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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.

Events Calendar

Eighth Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8:30a.m.-4:00p.m.
Reception: 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Washington College of Law, American University

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