Dear GW-CEPL Alumni and Friends, 

Sen. Duckworth's message to the graduates of The George Washington University speaks to the heart of our Center's mission and vision. GW-CEPL is committed to developing public sector leaders who make a positive difference in their organizations, communities and in the lives of the people they serve.  GW-CEPL's programs, with our renowned faculty and Senior Fellowsprovide academic rigor as well as practical tools that our participants can  apply immediately to their complex and ever-adapting environments.  Our leadership coaches further support these transformational learning experiences by helping participants accelerate their performance, effectiveness and resilience as leaders. 

Today, let us challenge you to ask yourself this: What is your passion and purpose?  Are you resilient?  How are you embracing failures, taking advantage of opportunities and maintaining humility in public service?  Are you getting in the arena?  

Together, let's do our part in contributing to the solutions for a greater good.

James Robinson,
Executive Director 
GW-Center for Excellence in Public Leadership