Lifelong Learning

We are committed to enhancing the university’s mission to provide alumni with lifelong learning opportunities. Take advantage of the various resources available to alumni including the alumni course audit program, free online classes, test and library resources, and professional development webinars. 

Courses

Blackboard icon   Audit a Course 

GW alumni have the chance to attend a wide selection of GW courses on a not-for-credit basis through our Alumni Course Audit Program.

Online Courses

Learn the same lessons as the students on campus, but have the convenience of online learning through GW’s open online courses.

Test and Library Resources

Prepare for Graduate, Law, or Medical School

Kaplan Test Prep and George Washington University Alumni Association have formed a partnership to offer you a great deal on test preparation courses. Members of George Washington University and their immediate family members can take advantage of this benefit by calling our National Enrollment Experience team at 1-800- KAP-TEST.
 
This partnership entitles you to save 10% off any GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT In- Person, Live Online, Self-Paced course (Excludes Summer Intensive Program, Private Tutoring and is not stackable with other discounts). Please contact [email protected] to redeem a special 10% off code.

Use GW Library Resources

All alumni can access a variety of GW library e-resources, borrow library books and other materials, and enter Gelman Library with a valid GWorld alumni ID card. For more information on alumni library resources, ask a librarian.

 
Professional Development Opportunities

Join a Virtual Book Club

Join fellow GW alumni for an online book club covering professional development, lifelong learning, personal growth, and other career topics. This learning and networking opportunity is completely free for alumni, you just have to get a copy of the book to participate. The book club is hosted by our trusted partner PBC Guru, a book club management company. Register today.

Participate in a GWebinar

GWebinars is an online professional development webinar series delivered by GW alumni, staff, faculty, parents, and industry experts. If you’re interested in presenting a future webinar, fill out our volunteer form and select "present on a professional development topic in a GWebinar."

 

GWebinar Archives

Career Happiness: Discover Ways to Professionally Flourish

Recorded: November 04, 2015 | 12 – 1 pm ET
Presenter: Denise Riebman, GW Trachtenberg School's Director of Career Development and Alumni Services, and CareerHappinessCoach.com

Riebman will break through career happiness myths and share practical (and fun) ways to discovering what is central to professional flourishing.  Grounded in positive psychology, neuroscience and career development theories, you will find out that Career Happiness is not just a fantasy and will discover what will bring you professional happiness.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Competition vs. Collaboration: How the Best Leaders Achieve Success and You Can, too

Recorded:  May 22, 2014 | 12 – 1pm EDT
Presenter: Leslie Grossman, CCAS BA
 
Grossman will help you gain clarity on the unique roles collaboration and competition play in advancing your career and achieving your goals.
 

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Customer Service Leadership in the Hospitality Industry

Recorded: February 4, 2016 | 12 – 1 pm ET
Presenter: Fernando Flores, GWSB '00, Vice President of Consumer Sales Operations for Universal Orlando Resort

Flores will share some best practices for boosting customer satisfaction to drive more revenue. Find out why understanding the concurrent impact of industry and consumer trends on your ability to service guests is so important.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Create Your Next Career Opportunity Anytime You Want

Recorded: April 25, 2018 | 12 – 1 pm ET
Presenter: Alison Cardy, author of Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career. On the web at cardycareercoaching.com.

Best-selling author Alison Cardy takes you through the five practices that will propel you forward to that next, great career opportunity and work that you love. Her tried-and-tested Career CLARITY process has helped hundreds of capable professionals identify the work that helps them be happy on Mondays.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Define and Achieve your Goals: Determine what you want and then make it happen

Recorded: June 10, 2015 | 12 – 1 pm ET
Presenter: Natalya H. Bah, GWSB MSPM '06, executive coach and certified Birkman® consultant

Learn nine steps to help you define and achieve your goals. Whether you have a goal you've tried or failed in the past or a long term goal you've never started, this webinar prepares you for future success.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Leading in Today’s Short Term World

Recorded: October 11, 2017 | 12 – 1 pm ET
Presenter: Maj. Gen. Mike Diamond (U.S. Army Retired), GWSB MS '78, CEO and President of Diamond Strategy Group
 
Major General Diamond (U.S. Army ret.) speaks generally to how leadership can be utilized in any organization and industry by using The Diamond Process Model and discusses understanding the current environment, what is changing, and how we fit in as leaders today. 
 

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Management Mindset vs. Leadership Mindset

Recorded: June 16, 2014 | 12 – 1pm EDT
Presenter: Alan Berson
 
Berson provides instruction on, and brings clarity to, the way you think as a leader and the conversations you need to have to excel in your career.
 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Media Training 101- Formula for Success

Recorded: December 6, 2017 | 12-1pm ET (LIVE)
Presenter: Evan Nierman, CCAS BA ’00, Founder/Principal of Red Banyan

Evan Nierman presented an interactive session aimed to sharpen your media relations skills and increase your effectiveness when engaging with reporters. Expect to come away more prepared and empowered to achieve the desired results in all of your interviews. This condensed media training explored everything from how to handle tough questions to what you should be wearing on TV.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Networking as Part of Everyday Life

Recorded: November 13, 2018 | 12 – 1 pm ET
Presenter: Tamara Raymond, CCAS MA ’08  

Certified leadership development and executive coach Tamara Raymond provides helpful tips to consider while networking in the November 13 GWebinar “Who Are You Talking To? Networking as Part of Everyday Life." Tamara encourages a different perspective -- the idea that networking is a part of everyday life that can in fact be fun! 

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Networking: Where do I Start?

Recorded: February 22, 2016 | 12 – 1 pm ET 
Presenter: Andrea DeMarco

You know you've been told to network. You know you have to network. You even believe in the power of networking! But the thought of "working a room" gives you hives. Well, maybe it's not that bad. Maybe you just don't know where to start.

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Six Costly Mistakes Fast-Growing Companies Make and How to Avoid Them

Recorded: Feb. 23, 2015, 12 – 1pm EST
Presenter: Yvenne King, LAW JD ’93, GW alumna and Business & Technology attorney
 
King shares her expertise from 20 years of negotiating complex business deals for companies like ESPN, AOL and Reuters Research (now part of Thomson Reuters) so your business can thrive in today’s fast-moving, competitive business landscape. 
 

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Take Your Writing to the Next Level

Recorded:  July 30, 2014 | 12 – 1pm EDT
Presenter: Tricia Parker, SMPA BA ’03,  GW alumna and book editor
 
Parker explores specific ways to take your writing from “good to great,” whether you’re a blogger, business owner, or aspiring author.
 

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tips and Tasks for Planning a Career Move

Recorded: March 19, 2015, 12 – 1pm ET
Presenter: Mary Gay Townsend, CCAS BA '82
 
Townsend discusses how you can strategically go about getting a new role and tips on what you can do to gain a competitive edge in the talent community.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm