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Key Executive Leadership Programs

  • Leadership Forum: Leading from Under a Microscrope
  • Key Information Sessions
  • 2014 Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership
  • Tobias Recognized for Outstanding Contributions
  • Malone Named New Key Director
  • Celebrating SPA's 80th Anniversary
  • Key Graduates Brazilian Certificate Students
  • Scholarships Available

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" about the reorganization process at the Veterans Affairs Department, explaining why it will look different from ones seen before.

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.

Events Calendar

January 14
Info Session: Key Executive MPA and Certificate Programs
Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

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