Expand AU Menu

Key Executive Leadership Programs

  • Scholarships Now Available
  • Deadline Extended
  • Leadership Forum: Action Learning for Federal Agencies
  • Key Executive Leadership Conference
<
>

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 at the level of GS-13 and above (or NGO equivalent) to become effective, top-quality team and executive leaders.

Director's Welcome

Tobias

Public policy is best implemented by extraordinary leaders. We need leaders who can inspire those they lead, work and learn collaboratively, change themselves, overcome barriers to institutional change, act with integrity, facilitate useful dialogue, think strategically, and implement public policy with skill and fierce resolve.

For over 35 years, the Key Executive Leadership Programs have been working to develop extraordinary leaders. We established the program to serve and train senior-level federal executives. More...

Key in the Media

December 13
Leadership lessons from the president of American University
President Neil Kerwin, in a Q&A, shares his leadership lessons with the Washington Post.

November 20
The Challenges that Set Public Service Apart
Executive-in-residence Patrick S. Malone, Ph.D., explains why he's a passionate supporter of public service with Governing.com. 

Read More

 

Events Calendar

Thursday, April 17
Key MPA Info Session
Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Friday, April 25
Key Open House
Location: American University, Watkins Building Room 106, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesday, April 30
Nomination Deadline: 2014 Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership

Monday, May 5
Leadership Forum: Action Learning for Federal Agencies - Action, Performance, Impact
Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Time: 8:00am-11:00am

Thursday, May 8
Key Certificate Info Session
Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Full Calendar

 

NASPAA accredited