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The Key Executive Leadership Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Key Executive Leadership Certificate have transformed good managers into extraordinary leaders for more than 35 years.

Aligned with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Key Executive Leadership MPA and Certificate prepares mid-career professionals holding a GS-12 (or above) level or equivalent NGO, private sector, or other leadership experience.

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Public policy is best implemented by extraordinary leaders. We need leaders who can inspire those they lead, work and learn collaboratively, change themselves, overcome barriers to institutional change, act with integrity, facilitate useful dialogue, think strategically, and implement public policy with skill and fierce resolve.

For over 35 years, the Key Executive Leadership Programs have been working to develop extraordinary leaders. We established the program to serve and train senior-level federal executives. More...



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Key in the Media

July 9
Performance Management Systems and the Link to Employee and Organizational Goals
In an interview with Federal News Radio's In Depth with Francis Rose, Director Bob Tobias discusses building a new performance culture across the federal government.

June 16
Budget, Employee Reductions Force Agencies to Rethink Mission Goals
Director Bob Tobias appeared on Federal News Radio's In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how federal government agencies are dealing with budget cuts and the unsustainable consequences Congress and the administration could face as a result of these funding and staffing cuts.

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Events Calendar

August 9
Speaker Series: Technologies for Communication and Collaboration
Location: American University, Watkins Building, room 114
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

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