Ranked 3rd 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 45 years.

Key Professional Development Events

In addition to nationally recognized academic programs, Key offers several professional development events that are open to all and focus on new and upcoming trends in federal government in relation to leadership tools and practices, management, diversity, equity and inclusion, work cultures and resilience among other topics!

Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference

Among Key’s events, the Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference is unquestionably the biggest event of the year, as it hosts over 250 guests featuring about 30 presenters who are all experts in their respective fields coming together to share their knowledge and experiences.

Applications to present at the 11th Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference will be accepted now through December 2019. 

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Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership

For over four decades, the Key Executive Leadership Programs has annually honored two federal career executives of the Senior Executive Service with demonstrated superior leadership in achieving their agency’s mission and developing future mangers.

Now entering it’s 43rd year, the Roger W. Jones Award Ceremony will be in conjunction with the Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference held in late Spring.

Nominations for the 2019-2020 cycle are open and will be accepting through February 28, 2020. For more information about how to submit your nomination, nomination criteria and required documentation, visit Roger Jones Award

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