Your Primary Professional Network in Washington, DC
WHY WE ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUR CAREER
A November 2011 article in The Economist ("Contact Sports") stated that "in the rarefied world of the corporate board, a good network matters." The article went on to mention that executives with 400 contacts are, on average, paid 6 percent more than those with 200. For non-executives, the gap is 14 percent.
The Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group, LLC (WIPG) is the premier organization that introduces mid- to high-level professionals in the DC Metropolitan area to newly appointed Ambassadors from around the world, as well as newly elected Members of Congress. We hold monthly networking events as a means of providing professionals extended exposure and access to key policy makers in the city.
WHY THERE IS A NEED FOR OUR SERVICES
As the demand for strategic partnerships and stronger networks with private and public sector groups continues to grow, it is clear that a need exists for DC-based professionals to expand their contacts among other key policy makers, business executives, political and community leaders.
In the current economic times, DC-based professionals will need to depend on such contacts to obtain valuable information in the most cost-effective manner to ensure the best decisions are made when carrying out their business plans and policy goals.
With the election of new members in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, the demand to interact with the Freshman Class of this Congress becomes even more apparent. WIPG can help you develop and organize Congressional Meet and Greets, staff briefings, and fly-in activities specifically designed for your needs that would allow for the continued growth of your contacts in Congress at very little cost.
WHY WE CAN BE A USEFUL RESOURCE FOR YOUR NEXT JOB
Networking is the best way to find your next job, especially since the vast majority of job openings are never advertised. They are usually filled via word of mouth. Unfortunately, many job seekers are hesitant to take advantage of networking opportunities because they feel it is a waste of time, nor do they recognize the value of making key necessary contacts. But networking is not a useless excercise—it’s about building relationships. As you look for a new job, these relationships can provide much-needed feedback, advice, and support.
Networking may sound difficult, or even intimidating—especially when it comes to
finding a job or asking for help—but it doesn’t have to be. Networking can be
rewarding, and even fun. It can be a useful tool even if you are new to the DC area and do not know that many people.
WIPG SPONSORED EVENTS
Travel and Tourism Webinar
Featuring: The Ambassadors of the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua
Thursday, September 30
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
In Person Meet and Greet
Featuring: Representative Marilyn Strickland (D-Washington)
Member, House Armed Services Committee
Member, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Thursday, October 21
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WIPG MEMBER-SPONSORED EVENTS
Every 2nd Friday of Each Month in 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Information and Registration: https://www.jenniferschaus.com/q-a-cafe
• October - GovCon LIVE Q&A Cafe Series - TOPIC: Set-Asides
• November - GovCon LIVE Q&A Cafe Series - TOPIC: Pricing
• December - GovCon LIVE Q&A Cafe Series - TOPIC: M&A
Federal Fiscal New Year Kick-Off - BEST PRACTICES
Hosted by: WIPG Member Jennifer Schaus (Jennifer Schaus & Associates)
October 1, 2021
12:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Pan-African Symposium on Digital Learning in Global Africa During and After the Covid-19 Pandemic
Hosted by: WIPG Member Professor Mohamed Saliou Camara (Howard University)
October 21 & 22, 2021
NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Mohamed Saliou Camara, Professor Howard University
Dr. Mohamed Saliou Camara is a professor of History, Philosophy, and Journalism, and the current chair of the Department of African Studies at Howard University. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in History on a Fulbright Scholarship.
He majored in African History and double minored in Middle Eastern Studies and African American Studies with Mass Communication and Political Science as his research-related fields. Camara earned a BA and an MA in Philosophy, with minors in History and Journalism, from the Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry (Guinea), and an advanced professional degree in Journalism from the Centre d’Etude des Sciences et Techniques de l’Information (CESTI) of the Université de Dakar (Senegal).
Dr. Camara worked at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida (2003-2016), where he served as Director of the McNair Scholars Program, Speaker of the Faculty Senate, and Associate Vice President for Academics. In 2008 he was voted Outstanding Researcher of the Year in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences. In 2009 he received Embry-Riddle’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. He also won the Innovative Pedagogy Award from that University’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE).
Prior to coming to the United States for his doctoral education, Camara worked as a lecturer and associate chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Conakry (Guinea), a journalist for the National Radio Television Network of Guinea and a correspondent for Radio France International, a speechwriter for the Press Bureau of the Presidency of the Republic of Guinea, and the president of the University Press of Conakry.
Dr. Camara is the author of seven books and numerous peer-reviewed articles on African studies, with a focus on political history, media and society, religion and philosophy, civil-military relations, human security, and intra-African foreign relations.
His books include Health and Human Security in the Mano River Union: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d’Ivoire (2020); Political History of Guinea since World War Two (2014); Is There a Distinctively African Way of Knowing: Knowledge and Theory of Knowledge in the African Experience (2014); Historical Dictionary of Guinea (5th Edition) (2014); The Development of a Trans-National Region in West Africa (2010); Le pouvoir politique en Guinée sous Sékou Touré (2007); and His Master’s Voice: Mass Communication and Single-Party Politics in Guinea under Sékou Touré (2005). His current research interests center on religion and competing world orders in Africa from the Cold War to the Global War on Terror, and interfaith dialogue and peacebuilding in West Africa.