GW CEPL to Host “Co-VITA19 Social Medicine: Mobilizing Community Wellbeing through Leadership Conversations”:
 
Our valued GW CEPL community:
 
With the onset of the Covid19 pandemic, we saw how quickly things can shift, disrupting our established patterns and assumptions. In times like these we need to take greater care of ourselves and by doing so, support our communities, and the global humanity.

What can each of us do to not just survive, but thrive in the middle of all this uncertainty and fear? How are we to tap into our creative potential, and build cohesion when “social distancing” has become “the thing”? A new leadership imperative is upon us, one that can help prevent the spread of viral harms in our global community: isolation, stigma, and hopelessness.

Museums and concert halls worldwide are now making their exhibitions available to everyone virtually. A Facebook group started by a professor to support educators in online learning reached 7,500 members in a matter of days. In Italy people sing and play music on their balconies, thus reimagining a new social collective.

This is who we are. Keeping the community alive and connected is what strengthens our hearts, our minds, and our spirits.

To support communities we serve in our nation’s capital, and the many people who are on the frontlines of this crisis, GW CEPL will host a set of learning series, “Co-VITA19 Social Medicine: Mobilizing Community Wellbeing through Leadership Conversations.” As you may know, the etymology of the word “VITA” comes from Latin, and stands for “LIFE”. We felt this was an appropriate title for this community, as we seek to re-imagine how we continue our life together, as one humanity, and how we choose to show up in this world.

We will be offering a series of one-hour interactive webinars, as well as daily resources (videos, readings, coaching, meditations) to support each other, and anyone who wishes to participate. We also welcome your ideas on what could be helpful: we are co-creating this vision with you, and this could evolve into something new with your support!
  
Our team is putting together a schedule pretty quickly, and will be using the Zoom technology to broadcast live, while offering recordings on demand.
 
Please keep an eye out for announcements, and considering joining the “Co-VITA19 Social Medicine" Facebook Group for latest information on webinar topics and other helpful resources.
 
 
 
"Staying Connected in A Time of Coronavirus" Podcast: 
 
A Time to Think about Joy?
 
Many people are convinced your genes control who you are and what you do in life, or at least play a dominant role. According to keynote speaker Dr. Bruce Lipton, a stem cell biologist and epigenetics expert, genes do not control your biology. Rather your mind is the key to controlling your cells by changing your perception. You can change your life by reprogramming your thoughts.

On Dec. 4, 2019, a crowd of more than two hundred listened with rapt attention to Lipton’s presentation about the Biology of Joy: Becoming a Force for Good with Ease and Flow. The event was hosted by GW CEPL, and highlights the Center’s work elevating consciousness in the nation’s capital through its leadership and coaching programs that focus on whole-person development.

“Bruce was great...passionate, informative, and impactful,” said GW CEPL Executive Director Jim Robinson. “Attendees were enthusiastic and appreciative and eager to stay in touch with us. The profile of our Center was enhanced tremendously. Many people expressed an interest in knowing more about our programs... especially the e-Co Leadership Coaching Certification program.”
 
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Update on Spring 2020 Trainings:
 
As of Monday, March 16th, The George Washington University extended the virtual learning period through the end of the semester. Click here to read this latest Covid-19 announcement from GW President Thomas LeBlanc.
 
We continue to monitor the situation to determine the status of future engagements, and are working to determine the best combination of onsite and remote video conferences to ensure everyone’s safety. Those who already registered for our open enrollment programs may transfer their registration to future in-person offering without penalty.
 
As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at cepl@gwu.edu with any questions or concerns, and visit go.gwu.edu/covid19 to check the latest updates and FAQs on GW's response to this evolving situation.
 
 
 
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