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MSPM: In the Know, September 24, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

Free Registration to PMI Global Congress 2014-North America
Fall Graduation Application Deadline, 1 Oct
Upcoming Events

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Free Registration to PMI Global Congress 2014-North America

The MSPM program is offering one free registration to an MSPM student who is interested in attending the PMI Global Congress 2014-North America in Phoenix, AZ 26-28 Oct. The event provides attendees the opportunity to gain fresh ideas, learn new skills, advance their careers, and build a professional network. Contact Cambria Happ, program director, for details at chapp@gwu.edu. Offer is restricted to registration for the event, a $1,750 value. Travel, lodging, meals, and all other associated expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

Student registration rates are available for the event. Copy of your student ID and proof of enrollment is required. Visit http://congresses.pmi.org/NorthAmerica2014/Registration/ to learn more.

Fall Graduation Application Deadline, 1 Oct

All degree-seeking students who will complete their degree requirements in the fall 2014 semester must apply for graduation via the online graduation application in GWeb by 1 Oct. Students who miss the published deadline must use the late paper application and will be assess a $35 late application fee.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 25 Sep: Short-term Global & Experiential Information Session: 6-7 pm in Washington, DC

Friday, 26 Sep: What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment: 12 pm in Washington, DC

Friday, 26 Sep: PMI Washington DC Chapter PM Symposium: 8 am-5 pm in Washington, DC

Wednesday, 8 Oct: Women’s MBA Association and GW CIBER Professional Women’s Roundtable Dinner: 5:45-9:30 pm in Washington, DC

Wednesday, 22 Oct: PMI WDC Chapter Washington Circle Luncheon: 12-1 pm in Washington, DC

Thursday, 6 Nov: PMI Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande Chapters 2nd Annual NM International Project Management Day 2014: 7:30 am-5 pm in Albuquerque, NM

Friday, 7 Nov: PMI Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande Chapters Half-day Risk Management Training: 7:30 am-12 pm in Albuquerque, NM

Complimentary Webinar from Harvard Business Review on November 14 – Rules for Risk: A Model for Managing Operational Risks

Webinar Overview

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
5-6pm GMT/12-1pm EST/11-12pm CST/10-11am MST/9-10 PST
Operational risks exist in every endeavor and in every organization—including your organization. These include risks like damage to physical assets, business disruption and system failure, data theft, and fraud.
Despite knowing how important operational risks are, organizations still struggle with the best ways to identify and manage their operational risks. Organizations of all sizes and in all industries continue to seek out best practices for identifying and managing key operational risks. Organizations also want a governance structure to embed those best practices broadly.
On November 14, 2012, in an interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Philippa Girling will share effective practices for identifying and managing operational risks. She will dissect the management of operational risk, will provide several case studies of organizations that have managed operational risks effectively, and will share lessons organizations can use in creating their own risk management framework. 
Girling has thought and written broadly about operational risk management. She formerly led the global corporate operational risk functions at Morgan Stanley and Nomura, and has authored the textbook Operational Risk Management.
If your organization faces significant operational risks—and is interested in finding better ways to manage these risks—join Philippa Girling and Harvard Business Review on November 14. You will leave with insights to help your organization create a framework to better manage your most critical operational risks.

About the Speaker

Philippa Girling has eighteen years experience in the global securities industry, working in the fields of Operational Risk, training, project management and organizational change.
Philippa has held several Operational Risk leadership roles, including heading the Global Corporate Operational Risk functions at Morgan Stanley and Nomura. She has delivered the Operational Risk Executive Education Program at Columbia University, NYC for the past four years, as well as leading Operational Risk education sessions for London Business School, Rutgers University and Carnegie Mellon.
Philippa authored a textbook “Operational Risk Management” for GARP and is currently writing a new textbook on Operational Risk for Wiley & Sons.  She is a regular speaker at global conferences on the topics of Dodd-Frank, systemic risk and regulation and the evolution of the Operational Risk discipline.
Philippa was selected as one of the Top Fifty Faces of Operational Risk by Operational Risk and Compliance Magazine. Philippa holds an English law degree from University of East Anglia, England and is a member of the New York Bar. She is a holder of the GARP Financial Risk Manager accreditation and is a Doctoral Candidate at Rutgers University, her area of study focusing on the relative importance of capital and strong risk governance in the mitigation of systemic risk.