GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership

GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership The GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership is committed to developing public leaders who make a positive difference in their organizations and the lives of the people they serve. For more information please visit: www.gwu.edu/cepl
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George Washington University's Center for Excellence in Public Leadership offers Enterprise Risk Management and Leadership Development programs designed to benefit public sector leaders and their organizations at all levels of government. CEPL's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Certification is designed to provide public sector leaders with the knowledge and skill set to develop an ERM approach to handling strategic and operational risks throughout their organization. The certification introduces participants to the fundamental concepts, principles, and tools of ERM and also provides an environment to develop a draft risk profile for their area of responsibility and/or their organization as a whole. In addition, CEPL's Leadership Embodiment Coaching Program uses a holistic model of development and change – one that encompasses and accounts for the context in which public sector leaders live while simultaneously acknowledging their individual journeys in life.

Mission: The Center for Excellence in Public Leadership develops public leaders who make a positive difference in their organizations and for the people they serve.

We are delighted to welcome a prominent attorney with expertise in trauma and victimization Kate Manning at 1:00 p.m. to...
04/29/2020

We are delighted to welcome a prominent attorney with expertise in trauma and victimization Kate Manning at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow (4.30) for a conversation on how to lead with compassion and empathy in times of crisis. Did you know, Kate happens to be an alumna of GW's Executive Women's Leadership Program?! So proud of our amazing alums who are making such a transformational difference in our world!

Register here: https://bit.ly/2VpBHj2

Join us at 1 pm (EST) tomorrow (4.29) for an enlightening discussion with Rich Tafel as we talk about recovering faith a...
04/28/2020

Join us at 1 pm (EST) tomorrow (4.29) for an enlightening discussion with Rich Tafel as we talk about recovering faith and hope in a pandemic, both individually and collectively. This session is open to people from all spiritual traditions and walks of life.

To register: https://bit.ly/3eDA6h2

It's not too late to join our session with Dr. Dana Cohen, The Quench Protocol in a Pandemic, today (4.28) at 1 pm (EST)...
04/28/2020

It's not too late to join our session with Dr. Dana Cohen, The Quench Protocol in a Pandemic, today (4.28) at 1 pm (EST). We have 45 people signed up! Will you be the 46th? Hope to see you there!

To Register: https://bit.ly/2xN8d5D

Erik Mutén is back with us again today for a conversation on "The Scale of Subjective States: A Map for Shifting Conscio...
04/27/2020

Erik Mutén is back with us again today for a conversation on "The Scale of Subjective States: A Map for Shifting Consciousness" to help experience our inner and outer world in a more pleasurable way. Join us at 1 p.m. EST today (4.27)!

Registration link: https://bit.ly/3cF9jzk

For those spending the quarantine with their significant others, this is a session you definitely want to listen to! Joi...
04/23/2020

For those spending the quarantine with their significant others, this is a session you definitely want to listen to!
Join us for a conversation on Intimacy in the Time of the Pandemic with partners and fellow coaches Amelia Perkins and Erik Muten at 1 p.m. EST tomorrow (4.24): https://bit.ly/2VMbt9o

We are about to start! If you haven't yet registered, we would love to have you join our Co-VITA session today (4/23) wi...
04/23/2020

We are about to start! If you haven't yet registered, we would love to have you join our Co-VITA session today (4/23) with the GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership Executive Director Jim Robinson! We will begin at 1:00 pm EST!

Jim will be sharing his powerful insights and personal practices to help you move through your fears and chose vision and possibility in the midst of a crisis.

Registration link: https://bit.ly/34RYqXX

Please join our daily meet-ups from 1-2 pm (EST), and share these sessions with others who can benefit from the experien...
04/22/2020

Please join our daily meet-ups from 1-2 pm (EST), and share these sessions with others who can benefit from the experience at this difficult time. Stay in touch, stay positive, stay well!

TOMORROW - How to Choose Vision and Possibility in the Face of Fear (4.23): https://bit.ly/34RYqXX

FRIDAY - Intimacy in the Time of the Pandemic: Navigating Upsets with Our Intimate Partners (4.24): https://bit.ly/2VMbt9o

The Scale of Subjective States: A Map for Shifting Consciousness (4.27): https://bit.ly/3cF9jzk

The Quench Protocol in a Pandemic (4.28): https://bit.ly/2xN8d5D

Leadership Medicine: Recovering Faith and Hope (4.29): https://bit.ly/3eDA6h2

Last chance to attend one of the remaining sessions of our series, "Co-VITA19 Social Medicine: Mobilizing Community Well...
04/22/2020

Last chance to attend one of the remaining sessions of our series, "Co-VITA19 Social Medicine: Mobilizing Community Wellbeing through Leadership Conversations". Find more information about each upcoming session and speaker on the registration page.

