CPM Capstone Projects

The Wisconsin Certified Public Manager® Program provides its candidates with the opportunity to strengthen their administrative, technical, and interpersonal skills through classes, activities, and written and applied projects.  In the final, executive management phase of the program, candidates must complete an Individual Applied Project, and collaborate on a Class Project.

Individual Applied Projects

Individual projects have helped departments, organizations, and divisions tackle a wide range of problems related to general administration, public safety, human resources, public works, education, and information technology. The projects of CPM graduates include many strategies and applications which could be replicated in similar organizations. For more information on any of these project initiatives, email alang6@wisc.edu to put you in touch with the authors. You may download a full list of applied projects by program graduates here (.xls, 163k).

Class Projects

This initiative requires team-based application of managerial skills and knowledge in a real-world setting. The project should contribute to the improvement of a public or non-profit organization, providing candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the larger community. The following Class Projects have been completed since 2015:

2023: Public Service Employee Recognition Tool Kit

2021: Wisconsin School Breakfast Program Strategic Plan

2020: Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Awareness Campaign

2020: Wisconsin Law Enforcement Death Response (LEDR) Team

2019: MAGNUS in the Field of Law Enforcement

2019: Increasing the Impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine & Kenosha Counties

2018: The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Achievement Diary (WI L.E.A.D.)

2018: STEM Milwaukee: Career Day at Discovery World

2018: Assisting the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Iowa County

2017: Creation of the Wisconsin Command College Alumni Association

2016: Rock Lake Activity Center, Lake Mills

2015: Community Voice: Increasing Resident Engagement in Southwest Madison