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  • Tobias Recognized for Outstanding Contributions
  • Malone Named New Key Director
  • Celebrating SPA's 80th Anniversary
  • Key Graduates Brazilian Certificate Students
  • AU Converges on Nationals Park
  • Robert Tobias Appointed to NAPA Academy Panel
  • Scholarships Available
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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

Robert Tobias, distinguished practitioner in residence, spoke with Francis Rose on "In Depth" on October 15 about labor-management relations, specifically regarding the Veterans Affairs Department's time spent on union business.

Robert Tobias, distinguished practitioner in residence, spoke with Francis Rose on "In Depth" on October 1 about the consequences of failing performance grades for management in the federal government.

Events Calendar

October 23
Demo: Global Shared Value Leadership

Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC, Ward Building, room Ward 1
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

December 3
Speaker Series: Leadership in a Global Context/Cross-Cultural Communications
Location: American University, Watkins Building
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Full Calendar