Please join our daily meet-ups from 1-2 pm (EST), and share these sessions with others who can benefit from the experience at this difficult time. Stay in touch, stay positive, stay well!

TODAY - Embracing Adversity: Finding Freedom from Discomfort during Times of Disruption (4.22): https://bit.ly/3aHNazu

TOMORROW - How to Choose Vision and Possibility in the Face of Fear (4.23): https://bit.ly/34RYqXX

FRIDAY - Intimacy in the Time of the Pandemic: Navigating Upsets with Our Intimate Partners (4.24): https://bit.ly/2VMbt9o

The Scale of Subjective States: A Map for Shifting Consciousness (4.27): https://bit.ly/3cF9jzk

The Quench Protocol in a Pandemic (4.28): https://bit.ly/2xN8d5D

Leadership Medicine: Recovering Faith and Hope (4.29): https://bit.ly/3eDA6h2

Leading with Compassion and Empathy in Times of Crisis (4.30): https://bit.ly/2VpBHj2

Managing Our Emotional Intelligence When We Cannot Name Our Emotions (5.1): https://bit.ly/3eArqrT

Tomorrow (4/22) at 1 pm (EST) we are excited to welcome renown author and orthopedic spine surgeon David Hanscom, MD, fo...
04/21/2020

Tomorrow (4/22) at 1 pm (EST) we are excited to welcome renown author and orthopedic spine surgeon David Hanscom, MD, for a conversation on "Embracing Adversity: Finding Freedom from Discomfort during Times of Disruption"!

We hope you can join us and share this session with others who might benefit!

Registration link: https://bit.ly/3aHNazu

How do you make that shift from stress to tranquility during times of uncertainty? Let's help each other do that! Join o...
04/21/2020

How do you make that shift from stress to tranquility during times of uncertainty? Let's help each other do that! Join our meet-up tomorrow (4/21) at 1 p.m. (EST) for a conversation with impact investor and philanthropist Bonny Meyer!

REGISTRATION LINK: https://bit.ly/2R6qGjQ

There's still time to register for our meet-up today (4/20) at 1 p.m. (EST). We'll be working with @Stacey Guenther on m...
04/20/2020

There's still time to register for our meet-up today (4/20) at 1 p.m. (EST). We'll be working with @Stacey Guenther on meditation practices for leaning into love!

Two exciting sessions coming up tomorrow (4/17) and Saturday (4/18) from 1-2 pm (EST) with Ina Gjikondi and Molly Sturge...
04/17/2020

Two exciting sessions coming up tomorrow (4/17) and Saturday (4/18) from 1-2 pm (EST) with Ina Gjikondi and Molly Sturges.

FRIDAY: The Leadership Medicine: What Can We Learn from Nature (4/17): https://bit.ly/3a8iNSH

SATURDAY: Surfing Lessons for The Ocean of Uncertainty (4/18): https://bit.ly/2XbJ7b3

How do we develop strategic agility in a disruptive world? Join us from 1-2 pm (EST) tomorrow (4/16) for a conversation ...
04/16/2020

How do we develop strategic agility in a disruptive world? Join us from 1-2 pm (EST) tomorrow (4/16) for a conversation with Doug Maris and learn the five tools to help organizational leaders pivot fast.

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3dgYO65

Join us from 1-2 p.m. (EST) tomorrow (4/15) for an enriching conversation with Dr. Giovanni D. Megighian on How our Live...
04/15/2020

Join us from 1-2 p.m. (EST) tomorrow (4/15) for an enriching conversation with Dr. Giovanni D. Megighian on How our Lives Will Change: Provoking Thought and Creativity in Times of Uncertainty.

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2WCGZZg

Let's get up on our feet and get moving! Join us from 1-2 pm (EST) tomorrow (4/14) for Walk-and-Talk: Guided Group and P...
04/14/2020

Let's get up on our feet and get moving! Join us from 1-2 pm (EST) tomorrow (4/14) for Walk-and-Talk: Guided Group and Peer Coaching Experience in Nature with Julia Karpeisky and Nancy Rohrer Sanchez.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2X1iAx2

Important: The walking part of this exercise is an experiment. Please click on the registration link for more details.

What is the antidote to fear, if not courage? What medicine can one offer in time of suffering, if not  kindness? Would ...
04/14/2020

What is the antidote to fear, if not courage? What medicine can one offer in time of suffering, if not kindness? Would you agree that human connection and hope we can give to each other, as ONE HUMANITY, be more viral that the coronavirus itself?

