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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, appeared on Federal News Radio on July 20 to discuss the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and the gap in engagement and commitment scores.

Meredith Persily Lamel, adjunct professorial lecturer, appeared on the Diane Rehm Show on May 7 to discuss the role of millennials in today's workforce.

Events Calendar

August 20
Key Executive MPA, Cohort 50, Orientation
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Watkins Building, American University

September 17
Key Executive Certificate OE Cohort 47 Orientation
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Watkins Building, American University

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