The Key Executive Leadership Certificate

Based on the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) developed by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Key Executive Leadership Certificate creates a participative and rigorous learning environment where students acquire contemporary public management knowledge, values, and skills; develop the personal leadership capacity needed to implement what they learn; transform themselves from good managers to extraordinary leaders; and become lifelong learners.

Key Advantages

STUDY with leading scholar-practitioners in the public sector who challenge you to put public administration principles into real-world practice.

LEARN to be an authentic leader who works collaboratively, creates change, acts with integrity, and inspires others to act.

WORK with a cohort of peers in a mutual learning environment and share information, make connections and form lifetime friendships.

CREATE an experimental cycle by learning new ideas in the classroom, applying the ideas to the workplace, and return to the classroom to discuss the results.

APPLY the principles and techniques learned in the classroom within the workplace.

ASSESS your self-discovery, empowerment, and behavior changes through 360° evaluations and executive coaching sessions.

Andrew Rahaman Executive in Residence SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Dr. Rahaman has over 25 years working nationally and internationally in diverse leadership positions building teams to design and implement both technical projects and overseeing geographically disper

  rahaman@american.edu

David Rosenbloom Distinguished Professor SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, Rosenbloom specializes in constitutional-administrative law, administrative theory, history, reform, and personnel management. A major contributor to

  rbloom@american.edu

  (202) 885-2361

Gwendolyn Sykes Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Gwendolyn Sykes is the United States Secret Service Chief Financial Officer. In this role, she is responsible for the execution, development and stewardship of the Secret Service’s resources and curre

  sykes@american.edu