We certainly believe so! That's why we are continuing the Co-VITA meet-ups through the end of April! Take a look at what's coming up for us. Registration links are included below!

Special ask: Please share this information with others who need community support at this difficult time!
Registration links:

TUESDAY: Walk-and-Talk: Guided Group and Peer Coaching Experience in Nature (4/14): https://bit.ly/2X1iAx2

WEDNESDAY: How our Lives Will Change: Provoking Thought and Creativity in Times of Uncertainty (4/15): https://bit.ly/2WCGZZg

THURSDAY: Strategic Agility in a Disruptive World: Five Tools to Help Your Leaders Pivot Fast (4/16): https://bit.ly/3dgYO65

FRIDAY: The Leadership Medicine: What Can We Learn from Nature (4/17): https://bit.ly/3a8iNSH

SATURDAY: Surfing Lessons for The Ocean of Uncertainty (4/18): https://bit.ly/2XbJ7b3

Beloved GW-CEPL community, -  join us from 1-2 pm (EST) tomorrow (4/10) for last Zoom meet-up of the week, The Beloved C...
04/10/2020

Beloved GW-CEPL community, - join us from 1-2 pm (EST) tomorrow (4/10) for last Zoom meet-up of the week, The Beloved Community: Using Art and Storytelling, with Laurie Marshall

Register here: https://bit.ly/2wpjDfb

Learn more about the Co-VITA19 Social Medicine:Mobilizing Community Wellbeing through Leadership

Important: Please come prepared with paper, pencil, pen and markers or colored pencils. You do NOT need to be an artist to get a lot of this experience!

Join us from 1-2 pm (EST) tomorrow (4/9) for a Zoom meet-up with Julia Karpeisky and Nancy Sanchez. Together we will lea...
04/09/2020

Join us from 1-2 pm (EST) tomorrow (4/9) for a Zoom meet-up with Julia Karpeisky and Nancy Sanchez. Together we will learn how we can deepen our impact, and lead from our voice!

Register here: https://bit.ly/2Wxx5YY

Learn more about Julia and Nancy's work here: https://deepenimpact.com/event-highlights

Sharing an excerpt from our recording of the Monday's session with Molly Sturges on "Finding Your Calm in Perilous Times...
04/09/2020
Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Screen Sharing - Zoom

Sharing an excerpt from our recording of the Monday's session with Molly Sturges on "Finding Your Calm in Perilous Times".

See the recording here: https://bit.ly/2XgmuCh

In a few minutes, Molly, who is a wonderful composer, artistic director, educator, leadership coach, and an adjunct at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, walks through a powerful humming practice, which can help build your immunity, find calm and resource yourselves at this difficult time.

For those interested in scientific research backing this, take a look at this article: https://bit.ly/3bZoByk

Learn more about our Co-VITA19 Social Medicine:Mobilizing Community Wellbeing through Leadership initiative

Special BONUS: For those interested in additional sets of resources, including meditation and breathing practices, guiding questions from Molly Sturges, please email Kateryna Stefania at [email protected].

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.

We are excited to have Wendy Swire back with us from 1-2 pm (EST) tomorrow, (4/8) for a session on Conversational IQ: En...
04/08/2020

We are excited to have Wendy Swire back with us from 1-2 pm (EST) tomorrow, (4/8) for a session on Conversational IQ: Enhance the Quality of your Conversations to Build Trust and Build Safety in Covid-19! We hope you can join in!

Register here: https://bit.ly/2JugUUF

Check out the new blogpost series we're publishing at GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership to help communities ...
04/08/2020
Emotional First Aid in a Pandemic

Check out the new blogpost series we're publishing at GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership to help communities mobilize against covid19 with resilience and wellbeing. Thank you Dan Newby and Ina Gjikondifor your contributions to this post on Emotional First Aid in a Pandemic: https://bit.ly/2yAaBwv

Contributors: Kateryna Pyatybratova, Dan Newby and Ina Gjikondi When the call came in, it felt surreal. A voice on the other end of the line explained that my 74-year-old stepfather was rushed to the emergency room after experiencing difficulties breathing.

Feel in need of a little joy in your life in this difficult time? Join us from 1-2:00 p.m. (EST) tomorrow (4/7) for a co...
04/07/2020

Feel in need of a little joy in your life in this difficult time?

Join us from 1-2:00 p.m. (EST) tomorrow (4/7) for a conversation with the Founder and Chief Joy Officer of Joyful Planet Patrice Tanaka. Let's put a smile on that face!

