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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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Ranked 6th 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.

Message from the Director

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 Alumnus, Michael Breslin (USSS 1), had an essay recently published in the Journal of Government Financial Management

  • Key Certificate alumna, Jordan Hibbs (OE 55), shares about her preparation for the Key Executive Leadership Programs Federal Executives Abroad program.

  • Key Coach, Joseph A. Sclafani, published an article with the Association for Talent Development (ATD) in June 2018 discussing leadership development. 

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