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Geraldine Decembre, MPA Key Executive Leadership, 2017

"After some searching, I realized I wanted to be an agent of societal change in the emerging and growing field of restorative justice. I knew SPA would push me personally and professionally, and take me to the next level of a career in federal law enforcement."
Program Overview

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

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.
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Key Director Robert Tobias

Government & Politics ·

Partnership to Develop Hispanic Government Leaders

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Key in the Media

  • Michael Breslin, 2015 alumnus, wrote an article for 9-1-1 Magazine on March 7 suggesting the adoption of a holistic global strategy to combat cyber threats.

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

  • Michael Breslin, 2015 alumnus, 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.

Key FED Talks | Discussion Panel on Performance Management with Steve Shih, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

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