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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.

2014 Scheduled Speakers and Topics

The Key Executive Leadership Program is pleased to present the following speakers and topics for the 2014 Key Executive Leadership Speaker Series under the theme "Leadership Challenges in a Changing World":

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jennifer Wicks, U.S. Department of State
Topic: Global Leadership

The Changing Playing Field

Being an effective leader is challenging in any context and the demands and expectations of today’s global leaders are greater than ever before. The entire U.S. government, whether its operations are overseas or domestic, needs to consider the potential worldwide impact of its policies and decisions and ensure its leadership is well positioned to perform on this dynamic and fast paced international stage. We will explore the strategy and tactics of global leadership – discussing the following questions.

  • What does the global environment look like?
  • What does this mean for us as leaders?
  • How can we ensure we are prepared to be effective global leaders?

Continental breakfast will be served.

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To participate in the virtual session, please complete the session RSVP. You will receive a confirmation notice and instructions on how to join the session.

Upcoming Sessions

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

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, American University
Topic: Ethics
Title: Driving Change: Embracing the Paradox of Ethics and Politics

We are currently planning the 2015 Speaker Series. Please continue to check back for updates.

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.

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