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GIS Certificate Program to Exhibit at
2015 Esri User Conference

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July 20-24, 2015 | San Diego Convention Center

George Mason University will be highlighting the Professional Certificate in GIS Program on July 20, 2015 at Esri's User Conference in San Diego, California.

The Esri UC is your event to meet Esriís software developers, technical and training staff, and customer service support teams. Learn tips and tricks from other Esri users who are located all over the world, in more industries than you can imagine. View maps, play with apps, listen to presentations, visit solution providers, network with your peers, and meet new friends. There is something for everyone.

Be sure to stop by the Academic GIS Program Fair from 3:30Ė8:30 p.m. where we can provide you with information about how a GIS certificate could enhance your career!

If you canít make it to the conference, but would like information about the GIS Certificate Program contact program manager, Jeanne Spencer at or 703-993-8337.

Summer International Security Courses Announced

Now in its fourth year, the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs (SPGIA) is addressing the critical topic of international security. The program is focused on two different areas critical to world safety. These short-courses are designed to introduce participants to science, security, and policy dimensions of the threats of chemical, biological, and radiological weapons. Participants will garner a deeper understanding of these potential dangers.

SPGIA encourages professionals in academics and public health, life sciences, industry, international affairs, law enforcement, emergency management, and national security to attend this program dealing with modern, emerging and distant threats. Courses are taught by Mason faculty and other nationally renowned experts. The following courses are scheduled at Masonís Arlington campus:

July 2015:

IS 0410 Terrorism in the 21st Century

IS 0300 Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and International Security

For detailed information and course outline, visit:

Questions? Please call 703-993-8335

Special Two-for-One Offer: Leadership Communication Certificate Program

There is still time to register for the Leadership Communication Certificate Program. Whether interacting with internal teams, colleagues, or clients, you must communicate clearly and concisely to build trust, inspire action, and position yourself as a credible leader within your organization. Learn proven tips and strategies that you can implement as soon as you return to the office.

Spring 2015 Schedule
Team Writing, March 24
Dynamic Presentation, April 14
Powerful Persuasion, May 5
Leadership Communication Styles, May 26

Use code LCCSNEWS03 to receive a two-for-one registration for you and a colleague. Click here for more information or call Rosalynn at 703-993-2113.

Dr. Gladis Wins Trustee Leadership Award

Congratulations to Steve Gladis for receiving The Trustee Leadership Award from Leadership Fairfax. Dr. Gladis is honored for his long-standing commitment to civic, academic, and philanthropic leadership, and recognition for inspiring others as coach and mentor. Read more about the recipients of the 2014 Northern Virginia Leadership Awards.

Dr. Gladis returns to George Mason in spring 2015 with his Leadership Communication Certificate Program. For more information, please visit:

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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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