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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":

Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Speaker: Sean Clayton, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Topic: The Generation Gap

Building Your Generational Competence: A Workshop for Leadership Effectiveness

While differences between younger and older generations are not new, this is the first time in our country’s history that we have four different generations in the workplace. We have members of our Veteran generation working with Baby Boomers both of whom now work alongside Generation X and Generation Y. This workshop offers straightforward conversations that will explore what happens when generations with different viewpoints interact with one another in the workplace, the potential areas where conflict can take place, and how managers and supervisors can work with their staffs to minimize and resolve issues among these groups as they work together on projects.

The importance of this workshop is to build one’s generational competence and become clear about what behaviors may drive our corporate culture. The awareness of these drivers helps managers and employees cultivate better practices while changing, or leaving behind, unproductive practices in the pursuit of successfully positioning an organization to meet its mission.

With the onset federal retirements, the changing labor market demographics, and the government’s need to appeal to a new generation of employees; this workshop will explore how generational attitudes affect a number of areas key to successfully managing and communicating across an organization.

The goals of the workshop are as follows:

  • Show how an organization’s values and operational procedures may be informed by generational preferences

  • Equip managers and employees with techniques to successfully influence how one develops rapport with each generational group

  • Afford individuals with the tools they need to facilitate the exchange of ideas among one another to accomplish the organization’s mission

  • Show employees ways that they may better be able to connect with and successfully influence their managers and supervisors

  • Identify strategies on how to use generational competency as a potential lens by which many human capital challenges can be identified and overcome.

  • Establish a personal leadership philosophy that can span the generations while speaking to the idea of continuous improvement

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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

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Speaker: Erran Carmel, American University, Kogod School of Business
Topic: Technology/Telework

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Speaker: Patrick Barker, Defense Acquisition University
Topic: Project Management

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Speaker: TBA
Topic: Global Leadership/Leadership in a Global Context/Cross-Cultural Communications

Continental breakfast will be served for morning sessions and light refreshments for evening sessions.

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.

Additional Information

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