You can complete the nationally accredited Certified Public Manager® Program in 18 months as part of a cohort. This group attends classes collectively, two days per month, becoming Certified Public Managers together. For additional information about joining a colleague cohort, please contact Sunshine Jansen (email@example.com). For additional information and access to the Colleague Group application, see below.
In a Colleague Group you will complete all requirements needed to become a Certified Public Manager, with the following added benefits:
You will participate in the entire program with the same group; this allows you to develop professional networks and to work on group projects.
The curriculum will be tailored to the needs of the class; information from the first sessions will be used to select instructional materials that respond to your individual and agency-specific needs.
- Easier registration, fewer decisions
You only have to register once, and you will not have to choose between elective classes, or be concerned that the class you need is not available in a given semester.
- Cost savings
Offering a colleague-based program in a government facility saves significant program administration costs. We pass those savings on to you. The cost of this program is less than if you were to register for classes on an individual basis.
Expectations of a Colleague Group participant
The program is organized into three phases: supervisory, management and executive.
- Phase I– Supervisory
- Management assessment
- Write a supervisory paper
- Phase II– Management
- CPM classes- see class schedule for additional information
- Complete pre-class assignments
- Write post-class reflective essays and provide peer review to a classmate’s
- Phase III– Executive
- Write 3 papers, including an extensive applied project that benefits one’s agency
- Plan and participate in a group project that benefits the larger community
- Participate in development and presentation of case studies
How to apply
Complete the 2021-2023 Colleague Group Application (This is a fillable PDF, which sometimes doesn’t work in Firefox. If you’d prefer to fill it out online rather than printing it, please try again in a different browser.)
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