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Geraldine Decembre, MPA Key Executive Leadership, 2017

"...I realized I wanted to be an agent of societal change in the emerging and growing field of restorative justice. I knew the Key Executive MPA program would push me personally and professionally, and take me to the next level..."
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Jennifer Tether
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Key Executive Leadership Programs 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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Ranked 5th in the nation - the Key Executive Leadership Master of Public Administration (MPA), along with the Key Executive Leadership Certificate, have transformed good managers into extraordinary leaders for more than 35 years.

The Key Executive Leadership Programs curriculum is aligned with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and works to promote a residential experience that lasts a lifetime.

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The job of running a democracy is not an easy one, and the implementation of public policy requires extraordinary leadership. Today's challenging environment demands leaders who are willing to: grow a mindset that can make sense of a complex environment; diagnose and change their behavior; inspire those they lead; work and learn collaboratively; overcome barriers to institutional change; act with integrity; facilitate reflective and productive dialogue, think strategically, and implement public policy with pristine skill and fierce resolve.
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Key in the Media

  • Key Alumna Elizabeth Field, acting director for Defense Capabilities & Management Issues at GAO, speaks about collaboration and cross-functional teams on Government Matters with Francis Rose.   

  • Andrew Rahaman, Key faculty, writes for GovLoop: "How Conflict Can be Good for Your Team..."
  • Key Director Patrick Malone recently did a podcast for ICMA, offering his thoughts on resilient leadership. 

2018 Key Executive Leadership Speaker Series: FEDTalks

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