Senior Executives Association

On December 13th, 2018 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Senior Executives Association and Senior Executives Association Professional Development League will host the 2018 Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit, a full-day event offering exceptional educational, mentoring, and networking opportunities for current and aspiring government leaders.

The event will include:

  • Lunch Awards Reception Recognizing Meritorious Rank Award Winners & Evening Awards Reception Recognizing Distinguished Rank Award Winners
  • Expert Policy Panels and Educational Training Seminars Across Multiple Content Tracks on Advancing Public Leadership
  • Small-Group Speed Mentoring and Dedicated Networking Opportunities with Career Federal Leaders

The Summit will feature educational tracks that address the three most pressing areas of concern for Federal career senior leaders, including: Future of Work, Future of Workforce, Future of Workplace.

The conference will also recognize the extraordinary public service of senior career professionals by honoring the 2018 Distinguished and Meritorious recipients of the Presidential Rank Awards. The Presidential Rank Award represents the top award a civilian federal employee can receive, awarded by the President of the United States to the top 1% (Distinguished) and 5% (Meritorious) of federal employees, as nominated by their respective agencies. In 2017, more than 300 Senior Executives were among the event's 500 attendees.

Spots are limited, reserve your seat today. Learn More >>

SEA calendar of events

January Calendar of Events

A listing of upcoming SEA webinars and events in December and beyond.

Third Party Program Procedure (DCRA)

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
1100 4th Street, SW 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20024
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

In order to familiarize the Third Party Agencies with the updated Third Party Manual, DCRA is holding a mandatory training for Third Party Inspection and Plan Review Agencies. At a minimum, the owner and Professional-in-Charge of each Third Party Inspection and Plan Review Agency is required to attend one of these training sessions and to pass a short test to assess their retained knowledge of critical components of the Manual.

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The Rise of Chinese Seapower: Fear, Honor, and Interest

The Institute of World Politics
January 18th, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Over the past decade, China's emergence as a major maritime power has unsettled the status quo in Asia and beyond. By assessing the sources of Chinese seapower, this presentation will argue that China's seaward turn will pose a long-term challenge to U.S. maritime strategy.

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Propaganda Paranoia and the Public's Interest

The Institute of World Politics
January 19th, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

It's all propaganda. PropagandaDon't panic. We've been here before.

Propaganda is once again a subject of US public interest and debate, arguably for the first in three generations, since the onset of the Cold War in the 1950s. And once again, the US is debating about how to defend against propaganda, protecting the public sphere and free speech.

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Elliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public Service Ceremony

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Pavilion Room
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Tue, February 13, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST

The Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell and The Honorable Leon E. Panetta have formally agreed to accept Elliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public Service Award. The Award ceremony will take place the evening of Tuesday, February 13, 2017, starting at 5:30 in the Pavilion Room of the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

The Prize, which honors Mr. Richardson’s extraordinary public service, is presented biennially to individuals possessing the public service virtues he exemplified. Mr. Richardson, a late National Academy Fellow, served in four Cabinet-level positions in the U.S. government: Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), Secretary of Defense, Attorney General and Secretary of Commerce. Our last Prize ceremony and reception were well received and we look forward to recognizing the outstanding public service performed by The Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell and The Honorable Leon E. Panetta.

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Key FEDTalks: Diversity and Inclusion in 2018

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Choate Room
Washington, DC 20036
Wed, February 7, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST

To engage our current students, alumni, and colleagues, we are proud to present the 2018 Key Executive Leadership Programs Speaker Series "FED Talks." This series offers six sessions in the calendar year and is a complimentary service to the federal community.

5 Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Provides a stimulating environment for Key current students and alumni, which is conducive to continued intellectual and professional growth.
  • Cultivates professional connections between current students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
  • Supplements your Key experience with subject matter relevant to improved leadership in the public sector.
  • Current students and alumni are eligible to receive a certificate of completion for attending at least six seminars within a two year period.
  • Allows the Key Executive Leadership Program to reciprocate the support and serve the public good.

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