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2xAYQ8F

Tomorrow (4/3) from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. EST our team at the GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership will be hosting a ...
04/02/2020

Tomorrow (4/3) from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. EST our team at the GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership will be hosting a virtual meet-up, "Women Supporting Women in Crisis." Please see below for details.

It is complimentary and open to anyone who wants to join. The meeting will run via Zoom.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2JbR3AC

*As a helpful note, this session will NOT be recorded to help provide a safe space for each other.

Don't you just wish you could go to sleep and dream away this whole sickness our humanity is going through? Join us from...
04/01/2020

Don't you just wish you could go to sleep and dream away this whole sickness our humanity is going through?

Join us from 1-2:00 p.m. EST tomorrow (4/2) for an experiential workshop with Dream Teacher and Executive Coach Bonnie Buckner. Together we will clear through the fears and anxieties blocking your way to a more purposeful and creative way of being.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3dhrTyr

Please sign up if you want to listen to the session! It will NOT be recorded.

Read about Bonnie's amazing work: http://bonniebuckner.com/about

Tomorrow (4/1) from 1-2:00 pm (EST) GW CEPL's Director for Executive Leadership Training and Coaching Ina Gjikondiwill b...
03/31/2020

Tomorrow (4/1) from 1-2:00 pm (EST) GW CEPL's Director for Executive Leadership Training and Coaching Ina Gjikondiwill be leading a session on Creative Disruptions: Building Resilience in Times of Transition. We hope you can join us!

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2J4HIuo

We Know You are in Information Overload... and Here's Why it's WORTH YOUR TIME: A creative disruption is a pause where we are confronted with many unknowns in life or at the workplace. When we practice turning our "disruptions" into opportunities, we strengthen our humanity and we build resilience. We can nurture and develop talent in the workplace by cultivating a culture that supports creative expression, mindful innovations, curious and collaborative inquiry, deep gratitude and abundance.

Take a look at the newest addition to the blogpost series we're publishing at GW Center for Excellence in Public Leaders...
03/30/2020
6 Life Hacks for Integral Wellbeing

Take a look at the newest addition to the blogpost series we're publishing at GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership to help communities mobilize against the covid19 pandemic with resilience and wellbeing. Thank you Luzette Jaimes and Ina Gjikondi for your contributions to this post on 6 Life Hacks for Integral Wellbeing: https://bit.ly/39treqG

Editor: Kateryna Pyatybratova Contributors: Luzette Jaimes and Ina Gjikondi The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed our economic and public health systems as never before. It is also testing our human capacity to respond to the rapidly-changing world with wellbeing and resilience.

Just wrapped up an AMAZING session on Integral Wellbeing: Powerful Practices to Feel Well with Luzette Jaimes. If you jo...
03/26/2020
Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Screen Sharing - Zoom

Just wrapped up an AMAZING session on Integral Wellbeing: Powerful Practices to Feel Well with Luzette Jaimes. If you joined us today, and loved it as much as I did, please give a shout-out to the rest of the group and tell us what was your biggest takeaway?

Personally, I loved that it was so hands-on and practical. Luzette Jaimes gave away a few key "life hacks" to help you navigate your emotions, calm your body, and regain your center in this topsy-turvy day. Please give yourself this gift: https://bit.ly/2JlAWQY

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.

Check out the new blogpost series we're publishing at GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership to help communities ...
03/26/2020

Check out the new blogpost series we're publishing at GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership to help communities mobilize against the #covid19 #pandemic with #resilience and #wellbeing. Thank you Vinay Kumar and Ina Gjikondi for your contributions to this post on the Power of Perspective: https://bit.ly/2UjQPOg

Also, please consider coming to our virtual meet-up at 1:00 p.m. (EST) tomorrow (3/27) for a conversation on Emotional First Aid with Dan Newby: https://bit.ly/2Ui0iUY

In recognition of this year's Women's History Month, GW CEPL invites you to join us for an inspiring panel discussion on...
03/05/2020

In recognition of this year's Women's History Month, GW CEPL invites you to join us for an inspiring panel discussion on Impactful Practices in Developing Women’s Leadership and Resilience. The webinar will take place from 12:30 - 1:45 PM (EST) on Monday, March 9, 2020. For more info and to register: https://bit.ly/2IooOhS

MODERATOR:

Leslie Grossman, Faculty Director, Executive Women's Leadership Program, GW CEPL; Executive Leadership Coach & Author

PANELISTS:

1) Ina Gjikondi, Director, Executive Education & Leadership Coaching Services, GW CEPL

