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Key Executive Leadership Programs

Ranked 5th in the nation - the Key Executive Leadership Master of Public Administration (MPA), along with the Key Executive Leadership Certificate, have transformed good managers into extraordinary leaders for more than 35 years.

The Key Executive Leadership Programs curriculum is aligned with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and works to promote a residential experience that lasts a lifetime.

Director's Welcome

Patrick Malone The job of running a democracy is not an easy one, and the implementation of public policy requires extraordinary leadership. Today's challenging environment demands leaders who are willing to: grow a mindset that can make sense of a complex environment; diagnose and change their behavior; inspire those they lead; work and learn collaboratively; overcome barriers to institutional change; act with integrity; facilitate reflective and productive dialogue, think strategically, and implement public policy with pristine skill and fierce resolve. Continue Reading...

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The Key Team Visits Secret Service Headquarters

Staff at the Key Executive Leadership Programs exchanged the leafy setting of their Tenleytown office for the concrete jungle of downtown D.C. to participate in a tour of the United States Secret Service Headquarters

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Key in the Media

Patrick Malone, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, wrote an article for ICMA Publications on the importance of humor in the workplace.

Michael Breslin, 2015 alumnus of the Key Executive Leadership Program, co-wrote an article for The Homeland Security Today on June 27 on the need to use a holistic approach in the current cybersecurity threat environment.

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, appeared on Federal News Radio's "In Depth with Francis Rose" on April 16 to discuss new research suggesting that a four-tiered Senior Executive Service classification system could help structure job advancement for SES members.

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, discussed on April 30 some of the challenges federal managers face on In Depth.

Events Calendar

Key Executive Leadership FED Talks: Bob Lamb

December 7, 2016
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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Key Holiday Reception (following the FedTalk)

December 7, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The Blaguard, 2003 18th Street NW, Washington, DC
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