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New Class: Exploring the Business of Wine

Have you ever wanted to know if Bordeaux and Burgundy were red wines, white wines, or both? Curious about what it means to have “legs” in your glass of wine? Or wondered what it would be like to open your own winery? George Mason University’s OCPE plans to answer those questions, plus many more this September with the introduction of our first wine education class: BW 0100: Exploring the Business of Wine.

Join hospitality professionals, individuals interested in the wine business, as well as wine enthusiasts on Monday nights at Mason’s Prince William Campus, September 22–October 13 from 6:30-9:30 to learn more about the industry. This course will cover a variety of topics from the history of wine and the top wine regions, to which wine industry credentials might be work best for you.

Click here to find out more about the Exploring the Business of Wine class. If you’re ready to sign up now, the registration form can be found here. Take advantage of the early bird rate and register by August 22nd! Questions? Contact Lynn Ryan, or call 703-993-8335.

Certified Financial Planner Certificate Information Sessions

Join us at an upcoming information session to learn about our new Certified Financial Planner certificate program.

Location: George Mason University, Arlington Campus 3351 Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22201

August 5, 2014
6:00–7:00 p.m.


August 21, 2014
6:00–7:00 p.m.

RSVP E-mail: or Call: 877-426-2373

GIS Certificate Program to Exhibit at Esri User Conference

George Mason University will be promoting the GIS Certificate Program, Monday, July 14th at the Academic GIS Program Fair during the Esri User GIS Conference in San Diego, CA.

Where else can you experience 900 real-world projects, 300 technical sessions, mingle with 15,000 geogeeks, hear and try the latest geospatial innovations, and see the world's largest Map Gallery? This “not to be missed” event provides a variety of networking opportunities, along with valuable technical training and management insights to help you succeed. Click here for a video previewing the excitement!

Be sure to stop by the San Diego Convention Center, Third Floor, Ballroom 20 Lobby between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. so you can browse educational opportunities from around the country and mingle with other attendees. George Mason University will be in Booth A107– we’ll be happy to provide information about how a GIS Certificate could enhance your career!

If you can’t make it to the conference, but would like information about the GIS Certificate Program, visit our GIS Certificate Program page or contact Program Manager, Jeanne Spencer at or 703-993-8337.

New Positive Leadership Certificate Program

The new Positive Leadership Certificate Program will help you become a more self-confident, optimistic, and resilient leader. The Positive Leadership Certificate Program leverages the talents of two George Mason faculty members, Dr. Beth Cabrera and Dr. Steve Gladis–both of whom will bring their academic and real-world experience to focus on leadership with a special emphasis on positivity.

For more information visit or call Rosalynn at 703-993-2113.

Free Business Analysis Informational Webinar

Join us Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. ET for this free webinar and learn more about George Mason’s Business Analysis program. Click here to register.

Congratulations To The Spring 2014 Coaching Cohort

Congratulations to the spring 2014 Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance cohort. We wish you all the best in your future coaching endeavors.

Photo of Spring 2014 Coaching Cohort

For more information about the Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance certificate program, visit or contact Rosalynn at 703-993-2113 or

Certified Financial Planner Certificate

Recognizing the increasing demand for competent and ethical financial advisors, George Mason University is now offering the Certified Financial Planner education program. Offered in cooperation with Dalton Education, this program is designed to prepare you in the theory and practice of financial planning. Upon completion of this program you will have a comprehensive foundation to practice financial planning.

For more information, visit or call 877-426-2373.




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