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Achievements ·

SPA’s Key Executive Leadership Program Publishes New Book

Federal leaders have a new tool to help them navigate the changing nature of their work, thanks to a new book from AU School of Public Affairs’ Key Executive Leadership Program.
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Members of the Key Executive Leadership Program staff hold challenge coins given to them at the US Secret Service Headquarters.

In the Community ·

The Key Team Visits Secret Service Headquarters

Staff at the Key Executive Leadership Programs exchanged the leafy setting of their Tenleytown office for the concrete jungle of downtown D.C. to participate in a tour of the United States Secret Service Headquarters
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Executives from Brazil stand with Key staff members outside of the Spring Valley Building.

Announcement ·

Key Receives Delegation from Brazil

In October 2016, Key hosted twenty-two executives from the Brazilian organizations in the state of Paraná, SEBRAE and SESCOOP.
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The AU quad side facade of the SPA space, Ward Circle Building

Achievements ·

American University’s School of Public Affairs Places High in National Rankings

SPA landed in the top 20 of more than 270 schools of its kind, according to the U.S. News and World Report's latest Public Affairs Graduate Schools Rankings, which were released on March 16.
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Denise Fantone, left, and cover of

Announcement ·

Posthumous Publication from Former Key Program Adjunct Faculty Member

Denise Fantone, who served as adjunct professorial lecturer from 2010-2014, was preparing book on the global financial crisis prior to her passing.
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Announcement ·

Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People

Key Program Director Patrick Malone comments on the recent White House Executive Order.
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Achievements ·

SPA Executive in Residence Receives Prestigious Award from National Image Inc.

Patrick Malone, director of the Key Executive Leadership Program, received the Equity and Excellence Hispanic Employment Program Manager Award from National Image Inc.
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Sixth Key Executive Conference

In the Community ·

AU's School of Public Affairs' Key Executive Conference 2015

The 6th Annual Key Executive Conference was a resounding success this year, with more than 200 people turning out for the sold-out event.
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Gwen Sykes

Alumni ·

#SPA80for80: Gwen Sykes, SPA/MPA ’01

As CFO of the U.S. Secret Service, Gwendolyn Sykes brings to SPA students several years of experience managing financial operations for federal agencies.
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On Campus ·

The Key Executive Leadership Program announces new diversity initiatives

Recently, the Key Executive Leadership Program announced the formation of a Diversity Advisory Council to foster a diverse, collaborative, and rigorous learning environment.
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