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  • Apply for the Key MPA Fall 2015 Cohort
  • Key Information Sessions
  • Key Executive Leadership Conference
  • Thank you for your nominations!
  • Celebrating SPA's 80th Anniversary

The Key Executive Leadership Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Key Executive Leadership Certificate have transformed good managers into extraordinary leaders for more than 35 years.

Aligned with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Key Executive Leadership MPA and Certificate prepares mid-career professionals holding a GS-12 (or above) level or equivalent NGO, private sector, or other leadership experience.

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. More...



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Key in the Media

Meredith Persily Lamel, adjunct professorial lecturer, appeared on the Diane Rehm Show on May 7 to discuss the role of millennials in today's workforce.

Robert Tobias, distinguished practitioner-in-residence, spoke with Federal News Radio on March 30 about why the federal government is comprised of such a small percentage of young people.

Events Calendar

May 13
Sixth Annual Key Executive Conference
Location: National Press Club
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

May 20
Key Executive Leadership Information Session
Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Full Calendar