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Key FEDTalks: Trust and Our Government


Don't Delay! Register Today! 

Date & Location: Thursday, September 15 - Zoom
Time: 3:00-4:30PM EST

Celebrating 11 years of community support programming, the Key Executive Leadership Programs is delighted to announce the 2022 Key FEDTalks Speaker Series. This year's focus is on the future of leadership and public service. This series will feature discussions on Neurodiversity in Leadership, Public vs. Private Sector, Trust and the Federal Government, and The Great Resignation.

Join us for this exciting FEDTalks session as we explore this extremely timely and hot topic! 


Clarence Crawford, American University Adjunct Faculty, Key Executive Leadership Program; President, Maryland State Board of Education Board; former CFO for Office of Personnel Management, Department of Commerce, USPTO; Associate Director for Administration, Executive Office of the President; Director of Operations, National Security and International Affairs Division, General Accounting Office.


Dan G Blair, Counselor and Independent Consultant, U.S. Agency for Global Media; former President/CEO, National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)

Kimberly Walton, CEO, Kimberly Walton & Associates, LLC; NAPA Fellow and Vice-Chair Panel on Public Service; former Executive Assistant Administrator for Enterprise Support, Transportation Administration Security (TSA)

Participants who attend three or more live sessions will be eligible for a certificate of participation at the end of the series.

Register Today! 

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Giving Everyone Their Own Voice (and Making Sure it is Heard)
June 2022
 | Maribeth Petrizzi, Assistant Director, Federal Trade Commission; 2021 Roger W. Jones Award Recipient, talks about the importance of having your own voice and how a leader can can encourage that. Read More

When Managing is not Enough
May 2022
 | Willie Crump, National Unit Chief for Contraband Smuggling at U.S Department of Homeland Security, talks about what it takes to be a manager and provides an insight into what can take managing to the next level. Read More

Finding Passion Within Your Work
April 2022
 | Ken Sheely, Acting Associate Administrator for Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations at the National Nuclear Security Agency, talks about how important it is to find passion within your work so that you don't dread going to the office. Read More

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2022 Nominations are now Open!

Since 1978, the Roger W. Jones Award has honored and recognized federal career executives for the Senior Executive Service who have demonstrated dedication to superior leadership in achieving their agency's mission and nurturing future managers.

For more information, check out the Roger W. Jones Award page

Submit a nomination today. 

Nominations close July 1st. 

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2022 Robert M. Tobias Certificate of Achievement Award Accepting Nominations!

This award annually recognizes senior federal leaders for their individual performance in the Key Executive Leadership Program. Awardees display humility, authenticity, vulnerability, and a commitment to personal and professional development. 

For more information, check out the Nomination Flyer

Submit a nomination today. 

Nominations close June 30th. 

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