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Key Executive Leadership Speaker Series

To engage our current students and alumni, the Key Executive Leadership Program presents the “Key Executive Leadership Speakers Series”. The sessions occur every other month, and are free to alumni and students.

2015 Scheduled Speakers and Topics: Transform, Integrate, Motivate

The Key Executive Leadership Program is pleased to present the following speakers and topics for the 2015 Key Executive Leadership Speaker Series under the theme "Transform, Integrate, Motivate":

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Speaker: Rebecca Archer, U.S. Small Business Administration
Topic: Leadership
Title: Becoming a Leader: Showing Up and Daring Greatly

The field of leadership development has exploded over the past several decades. Organizations invest significant resources to develop their leaders, and yet the results are sometimes questionable. Successfully addressing the complexity of issues facing leaders today requires multiple perspectives. Leaders need to be able to invite people into meaningful conversations, and convene and engage diverse stakeholders to generate creative solutions. Leaders can do this when they know what matters to them; when they’re willing to take risks to show up and be seen. 

If you’re curious about leadership, and more specifically about your leadership, and about living a meaningful life that you help craft, and you’re willing to engage in conversation, please come join us for an interactive, thought-provoking and fun evening.

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Upcoming Sessions

Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Speaker: Ann Timmons
Topic: Presentation Skills
Title: Speaking with Powerful Clarity: Communicating Your Vision

Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Susan Collins, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Topic: Social Awareness
Title: The Way You Make Meaning Matter: Learn How to Assess the Way You, Your Boss, and Your Subordinates Perceive the Complexity of Your Challenges to Reduce Frustration and Work Together Better

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Reginald Wells, U.S. Social Security Administration
Topic: Succession Planning

Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Donald Zauderer and Dr. Patrick Malone, American University
Topic: Ethics
Title: High Integrity Political Astuteness: Employing Political Tactics for Personal and Organizational Success

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Key Reasons to Attend

  • Provides a stimulating environment for Key current students and alumni, which is conducive for continued intellectual and professional growth.
  • Cultivates professional connections between current students, alumni, faculty and staff.
  • Supplements your Key experience with subject matter relevant to improved leadership in the public sector.
  • Current students and alumni are eligible to receive a certificate of completion for attending at least six seminars within a two year period.
  • Allows the Key Executive Leadership Program to reciprocate the support and serve the public good.

Additional Information

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