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Key Executive Leadership Programs

The Key Executive Leadership Certificate

Based on the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) developed by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Key Executive Leadership Certificate creates a participative and rigorous learning environment where students acquire contemporary public management knowledge, values, and skills; develop the personal leadership capacity needed to implement what they learn; transform themselves from good managers to extraordinary leaders; and become lifelong learners.

Key Advantages

STUDY with leading scholar-practitioners in the public sector who challenge you to put public administration principles into real-world practice.

LEARN to be an authentic leader who works collaboratively, creates change, acts with integrity, and inspires others to act.

WORK with a cohort of peers in a mutual learning environment and share information, make connections and form lifetime friendships.

CREATE an experimental cycle by learning new ideas in the classroom, applying the ideas to the workplace, and return to the classroom to discuss the results.

APPLY the principles and techniques learned in the classroom within the workplace.

ASSESS your self-discovery, empowerment, and behavior changes through 360° evaluations and executive coaching sessions.

Robert Durant

Robert Durant


Professor Emeritus

Professor Durant resides in Atlanta, Georgia and is a founding partner of Emeritus Associates, LLC. His teaching and research focus is executive branch politics, public management, policy implementation, environmental policy, and administrative refor… [More]

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David Rosenbloom

David Rosenbloom


Distinguished Professor

Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, Rosenbloom specializes in constitutional-administrative law, administrative theory, history, reform, and personnel management. A major contributor to the field and a National Academy of Public Adminis… [More]

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Homer Wilkes

President Obama Nominates Key Certificate Alum as USDA Undersecretary for Natural Resources

On May 5, 2009, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Homer Lee Wilkes as undersecretary for natural resources and environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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