  • Rajni Vij
  • Robert Endler


MSPM: In the Know, October 20, 2015

Top 3 for 20 Oct

Message from Cambria Happ
Effective Monday, 19 Oct, I assumed a new position at the GW School of Business. I will now serve as Executive Director, GWSB Masters Programs. In this new role I am responsible for the management of the administrative and academic advising aspects of graduate-level programs to include MBA programs and specialized masters programs. I will continue to fulfill the Director, MS in Project Management role until a replacement is identified. With that said, rest assured that you may continue to contact me to discuss your program plan, to request official letters, or to discuss any other aspect of the MSPM program. You may schedule advisement sessions with me at www.meetme.so/gwmspm.
Once a new program director is hired, we will work together to provide a seamless transition for the program. Students are our first priority and we will work to ensure you have full access to the variety of resources and information at GWSB.

Business Analytics Speaker Series: Deriving Value from Agile Project Management, 23 Oct
MSPM students and alumni are invited to attend the upcoming Business Analytics Speaker Series event on Friday, 23 Oct, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Joshua Seckel, Chief of Applied Technology Division at DHS USCIS, will present “Deriving Value from Agile Project Management.” Event location is Duques Hall, room 258. Seminar will apply towards the business analytics certificate seminar requirement.

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 28 Oct
David Offenkrantz presents “Some Successful Keys to Stakeholder Management” at the next PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon. Make plans to attend the lunchtime event on Wednesday, 28 Oct, 12-1 p.m. in Duques Hall, room 453. Register online, event is free.

MSPM: In the Know, September 29, 2015

Top 3 for 29 Sep

GWSB Career Fair, 30 Sep
Tomorrow is the GWSB Career Fair hosted by the F. David Fowler Career Center and sponsored by Macy’s, Aon, and Deloitte. Registration required via GWorkSB >> Events >> Career Fairs. Event takes place in Duques Hall from 12:30-4 p.m. Employers represented at the fair include M Powered Strategies, Kimpton Hotels, Under Armour, Raytheon, and the Sanofi Group. A full list of employers is available online.
M Powered Strategies is hiring graduate students in their Government Consulting Internship Program. Interns would work for 10-15 hours per week for either one or two semesters in a paid position. Apply online via http://goo.gl/forms/uYNKLtQwMU.

Free Seat in PMP Prep Course, Apply by 30 Sep
We have one free registration to the PMIWDC Fall 2015 PMP Prep Course scheduled for 10-11 Oct and 17-18 Oct. Course valued at $995. Submit the following to chapp@gwu.edu by 30 Sep for consideration:

  • Name and contact info
  • Copy of PMP application approval, if available
  • PMI membership number and PMI chapter name
  • 300 word statement as to why you should receive the free registration

GW October Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Conference, 15-16 Oct
Complimentary registration for GWSB faculty and students. Register via http://www.gwoct15.eventbrite.com. The conference brings together delegates interested in the emergence, survival, growth or impact of new or entrepreneurial firms. Full conference agenda available at gwoctober.com/program.

MSPM: In the Know, September 22, 2015

Top 3 for 22 Sep

Free Seat in PMP Prep Course, 10-11 Oct and 17-18 Oct
The program is pleased to offer one free registration to the PMIWDC Fall 2015 PMP Prep Course. The course dates are 10-11 Oct and 17-18 Oct (two consecutive weekends). Course valued at $995. Submit the following to chapp@gwu.edu by 30 Sep for consideration:
  • Name and contact info
  • Copy of PMP application approval
  • PMI membership number and PMI chapter name
  • 300 word statement as to why you should receive the free registration

Meet Pilar Little, Graduate Career Consultant
Pilar Little is the MSPM-designated graduate career consultant at the F. David Fowler Career Center. Schedule a meeting with her, either in-person or via phone or Skype, to discuss your career goals, revise your resume, and to develop a plan to achieve your goals. She offers walk-in hours and scheduled appointments. Contact the career center at 202-994-6704 to schedule a meeting.

Spring 2016 Registration Opens 9 Nov
Registration for spring 2016 classes begins Monday, 9 Nov. Schedule an advisement session with me in October to review your plan in DegreeMAP and to confirm your course selections. Take action now to plan your course schedule to ensure you follow the prescribed sequence of courses. Remember, not every course is offered every semester and only elective courses will be offered in summer 2016.