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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 six times a year, 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":

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Reginald Wells, Chief Human Capital Officer & Deputy Commissioner, Social Security Administration (SSA)

Title: LEAP into the Future

Topic: Succession Planning

Succession planning is a top concern of leaders across government. Federal leadership faces the challenge of recruiting, retaining, and developing current and future leaders in a fiscal climate marked by tight budgets, furloughs and government shutdowns. In the face of increasingly complex and demanding realities, it is more important than ever for us to have current and future leaders with the right competencies, in the right places, t the right times to achieve agency missions.

In this context, agencies across government are under enormous pressure to reduce costs and increase savings. However, we must balance this obligation with our fiduciary duty to invest in leadership development and succession as a strategic necessity. Even in times of stringent budgetary constraints, it is essential to be forward thinking. We must meet the needs of the present without compromising our ability to meet the needs of future generations.  

Moreover, demographic shifts and advances in technology will continue to affect the new workforce, and, in turn, will drive our approach toward managing succession effectively to meet business needs. Thus, it is of upmost importance to understand the 21st century workforce as we develop strategies to ensure a sustainable and competent leadership cadre and pipeline. Effectuating relevant and agile succession planning frameworks will enable us to LEAP into a more promising future.

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Upcoming Sessions

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.

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