Winter 2021
Issue 41
CPS Leads - A Quarterly Digest
New B.A. in Paralegal Studies Launching for fall 2022
Paralegal Studies Bachelor's Degree Completion Program
ABA-approved program to meet growing workforce demand in an evolving industry

The market for paralegals is thriving: the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which tracks and extrapolates job growth, predicts that the paralegal field will grow by 12% through 2028.

GW’s new Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies, offered by GW’s College of Professional Studies, will prepare students to enter this field by giving them the means to earn bachelor’s degrees. The program is ideal for community college graduates seeking to enter the industry, professionals looking to grow their careers, and those who plan to attend law school.

Navigating Compliance During a Pandemic
2 female, 1 male sitting at a talbe in scrubs with masks
Panelists participating in the November 11 virtual event, “Navigating Compliance During a Pandemic,” included a current student, alumni, and faculty from the George Washington University’s Healthcare Corporate Compliance Program. They shared information about their current roles and recent experiences within their organizations navigating COVID-19, as well as strategies for success. Video replay available

How Can We Renew Bipartisanship? 
GSPM seated panel discussion event with GW and GSPM logos in the background
What can be done to counter the increasingly polarized political climate in the United States? A GW panel of experts discussed the urgent political need to embrace bipartisanship at the annual Frank J. Fahrenkopf and Charles T. Manatt Endowed Lecture at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) last month.

The talk, “Renewing Bipartisanship: Making Washington Work Again,” was combined with the GSPM’s alumni achievement awards ceremony.

GW Team Wins Students Reinventing Cities Competition
Joy McFadden
Congratulations to the GW team for winning the Students Reinventing Cities competition, led by second year Sustainable Urban Planning student Joy McFadden. The Ivy City Renaissance Project team also consisted of three undergraduate GW students and two graduate students from Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

The GW team competed in the global Students Reinventing Cities competition for students to share their vision for green & thriving city neighborhoods. 

CPS Adds Product Management to Its List of Boot Camps

Since 2017 CPS has been offering short-term non-credit boot camps in a variety of subject matters in collaboration with 2U/edX. The latest addition to the list is the Product Management Boot Camp which will be launched on March 31, 2022.

Book cover - Burning the Books by Richard Ovenden
Join the GW Publishing Book Club

The M.P.S. in Publishing program at George Washington University is launching the GW Publishing Book Club, a space where publishing students, alumni, faculty, and publishing community members will read and discuss titles on the history of the book, the history of publishing, and similar topics.

Staff Announcements: New Faces at CPS
Kogan Plaza at GW campus with welcome GW flag in GW colors
CPS administration is happy to report we have hired six new staff members. Congratulations to all.

Please join us in welcoming our newest CPS staff members to the GW community! 

Book Review: Dr. Lara Brown’s latest book

The academic journal, Presidential Studies Quarterly, published a positive review of Dr. Brown’s latest book - Amateur Hour: Presidential Character and the Question of Leadership (Routledge, 2020).

Jim Robinson
Achieving True Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity in Our Lifetime 

“There has been a lot of consideration given recently to the issues and concerns regarding diversity, inclusion, and systemic racism,” wrote Jim Robinson, the Executive Director of GW's Center for Excellence in Public Leadership.

CPS Staff Recognized for Reaching Career Milestones
Earlier this month the University recognized long-serving staff at a series of events held at the F Street House for achieving employment milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20 or more years of service.

Find out which ten CPS staff members were recognized for career milestones.

Toni Marsh Featured Guest on Legal Talk Network Podcast

Toni Marsh, JD, program director of our Paralegal Studies programs, was the featured guest on The Paralegal Voice, a podcast providing career-success tips for paralegals of any experience level. Marsh discusses the evolving profession in an episode called Justice for All, the Paralegal’s Role. 

Larry Parnell
Strategic Public Relations Program Director Elected VP PRSA-NCC

Congratulations to Larry Parnell for his new leadership role with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Elected by the members, he will serve a two-year term as vice president of PRSA’s National Capital Chapter as part of their 2022 Board of Directors.

Tips: Protecting Your Mental Health over Winter Break
For most people, “stress” is a word more associated with work than vacation. However, it’s important to acknowledge that the holidays have their own complications.

GW Counseling and Psychological Services’ Jessica Parrillo offers tips on how to maintain balance during winter transitions to and from school.

Upcoming & Past Events
GW Tempietto
GW Ethics in Publishing Conference Videos Available

The theme of this year's virtual conference was Equitable Publishing. Topics include equity, inclusion and identities in the workplace, diversifying internships and hiring, accessibility, and sustainability in the publishing landscape.

Hosted by the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing Program and co-sponsored by The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) and The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP).
Check back next year for 2022 events being planned throughout the College:

GW College of Professional Studies | 571-553-0320 | Email Us | https://cps.gwu.edu