Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
Precision Medicine Policy and Ethics Conference

Date: September 8, 2017
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 3225 Gallows Road
Fairfax, Va. 22037

Hosted by the Inova Center for Personalized Health

The Inova Center for Personalized Health Policy and Ethics Conference is a forum for national and industry leaders to address the most pressing challenges in the clinical adoption and integration of genomic medicine. The discussion will take place before an audience of providers, policymakers, scientists and academics.

Programming for the conference will examine the ethical and regulatory issues surrounding this topic, including integrating precision medicine into physician education and practice, demographic and socioeconomic barriers to widespread access, and the role and rights of patients concerning genetic data. The conference includes a keynote address from Dr. William Gahl, clinical director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

To learn more and register click here.

Washington Ethical Leadership Summit

Date: September 13, 2017
Location: 4401 Village Drive
Fairfax, Va. 22030

Organized by Virginia International University, LeaderShape (UK) and University of Chester (UK)

Ethical Leadership: A Global Catalyst for Change

Today, rapid increases in globalization and communication technology makes it difficult to hide misdeeds. (Un)ethical leadership affects everyone. But many questions remain: How do we find and develop ethical leaders? How do we develop ethical cultures? How do we get the vast majority of people who have good values to be able to use them without fear? How do we embed this in management and leadership development and education?

The Washington Ethical Leadership Summit (WELS) is a new call to action, an idea created by Virginia International University, the University of Chester, and LeaderShape Global. An idea that invites you to be involved as part of an emerging community of practice.

The first Summit in September 2017 is being launched as the first of an annual 1-day event. The theme for the first year is “A Global Catalyst for Change” and reflects the Summit’s aspiration to be a major annual event and ongoing project to promote advances in ethical leadership on a global scale. This includes advancing best practice and conducting research in developing leaders and cultures. In the interests of transparency this is strictly a not-for-profit event with the organizers and their students giving their time free of charge.

We will attract a diverse mix of people. A majority will be directly leading in their organizational world; they will include board members or senior post holders of organizations. The balance of attendees will comprise experienced leadership advisers, coaches, educators and development practitioners, some of them freelance. Others will be thought leaders and writers, pushing boundaries and aiming to influence emerging practice by fostering new thinking in ethical leadership.

To learn more and register click here.

Project Management Certification Bootcamp

Dates: September 16, 23 & 30, 2017 and September 28, 29, & 30, 2017
Location: Virginia International University
4401 Village Drive
Fairfax, Va. 23229

Regardless of your career stage, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on — or with — project teams. If you’d like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role, then the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is right for you.

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 1,500 hours of project experience, or
  • 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam

  • Learn more and register here.

    Sound the Alarm: Volunteer Opportunities Available

    Dates: September 23 and October 7, 2017
    Location: Washington, D.C. and Mount Rainier, Md.

    Prince Georges County, Washington, D.C., and the Red Cross in the National Capital Region are holding Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events on both Sept. 23 and Oct. 7, 2017. Red Cross volunteers and local partners will be canvassing neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and helping families create escape plans.

    The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are home fires. Working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half, and having an escape plan further improves the odds of survival. The Red Cross wants to end these tragedies and save lives and this is why the organization launched the Home Fire Campaign in 2014.

    The Red Cross is seeking volunteers to participate in these events. Register the for Sept. 23 (Maryland) event here. and/or the Oct. 7 event (D.C.) here.

    It only takes two minutes and there is nothing else that your organization has to do. Your club members, students, and friends can list your school as their organization, and we will be able to provide the total number of participants to you.

    Learn more about Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. at soundthealarm.org.

    International Business Conference & Forum

    Date: October 19-20, 2017
    Location: Virginia International University
    4401 Village Drive
    Fairfax, Va. 22030

    Hosted by Virginia International University

    Thematic Strands Include:

    - Economics/Finance
    - Graduate Scholars
    - International Management Across Borders
    - Marketing
    - Project Management
    - Technology

    Keynoting the conference is Dr. Dilnara Isamiddinova who has served 15 years at the World Bank working on operations. Dr. Isamiddinova has a PhD in Economics from Tashkent State Economic University.

    To learn more about the event and register click here.

    Service Contract Act Training

    Date: November 8-9, 2017
    Time: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Location: NRECA Conference Center
    4301 Wilson Blvd.
    Arlington, Va. 22203

    This course has been approved for 13 CLE or HRCI credits

    The Service Contract Act (SCA) and the regulations implementing SCA are some of the most challenging requirements for contractors and for contracting agencies involved in federal contracts for services. If you are competing for the award of a service contract, or performing a service contract and administering your responsibilities under SCA, this two-day course is critical to understanding SCA and ensuring fair competition and full compliance throughout performance of the awarded contract.

    PSC’s updated and enhanced “2017 Service Contract Act Training” teaches the fundamental requirements of SCA as it affects preparation of proposals, wage determinations, classifications and conformances for missing classifications, staffing, pricing, out-year price adjustments, response to payroll audits and worker inquiries, administering SCA provisions as they apply to collective bargaining agreements, and numerous other issues on service contracting.

    The course is designed to provide important information for all personnel in your company whose work may involve covered service workers. All of these persons must have relevant knowledge, work together, and communicate with each other in order to be successfully competitive, maintain compliance following award, and avoid unexpected payroll and benefit liabilities.

    To learn more and register click here.