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Key Executive Leadership Programs

  • Malone Named New Key Director
  • Celebrating SPA's 80th Anniversary
  • Key Graduates Brazilian Certificate Students
  • AU Converges on Nationals Park
  • Robert Tobias Appointed to NAPA Academy Panel
  • Rule-Makers Shape Public Policy
  • Scholarships Available
  • Key Information Sessions

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, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, explained to Francis Rose on "In Depth" on September 17 the ramifications of three new House bills targeted at IRS employee communications.

Robert Tobias, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, spoke with Francis Rose on "In Depth" on September 4 about the best ways for government agencies to put a dollar value on the work employees do.

Events Calendar

October 4
Speaker Series: Project Management
Location: American University, Watkins Building
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

October 20
Ceremony: Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership
Location: American University, Katzen Arts Center, Abramson Recital Hall
Time: 7:00pm

Full Calendar