2) Shirley Graham, Director of the Gender Equality Initiative at the Elliott School of International Affairs, GW

3) Josué Argüelles, Coordinator of Community Engagement for A CALL TO MEN‘s organizing efforts; Facilitator of the Healthy Man

4) Katherine Manning, President and Founder of Blackbird DC; Attorney with expertise in trauma & victimization

5) Dr. Marcia Cantarella, Author, I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide; Co-Director, Hunter College Black Male Initiative; developing diversity programs and strategies to enhance students’ outcomes

It's Women's History Month and the GW CEPL team is proud to be a part of the effort helping women lead and succeed at hi...
03/02/2020

It's Women's History Month and the GW CEPL team is proud to be a part of the effort helping women lead and succeed at higher levels!

Our Executive Women's Leadership Program (https://bit.ly/2VKBPtM) was created specifically to address the training and development of high potential women who aspire to positions of greater influence and impact. The curriculum sheds light on stereotypes, assists with self-advocacy, and develops women's self-awareness and self-management to become truly authentic and influential leaders.

Here's what one of our alumna had to say about her experience:

Super-successful women leaders have learned to eliminate the good girl habits which rewarded them in their teens but sta...
02/24/2020
Executive Women’s Leadership Program | The Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL) | The George Washington University

Super-successful women leaders have learned to eliminate the good girl habits which rewarded them in their teens but stalled them in their professional lives. Learn how these 7 Habits of Highly Effective #Women #Leaders, composed by our distinguished Senior Fellow Leslie Grossman can help you achieve your #vision, while staying true to your #values

With an acknowledgement to Stephen Covey for his 1989 book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, here’s a brand new version we created for women, which compares the antiquated good girl habits with their transformation into habits that level the playing field for women leaders.

HABIT 1: Focus on Your #Vision
Good Girl: Be Patient. Take what comes your way. People will recognize your hard work.
Woman Leader: Identify where you want to be in the future. Go after what you want, even if you believe you are not quite ready.

HABIT 2: #Effective #Communication
Good Girl: Be lady-like, quiet and polite. Speak when you are spoken to. Let people come to you. Don’t be assertive or bold.
Woman Leader: Speak up and speak out concisely. Influence and assert your leadership with a leadership voice.

HABIT3: #Leadership #Presence
Good Girl: Take a back seat at the table. Be modest and exclusively a ‘we’ manager
Woman Leader: Look, walk and talk like a leader. Take credit with ‘I’ when it is you who achieved it, without forsaking the ‘we’ moments as well. Engage and inspire your team to achieve their goals and yours.

HABIT 4: Forge #Trusted Relationships
Good Girl: Stick with your comfortable circle of colleagues.
Woman Leader: Consistently develop relationships with influencers and thought leaders within and outside your organization. Share, support, listen, learn and contribute.

HABIT 5: #Confidence
Good Girl: Feeling worthy requires being perfect 100% of the time.
Woman Leader: Possess the belief that you will succeed and know that, without the pressure of making everything 100%+ perfect, you can prove it time and time again.

HABIT 6: #Emotional Intelligence
Good Girl: React quickly to troubling work challenges and dynamics with hurt feelings, anger or fear. Experience difficulty managing one’s emotions.
Woman Leader: Monitor one’s own and other’s emotions and integrate this with intelligence and empathy to manage, lead and collaborate effectively with one’s team, peers and leaders of the organization.

HABIT 7: #Courage
Good Girl: Operate in one’s comfort zone, participating and contributing only in areas where results are fairly predictable, with a lack of interest in trying anything beyond the routine or what appears risky.
Woman Leader: Eagerly welcome new ideas, new challenges, new learnings, new opportunities and change, even when there is a risk of failure.

Explore the 7 Habits for Highly Effective Women Leaders at the upcoming 3-day Executive Women's Leadership Program (https://cepl.cps.gwu.edu/executive-womens-leadership-program) from April 15-17, 2020. For information contact Leslie Grossman at [email protected].

Leslie Grossman is the author, Link Out: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connections, and a Senior Fellow at GW CEPL.

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What keeps YOU grateful at this time? Personally, I am grateful that I will get to spend an hour tomorrow with my role model and a truly exceptional human being Cheryl Robertson. We have 44 people signed to join our virtual meet-up, hosted by GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership to talk about what gratitude can teach us in times of crisis and suffering. Will you be the 45th registrant? https://bit.ly/2UpF5Zp
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Im excited to be communing with women leaders in NYC on Thursday. Always inspirational. Thanks GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership!