2014 Scheduled Speakers and Topics
The Key Executive Leadership Program is pleased to present the following speakers and topics for the 2014 Key Executive Leadership Speaker Series under the theme "Leadership Challenges in a Changing World":
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Speaker: Patrick Malone, Ph.D., American University
Topic: Leadership Challenges
Narcissism and Someone You Worked For - Challenges for Federal Leaders
We know they’re out there – those leaders that we’ve all worked for who make life almost unbearable. Whether it was early in your career, or present day, we’ve all had the pleasure of toiling under the watchful eye of men and women we would call narcissistic, among other things. The emotional drain and fatigue feels almost overwhelming.
This practical and interactive session will focus on what fuels self-absorption in leaders, its impact on the workplace, and most importantly – how we deal with it. Participants will observe and discuss examples of narcissism and examine their own leadership thinking and behavior with an eye toward a better understanding of this most powerful force.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Speaker: Sean Clayton, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Topic: Generation Gap
Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Speaker: Erran Carmel, American University, Kogod School of Business
Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Speaker: Patrick Barker, Defense Acquisition University
Topic: Project Management
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Topic: Global Leadership/Leadership in a Global Context/Cross-Cultural Communications
Continental breakfast will be served for morning sessions and light refreshments for evening sessions.
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Key Reasons to Attend
- Provides a stimulating environment for Key current students and alumni, which is conducive for continued intellectual and professional growth.
- Cultivates professional connections between current students, alumni, faculty and staff.
- Supplements your Key experience with subject matter relevant to improved leadership in the public sector.
- Current students and alumni are eligible to receive a certificate of completion for attending at least six seminars within a two year period.
- Allows the Key Executive Leadership Program to reciprocate the support and serve the public good.