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Key Executive Leadership Programs

Eighth Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Washington College of Law
American University
Washington, DC

The Request for Proposals for the Eighth Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference is now open! In order to apply, please review the Eighth Annual Key Executive Leadership RFP Guide. The link to the application is included in the document.

Deadline for proposals: January 6, 2017

Read about last year's conference

The Seventh Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference was held at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, DC on May 11, 2016. Around 200 participants gathered for discussion relating to the conference theme, Leading with Courage and Confidence in Turbulent Times.

An exceptional array of keynote speakers provided insights on the topic of mindfulness. Congressman Tim Ryan opened up the conference with his talk entitled, A Mindful Nation, where he impressed upon us that we have the ability to be in the present moment and, “slow the game down.” He also encouraged attendees to, “create a culture where Millenials can thrive.” Michael Carroll, author of The Mindful Leader, reminded the audience that, "Every day we are invited to live an artificial life, discover what it means to be fully human." Mr. Carroll also lead the group in a 10-minute meditation. The final keynote speaker, Leo Lefebure, gave a talk on, Mindfulness: The Key to Personal and Social Transformation, which provided attendees with a deeper academic perspective into mindfulness.

Afternoon breakout sessions for the conference included:

Networking with Courage and Confidence with Linda Bidlack
Building a Culture of Candor with Angelo Ioffreda
Whistle Blowing with Mark Maxin
Dismantling Silos with Joseph Sclafani
Leading from Center with Cathy Wright
Political Savvy for Results with Don Zauderer

Dr. Patrick Malone, Director of Key Executive Leadership Programs, gave a talk entitled, “Taking The Time,” which he had previously delivered at TedX American University. 

“Taking the time. It might change your life or someone else's. If you’re lucky, it will do both.” – Dr. Patrick Malone

The Seventh Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference concluded with a networking reception and performance by United States Army band, The Six-String Soldiers. Six-String Soldiers is a four-member acoustic group performing Americana, folk, bluegrass, and Irish music in an informal setting. Its focus is on audience interaction and sharing its members’ stories and experiences as American Soldiers.

Photos of the conference can be viewed here. Key Executive Leadership Programs welcomes you to join them at the 8th Annual Executive Leadership Conference on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.